Renxuan Xie

Asst Professor
Biodesign SM3
ASU Sponsored H-1B Employee
Sch Engr Matter Trnsprt Energy
BDI Faculty Member
Biodesign SM3

Location: TEMPE

Contact Information
(602) 543-4479


  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara 
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University 
  • B.S. Materials Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

Research Interests

  • The Xie group aims to develop sustainable processing methods for multifunctional polymers as next-generation polymers in the health and energy industry.
  • The materials of interest include electron-conducting polymers, bottlebrush polymers, branched polymers, self-assembled polymeric colloids, and associative polymers. 
  • The Xie group is also actively engaged in investigating the fundamental physics of polymers with unique architectures and functions by building physical models to understand their impact on chain entanglements, glass transition, crystallization, network, and liquid crystalline phase. 


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.