Professor Department of Chemistry

Ming-Hua Xu was born in Zhejiang province, China. He received his master's degree in Organic Chemistry from East China Normal University in 1996. In the same year, he started his PhD under the supervision of Professor Guo-Qiang Lin at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Following postdoctoral research at the University of Virginia (with Prof. Lin Pu) and Georgetown University Medical Center (with Prof. Alan. P. Kozikowski), he joined the faculty at SIOC as an associate professor in 2003. He has been a full professor at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2005. In 2018, he was invited to become a professor in Chemistry at Southern University of Science and Technology. He is also a joint Professor of Shenzhen Grubbs Institute. His research interests mainly involve asymmetric synthesis, new chiral ligands/catalysts design, and small molecule drug research and discovery.

Personal Profile

CURRENT POSITION

Professor (2018, 02 --- )

Department of Chemistry and Shenzhen Grubbs Institute, Southern University of Science and Technology 

EDUCATION

Sep. 1996– July 1999

Ph. D., Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China. 

Sep. 1993– July 1996

M. Sc., Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

Sep. 1989– July 1993

B. Sc., Department of Chemistry, Ningbo Normal University (Ningbo University), Ningbo, China.

RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE

July 2005 –Jan. 2018 Professor

State Key Laboratory of Drug Research, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China.

Aug.2003 –June 2005 Associate Professor

Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China.

Sep. 2002 –July 2003 Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Aug.1999–Aug. 2002 Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Design, development of new chiral ligands/catalysts for efficient asymmetric transformations; new synthetic methods and strategies.
  • Synthesis of natural and unnatural bioactive compounds.
  • Small molecule drug discovery; fluorescent probes

 

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2019  Guangdong “Zhujiang Talent Plan” Leading Talents
  • 2018  National Leading Talentsof Shenzhen
  • 2018  Invited Professorof Hokkaido Summer Institute program, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • 2018  EditorialBoard Member of Chinese Science Bulletin 
  • 2018  EditorialBoard Member of Elsevier’s open access journal Heliyon
  • 2016  NationalNatural Science Award (2nd prize)
  • 2016  Plenary Lectureat PERCH-CIC Congress IX (June 26-29, Pattaya, Thailand)
  • 2016  Invited as Guest Editor of Tetrahedron Symposia-in-Printfor “Chiral Sulfur Ligands/Catalysts in Asymmetric Catalysis”
  • 2015  Distinguished Professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2014  Shanghai Natural Science Award (1st prize)
  • 2014  Shanghai Excellent Academic Leader
  • 2014JSPS Asia Core Program Lectureship Award (Japan) 
  • 2013  Chinese Academy of Sciences Excellent MentorAward
  • 2013  National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholar
  • 2013  Invited Professorof the Chemistry Research Promotion Center, National Science Council (Taiwan)
  • 2013  “Part-Time Lecturer”of Kyushu University under the “Global 30” Project, Japan
  • 2012  Plenary lecture at BOSS XIII (July 15-20, 2012, Leuven, Belgium)
  • 2012  Zhu Liyuehua Excellent Teacher Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2012  Invited Professor, Université de Strasbourg, France
  • 2010Asia Core Program Lectureship Award (Korea)
  • 2009  Asia Core Program Lectureship Awards (Taiwan and Thailand)
  • 2008Asia Core Program Lectureship Award (Singapore)
  • 2008  Shanghai “Post-Rising Star” of Science and Technology
  • 2008  Outstanding Young Scientist Award Nomination, CAS, Shanghai Branch
  • 2007  JSPS Asia Core Program Lectureship Award (Japan)
  • 2007  WuXi PharmaTech Life Science & Chemistry Award (3rd Class)
  • 2006  JSPS Asia Core Program Lectureship Award (Japan)
  • 2005  Shanghai “Rising Star” of Science and Technology
  • 2005  Chinese Academy of Sciences “Bairen Scholar” (Hundred Talent Program)
  • 2005  Chinese Chemical Society Young Chemist Award
  • 2007  Invited as a JACSReviewer Expertise
  • 2006  Invited as a Reviewer Expertise for OL& JOC

 

Research

Design, development of new chiral ligands/catalysts for efficient asymmetric transformations; new synthetic methods and strategies.

Synthesis of natural and unnatural bioactive compounds.

Small molecule drug discovery; fluorescent probes


Teaching

Courses: Heterocyclic Chemistry, Stereochemistry and Chiral Synthesis


Publications Read More

Totally >130 publications (with 34 highlighted by Synfacts, 2 highlighted by ACS “Heart Cut”, 2 by ACS “Noteworthy Chemistry”, and 1 by JACS Spotlights, and 12 selected as journal cover articles.); 13 Chinese Patents, 2 US Patents.

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We welcome applications from enthusiastic and motivated students for postgraduate/postdoctoral studies.
To apply, you may directly contact Professor Ming-Hua Xu via email.
Email: xumh@sustech.edu.cn

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Contact Us

Contact Address

1088 Xueyuan Blvd.,Nanshan District,Shenzhen Guangdong, P.R. China

Office Phone

0755-88018383

Email

xumh@sustech.edu.cn

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