I am currently teaching two sections of sophomore Organic Chemistry (CHEM 227 or CHEM 228) and one section of Organic Synthesis and Analysis IV (CHEM 234) for Chemistry majors. I also supervise several sections of Organic Chemistry Labs for non-majors (CHEM 237 or CHEM 238) each Fall and Spring semesters. Organic chemistry is so closely related to our daily life, I’d like to share with my students how to convert the in-class knowledge into practical performance. I enjoy teaching and feel teaching is a mutual intellectual exchange where both sides can improve.
My research interests are related to porhyrin based material chemistry. I have worked on the method development and synthesis of new type of pi-extended porphyrins including triphenylene-fused porphyrins, water soluble ionic tetrabenzoporphyrins as well as pentacene-fused diporphyrins. Those porphyrins are excellent organic materials that could be used in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), photodynamic therapy (PDT), self-assemble nanomaterials and so on.
Ph.D., Miami University