ProfessorB. Sc. (Zhengzhou University, 1983)
(E.B. Eddy Chair)
Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Green/Organic Chemistry
M.S. (Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1988)
Ph. D. (McGill University, 1992)
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow (Stanford University, 1992-94)
Visiting Faculty, UC Berkeley (2002)
Professor (Assistant, Associate, Full) (Tulane University, 1994-2003)
(US) NSF CAREER Award, 1998-2002
Outstanding Young Oversea Scientist Award (NSFC), 2001
(US) Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (Academic), 2001
Japan Society for Promotion of Science (Senior) Fellow, 2002
Honorary Research Professor (Chemistry Institute, Chinese Academy of Science)
Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Award (individual), 2010
Award of Merit, Federation of the Chinese Canadian Professionals (ont), 2011.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada 2012
Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2012
Web Page: http://www.cjli.mcgill.ca/
Lab Phone: (514)398-6224
1. Green Chemistry:
Explore new catalytic reactions that have high atom-efficiency in water and other cleaner media (CO2 and Ionic Liquids), and to transform these reactions into general synthetic tools for synthesizing biologically important compounds and organic materials in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner.
* C-C bond formations via catalytic C-H and C-X activation
* Catalytic cyclization reactions
* Catalytic asymmetric reactions
* Catalytic functionalization of renewable materials.
2. Synthesis of biologically active compounds:
Developing new methods for synthesizing natural products and other biologically important compounds. One special interest is to develop synthesis and study of "Chemical Sensitizers" for targeted cancer therapy.
CHEM-224W Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM-621 Recent Advances in Organic Chemistry
CHEM-701 Comprehensive Examination 1
CHEM-702 Comprehensive Examination 2