Fangyuan Xiu was born in December 1988 in China. She received her Bachelor degree in Applied Chemistry at Qingdao University of Science and Technology in 2013. At the same year, she entered Ocean University of China to pursue her master degree. She worked on a research project that preparing polymer microsphere in novel way, in charge of theoretical investigation on the formation and growth mechanism of microsphere, under the supervision of Prof. Shuwei Xia.
Since September 2016, Fangyuan is a PhD candidate in the Molecular Nanofabrication(MNF) group under the supervision of Dr. Tibor Kudernac and Prof. Jurriaan Huskens. The goal of her project is to design supramolecular microtubules and study behavior during assembly and disassembly.