Dr Zhiguang Xu



Casual Research Assistant


Instit for Frontier Materials


Instit for Frontier Materials


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


+61 3 524 79383, 91027


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Super-tough artificial nacre based on graphene oxide via synergistic interface interactions of ?-? stacking and hydrogen bonding

P Song, Z Xu, Y Wu, Q Cheng, Q Guo, H Wang

(2017), Vol. 111, pp. 807-812, Carbon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


A waterborne coating system for preparing robust, self-healing, superamphiphobic surfaces

H Zhou, H Wang, H Niu, Y Zhao, Z Xu, T Lin

(2017), Vol. 27, pp. 1-8, Advanced functional materials, London, Eng., C1


Argon plasma treatment of fluorine-free silane coatings: a facile, environment-friendly method to prepare durable, superhydrophobic fabrics

S Liu, H Zhou, H Wang, Y Zhao, H Shao, Z Xu, Z Feng, D Liu, T Lin

(2017), Vol. 4, pp. 1-8, Advanced materials interfaces, Chichester, England, C1


Emulsion-templated, macroporous hydrogels for enhancing water efficiency in fighting fires

T Zhang, Z Xu, H Gui, Q Guo

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 10161-10164, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1


Wet-spinning of highly conductive nanocellulose-silver fibers

J Wang, S Huang, X Lu, Z Xu, Y Zhao, J Li, X Wang

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 9673-9679, Journal of materials chemistry C, London, Eng., C1


Fluorine-free superhydrophobic coatings with pH-induced wettability transition for controllable oil-water separation

Z Xu, Y Zhao, H Wang, H Zhou, C Qin, X Wang, T Lin

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 5661-5667, ACS applied materials and interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1


Assembled block copolymer stabilized high internal phase emulsion hydrogels for enhancing oil safety

T Zhang, Z Xu, Y Wu, Q Guo

(2016), Vol. 55, pp. 4499-4505, Industrial and engineering chemistry research, Washington, D.C., C1


One-way water-transport cotton fabrics with enhanced cooling effect

H Zhou, H Wang, H Niu, C Zeng, Y Zhao, Z Xu, S Fu, T Lin

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 1-6, Advanced materials interfaces, Chichester, Eng., C1


Barrier textiles for protection against microbes

Y Zhao, Z Xu, T Lin

(2016), pp. 225-245, Antimicrobial textiles, Cambridge, Eng., B1


Closed-cell and open-cell porous polymers from ionomer-stabilized high internal phase emulsions

T Zhang, Z Xu, Q Guo

(2016), Vol. 7, pp. 7469-7476, Polymer chemistry, Cambridge, Eng., C1


High internal phase emulsion (HIPE) xerogels for enhanced oil spill recovery

Y Wu, T Zhang, Z Xu, Q Guo

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1906-1909, Journal of materials chemistry a, Cambridge, Eng., C1


A superamphiphobic coating with an ammonia-triggered transition to superhydrophilic and superoleophobic for oil-water separation

Z Xu, Y Zhao, H Wang, X Wang, T Lin

(2015), Vol. 54, pp. 4527-4530, Angewandte chemie international edition, Weinheim, Germany, C1


Phase inversion of ionomer-stabilized emulsions to form high internal phase emulsions (HIPEs)

T Zhang, Z Xu, Z Cai, Q Guo

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 16033-16039, Physical chemistry chemical physics, Cambridge, Eng., C1


Bio-inspired hydrogen-bond cross-link strategy toward strong and tough polymeric materials

P Song, Z Xu, Y Lu, Q Guo

(2015), Vol. 48, pp. 3957-3964, Macromolecules, Washington, D.C., C1


Bioinspired strategy for tuning thermal stability of PVA via hydrogen-bond crosslink

P Song, Z Xu, Y Lu, Q Guo

(2015), Vol. 118, pp. 16-22, Composites science and technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Influence of non-hydrolysable groups in silane precursor on pore dimension and photochromic properties of sol-gel silica embedded with a spirooxazine dye

M Parhizkar, Y Zhao, Z Xu, A Gestos, Z Xie, Z Liu, T Lin

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 2318-2324, Fibers and polymers, New York, N.Y., C1


Hybrid high internal phase emulsion (HIPE) organogels with oil separation properties

T Zhang, Y Wu, Z Xu, Q Guo

(2014), Vol. 50, pp. 13821-13824, Chemical communications, Cambridge, Eng., C1


Multi-responsive janus liquid marbles: The effect of temperature and acidic/basic vapors

Z Xu, Y Zhao, L Dai, T Lin

(2014), Vol. 31, pp. 839-842, Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, London, Eng., C1


Magnetic liquid marbles : Toward "Lab in a Droplet"

Y Zhao, Z Xu, H Niu, X Wang, T Lin

(2014), Vol. 25, pp. 437-444, Advanced Functional Materials, Weinheim, Germany, C1


A simple method to prepare monodisperse and size-tunable carbon nanospheres from phenolic resin

Z Xu, Q Guo

(2013), Vol. 52, pp. 464-467, Carbon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Elastin and collagen enhances electrospun aligned polyurethane as scaffolds for vascular graft

C Wong, X Liu, Z Xu, T Lin, X Wang

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 1865-1874, Journal of materials science: materials in medicine, New York, N. Y., C1


A thermally healable polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) nanocomposite based on Diels-Alder chemistry

Z Xu, Y Zhao, X Wang, T Lin

(2013), Vol. 49, pp. 6755-6757, Chemical communications, Cambridge, England, C1


Superhydrophobic and UV-blocking cotton fabrics prepared by layer-by-layer assembly of organic UV absorber intercalated layered double hydroxides

Y Zhao, Z Xu, X Wang, T Lin

(2013), Vol. 286, pp. 364-370, Applied surface science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Bioinspired strategy to reinforce PVA with improved toughness and thermal properties via hydrogen-bond self-assembly

P Song, Z Xu, Q Guo

(2013), Vol. 2, pp. 1100-1104, ACS macro letters, Washington, D.C., C1


Antimicrobial electrospun nanofibers of cellulose acetate and polyester urethane composite for wound dressing

X Liu, T Lin, Y Gao, Z Xu, C Huang, G Yao, L Jiang, Y Tang, X Wang

(2012), Vol. 100 B, pp. 1556-1565, Journal of biomedical materials research : Part B Applied biomaterials, Hoboken, N. J., C1


Photoreactive azido-containing silica nanoparticle/polycation multilayers : durable superhydrophobic coating on cotton fabrics

Y Zhao, Z Xu, X Wang, T Lin

(2012), Vol. 28, pp. 6328-6335, Langmuir, Washington, D. C., C1


Magnetic liquid marbles, their manipulation and application in optical probing

Y Zhao, Z Xu, M Parhizkar, J Fang, X Wang, T Lin

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 555-564, Microfluidics and nanofluidics, Berlin, Germany, C1


Nanostructures and thermomechanical properties of epoxy thermosets containing reactive diblock copolymer

Z Xu, N Hameed, Q Guo, Y Mai

(2010), Vol. 115, pp. 2110-2118, Journal of applied polymer science, Hoboken, N.J., C1


Reactive block copolymer modified thermosets : highly ordered nanostructures and improved properties

N Hameed, Q Guo, Z Xu, T Hanley, Y Mai

(2010), Vol. 6, pp. 6119-6129, Soft matter, Cambridge, England, C1


Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


Associate Supervisor

Tao Zhang

Thesis entitled: Polymer organogels stabilized HIPE organogels and applications in oil fields

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials


Anbazhagan Palanisamy

Thesis entitled: Synthesis and Self-assembly of Block Copolymer/Conjugated Polymer Complexes

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials