Xin’s research has resulted in advancement of textile technologies and fabrication techniques.
Nanofibres; development of nonwoven nanofibrous structure from needleless electrospinning.
Examples include needleless electrospinning of multiple polymer jets from a liquid surface; Analysis of needleless electrospinning methods; Superfine wool/down powders in various polymer systems to produce blend films; Analysis of the thermal, electric and moisture liberation properties of textiles to develop cold-protective clothing using metal coated interlayers; and surface modification of wool/cotton by using corona discharge, affecting the hydrophilic, shrinkage, or other surface properties of finished fabrics.
Xin was awarded the University of Southern Queensland’s Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowship at the Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC) and the prestigious 'CHUTIAN Scholar' of Hubei Province, China.
Xin was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellowship in 2014 and is aligned with the School of Fashion and Textiles.