Our research has a fundamental interest in developing innovative synthetic methodologies in organic chemistry, with a particular interest in the development of mutually beneficial substrate-catalysis concepts and their application to complex targets, especially biologically relevant compounds. Researchers in the group gain great interdisciplinary knowledge from synthetic organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and medicinal chemistry, also learn valuable characterization and analytical skills, such as synthetic skills, NMR spectroscopy, and liquid chromatography.

Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Ogden College of Science and Engineering, Western Kentucky University (past)

Biochemistry, Chemistry
PhD, Miami University, Organic Chemistry, 2014
BS, Shandong University, China, Chemistry, 2009
organic chemistry heterocyclic chemistry photochemistry metal carbene metal catalysis alkyne activation
American Chemical Society
International society of heterocyclic chemistry