Professor Qi-Lin Zhou

Nankai University, China

Professor of Chemistry
Inst. Elemento-org. Chem.
College of Chemistry
Nankai University
Tianjin 300071, China

Qi-Lin Zhou graduated from Chemistry Department, Lanzhou University in 1982 and received PhD degree from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (under the supervision of Prof. Yao-Zeng Huang) in 1987. After several years of postdoctoral research in Europe (with Prof. Klaus Müllen and Prof. Andreas Pfaltz) and USA (with prof. Michael Doyle), he joined the Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science and Technology in 1996. In 1999, he moved to College of Chemistry, Nankai University as a Cheung Kong Scholar. He was elected academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. He was elected vice president of the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) in 2010. His research interests include organometallics, asymmetric catalysis, organic synthetic methodology, and synthesis of biologically active compounds. He developed chiral spiro catalysts, which show high efficiency and high enantioselectivity in various asymmetric transformations. He has published more than 280 papers in chemistry journals, 16 books and chapters, and 34 patents. He won the Prize for Creation in Organic Synthesis (CCS, 2005), Yao-Zeng Huang Prize of Organometallics (CCS, 2006), the Prize of Chiral Chemistry (CCS, 2012), Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (2013), Novatis Lecturer at the Scripps Research Institute (2014), Boehringer-Ingelheim Lecturer at California Institute of Technology (2017), Future Science Prize—Physical Science Prize (2018), and the first Prize of the National Natural Science Award (China 2019). He is the editor-in-chief of Acta Chimica Sinica, associate editor of CCS Chemistry, and the editorial and advisory board members of 15 international journals including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chem. Sci. and J. Org. Chem.