received a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Stanford University in 1993 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley from 1993-1995. He has been full professor of McGill University since 2010 and was named a James McGill Professor of Chemistry in 2011. Research in his group focuses on the discovery and mechanistic understanding of new approaches to chemical synthesis by transition metal catalysis. Professor Arndtsen is the recipient of a DuPont Aid in Education Award and recieved an NSERC Accelerator Grant for Exceptional New Opportunities.
Liu-Zhu Gong received his Ph.D. from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2000. Then, he worked at Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences initially as an assistant professor and was promoted to professor in 2001. Since 2006, he has been a full professor of University of Science and Technology of China. He was appointed a Cheung Kong Scholar Professor of organic chemistry in 2007. His research interest has been continuously focused on the asymmetric organocatalysis combined with metal catalysis, asymmetric organocatalysis, and total synthesis of natural products.
Enamine/Transition Metal Combined Catalysis: Catalytic Transformations Involving Organometallic Electrophilic Intermediates.- Asymmetric Reactions Enabled by Cooperative Enantioselective Amino- and Lewis Acid Catalysis.- Organocatalysis Combined with Photocatalysis.- N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC)/Metal Cooperative Catalysis.- Tertiary Amine Lewis Base Catalysis in Combination with Transition Metal Catalysis.- Cationic Organic Catalysts or Ligands in Concert with Metal Catalysts.- Recent Advances in First-Row Transition Metal/Chiral Phosphoric Acid Combined Catalysis.- Recent Progress in Asymmetric Relay Catalysis of Metal Complex with Chiral Phosphoric Acid.