Hui Xie

Educational Background

  • M.S., Chemistry, 2000. Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China.
  • M.S., Chemistry, 2002. University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA.
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, 2005. University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA.

Research Interests

  • Functionalization of carbon nanotubes
  • Protein design and synthesiss

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-4287
Office: BE 2.304B
Web Address:

Hui Xie

My research interests are functionalization carbon nanotubes, which includes both non-covalent functionalization and covalent functionalization. For non-covalent functionalization, we use designed peptides systems to increase carbon nanotubes’ solubility in aqueous solutions and study interactions between carbon nanotubes and peptides for various applications including sensors and drugs. For covalent functionalization, we are trying to modify the surface of carbon nanotubes and incorporate them into polymer matrix to form novel nanocomposites .

Selected Publications

Fuel Powered Artificial Muscles. Ebron, V. H.; Yang, Z.; Seyer, D. S.; Kozlov, M.; Oh, J.; Xie, H.; Razal, J.; Hall, L. J.; Ferraris, J. P.; MacDiarmid, A. G.; Baughman, R. H. NanoTech Institute, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA. Science (2006), 311 (5767), 1580 - 1583. (abstract) (full text)

Hui Xie, Alfonso Ortiz-Acevedo, Vasiliki Zorbas, Ray H. Baughman, Rockford K. Draper,Inga H. Musselman, Alan B. Dalton and Gregg R. Dieckmann ; “Peptidecross-linking modulated stability and assembly of peptide-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes”, J. Mater. Chem., (2005), 15, 1734–1741.

Ortiz-Acevedo, A.; Xie, H.; Zorbas, V.; Sampson, W.M.; Dalton, A.B.; Baughman, R.H.; Draper, R.K.; Musselman, I.H.; Dieckmann, G.R.; “Diameter-Selective Solubilization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Reversible Cyclic Peptides”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2005) 127: 9512–9517.

Vasiliki Zorbas, Amy L. Smith, Hui Xie, Alfonso Ortiz-Acevedo, Alan B. Dalton, Gregg R. Dieckmann, Rockford K. Draper,Ray H. Baughman, and Inga H. Musselman; “Importance of Aromatic Content for Peptide/Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Interactions”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2005), 127, 12323-12328.

Marc in het Panhuis, Srinivas Gowrisanker, Douglas J. Vanesko, Charles A. Mire, Huiping Jia, Hui Xie, Ray H. Baughman, Inga H. Musselman, Bruce E. Gnade, Gregg R. Dieckmann, and Rockford K. Draper; “Nanotube Network Transistors from Peptide-Wrapped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”, small, (2005), 1, No. 8-9, 820 –823.

Updated: March 24, 2006

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