Interview with Junfeng Zhao

This Young Career Focus presents Junfeng Zhao (Jiangxi Normal University, P. R. of China).

Junfeng Zhao obtained his Bachelor’s degree and M.Sc. degree from Beijing Normal University (P. R. of China, 2001) and Central China Normal University (P. R. of China, 2005, respectively. He then pursued his PhD studies with Professor Liuzhu Gong at Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS (P. R. of China or one year before moving to Singapore, where he received his PhD in 2010 under the guidance of Professor Teckpeng Loh at Nanyang Technological University. After postdoctoral research at Nanyang Technological University, University of Bonn (Germany) and University of Münster (Germany) from 2010 to 2013, he moved to The University of Hong Kong (P. R. of China) where he worked as a research assistant professor in Professor Dan Yang’s group. In 2014 he started his independent career at Jiangxi Normal University (P. R. of China) as a full professor. He received awards including the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad (2009), the research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2010), the Reaxys PhD Prize Finalist (2011), the Thieme Chemistry Journals Award (2018), and the Distinguished Lectureship Award of The Chemical Society of Japan (2019).

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