Dr Xianjin Cui PhD

Dr Xianjin Cui

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • PhD in Chemistry, University of Nottingham, 2010
  • Masters in Materials Physics and Chemistry, 2005
  • Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, Zhengzhou Institute of Light Industry, 2002


Dr Xianjin Cui obtained his first degree in Chemical Engineering at Zhengzhou Institute of Light Industry , and completed his Masters in Materials Physics and chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China. In 2005. He was awarded a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Nottingham in 2010, and then worked at Warwick University as research fellow. Before taking up the position at the University of Birmingham, he had a postdoctoral training position in applying nanomaterials in targeted/pre-targeted molecular imaging at Kings College London from 2011-2014, and in pre-clinic Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease at Imperial College London from 2014-2015.


Research interests

Synthesis, characterisation and surface functionalization of nanoparticle; antibody/peptide and nanoparticle conjugation; therapeutic and diagnostic application of nanoparticle, application of nanoparticle in cell labeling and tracking.


  1. Xianjin Cui, Domokos Mathe, Noemi Kovacs, Ildiko Horvath, Maite Jauregui-Osoro, Rafael T. M. de Rosales, et al, Bioconjugate Chemistry2015selected to be featured in ACS Editors' Choice
  2. Xianjin Cui, Mark A. Green*, Philip J. Blower*, Diwei Zhou, Yong Yan, et al , Chem. Comm., 2015, 9332-9335
  3. Xianjin Cui, Salome Belo, Dirk Kruger, Yong Yan, Rafael Torres Maritn De Rosales, et al, Biomaterials2014, 35, 5840-5846.
  4. Lydia Sandiford, Alkystis Phinikaridou, Andrea Protti , Levente K. Meszaros, Xianjin Cui, et al, ACS Nano2013, 7, 500-512
  5. Xiaohui Guo, Weiwei Xu, Sirong Li,  Yanping Liu,  Maolin Li, Xiaoni Qu, Chaochao Mao,  Xianjin Cui, et al, Nanotechnology2012, 23, 465401-465407
  6. Xianjin Cui, Steven P. Brown, Xianping Liu, Andrew Tatton, et al, ACS Applied Matt.& Interface, 2012, 4(6), 3225-3232
  7. Xianjin Cui, Andrei N. Khlobystov, Xinyong Chen, Dan H. Marsh, Alexander J. Blake,  et al, Chem. Eur. J.2009, 15(35), 8861
  8. Xianjin Cui, Markus Antonitee, and Shuhong Yu, Small2006, 2(6), 756-759
  9. Shu-Hong Yu *, Xianjin Cui, Lingling Li, Kai Li, Bo Yu, et al, Advanced Materials2004, 16(18), 1636-1640
  10. Xianjin Cui, Shu-Hong Yu*, Lingling Li, Kai Li, and Bo Yu, Advanced Materials2004, 16(13), 1109-1112
  11. Xianjin Cui, Shu-Hong Yu*, Lingling Li, Liu Biao, Huabin Li, et al, Chem. Eur. J.2004, 10, 218 – 22

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