Wen-Xiong Zhang was born in 1972 in Hunan Province, China. He received his B.S. degree from Hunan Normal University in 1996, his M.S. degree from Guangxi Normal University in 1999, and his Ph.D. degree from Nankai University, Tianjin, China under the supervision of Professor Licheng Song in 2003. He carried out postdoctoral research at Peking University with Professor Zhenfeng Xi in 2002, and during this period, he had a three-month visit as a JST researcher with Professor Tamotsu Takahashi at Hokkaido University, Japan. In 2004, he moved to the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Riken, Japan as a Contract Researcher with Chief Scientist Zhaomin Hou. In 2007, he joined the College of Chemistry at Peking University where he is now an Associate Professor. His research focuses on structural characterization of active reaction intermediates in metal-mediated or -catalyzed organic synthesis and small molecule activation of novel organo rare earth metal compounds.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2012