Renxuan (Ren) Xie is an assistant professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy and the Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing at the Arizona State University. He earned his PhD from the Pennsylvania State University and dual bachelor's degrees in chemical engineering and materials science and engineering from the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities. Xie then performed his postdoctoral work at the University of California Santa Barbara. At ASU, he aims to utilize rheology and fundamental polymer physics to develop sustainable polymers and processing methods.
21. R. Xie, S. Mukherjee, A. E. Levi, J. Self, H. Wang, M. L. Chabinyc, C. M. Bates. "Yielding Behavior of Bottlebrush and Linear Block Copolymers" Macromolecules, 2021, 54, 12, 5636–5647. DOI link
20. U H. Choi, T. L. Price Jr., D. V. Schoonover, R. Xie, H. W. Gibson, and R. H. Colby, "Role of Chain Polarity on Ion and Polymer Dynamics: Molecular Volume-Based Analysis of the Dielectric Constant for Polymerized Norbornene-Based Ionic Liquids" Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 10561−10573. DOI link
19. R. Xie*, S. Mukherjee*, A. E. Levi, V. G. Reynolds, H. Wang, M. L. Chabinyc, C. M. Bates, "Room-Temperature 3D Printing of Super-Soft and Solvent-Free Elastomers" Science Advances, 2020, 6 (46), eabc6900. *: co-first authors DOI link
18. V. G. Reynolds, S. Oh, R. Xie, and M. L. Chabinyc, "Model for the Electro-Mechanical Behavior of Elastic Organic Transistors" Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2020, 8, 9276-9285. DOI link
17. B. H. Smith, R. Xie, W. Lee, D. Adhikari, N. J. Podraza, E. D. Gomez, "Characterization of Chain Alignment at Buried Interfaces using Mueller Matrix Spectroscopy" MRS Communications, 2020, 10 (2), 292-297. DOI link
16. J. L. Self, C. S. Sample, A. E. Levi, K. Li, R. Xie, J. Read de Alaniz, C. M. Bates, "Dynamic Bottlebrush Polymer Networks: Self-Healing in Super-Soft Materials" Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020 142 (16), 7567-7573. DOI link
15. R. Xie, A. R. Weisen, Y. Lee, M. A. Aplan, A. M. Fenton, A. E. Masucci, F. Kempe, M. Sommer, C. W. Pester, R. H. Colby, E. D. Gomez, "Glass Transition Temperature from the Chemical Structure of Conjugated Polymers" Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 893. DOI link
14. S. Mukherjee*, R. Xie*, V. G. Reynolds, T. Uchiyama, A. E. Levi, E. Valois, H. Wang, M. L. Chabinyc, C. M. Bates, "Universal Approach to Photo-Crosslink Bottlebrush Polymers" Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 3, 1090-1097. *: co-first authors DOI link
13. V. Reynolds, S. Mukherjee, R. Xie, A. E. Levi, A. Atassi, T. Uchiyama, H. Wang, M. Chabinyc, C. M. Bates, "Super-Soft Solvent-Free Bottlebrush Elastomers for Touch Sensing", Materials Horizons, 2020, 7, 181-187 DOI link
12. W. Zhang, J. H. Bombile, A. R. Weisen, R. Xie, R. H. Colby, M. J Janik, S. T. Milner, E. D. Gomez, "Thermal Fluctuations Lead to Cumulative Disorder and Enhance Charge Transport in Conjugated Polymers", Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2019, 40, 1900134 DOI link
11. T. L. Price Jr., U. H. Choi, D. V. Schoonover, M. Arunachalam, R. Xie, S. Lyle, R. H. Colby, H. W. Gibson, "Ion Conducting ROMP Monomers Based on (Oxa)norbornenes with Pendant Imidazolium Salts Connected via Oligo(oxyethylene) Units and with Oligo(ethyleneoxy) Terminal Moieties", Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 4, 1371-1388 DOI link
10. T. L. Price Jr., U. H. Choi, D. V. Schoonover, D. Wang, J. R. Heflin, R. Xie, R. H. Colby, H. W. Gibson, "Studies of Ion Conductance in Polymers Derived from Norbornene Imidazolium Salts Containing Ethyleneoxy Moieties", Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 4, 1389-1399 DOI link
9. R. Xie, M. Aplan, N. Caggiano, T. Su, C. Müller, M. Segad, R. H. Colby, E. D. Gomez, "Local Chain Alignment via Nematic Ordering Reduces Chain Entanglement in Conjugated Polymers," Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 24, 10271-10284 DOI link
8. R. Xie, R. H. Colby, E. D. Gomez, "Connecting the Mechanical and Conductive Properties of Conjugated Polymers," Advanced Electronic Materials, 2018, 4, 10, 1700356 DOI link
7. Y. Lee, M. P. Aplan, Z. D. Seibers, R. Xie, T. E. Culp, C. Wang, A. Hexemer, S. M. Kilbey, Q. Wang, E. D. Gomez "Random Copolymers Allow Control of Crystallization and Microphase separation in Fully Conjugated Block Copolymers", Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 21, 8844-8852. DOI link
6. P. Zhan, W. Zhang, I. E. Jacobs, D. M. Nisson, R. Xie, A. R. Weisen, A. J. Moule, S. T. Milner, J. K. Maranas, E. D. Gomez, "Side Chain Length Affects Backbone Dynamics in Poly(3-alkylthiophene)s", Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 2018, 56, 17 1193-1202. DOI link
5. J. Bartolai, R. Xie, T. W. Simpson, "Predicting Strength of Additively Manufactured Thermoplastic Polymer Parts Produced using Material Extrusion," Rapid Prototyping Journal, 2018, 24 (2), 321-332. DOI link
4. J. S. Price, B. Wang, T. Kim, A. J Grede, J. M Sandoval, R. Xie, Y. Shen, D. R Adams, M. J Eller, A. Sokolov, S. Mukhopadhyay, P. Trefonas, E. D. Gomez, E. A. Schweikert, N. C. Giebink, "Fluoropolymer-Diluted Small Molecule Organic Semiconductors with Extreme Thermal Stability", Applied Physics Letters, 2018, 113, 26, 263302 DOI link
3. R. Xie, Y. Lee, M. Aplan, N. Caggiano, C. Müller, R. H. Colby, E. D. Gomez, "Glass Transition Temperature of Conjugated Polymers by Oscillatory Shear Rheometry," Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 5146-5154. DOI link
2. S. Wang, R. Xie, S. V. Kesava, E. D. Gomez, E. W. Cochran, M. L. Robertson, "Close-Packed Spherical Morphology in an ABA Triblock Copolymer Aligned with Large-Amplitude Oscillatory Shear," Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 4875−4888. DOI link
1. L. Martinetti, A. M. Mannion, W. E. Voje Jr., R. Xie, R. H. Ewoldt, L. D. Morgret, F. S. Bates, C. W. Macosko, "A critical gel fluid with high extensibility: The rheology of chewing gum," Journal of Rheology, 2014, 58, 821-838 DOI link
2. Renxuan Xie; Sanjoy Mukherjee; Adam E. Levi; Veronica Reynolds; Michael L. Chabinyc; Christopher Bates. “ROOM TEMPERATURE THREE DIMENSIONAL PRINTING OF A SUPER-SOFT AND SOLVENT FREE ELASTOMER”. International Patent. PCT/US21/21765 Filling date: 3/10/2021.
1. Michael L. Chabinyc; Christopher Bates; Veronica Reynolds; Sanjoy Mukherjee; Adam E. Levi; Renxuan Xie; Jeffrey Self. “CAPACITIVE PRESSURE SENSOR WITH BOTTLEBRUSH ELASTOMER DIELECTRIC LAYER FOR LOW PRESSURE SENSING”. US Patent. US15/931,254 Filling date: 2020/5/13.