He, Ximin
Assistant Professor
Materials Science & Engineering
Email: Ximin.He@asu.edu
Phone: (480)727-2944
Office: ISTB4 379 (Map)
Web: faculty.engineering.asu.edu/he/
Research website


Ximin He is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Graduate Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering of at Arizona State University. Dr. He was postdoctoral research fellow in Wyss Institute of Bioinspired Engineering and School of Engineering and Applied Science with Professor Joanna Aizenberg at Harvard University. Dr. He received her PhD in Chemistry in the fields of Nanoscience and Organic Optoelectronics from University of Cambridge, Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, Cavendish Laboratory and Nanoscience Center. Dr. He’s research focuses smart materials, organic optoelectronics, as well as biologically inspired engineering technologies with applications in materials science, biomedicine, and energy. She has authored/co-authored 19 papers in leading archival journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings, a book chapter and has a number of pending U.S./U.K. patents. Her research on novel nanostructured polymeric solar cells and bioinspired synthetic homeostatic materials have garnered a number of regional and international Best Student Paper awards and Best Poster award in the MRS meeting, and was featured in >100 international news outlets, including The Times, BBC, and Nature.


Postdoc, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University (2010-2013)
PhD in Chemistry, University of Cambridge (2010)
M.S. in Chemistry, Tsinghua University (2006)

Research Interests

Biologically-inspired materials, systems and devices for energy and biomedical applications. Polymers, smart/responsive materials, materials self-assembly.

Graduate Faculties

  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • UK Overseas Research Scholarship
  • Government Award for National Outstanding Students
  • National Excellent Young Scientist Award by the W. Wing Yip & Brothers Bursaries