Fang Xia  from Murdoch University in Perth Australia.
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    A/Prof. Fang Xia
    B.Eng; M.Sc; PhD (Experimental hydrothermal geochemistry)

    Associate Professor

    About me

    I joined Murdoch University in 2015. I received my PhD degree from the University of Adelaide. My PhD research was carried out in collaboration with the Mineralogy Department at South Australian Museum, as well as Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) supported by an AINSE Postgraduate Research Award. My PhD research was about mineral replacement reactions and their broad implications in hydrothermal metallogeny, extractive metallurgy, as well as inorganic materials syntheses. After the completion of PhD, I gained 6 years’ postdoctoral training, first at the University of Adelaide, working on an ARC-funded project aiming to understand mineralogy evolution and porosity creation and destruction in secondary minerals using in-situ neutron diffraction, and small angle neutron scattering, and then at CSIRO Manufacturing in Melbourne, as an Office of the Chief Executive Postdoctoral Fellow. At CSIRO, I gained extensive experience in utilizing both laboratory and synchrotron-based in-situ powder X-ray diffraction and small angle X-ray scattering in solving the mechanisms of various chemical processes, including hydrothermal and solvothermal materials syntheses and high pressure leaching. My research interests at Murdoch University include experimental mineralogy and geochemistry, extractive metallurgy, and materials characterization.

    I am constantly seeking high calibre research students and postdocs. If you are interested in extractive metallurgy or minerals science, please see details in the ‘Doctoral and Masters Supervisions’ section below.

    Teaching area

    Units that I am currently teaching:

    • ENG203: Heat and Mass Transfer
    • ENG224: Principles of Unit Operations
    • ENG328: Mineral Processing I
    • ENG325: Pyrometallurgy
    • ENG324  Principle of Mineral Processing
    • ENG524: Metallurgical Unit Operation
    • ENG566: Advanced Mineral Processing
    • ENG562  Practical Metallurgical Processing

    Units that I taught previously:

    • ENG201: Fluid Mechanics
    • ENG457: Engineering Design Project
    • OEXM566: Advanced Mineral Processing (OUA)
    • OEXM193: Introduction to the Minerals Industry (OUA)

    Research areas

    • Experimental geochemistry – the mechanism and kinetics of minerals formation and alteration in hydrothermal ore fluids.
    • Extractive metallurgy – the mechanism and kinetics of leaching and roasting.
    • Materials science – inorganic materials characterization by diffraction and scattering techniques.

    Awards and grants

    Grants

    • 2020-2022: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant DP200102284
    • 2019: Australian Research Council LIEF Grant LE190100053
    • 2019: Australian Research Council LIEF Grant LE190100176
    • 2017-2019: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant DP170101893
    • 2017: Australian Research Council LIEF Grant LE170100199
    • 2015-2019: A number of internal grants (Murdoch University)
    • 2012-2019: 23 synchrotron beam time grant in powder diffraction beamline, small angle scattering beamline, and X-ray absorption spectroscopy beamline.
    • 2009-2019: 13 neutron beam time grant in powder diffraction beamline, small angle scattering beamline, and ultra small angle scattering beamline
    • 2011: AINSE Travel Grant for Neutron Experiments in South Korea
    • 2008: AINSE Postgraduate Research Award for Neutron Experiments in ANSTO

    Awards

    • 2018 I.R. James Award for External Research Collaboration, Murdoch University.
    • 2012-2015 – CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive Postdoctoral Fellowship.
    • 2011 – Early Career Research Excellence Award Finalist – University of Adelaide.
    • 2010 – University Doctoral Research Medal for Outstanding Research at PhD Level (Top 5%) – University of Adelaide.
    • 2009 – Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad – China Scholarship Council.
    • 2008 – AINSE Postgraduate Research Award – Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering.
    • 2007 – Outstanding Master Thesis of Shanghai City (Top 1%) – Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, China.
    • 2006 – South Australian Museum Postgraduate Scholarship Topup – SA Museum.
    • 2006 – Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS) – Department of Education, Science and Training, Australian Government.
    • 2005: Visiting Student Fellowship at University of Rennes 1 (France)
    • 2004: Visiting Student Fellowship at ENEA (Italy)

    Events and speaking engagements

    • August 2018 – invited speaker at the International Mineralogical Association (IMA) conference, Melbourne, Australia.
    • February 2017 - invited speaker at Australian X-ray Analytical Association conference, Melbourne, Australia.
    • December 2015 – invited keynote at Australian X-ray Analytical Association Western Australian Seminar Day, Perth, Australia
    • June 2015 – invited school seminar at School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
    • June 2015 – invited school seminar at School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
    • August 2014 – invited school seminar at School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    • February 2012  - invited school seminar at School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
    • November 2011 – invited talk at the 1st Asia-Oceania Conference on Neutron Scattering, Tsukaba, Japan

    Professional and community service

    • Member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
    • Member of Australian X-Ray Analytical Association
    • Member of Australian Neutron Beam Users Group
    • Member of The Australian Nanotechnology Network
    • Member of Materials Research Society
    • Committee member of SEIT International Engagement Marketing Committee.
    • Session chair of CSIRO Advanced Materials Conference 2014

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    I am currently supervising 5 PhD students as principal supervisor. Their research projects include experimental hydrothermal geochemistry and hydrometallurgy.

    I am constantly looking for high caribre research students and postdocs, in the research areas of geochemistry, mineralogy, and extractive metallurgy. The scholarships for PhD and Master candidates waive tuition fee and provide a living allowance in the range ~$26-30k annually.

    International PhD candidates can apply for:

    International Master (by research) candidates can apply for:

    Domestic PhD and Master (by research) candidates can apply for:

    Postdocs can apply for:

    Details of the application process for international students can be found here, and for domestic students can be found herePlease contact me (f.xia@murdoch.edu.au) if you are interested. 

     

    Publications

    Please see more details of my publications at ResearchGate or GoogleScholar.

     

    Refereed journal articles

    1. M. Knorsch, A. P. Deditius, F. Xia*, M. A. Pearce*, Y. Uvarova, The role of hydrothermal replacement reactions in the formation and alteration of carbonate-hosted polymetallic sulfide deposits: a case study of the Artemis prospect, Queensland, Australia, Ore Geology Reviews, 2019. in press.
    2. M. Kartal, F. Xia*, D. Ralph, W. D. A., Rickard, R. Renard, W. Li, Enhancing chalcopyrite leaching by tetrachloroethylene-assisted removal of sulphur passivation, Hydrometallurgy, 2019. in press.
    3. J. Z. Y. Tan, F. Xia, M. Mercedes Maroto–Valer, Novel Raspberry–like Microspheres of Core–shell Cr2O3/TiO2 Nanoparticles for CO2 Photoreduction, ChemSusChem, 2019 in press.
    4. F. Nikkhou, F. Xia*, A. P. Deditius, Varied surface passivation during direct leaching of sphalerite by ferric sulfate, ferric chloride, and ferric nitrate in a citrate medium, Hydrometallurgy, 2019, 188, 201-215.
    5. H. Qi, T. Thomas, W. Y. Li, W. Li, F. Xia, N. Zhang, E. Sabolsky, J. Zondlo, R. Hart, X. B. Liu, Reduced thermal expansion and enhanced redox reversibility of La0.5Sr1.5Fe1.5Mo0.5O6-δ anode material for solid oxide fuel cells, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2019, 2, 4244-4254.
    6. S. J. Wang, J. D. Qin, Y. B. Zhang, F. Xia, M. S. Liu, H. Chen, M. Al-Mamun, P. R. Liu, R. Rigway, G. Shi, J. C. Song, Y. L. Zhong, and H. J. Zhao, Tungsten-Doped Nanocrystalline V6O13 Nanoparticles as Low-Cost and High-Performance Electrodes for Energy Storage Devices, Energy Technology, 2019, 1801041.
    7. L. M. Zhang, J. N. Yao, Y. F. Guo, F. Xia*, Y. Y. Cui, B. Liu, Y. F. Gao, VO2(A) nanorods: One-pot synthesis, formation mechanism and thermal transformation to VO2(M), Ceramic International, 2018, 44(16), 19301-19306.
    8. L. M. Zhang, J. N. Yao, F. Xia, Y. F. Guo, C. X. Cao, Z. C. Chen, Y. F. Gao, H. J. Luo, VO2(D) hollow core–shell microspheres: synthesis, methylene blue dye adsorption and their transformation into C/VOx nanoparticles, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 2018, 5, 550-558.
    9. J. F. Wen, A. Wang, F. Xia, T. Z. Yang, D. C. Zhang, Pretreatment of Se-containing lead-matte by alkaline pressure leaching, Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, 2017, 3, 429-440.
    10. W. Li, X. F. Gao, D. H. Xiong, F. Xia, J. Liu, W. G. Song, J. Y. Xu, S. M. Thalluri, C. M. Fátima, X. L. Fu, L. F. Liu, Vapor-Solid Synthesis of Monolithic Single-Crystalline CoP Nanowire Electrodes for Efficient and Robust Water Electrolysis, Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 2952-2958.
    11. J. Z.Y. Tan, N. M. Nursam, F. Xia, W. Li, X. D. Wang, R. A. Caruso, High performance coral reef−like carbon nitrides: Synthesis, formation mechanism and application in photocatalysis and heavy metal ion adsorption, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,  2017, 9 (5), pp 4540–4547.
    12. W. Li, D. H. Xiong X. F. Gao, W. G. Song, F. Xia, L. F. Liu, Self-supported Co-Ni-P ternary nanowire electrodes for highly efficient and stable electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution in acidic solution, Catalysis Today, 2017, 287, 122-129.
    13. J.  Z. Y. Tan, N. M. Nursam, F. Xia, Y. B. Truong, I. L. Kyratzis, X. D. Wang, R. A. Caruso, Electrospun PVDF–TiO2 with tuneable TiO2 crystal phases: Synthesis and application in photocatalytic redox reactions, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 641-648.
    14. N. M. Nursam, J. Z. Y. Tan, X. D. Wang, W. Li, F. Xia, R. A. Caruso, Mesoporous nitrogen-modified titania with enhanced dye adsorption capacity and visible light photocatalytic activity, ChemistrySelect, 2016, 1, 4868-4878.
    15. J. C. Song, L. Zhang, Y. Z. Xue, Q. Y. S. Wu, F. Xia, A. B. Chew, Y. L. Zhong, J. H. Teng, M. Premaratne, C. W. Qiu, Q. L. Bao, Efficient Excitation of Multiple Plasmonic Modes on Three-dimensional Graphene: An Unexplored Dimension, ACS Photonics, 2016, 3 (10), 1986–1992.
    16. Z. D. Song, L. M. Zhang, F. Xia, N. A. S. Webster, J. C. Song, H. J. Luo, Y. F. Gao, Controllable synthesis of VO2(D) and their conversion to VO2(M) nanostructures with thermochromic phase transition properties, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 2016,3, 1035-1042.
    17. E. F. Rodriguez, F. Xia, D. H. Chen, A. F. Hollenkamp, R. A. Caruso, N-doped Li4Ti5O12 Nanoflakes Derived from 2D Protonated Titanate for High Performing Anodes in Lithium Ion Batteries, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2016, 4, 7772-7780.
    18. J. C. Song, J. Yuan, F. Xia, J. Y. Liu, Y. P. Zhang, Y. L. Zhong, J. L. Zheng, Y. Liu, S. J. Li, M. Zhao, Z. M. Tian, R. A. Caruso, K. P. Loh, Q. L. Bao, Large-scale production of bismuth chalcogenide and graphene heterostructure and its application for flexible broadband photodetector, Advanced Electronic Materials, 2016, 2, 1600077.
    19. W. Li, D. H. Chen, F. Xia, J. C. Song, J. Z. Y. Tan, W. G. Song, R. A. Caruso, Flowerlike WSe2 and WS2 microspheres: one-pot synthesis, formation mechanism and application in heavy metal ion sequestration, Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 4481-4484.
    20.  [Joint 1st author] L. M. Zhang, F. Xia, Z. D. Song, N. A. S. Webster, J. C. Song, H. J. Luo, Y. F. Gao, Phase and morphology evolution during the solvothermal synthesis of VO2 polymorphsInorganic Chemistry Frontiers2016, 3, 117-124.
    21. W. Li, D. H. Chen, F. Xia, J. T. Tan, P. P. Huang, W. G. Song, N. M. Nursam, R. A. Caruso, Extremely high arsenic removal capacity for mesoporous aluminium magnesium oxide compositesEnvironmental Science: Nano,2016, 3, 94-106.
    22. G. Yang, F. Xia*, X. Y. He, J. F. Wen, G. R. Chen*, Effects of Pb on thermal stability and crystallization kinetics of GeS2-Sb2S3-PbS glassesInternational Journal of Applied Glass Science2016, 7, 337-344.
    23. [Joint 1st author] L. M. Zhang, F. Xia, Z. D. Song, N. A. S. Webster, H. J. Luo, Y. F. Gao, Synthesis and formation mechanism of VO2(A) nanoplates with intrinsic peroxidase-like activity, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 61371-61379.
    24. [Joint 1st author] J. C. Song, F. Xia, M. Zhao, Y. L. Zhong, W. Li, K. P. Loh, R. A. Caruso, Q. L. Bao, Solvothermal growth of bismuth chalcogenide nanoplatelets by the oriented attachment mechanism: an in situ PXRD study, Chemistry of Materials, 2015, 27, 3471-3482.
    25. F. Xia, J. Zhao, B. E. Etschmann, J. Brugger, C. J. Garvey, C. Rehm, H. Lemmel, J. Ilavsky, Y. S. Han, A. Pring, Characterization of porosity in sulfide ore minerals: A USANS/SANS study. American Mineralogist, 2014, 99, 2398-2404.
    26. F. Xia, D. H. Chen, N. V. Y. Scarlett, I. C. Madsen, D. Lau, M. Leoni, J. Ilavsky, H. Brand, R. A. Caruso, Understanding solvothermal crystallization of mesoporous anatase beads by in situ synchrotron PXRD and SAXS. Chemistry of Materials, 2014, 26, 4563-4571.
    27. W. Li, F. Xia, J. Qu, P. Li, Z. Chen, Y. Yu, Y. Lu, R. A. Caruso, W.G. Song, Versatile inorganic–organic hybrid WOx–ethylenediamine nanowires: Synthesis, mechanism and application in heavy metal ion adsorption and catalysis. Nano Research, 2014, 7, 903-916.
    28. J. Zhao, J. Brugger, F. Xia, Y.Ngothai, G. Chen, A. Pring, Dissolution-reprecipitation versus solid-state diffusion: mechanism of mineral transformations in sylvanite, (AuAg)2Te4, under hydrothermal conditions. American Mineralogist, 2013, 98, 19-32.
    29. F. Xia, J  Brugger, G. Qian, Y. Ngothai, B. O’Neill, J. Zhao, S. Pullen, S. Olsen, A. Pring, Single pass flow through reaction cell for high temperature and high pressure in situ neutron diffraction studies of hydrothermal crystallization processes. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 2012, 45, 166-173.
    30. F. Xia*, A. Pring, J. Brugger, Understanding the mechanism and kinetics of pentlandite oxidation in extractive pyrometallurgy of nickel. Minerals Engineering, 2012, 27, 11-19.
    31. G. Qian, F. Xia, J. Brugger, W.M. Skinner, J. Bei, G. Chen, and A. Pring, Replacement of pyrrhotite by pyrite and marcasite under hydrothermal conditions up to 220 °C: An experimental study of reaction textures and mechanisms. American Mineralogist, 2011, 96, 1878-1893.
    32. J. Nie, F. Xia, Y. Ou, R. Yu, B. Wang, Z. Li, Y. Zhong, C. Shen, G. Chen, A positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopic study of nanocrystals formation in a chalcogenide glass-ceramic. Measurement 2011, 44, 298-302.
    33. L. Ding, G. Yang, F. Xia, C.E. Lenehan, G. Qian, A. McFadden, J. Brugger, X. Zhang, G. Chen, and A. Pring, A LA-ICP-MS sulphide calibration standard based on a chalcogenide glass. Mineralogical Magazine, 2011, 75(2), 279-287.
    34. F. Xia, B. O’Neill, Y. Ngothai, J. Peak, C. Tenailleau, B. Etschmann, G. Qian, J. Brugger, A. Studer, S. Olsen, A. Pring, A thermosyphon driven hydrothermal flow-through cell for in situ and time-resolved neutron diffraction studies. Journal of Applied Crystallography 2010, 43, 511-519.
    35. F. Xia, G. Qian, J. Brugger, A. Studer, S. Olsen, A. Pring, A large volume cell for in situ neutron diffraction studies of hydrothermal crystallizations. Review of Scientific Instruments 2010, 81, 105107.
    36. H. Tao, A. Pring, F. Xia, J. Brugger, J. Zhao, S. Wang, G. Chen, Synthesis and crystallization of mineralogically relevant chalcogenide glasses. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2010, 93, 2434-2437.
    37. J. Brugger, A. McFadden, C. E. Lenehan, B. Etschmann, F. Xia, J. Zhao, A. Pring, A novel route for the synthesis of mesoporous and low-thermal stability materials by coupled dissolution-reprecipitation reactions: mimicking hydrothermal mineral formation. Chimia 2010, 64, 693-698.
    38. J. Zhao, F. Xia, A. Pring, J. Brugger, P. V. Grundler, G. Chen, A novel pre-treatment of calaverite by hydrothermal pseudomorphic replacement reactions, Minerals Engineering 2010, 23, 451-453.
    39. F. Xia*, J. Brugger, A. Pring, Three-dimensional ordered arrays of zeolite nanozeolites with uniform size and orientation by a pseudomorphic coupled dissolution-reprecipitation replacement route, Crystal Growth & Design 2009, 9, 4902-4906.
    40. J. Zhao, J. Brugger, P. V. Grundler, F. Xia, G. Chen, A. Pring, Mechanism and kinetics of a mineral transformation under hydrothermal conditions: calaverite to metallic gold, American Mineralogist 2009, 94, 1541-1555.
    41. J. Nie, R, Yu, B. Wang, Y. Ou, Y. Zhong, F. Xia, G. Chen, Positron lifetime study of the crystal evolution and defects formation processes in a scintillating glass, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2009 ,92, 2422-2424.
    42. J. Nie, R. Yu, B. Wang, Y. Ou, Y. Zhong, F. Xia, G. Chen, Positron annihilation study on ZnO-based scintillating glasses, Applied Surface Science 2009, 255, 6551-6554..
    43. F. Xia, J. Brugger, G. Chen, Y. Ngothai, B. O’Neill, A. Putnis, A. Pring, Mechanism and kinetics of pseudomorphic mineral replacement reactions: A case study of the replacement of pentlandite by violarite, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 2009, 73, 1945-1969.
    44. F. Xia, J. Zhou, J. Brugger, Y. Ngothai, B. O’Neill, G. Chen, A. Pring, Novel route to synthesize complex metal sulfides: hydrothermal coupled dissolution-reprecipitation replacement reactions, Chemistry of Materials 2008, 20, 2809-2817.
    45. F. Xia, S. Baccaro, W. Wang, L. Pilloni, X. G. Zhang, H. D. Zeng, G. R. Chen, Nanophase separation and effects on properties of Ge-As-Se chalcogenide glasses, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 2008, 354, 1137-1141.
    46. F. Xia, S. Baccaro, H. Wang, W. Hua, H. D. Zeng, X. H. Zhang, G. R. Chen, Gamma-ray irradiation induced multiple effects on Ge-As-Se chalcogenide glasses, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 2008, 354, 1365-1368.
    47. F. Xia, J. Zhou, A. Pring, Y. Ngothai, B. O’Neill, J. Brugger, G. Chen, C. Colby, The role of pyrrhotite (Fe7S8) and the sample texture in the hydrothermal transformation of pentlandite ((Fe,Ni)9S8) to violarite ((Ni,Fe)3S4), Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters 2007, 92, 257-266.
    48. F. Xia, G. Chen, A. Pring, J. Brugger, Y. Ngothai, B. O’Neill, C. Colby, C. Tenailleau, H. Wang, Y. Yang, Kinetics and mechanism of hydrothermal alteration from pentlandite to violarite, Acta Geologica Sinica 2007, 81, 1378-1390.
    49. H. Wang, F. Xia, H. Zeng, X. Zhang, Z. Gu, G. Chen, γ-ray irradiation induced multiple effects on Ge-As-Se chalcogenide glasses, Journal of East China University of Science and Technology (Natural Science Edition) 2007, 33, 211-214.
    50. X. L. Liang, Y. X. Yang, C. F. Zhu, S. L. Yuan, G. R. Chen, A. Pring, F. Xia, Luminescence properties of Tb3+-Sm3+ codoped glasses for white light emitting diodes, Applied Physics Letters 2007, 91, 091104.
    51. F. Xia, X. H. Zhang, J. Ren, G. R. Chen, H. L. Ma, J. L. Adam, Glass formation and crystallization behavior of a novel GeS2-Sb2S3-PbS chalcogenide glass system, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2006, 89, 2154-2157.
    52. H. Wang, A. Pring, F. Wu, G. Chen, J. Jiang, F. Xia, J. Zhang, Y. Ngothai, B. O’Neill, Effect of cation vacancy and crystal superstructure on thermodynamics of iron monosulfides, Journal of Sulfur Chemistry 2006, 27, 1-12.
    53. D. H. Zhao, X. H. Zhang, F. Xia, H. Wang, H. L. Ma, J. L. Adam, G. R. Chen, Nonisothermal study on crystallization kinetics of GeSe2-As2Se3-CdSe chalcogenide glasses by differential scanning calorimeter, Journal of Crystal Growth 2005, 285, 228-235.
    54. D. H. Zhao, F. Xia, G. R. Chen, X. H. Zhang, H. L. Ma, J. L. Adam, Formation and properties of chalcogenide glasses in the GeSe2-As2Se3-CdSe system, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2005, 88, 3143-3146.
    55. D. Zhao, F. Xia, H. Wang, G. Chen, P. Nemec, M. Frumar, S. Li, L. Hu, Properties of Dy3+-doped Ge-Ga-Se chalcogenide glasses, Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society 2005, 33, 639-643.
    56. Y. Yang, S. Baccaro, A. Cecilia, J. Rao, J. Zhang, F. Xia, G. Chen, Radiation induced transmission spectral variations of Ce3+-doped heavy germanate glasses, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A 2005, 37, 435-438.
    57. F. Xia, S. Baccaro, D. H. Zhao, M. Falconieri, G. R. Chen, Gamma ray irradiation induced optical band gap variations in chalcogenide glasses, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 2005, 234, 525-532.
    58. H. Wang, D. Zhao, F. Xia, Z. Gu, G. Chen, Formation of GeSe2-As2Se3-CdSe infrared glasses, Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society 2005, 33, 986-989.
    59. G. R. Chen, Y. X. Yang, D. H. Zhao, F. Xia, Composition effects on optical properties of Tb3+-doped heavy germanate glasses, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2005, 88, 293-296.
    60. D. H. Zhao, F. Xia, J. X. Nie, G. R. Chen, X. H. Zhang, H. L. Ma, J. L. Adam, Gadolinium-induced multi-effect on properties of IR transmitting chalcogenide glasses, Chinese Physics Letters 2004, 21, 514-516.
    61. D. Zhao, F. Xia, Y. Yang, G. Chen, S. Baccaro, A. Cecilia, M. Nikl, Effect of cerium on the irradiation resistance of phosphate scintillating glasses, Journal of Functional Materials 2004, 35, 303-306.
    62. F. Xia, D. Zhao, J. Rao, Y. Yang, G. Chen, S. Baccaro, A. Cecilia, Radiation induced transmission spectral variations of Ce3+-doped heavy germanate glasses, Journal of Functional Materials 2004, 35, 452-454,457.
    63. F. Xia, J. Nie, Y. Du, G. Chen, C. Zhu, M. Kang, Coloration and clarification of art glasses using slag as raw materials, Bulletin of the Chinese Ceramic Society 2004, 23, 104-106.

    Refereed conference papers published in full in the proceedings

    1. F. Nikkhou, F. Xia, A. Deditius. The mechanism and kinetics of direct leaching of sphalerite and galena by ferric nitrate at 35-90 °C, Chemeca 2019, Sydney, Australia, 29 Sep. – 2 Oct. 2019.
    2. J. Zhao, A. Pring, J. Brugger, F. Xia, K. Li, Y. Ngothai, Hydrothermal mineral replacement reactions and their applications in mining and processing, Hydroprocess 2013,  Santiago, Chile, 10-12 Jul 2013.
    3. F. Xia, Y. Ngothai, J. Brugger, B. O’Neill, G. Chen, A. Pring, Three dimensionally ordered arrays of nanozeolites with uniform orientation, 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montréal, Canada, 23-27 August, 2009.
    4. F. Xia, J. Brugger, A. Pring, Arsenian pyrite formation: solid-state diffusion or dissolution-reprecipitation replacement?, SGA 2009 – The 10th Biennial Meeting of The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, Townsville, Australia, 17-20 August, 2009.
    5. F. Xia, A. Pring, Y. Ngothai, B. O’Neill, J. Brugger, G. Chen, C. Colby, The catalytic role of pyrrhotite in hydrothermal alteration of pentlandite to violarite, Chemica 2007 – the 35th Annual Australian Chemical Engineering Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 23-26 September, 2007. Paper No.: 0378.
    6. F. Xia, A. Pring, Y. Ngothai, B. O’Neill, J. Brugger, G. Chen, C. Colby, Hydrothermal synthesis of FeNi2S4, a thiospinel, Chemica 2007 – the 35th Annual Australian Chemical Engineering Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 23-26 September, 2007. Paper No.: 0366.
    7. F. Xia, A. Pring, Y. Ngothai, B. O’Neill, J. Brugger, G. Chen, C. Colby, The mechanism of pentlandite oxidation in the temperature range 530-600 ºC, Chemica 2007 – the 35th Annual Australian Chemical Engineering Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 23-26 September, 2007. Paper No.: 0376.
    8. F. Xia, A. Pring, Y. Ngothai, B. O’Neill, J. Brugger, G. Chen, C. Colby, The kinetics of pentlandite oxidation in the temperature range 530-600 ºC, Chemica 2007 – the 35th Annual Australian Chemical Engineering Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 23-26 September, 2007. Paper No.: 0377.
    9. D. Zhao, X. Zhang, F. Xia, H. Ma, J. L. Adam, G. Chen, Thermal properties of chalcogenide glasses GeSe2-As2Se3-CdSe, ISG/ICG 2005 – International Symposium on Glass in Connection with the Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Glass, Shanghai, China, 10-16 April, 2005. P-16.
    10. D. Zhao, P. Nemec, F. Xia, J. Ren, M. Frumar, G. Chen, Luminescence of Dy-Doped GexGa5Se(95-x) Glasses, ISG/ICG 2005 – International Symposium on Glass in Connection with the Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Glass, Shanghai, China, 10-16 April, 2005. P-24.
    11. F. Xia, X. Zhang, J. Ren, G. Yang, H. L. Ma, J. L. Adam, G. Chen, Glass formation and crystallization properties of the noval GeS2-Sb2S3-PbS chalcogenide glasses, Proceeding of the special glass session of the Chinese Ceramic Society Annual Meeting 2005, Beijing, China, September, 2005. 149-159.
    12. F. Xia, S. Baccaro, D. Zhao, H. Wang, G. Qian, G. Chen, Γ-ray Irradiation Induced Effects of Ge-As-Se Chalcogenide Glasses, ISG/ICG 2005 – International Symposium on Glass in Connection with the Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Glass, Shanghai, China, 10-16 April, 2005. P-23.
    13. F. Xia, S. Baccaro, D. Zhao, L. Pilloni, G. Chen, Nanophase separation and effects on properties of Ge-As-Se chalcogenide glasses, ISG/ICG 2005 – International Symposium on Glass in Connection with the Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Glass, Shanghai, China, 10-16 April, 2005. HA1-10.
    14. H. Wang, X. Zhang, D. Zhao, F. Xia, Z. Gu, G. Chen, Infrared Transmitting Glass Ceramic of Ge-As-Cd-Se System, ISG/ICG 2005 – International Symposium on Glass in Connection with the Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Glass, Shanghai, China, 10-16 April, 2005. P-22.
    15. H. Wang, F. Xia, H. Zeng, Z. Gu, G. Chen, Gamma ray irradiation induced effects in Ge-As-Se chalcogenide glasses, Proceeding of the special glass session of the Chinese Ceramic Society Annual Meeting 2005, Beijing, China, September, 2005. 135-139.
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