Jian HE

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California Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Fellow (2016–2019)
Advisor: J. C. Peters

The Scripps Research Institute
Ph.D. in Chemistry (2011–2016)
Advisor: J.-Q. Yu

Zhejiang University
B.S. in Chemistry (2007–2011)
Advisor: S. Ma



Jian received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry with highest honors from Zhejiang University, where he conducted research under the direction of Prof. Shengming Ma. In 2011, he moved to the Scripps Research Institute to pursue his graduate studies under the supervision of Prof. Jin-Quan Yu. After completing a two-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Jonas C. Peters at Caltech, Jian joined the faculty at The University of Hong Kong in August of 2019. His research interests lie at the interface of organometallic chemistry, organic synthesis, catalysis, synthetic biology, and materials science. Outside of the lab, Jian enjoys eating delicious food, watching movies, and travelling with his wife and parents.



• IUPAC-Solvay Honorable Mention Prize, 2017
• Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, 2015
• ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award, 2015
• Reaxys PhD Prize, Finalist, Elsevier, 2015
• International Precious Metals Institute Student Award, 2015
• The Alfred R. Bader Award for Student Innovation, 2014
• Dean’s Fellowship, The Scripps Research Institute, 2011–2013
• Outstanding Graduate Award, Zhejiang Province, 2011
• Distinguished Thesis Award, Zhejiang University, 2011
• First Prize in the National Chemistry Experiment Competition, 2010
• National Scholarship (top 1%), Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, twice, 2008–2010
• First-Class Scholarship for Excellence in Research and Innovation (top 2%), Zhejiang University, 2010
• First-Class National Talent Cultivation Base Fellowship (top 2%), Zhejiang University, 2008–2010
• First-Class Scholarship for Outstanding Students (top 2%), Zhejiang University, three times, 2007–2010

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