1989-1993 Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, B.S.
1993-1996 Department of Chemistry, Peking University, M.S.
1996-1997 Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, M.S.1998-2001 Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley, Ph.D.
2001-2002 Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Post-doctoral
2002-2005 Institute of Polymers and Organic Solids, UC Santa Barbara, Post-doctoral
2005-2010 Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Investigator2011-Present Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Senior Investigator
2. Photocatalysis for Energy and Environment3. Ultrafast Spectroscopy/Nonlinear Optics/Single Particle Spectroscopy
Honor & Award
2008 Young Scientist Award2015 Outstanding chemist Award
 K. Li, L. Wang, Z. Chen, X. Yang, Y.X. Yu, W.D. Zhang, Y. Wang, Y. Shi, K.P. Loh, Q.H. Xu, “Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution: Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution under Ambient Conditions on Polymeric Carbon Nitride/Donor-p-Acceptor Organic Molecule Heterostructures”, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2020, 30 (43), 2070288
 Z.H. Chen, Q. Zhang, M. Zhu, X. Wang, Q. Wang, A.T.S. Wee, K.P. Loh, G. Eda, Q.-H. Xu, “Synthesis of (C4H9NH3)2PbI4 Two-Dimensional Perovskite by Inverse Temperature Crystallization and Studies of Exciton States by Two-Photon Excitation Spectroscopy”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2020, DOI: adfm.202002661
 Z.H. Chen, G. Gallo, V.A. Sawant, T. Zhang, M. Zhu, L. Liang, A. Chanthapally, G. Bolla, H.S. Quah, X. Liu, K.P. Loh, R.E. Dinnebier, Q.-H. Xu, J. J. Vittal, “Giant Enhancement of Second Harmonic Generation Accompanied by the Structural Transformation of 7-Fold to 8-Fold Interpenetrated Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs)”, Angew. Chemie., 2020, 59 (2), 833-838
 J. He, S. Li, D. Lyu, D.F. Zhang, X. Wu, Q.H. Xu, “Aggregation Induced Emission Enhancement by Plasmon Coupling of Noble Metal Nanoparticles”, Mater. Chem. Front., 2019, 3, 2421-2427.