Zhen Zhang, PhD

Dr. Zhen Zhang, (2013-2017)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Associate Professor in Guangdong University of Technology

Research Interests

  • Synthesis of complex polymer architectures by polyhomologation
  • Combination of polyhomologation with other living polymerization techniques

Selected Publications

  • Facile synthesis of 2-pyrazolines and α, β-diamino ketones via regioselective ring-opening of hydrazone-tethered aziridines
    Z. Zhang, Y. Wei, M. Shi
    Chemical Communications, 48, 9607–9609, (2012)

  • Gold-catalyzed cyclization of 1-(Indol-3-yl)-3-alkyn-1-ols: facile synthesis of diversified carbazoles
    Z. Zhang, X. Tang, Q. Xu, M. Shi
    Chemistry - A European Journal, 19, 10625–10631, (2013)

  • Education

    • Ph.D., East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 2013
    • B.Sc., Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China, 2008

    Professional Profile

    • 2013-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2009-2013: Cooperation researcher, State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS, Shanghai, China


    • FMC Scholarship, 2012
    • Excellent Graduate Student of Shanghai City, Shanghai, 2013
    • National Graduate Scholarship,China, 2013

    KAUST Affiliations

    KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
    Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE)