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Liu Leo Liu (LLL) received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry (2011) at Xiamen University and Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry (2016) from a joint program under the supervision of Prof. Yufen Zhao at Xiamen University (2011-2013, 2015-2016) and Prof. Guy Bertrand at the University of California, San Diego (2013-2015). He also worked on computational chemistry with Prof. Jun Zhu. He was awarded the National Scholarship for outstanding Ph.D. students (2014). He was a post-doctoral fellow in Prof. Douglas W. Stephan's group at the University of Toronto (2016-2019). After a short post-doctoral study in the groups of Profs. F. Dean Toste and Kenneth N. Raymond in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & the University of California, Berkeley (2019-2020), he has been an assistant professor (PI, tenure-track) at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) since September 2020. He serves as a Member of Next Generation Advisory Board of Chem (from Feb 2020).

Education and Employment:

 

Sept 2020 - Present:        Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech),

                                     Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

                                     Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)

 

Oct 2019 - July 2020:       Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory &

                                     University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

                                      Post-doctoral Scholar

                                     Advisors: Profs. F. Dean TosteKenneth N. Raymond and Robert G. Bergman

Oct 2016 - Sept 2019:      University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                                      Post-doctoral Fellow

                                      Advisor: Prof. Douglas W. Stephan

 

Oct 2015 - Jun 2016:       Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China

                                      Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (5th year)

                                      Advisor: Prof. Yufen Zhao

Oct 2013 - Oct 2015:        University of California, San Diego, California, USA

                                      Joint Ph.D. study in Inorganic Chemistry (3rd-4th years)

                                      Advisor: Prof. Guy Bertrand

Sept 2011 - Oct 2013:      Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China

                                      Ph.D. study in Organic Chemistry (1st-2nd years)

                                      Advisor: Prof. Yufen Zhao

Sept 2007 - Jul 2011:       Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China

                                      B.Sc. in Chemistry

                                      Advisor: Prof. Yufen Zhao

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Main Group Chemistry

Oct 2013 - Oct 2015

University of California, San Diego

Supervisor: Prof. Guy Bertrand

Sept 2010 - Sept 2013; Oct 2015 - Sept 2016

Xiamen Univerisity

Supervisor: Prof. Yufen Zhao

Oct 2016 - Sept 2019

University of Toronto

Supervisor: Prof. Douglas W. Stephan

Sept 2020 - Present

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

*****(Prior to SUSTech)*****

Oct 2019 - July 2020

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & University of California, Berkeley

Supervisors: Profs. F. Dean Toste, Kenneth N. Raymond, and Robert G. Bergman

Department of Chemistry,

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)