top of page

Houyang Xu


Houyang was born in Guangzhou, China in 1999. He studied Chemistry at the School of Chemistry, Sun Yat-sen University from 2017-2021. In 2017, he joined the group of Prof. Kelong Zhu to conduct research on the synthesis and characterisation of mechanically interlocked molecules. He also did a short internship in the group of Dr. Renfeng Dong in South China Normal University to work on light-driven micromotors.


After obtaining his BSc in Chemistry degree in 2021 with honours from Yat-sen School, Sun Yat-sen University, Houyang joined the Nitschke group in the same year as a PhD student with support from the Cambridge Trust in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council. While not in the laboratory, he enjoys running, cycling, classical and rock and roll music.

bottom of page