People


Princinple Investigator

Yu-Ming Zhao, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Shaanxi Normal University
No.620 West Chang’an Ave, Xi’an, China, 710119
Phone: (+86)13689264667
Email: ymzhao@snnu.edu.cn; chem900m@gmail.com

Yu-Ming was born in Gansu, China. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Lanzhou University with high honors in chemistry in 2005. Then, he continued to pursue his graduate studies with Professor Yong-Qiang Tu at the same university where he worked on the synthesis of complex alkaloids. After completing his doctorate in 2010, he  spent around one and half years as a post-doctoral researcher at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with Professor Jianwei Sun where he worked on the NHC-catalyzed methodology. In the winter of 2012, he moved to UC Berekeley to pursue his secondary post-doctoral studies in the laboratory of Professor Thomas J. Maimone where he worked on the total synthesis of complex diterpenes. In January of 2015, he joined the department of chemistry at Shaanxi Normal University as an associate professor and in 2019 he was promoted to full professor.


Postdoc

Hui Shao (PhD in Chemistry)

Email: shaohui@snnu.edu.cn; Zhizhi Building RM1715

Hui Shao was born in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Lanzhou University in 2011. Then he studied for a doctor’s degree in Professor Yong-Qiang Tu group at the same university where he mainly worked on the synthetic methodology and synthesis of complex alkaloids. After he was conferred PhD in 2016, he joined in the group of Professor Yong-Qiang Tu in Shanghai Jiao Tong University and mainly studied on the total synthesis of fawcettimine class of natural lycopodium alkaloids. In July of 2019, he joined in Zhao group at Shaanxi Normal University as a tenure-track Postdoc.


Jinbao Qiao (PhD in Chemistry)

Email: qiaojb21@snnu.edu.cn; Zhizhi Building RM1749-1750

Jinbao was born in Yinchuan, Ningxia province, China. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Ningxia University in 2013. Then, he continued to studies with Professor Pei-Ming Gu at the same university where he worked on the development of asymmetric catalysis based carbenoids. After obtaining his Master’s degree in 2016, he joined in the group of Professor Xing-Zhong Shu in Lanzhou University and mainly studied on the Nickel-catalyzed (asymmetric) reductive vinylation reactions. In April of 2021, he joined in Zhao group at Shaanxi Normal University as a tenure-track Postdoc.

Graduate Students

Hong-Peng Li (MS in Chemical Engineering)

Email: 18189552091@163.com, Zhizhi Building RM1749-1750

Hong-Peng was born and raised in Qingyang, Gansu province. He graduated from Lanzhou Jiaotong University with a M.S in Chemical Engineering. In the 2021, he joined the lab of Professor Zhao at Shaanxi Normal University to study the total synthesis of natural products.

Zhi-Qi Cao (MS in Chemistry)

Email: czq276855543@163.com, Zhizhi Building RM1749-1750

Zhi-Qi was born and raised in Yinchuan, Ningxia province. He graduated from Ning Xia University with a M.S in Chemistry. In the 2021, he joined the lab of Professor Zhao at Shaanxi Normal University.

Long Meng (MS in Chemistry)

Email:menglinglong9527@163.com, Zhizhi Building RM1715

Long was born and raised in Jinan, Shandong province. He graduated from Shandong University of Technology with a M.S. in chemistry. In the fall of 2020, he joined the lab of Professor Zhao at Shaanxi Normal University to pursue his synthetic dream.

Xia Ma (BS in Chemistry)

Email: mxlyyqx@163.com; Zhizhi Building RM1749-1750

Xia was born and raised in Zhangye, a beautiful city in Gansu. She received her bachelor’s degree from Shaanxi Normal University. In the fall of 2020, She joined the research team of Professor Zhao to pursue her synthetic dream.

Zhi-Hua Ma (BS in Chemistry)

Email: mzh970904@163.com; Zhizhi Building RM1715

Zhi-Hua was born and raised in Datong, Shanxi province, China. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Shanxi Normal University where she worked under Professor Minggen Zhao on organic synthetic methodology. She began her graduate studies in the summer of 2020. Outside of lab she loves reading books and science fiction novels.

Ya-Kui Sun (BS in Chemistry)

Email: 41607176@snnu.edu.cn; Zhizhi Building RM1715

Ya-Kui was born and raised in Huini, Gansu province, China. He graduated with his undergraduate degree from Shaanxi Normal University in the summer of 2020. In September of the same year, he joined in Professor Zhao group at Shaanxi Normal University to study for a master’s degree.

Qin Zhou (BS in Chemistry)

Email: zhouqin2089@163.com; Zhizhi Building RM1749-1750

Qin was born and raised in Bijie, Guizhou province, China. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Ningxia University where she worked under Professor Peiming Gu on organic synthetic methodology. She began her graduate studies in the summer of 2019.

Yang-Yang Cheng (BS in Chemistry)

Email:  y15034292478@163.com; Zhizhi Building RM1749-1750

Yang was born in Luliang, Shanxi province, China. She graduated from Inner Mongolia Normal University and conducted transesterification reaction under the guidance of Professor Yongsheng Bao. She began her graduate studies in 2021.

Lily Liu (BS in Chemistry)

Email: liulldeyouxiang@163.com; Zhizhi Building RM1749-1750

Lily Liu was born and raised in Xinzhou, Shanxi province, China. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Xinzhou Normal University where she worked under Professor Manxiu Li on analytical chemistry. She began her graduate studies in the summer of 2021.

Lan-Qing Lv (BS in Chemistry)

Email: lvlanqing2021@163.com; Zhizhi Building RM1715

Lanqing was born and raised in Yuncheng, Shanxi province, China. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Taiyuan Normal University where she worked under Professor Yaohua Liu on chemistry. She began her graduate studies in the summer of 2021.

Yumeng Xin (B.S. in Chemistry)

Email: taylor1989x@163.com; Zhizhi Building RM1715

Yumeng was born and raised in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China. She graduated with her undergraduate degree from Northwest University where she worked under Professor Jianli Li. She became a graduate student in Shaanxi Normal University in the fall of 2021 to start a new period of learning and researching.