Towards accurate and efficient theoretical modelling in catalysis
Xin Xu received his Doctoral Degree in Theoretical Chemistry from Xiamen University, China, in 1991. After a postdoctoral stay at Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Academia Sinica, he was appointed as an associated professor in 1993 and was promoted to a full professor in 1995 in the department of chemistry, Xiamen University. He was also affiliated to the State Key Lab of Physical Chemistry on Solid Surfaces (PCOSS), China, where he acted as deputy director from 1996 to 2003. He was a visiting professor at Kyoto University, Japan, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France, and a visiting associate at California Institute of Technology, USA. From 2006, he was appointed as Lu-Jia-Xi Chair-professor of Xiamen University. From 2010, he moved to Fudan University, where he currently is the Chang-Jiang chair professor. His research interests involve development of density functionals and linear scaling quantum chemical methods, modeling of catalytic reaction mechanisms on the solid surfaces and in solutions.