Xin Li

M. Sc.

PhD Student

Xin Li; Photo from DWI Website
Research Area Functional and Interactive Polymers and DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials e.V.


Building:  5393/ Erweiterungsbau

Room: B 1.51

DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials e.V.

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52056 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 23161

Overview on Research

My research focuses on the preparation of amino-rich nano/micro/hydrogels with stimuli-responsiveness through the utilization of PAMAM dendrimers or amphiphilic reactive copolymers as building block by polymerization/crosslinking reactions using various methods, such as precipitation or miniemulsion polymerisation and microfluidics. These new microgels are employed to load multifunctional nanoparticles (e.g., Au, CuS NPs) for precision imaging and efficient photothermal therapy of tumors.

Research focus

  • Synthesis of dendrimer-based nano/micro/hydrogels
  • Synthesis of hybrid microgels loaded with CuS for photothermal therapies


Sino-German Center for Research Promotion: Design of copper sulfide nanoparticle-loaded functional nanogels for photoacoustic imaging-guided tumor photothermal therapy