Organic Chemistry Frontiers warmly congratulates Zhang-Jie Shi, the Editorial Board member of the journal, on being awarded the Mr. and Mrs. Sun Chan Memorial Award in Organic Chemistry at the 13th International Symposium for Chinese Organic Chemists (ISCOC-13) held in Xiamen University, China from 19th -22nd December, 2014.
Professor Zhang-Jie Shi
Dr. Shi, Professor in Chemistry from Peking University, is now serving as an Editorial Board member of Organic Chemistry Frontiers. He received a BS degree in 1996 from the Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University. He further joined Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIOC, CAS) and obtained his PhD degree (2001) under the supervision of Professor Shengming Ma. He then moved to Harvard University as a postdoctoral researcher with Professor Gregory Verdine and later as a research associate with Professor Chuan He at the University of Chicago. In 2004, he joined the faculty of College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Peking University and was promoted to full professor in 2008.
He has received many international awards, including the Mr. and Mrs. Sun Chan Memorial Award in 2014, OMCOS Award in 2013, and Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in 2011 where he was the inaugural Asian recipient.
Dr. Shi was recognized for his seminal contribution in organometallic chemistry and catalysis, especially in the field of the activation of “inert” bonds and small molecules. So far, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers which have been cited over 7,100 times by others.
To find out more about Dr. Shi’s research, please take a look at his publications on the Royal Society of Chemistry journals in the past 12 months:
Direct amidation of the phenylalanine moiety in short peptides via Pd-catalyzed C–H activation/C–N formation
Org. Chem. Front., 2015,2, 51-54
Direct Cross Coupling of Benzyl Alcohols to Construct Diarylmethanes via Palladium Catalysis
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
Controllable mono-/di-alkenylation of aryl alkyl thioethers tuned by oxidants via Pd-catalysis
Org. Chem. Front., 2014,1, 1096-1100
Direct alkenyl C–H functionalization of cyclic enamines with carboxylic acids via Rh catalysis assisted by hydrogen bonding
Org. Chem. Front., 2014,1, 634-638
Transition metal-catalyzed direct nucleophilic addition of C–H bonds to carbon–heteroatom double bonds
Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 2146-2159
Palladium-catalyzed base-accelerated direct C–H bond alkenylation of phenols to synthesize coumarin derivatives
Org. Chem. Front., 2014,1, 44-49
Zhang-Jie Shi (middle) with the session Chairs Li-Xin Dai (left) and Henry N. C. Wong (right)
Zhang-Jie Shi was delivering a lecture on 'Direct Transformations of Unreactive Chemical Bonds' at the closing ceremony
ISCOC and the Mr. and Mrs. Sun Chan Memorial Award in Organic Chemistry
Starting in 1990, the International Symposium for Chinese Organic Chemists (ISCOC) took place every other year and has become an important platform for bringing together worldwide Chinese chemists to exchange their scientific findings, cultivate mutual understandings, and foster possible collaborations.
The Mr. and Mrs. Sun Chan Memorial Award in Organic Chemistry was established by Professor Sunney Chan, director of the Institute of Chemistry of Academia Sinica in Taiwan, to recognize outstanding organic chemists under the age of 40 during ISCOC.
Organic Chemistry Frontiers is a proud supporter of ISCOC-13, sponsoring the poster prizes, the winners of which received a certificate and a copy of book from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s popular chemistry collection.