Yingying Yu

Research Support

Technical Specialist


Research Interests

  • Organic Chemistry of reductive coupling.

Selected Publications

  • An extension of nickel-catalyzed reductive coupling between tertiary alkyl halides with allylic carbonates. Yingying Yu, Haifeng Chen, Ken Yao, Hegui Gong, Qun Qian. Tetrahedron, Volume74, Issue 39, 5651-5658, (2018).
  • Nickel-catalyzed reductive allylation of Tertiary Alkyl Halides with allylic carbonates. Haifeng Chen+, Xiao Jia+, Yingying Yu+, Qun Qian, Hegui Gong (+co-author). Angewandte Chemie, Volume56, Issue42, 13103-13106, (2017).


  • 2015-2018: Master, Shanghai University, China. 
  • 2014: Bachelor, Chemical Engineering and technology.

Professional Profile

  • 2021- Present: Technical Specialist, KAUST.
  • 2018-2021: Researcher, Pharmaceutical Company (Wuxi App Tec), Shanghai, China.

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • American Chemical Society.

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Organic Chemistry