Dr. Rui Wei
Rui joined the group in Sept 2020. Prior to this, he received his B.Sc. degree in 2015 from Lanzhou University, China. In 2020, he graduated from Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (Chinese Academy of Sciences) with a Ph.D. degree in Inorganic Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Yu Gong, where he focused on the investigation of metal-sulfur oxide complexes in the gas-phase via infrared spectroscopic and theoretical approaches. After graduation, he switched his research interests to synthetic molecular inorganic chemistry under normal laboratory conditions using spectroscopic methods, single-crystal X-ray diffraction as well as computational modeling. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and traveling.
Chenyang joined the group in Sept 2020. He was born in a small town near Hangzhou, China. He conducted undergraduate research with Prof. Shouyun Yu at Nanjing University (2016-2019) and Prof. F. Dean Toste at UC Berkeley (2019-2020). In his free time, he likes to watch all kinds of movies and play some computer games. Also, he is a big fan of all kinds of sports (especially football and table-tennis).
Dr. Xin Zhang
Xin joined the group in Sept 2020. Prior to this, he received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry in 2015 from Lanzhou University, China. He then spent five years at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (Chinese Academy of Sciences) pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Zheng Huang, where he focused on design, synthesis, and application of pincer iridium and ruthenium complexes. Upon graduation, he turned his attention to synthetic molecular inorganic chemistry using spectroscopic methods, single-crystal X-ray diffraction as well as computational modeling. Outside the lab, he enjoys reading books and running.
Shaoying joined the group in Sept 2020. She received her B.S. degree in Applied Chemistry from Xi'an Technological University in 2016. In 2020, she received her master's degree in Industrial Catalysis from Kunming Institute of Precious Metals under the supervision of Profs. Weiping Liu and Hongping Zhu. During the graduate study, her research interests focused on the exploration of the palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. In her spare time, she enjoys sightseeing and sports.
Gongping joined the group in Sept 2020. He was born in Huangshi, China. He received his B.S. degree from Hainan University in 2017, during which he participated in a joint training program at Tianjin University (2014-2016) and Hainan University (2013-2014, 2016-2017). Then he started the graduate study and completed his master's degree at Xiamen University (2017-2020) under the supervision of Prof. Hongping Zhu. Shortly thereafter, he continued to probe main group element-based compounds at SUSTech.
Dr. Jiancheng Li
Jiancheng joined the group in Sept 2020. Before this, he obtained his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry at Hunan Normal University (2012). Then he completed his Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Hongping Zhu at Xiamen University (2019), where he subsequently spent one more year as a research assistant (2019-2020). From Oct 2017 to Jan 2019, he worked in the Prof. Herbert W. Roesky group at Göttingen University sponsored by the fellowship of China Scholarship Council (CSC). He has been interested in the synthesis and reactivity of novel low-valent main group compounds, involving silylene, germylene, aluminum-containing species.
Dr. Yanbo Mei
Yanbo joined the group in Oct 2020. Yanbo studied chemistry at Zhengzhou University and obtained both B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in organic chemistry. He completed his Ph.D. degree in June 2020 at ETH Zurich (with Prof. Hansjörg Grützmacher), where he studied organometallics and chemistry of main group elements with a focus on phosphorus. The title of his dissertation is “Complexes, heterocycles and depolymerizable polymers made from building blocks with low-coordinated phosphorus”. His research covers broadly in inorganic and organic phosphorus chemistry, spanning from small inorganic molecules to organic/inorganic heterocycles of different ring members, e. g. 2-phosphaethynolate anion (–O-C≡P) and its complexes, phosphinidenes, phosphiranes, phospholes, phosphinines, phosphanaphthalenes, 7-phosphanorbornadienes. His scientific achievements include the first successful polymerization of P=C double bonds, the discovery of the molecule 2,4,6-tris(hydroxy)-1,3,5-triphosphinine, and the invention of a simple synthetic method to prepare phosphanaphthalenes. He authored 8 publications before joining SUSTech.
Qianwen joined the group in Sept 2020. She received her B.Sc. degree from Shenzhen University in 2013. Following graduation, she worked in a few private companies, in which she was primarily responsible for event organization and provided administrative support and project management. When not in the lab, she enjoys reading books and climbing mountains.