Prof. Aiwen Lei

College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences
Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072 (P. R. China)
Fax: (+86)27-6875-4672
E-mail: aiwenlei☆whu.edu.cn
Prof. Aiwen Lei (08/1973)

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Education

Ph. D., Organic Chemistry, July, 2000, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), China Supervisor – Prof. Xiyan Lu
B.S., Chemistry Education, July, 1995, Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei, AnHui Province, P. R. China
Research Interest

  •  Small molecule (such as CO, O2, N2O, H2O2, NH3, ClO2-, etc.) activation with an emphasis on applying such molecules in efficient synthetic methods
  • Developing highly selective and efficient transition-metal-catalyzed C-C, and C-Heteroatom bond formation in syntheses
  • Mechanistic studies including kinetic and active intermediate studies

Research Experience

  • 2005.3- Professor of Wuhan University
  • 2003.8-2005.3, Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, with Professor James, P. Collman
  • 2000.8-2003.8 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, the Pennsylvania State University, with Professor Xumu Zhang
  • 1995.9-2000.7 Graduate Studies, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS, China (SIOC)

Selected Awards

Asian Rising Stars (15th ACC Meeting), 2013
Hubei Province Youth Medal, 2013
First Class Prize of Hubei Province Natural Science Award, 2012
Eli Lilly Scientific Excellence Award in Chemistry, 2011
Lectureship Award under the New Phase Asian Core Program on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia, Singapore, 2011
Lectureship Award under the New Phase Asian Core Program on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia, Japan, 2011
National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, China, 2010
CAPA (Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association) Distinguished Faculty Award, 2009
Chinese Chemistry Society-John Wiley Young Chemist Award, 2008
Royal Society Chemistry Journal Grant, 2008
Synthesis & Synlett Journal Award, 2008
Wuxi Pharmtech Biological & Organic Creative Award, 2007
Luojia Scholarship Professor (Wuhan University), 2007-
Outstanding Young Scientist of Hubei Province, 2006

Publications during Independent Research

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Book Chapters

1) Lei, A. W.; Jin, L. Q. Case Study of Mechanisms in Synthetic Reactions in Organic
Chemistry  Breakthroughs and Perspectives, eds. Ding, K. L.; Dai, L.X. Wiley-
VCH, Weinheim, 2012, August

2) Lei, A. W.; Zhang, H. Transition Metal-Catalysed Direct Arylation of Unactivated Arenes with Aryl Halides in C-H and C-X Bond Functionalization: Transition Metal Mediation,Ed. Ribas, X. RSC, 2013

3) He, C.; Lei, A. W. Application of Nontoxic Iron Salts in Oxidative C-C Coupling Reactions in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II, eds. Reedijk, J. and Poeppelmeier, K., Vol 6. Oxford: Elsevier; 2013. p. 521-547.

Publications before Independent Research

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Invited Lectures

1) 14th National Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, Suzhou, 2006, 10, 23
2) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 2007, 2, 1
3) ACS National Meeting for Chicago, 2007, 3, 29
4) Merck, US, 2007, 3, 30
5) ACS Meeting, India, 2007, 4, 13
6) WuXi AppTec, Shanghai, 2007, 8, 17
7) 3rd Asian Symposium on Advanced Organic Synthesis, Kyoto, 2007, 11, 8
8) 7th Tateshina Conference on Organic Chemistry, Tateshina, Japan, 2007, 11, 9
9) Shenzhen, 2007, 12, 12
10) 2007 International Symposium on Catalysis and Fine Chemicals, Singapore, 2007,
12, 17
11) University of Illinois, US, 2008, 5, 14
12) Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting, New York, 2008, 5, 17
13) MIT, US, 2008, 5, 21
14) 3rd International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia, Hangzhou,
2008, 10, 19
15) 15th National Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, Nanjing, 2008, 10, 23
16) RSC, UK, 2008, 10, 26
17) 6th Jianghuai symposium on organic chemistry, Huaibei, 2008, 11, 8
18) Nankai University, Tianjin, 2008, 12, 5
19) Keda, 2009, 6, 2
20) The 5th SINO-US Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Lanzhou, 2009, 6, 30
21) 8th Mainland-Taiwan conference on catalysis, Lanzhou, 2009, 8, 10
22) 1stWuhan-Hefei-Nanjing symposium of organic chemistry, Wuhan, 2009, 8, 16
23) 6th National Conference on Organic Chemistry, Xiˇan, 2009, 8, 19
24) Chengdu, 2009, 9, 9
25) University of Valloliode, Spain, 2009, 9, 22
26) Durham University, UK, 2009, 9, 24
27) York University, UK, 2009, 9, 25
28) Leibniz-Institut fur Katalyse, German, 2009, 9, 28
29) Lonza Company, Switzerland, 2009, 9, 30
30) Renns University, France, 2009, 10, 5
31) LMU Munich, German, 2009, 10, 7
32) 5th Sino-Japanese Symposium on Organic Chemistry for Young Scientists, Chengdu,
2009, 10, 10
33) 11th National Conference on Homogeneous Coordination Catalysis, Changsha, 2009,
10, 17
34) 2nd Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry, Nanjing, 2009, 11, 2
35) West Virginal University, USA, 2009, 11, 11
36) GSK, USA, 2009, 11, 17
37) Lonza, Guangzhou, 2009, 12, 9
38) Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS, Shanghai, 2009, 12, 14
39) Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 2010, 5, 12
40) Hunan Normal University, Changcha, 2010, 5, 17
41) 6th Sino-US Conference of Chemistry Professors, Hangzhou, 2010, 6, 15
42) 11th Tetrahedron Symposia, Beijing, 2010, 6, 22
43) 2010 Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference, US, 2010, 7, 11
44) Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Lanzhou, 2010, 7, 26
45) 3rd Sino-German Frontiers of Chemistry Symposium, Kloster Seeon, Germany,
2010, 8, 14
46) Dalton Discussion 12: catalytic C-H and C-X bond activation, Keynote Leuture,
Durham University, UK, 2010, 9, 13
47) University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, 2010, 9, 16
48) Sino-Japan, Tianjin, 2010,9,26
49) 4th International Forum on Homogeneous Catalysis and The First China-Canada
Bilateral Symposium on Catalysis, Kunming, 2010,10,8
50) 2nd International Symposium on Organic Synthesis and Drug Development, Nanjing,
2010, 10, 16
51) 6th Bilateral Sino-Australia Organic Chemistry Symposium, Huangshan, 2010,10,19
52) 16th National Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, Wenzhou 2010, 10, 23
53) 11th International Symposium for Chinese Organic Chemists and 8th International
Symposium for Chinese Inorganic Chemists, Taipei, 2010, 10, 25
54) East China Normal University, Shanghai, 2010, 11, 8
55) Shanghai University, Shanghai, 2010, 11, 8
56) Paris, France 2010,11,15
57) Lausanne 2010,11,23
58) Marseille, France 2010,11,25
59) Guangzhou, 2010,11,30
60) Mini-Symposium of Catalysis in Wuhan University, Wuhan, 2011, 1, 23
61) Shenzhen Graduate School of Peking University, Shenzhen, 2011, 4, 21
62) Hubei University, Wuhan, 2011, 4, 27
63) Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, 2011, 5, 3
64) BASF, New Jersey, 2011, 5, 9
65) Rutgers University, Rutgers, 2011, 5, 13
66) Argonne National Laboratory, 2011, 5, 17
67) Peking University, Beijing, 2011, 5, 27
68) School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 2011, 6, 7
69) Eli Lilly and Company, Shanghai, 2011, 6, 13
70) King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, 2011,
6, 25
71) 7th Sino-US Sino-US Conference of Chemistry Professors, Guiyang, 2011, 6, 30
72) BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis, Beijing, 2011,
8, 9
73) Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Lanzhou, 2011, 8, 12
74) 1st Symposium on “New Frontiers in Organic Chemistry : Towards
Cleaner, Greener Chemical Processes”, Beijing, 2011, 9, 4
75) IME Boron XIV Conference, Canada, 2011, 9, 13
76) 12th National Conference of Homogeneous Catalysis, Chengdu, 2011, 10, 10
77) Zhejiang University of Technology, 2011, 10, 18,
78) The 7th National Conference of Organic Chemistry, Nanjing, 2011, 11, 13
79) 2nd International Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry, Singapore, 2011, 11,15
80) South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, 2011, 11, 24
81) The 9th National Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry, Shenzhen, 2011, 12, 3
82) 6th International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia(ICCEOCA-6), Asian Core Program (ACP), Hongkong, 2011, 12, 14
83) Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, 2011, 12, 20
84) Institute of Chemistry, CAS, Beijing, 2011, 12, 23
85) Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS, 2011, 12, 23
86) Zhejiang University, 2012, 12, 27
87) Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, 2011, 12, 28
88) 8th CRC International Symposium on Organometallics & Catalysis, Toronto, 2012, 2,4
89) JSPS lecture, Nagoya University, Nagoya, 2012, 3, 2
90) JSPS lecture, Gakushuin University, Tokyo, 2012, 3, 5
91) JSPS lecture, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, 2012, 3, 6
92) JSPS lecture, Tokyo University, Tokyo, 2012, 3, 8
93) JSPS lecture, Riken, Tokyo, 2012, 3, 9
94) JSPS lecture, Kyoto University (Katsura Campus), Kyoto, 2012, 3, 12
95) JSPS lecture, Kyoto University (Uji Campus), Kyoto, 2012, 3, 13
96) JSPS lecture, Osaka University, Osaka, 2012, 3, 15
97) JSPS lecture, Okayama University, Okayama, 2012, 3, 16
98) JSPS lecture, Institute of olecular Science, Nagoya, 2012, 3, 19
99) University of California, Riverside, 2012, 4, 20
100) Eli Lilly, Indiana, 2012, 5, 15
101) East China Normal University, Shanghai, 2012, 6, 22
102) Renns University, France, 2012, 6, 29
103) 15th International Congress on Catalysis, Munich, Germany, 2012, 7, 4
104) 10th National Conference on Organic Synthetic Chemistry, Changchun, 2012, 8, 2
105) Nanjing University, Nanjing, 2012, 9, 22
106) Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, 2012, 9, 23
107) Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, 2012, 11, 13
108) Northwest A&F university, Xi’an, 2012, 11, 27
109) Northwest University, Xi’an, 2012, 11, 28
110) Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, 2012, 11, 28
111) Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, 2012, 11, 29111) Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, 2012, 11, 29
112) Hunan University, Changsha, 2012, 12, 1
113) Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain, 2012, 12, 17
114) Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse, German, 2012, 12, 19
115) National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2013, 2, 21
116) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2013, 2, 22
117) Central South University, Changsha, 2013, 3, 11
118) Mettler Toledo, Shanghai, 2013, 3, 13
119) Mettler Toledo, Beijing, 2013, 3, 15120) Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Lanzhou, 2013, 3, 15
120)Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Lanzhou, 2013, 3, 16
121)Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2013, 4, 29
122)City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2013, 4, 30
123)University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2013, 5, 2
124)Northeastern Normal University, Jilin, 2013, 5, 30
125)South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, 2013, 6, 5
126)Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, 2013, 6, 13
127)The 9th Sino-US Chemistry Professors Conference, Chengdu, 2013, 7, 12
128)The 7th China-Korea Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Xi’an, 2013, 7, 15
129)OMCOS 17, Fort Collins, 2013, 8, 1
130)The 15th Asian Chemical Congress, Singapore, 2013, 8, 21
131)2nd Canada-China Workshop on Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Canada, 2013, 9, 6
132)The 10th  National Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry, Hefei, 2013, 9, 14
133) The 13th National Conference on Homogeneous catalysis, 2013, 9, 26
134) Beijing Symposium 2013 on “New Frontiers in Organic Chemistry: New Reagents, New Reactions”, Beijing, 2013, 10,10
135) The 8th National Organic Chemistry Conference, Chongqing, 2013, 10, 18
136) Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 2013, 11, 4
137) The 11th Jianghuai Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Huaibei, 2013, 11, 10
138) Tsing Hua University, Beijing, 2013, 11, 15
139) Xiamen University, Xiamen, 2013, 11, 21
140) Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, 2013, 11, 22
141) University of Heidelberg, 2013.11.27
142) BASF, Ludwigshafen, 2013.11.28
143) University of Aachen, Aachen, 2013. 11. 29
144) University of Münster, Münster, 2013. 12. 1
145) University of Göttingen, Göttingen, 2013. 12 .2
146) Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse, Rostock,2013.12.10
147) University of Münster, Münster, 2013. 12. 13
148) Leshan Normal University, Leshan, 2013.12.20
149) Nanchang University, Nanchang, 2014, 1, 3
150) National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, 2014, 2, 11
151) National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, 2014, 2, 12
152) National Taiwan University, 2014, 2, 14
153) Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, 2014, 2, 27
154) Nanchang University, Nanchang, 2014, 2, 28
155) 247 ACS meeting, 2014, 3, 18
156) National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, 2014, 5, 15
157)International Conference on Catalysis, Beijing, 2014, 6, 13
158) EuCheMS Conference on Organic Free Radicals, Prague, 2014, 6, 29
159) 2nd International Symposium on C-H bond activation, Rennes, France, 2014.7.2
160) 26th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC2014), Sapporo,Japan,2014, 7, 17
161) 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, Singapore, 2014, 7, 21
162) International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry,Ottawa,Canada, 2014.8.11

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