Education and Professional Training
Postdoc 2017- Present, Prof. Kevin Shaughnessy, The University of Alabama
Ph.D. 2016, The University of Alabama, Chemistry
Advisor: Prof. Kevin Shaughnessy & Thomas. P. Vaid . Dissertation: Part A: Arenepolythiols synthesis and doping study of semiconducting metal-organic frameworks. Part B: Mechanistic study of the effect of aryl halide and aryl amine steric properties on Pd(PNp3)2 catalyzed Buchwald-Hartwig amination.
B.S. 2011, Lanzhou University (PRC), Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Yanfeng Li. Thesis: Preparation of novel spherical PVA/ATP composites with macroreticular structure and their adsorption behavior for methylene blue and lead in aqueous solution.
University of Alabama, Advisor: Kevin Shaughnessy 1/2015 – Present
Organometallic Reaction Mechanism
The mechanism of the bis-(trineopentylphosphine)palladium(0) (Pd(PNp3)2)-catalyzed coupling of aryl halides and aniline derivatives was studied in an eﬀort to understand th...