I am currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Eric R. Dufresne at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. I have general research interests in different topics in soft matter physics. Currently, I am specifically focusing on the interfacial mechanics of soft materials.

photo Education
Ph.D.(Physics), University of Chicago, 2015
M. S. (Physics), New York University, 2010
B. S.  (Physics), Fudan University, 2008

2016. 8 – present, Postdoc, ETH Zürich
2015. 8 – 2016. 6,  Postdoc, Yale University

* I will be appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) since March 2020. Currently, I am building the Laboratory of Complex Fluids and Soft Matter, and the group website is under construction. We have openings for PhD and MPhil students. Candidates with good backgrounds in physics, mechanical engineering, materials science, chemical engineering or related fields will be considered. If you are interested in joining the laboratory, please send your CV to my email address: qinxu@ust.hk 


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Laboratory of Soft and Living Materials
Department of Materials, ETH Zurich
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10, HCI, H539
8093 Zurich, Switzerland

Email: qin.xu@mat.ethz.ch
Tel: +41 44 633 92 48