Yuxuan (Scott) Zhuang

UPPSALA UNIVERSITY | Yuxuan.Zhuang.0303@student.uu.se

ABOUT

My name is Yuxuan (Scott) Zhuang. Currently, I am a master student, majoring in chemistry, at Uppsala University. To my mind, chemistry is not only a process of discovery, but also a process of creation. I love chemistry and am willing to experience the pleasure of discovery and creation in chemistry world.

Check my blog: http://wsygzyx.com

Also here!

EDUCATION

M.Sc. in Bio- and Nano Material, Chemistry
Uppsala University
2-Year Program

SEP 2016 - CURRENT
Expected Graduation Date: JUL 2018
IN PROGRESS

B.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, Chemistry
University of Science and Technology of China
4-Year Program

SEP 2012 - JUN 2016



Research Experience

Palladium-Catalyzed Intramolecular C–N Bond Cleavage using judious choice of Base and Ligand resulting in four Controllable Diverse Pathways
Under the supervision of Prof. Teck-Peng Loh and Prof. Yunhe Xu
USTC

Assisting senior group members, I started my first year in the lab when I was a sophomore. I learned the basic lab skills and started reading papers to prepare for independent research.

OCT 2013 - SEP 2014

Palladium-Catalyzed Domino Reaction of Phenylacetylene and Acrylate
Under the supervision of Prof. Teck-Peng Loh and Prof. Yunhe Xu
USTC

After one year preparation, I started my first independent project, using phenylacetylene and acrylate to form a complex molecule which undergoes an unknown mechanism.

JUN 2014 - JAN 2015

Palladium-Catalyzed Difunctionalization of Internal Alkynes, with allylic alcohol: Synthesis of Multi-Substituted Pyrones
Under the supervision of Prof. Teck-Peng Loh and Prof. Yunhe Xu
USTC

It is a good way to synthesis pyrone, but there are still some problems to be solved. I am now working them out.

DEC 2014 - JUN 2016

Copper-Catalyzed Selective Hydrosilylation of E-4-Alken-2-ynoate with Silylboronate
Under the supervision of Prof. Teck-Peng Loh and Prof. Yunhe Xu
USTC

It is the project of bachelor thesis.

JAN 2016 - JUN 2016

Research Experience in other fields

Robogame USTC Robot Competition
Under the supervision of Prof. Chun Shi
Collaborating with Peiliang Li, Junchen Guo, Zhenhao Zhang, Hongrui Huang
USTC

I am in charge of the software development and interface design of an intelligent domestic service robot.

JUN 2013 - OCT 2013

Publication(s)

Pd-Catalyzed Intramolecular C–N Bond Cleavage, 1,4-Migration, sp3 C–H Activation, and Heck Reaction: Four Controllable Diverse Pathways Depending on the Judicious Choice of the Base and Ligand.
Wang, M.; Zhang, X.; Zhuang, Y.-X.; Xu, Y.-H.; Loh, T.-P.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 1341–1347.



CHEMISTRY SKILLS

Basic skills


Paper Reading


Gaussian Calculation



COMPUTER SKILLS

C


Python


C#


HTML/CSS


Mathematica


Photoshop



My Group Meeting Slides


Total Synthesis of (+)-Omphadiol



Chiral Sulfoxide Ligands for Asymmetric Catalysis



Total Synthesis of (-)-Conophylline and (-)-Conophyllidine



    Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Allylic Alkylations through C–H Activation

OTHERS

I love photography. Currently I am in charge of College Photography Association of USTC and am a college journalist, helping USTC News Center with the publicity.


I love reading books about art, which can provide me with a new sight of research. I think chemistry is, from a certain point of view, an artistic tool to describe the nature and paint our world.

I also like playing badminton, cooking and travelling.

CONTACT

Email
Yuxuan.Zhuang.0303@student.uu.se

Address
Uppsala University
Uppsala
Sweden
Postal 75261

Phone
+46 703580364

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