Associate Professor Department of Chemistry, Grubbs Institute
Chuan He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, China in 2008. Then he began his graduate study at the same university under the supervision of Prof. Aiwen Lei, where his research focused on copper- and silver-catalyzed coupling reactions. After completing his Ph.D. in 2013, he joined Prof. Matthew Gaunt’s group as a postdoctoral researcher and Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, where his research focuses on palladium-catalyzed C–H functionalization of aliphatic amines. In 2018, he joined Southern University of Science and Technology as an Associate Professor to start his independent research career.
Published 35 papers and book chapters, including 1 Chem, 5 J. Am. Chem. Soc., 8 Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 1 Nat. Commun., 1 ACS Catal., 2 Chem. Sci. etc. Citation is more than 2000.
2020, appointed to the Chemical Reviews Early Career Advisory Board.
2021, obtained Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2021
Appointed to the Chemical Reviews Early Career Advisory Board
1. Development of new asymmetric catalysis for the construction of heteroatom stereocenters
2. Development of new carbon-heteroatom and carbon-carbon bond forming reactions by electrocatalysis
3. Development of new methodologies for the synthesis of chiral organic materials
4. Development of new bioconjugation and bio-orthogonal reactions
Course Title：Organic Chemistry I (CH203, Subject-Foundation), Organic Chemistry II (CH206, Subject-Foundation)
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We are always looking for talented, self-motivated and creative individuals with interests in any of the following areas: Transition Metal Catalysis, Asymmetric Catalysis, Organo-Material Chemistry. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact me directly.
Postdoctoral and Research Associate Positions are available in our group each year.