Received BSc from Hangzhou Normal University, MSc from Lanzhou University under the guidance of Professor Li Yulin, Ph.D. degree from University Paris XI, France under the supervision of Professor H.-P. Husson and Pr. J. C. Quirion. After a post-doctoral stay with Professor Sir Derek H. R. Barton at Texas A & M University in USA, he joined the “Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles”, CNRS, France as Chargé de Recherche and was promoted to Director of Research 2nd class in 2000 and then 1st class in 2006. He moved to Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne), Switzerland in September 2010 as a full professor. His group is involved in the development of novel synthetic methods, their application in natural product synthesis, the design of novel multicomponent reactions and development of catalytic enantioselective transformations.
Awards and Honors
2017, KAIST-BK21 School of Molecular Sciece Lectureship Award, South Korea
2016, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Natural Product Chemistry Award, UK
2016,Fellow, Royal Society of Chemsitry, UK
2015, Nankai University Lectureship on Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjing, P. R: China
2010, French Chemical Society-Division of Organic Chemistry SCF-DCO award, France.
2009, Chang Jiang Scholars (Qinghua University), Minsitry of Education, P. R. China.
2009, Silver Medal of CNRS, France
2008, Novartis Chemistry Lectureship, Switzerland
2004, Liebig Lectureship of German Chemical Society, Germany
2003, Prix “Emile Jungfleisch” of French Academy of Science, France
2003, Outstanding Young Oversea Scientist Award (NSFC), P. R. China
2002, AstraZeneca Awards in Organic Chemistry, UK
2002, JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science) Research Fellow, Japan
1999, French Chemical Society-Division of Organic Chemistry, SFC-ACROS award, France
1996, Bronze Medal of CNRS, France