Technical Interests

  • Synthetic methodology development
  • Natural product synthesis
  • Bioorthogonal reactions for protein identification
  • Development of bio-based new materials

Education

  • Post-Doctoral – Organic Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2006
  • Ph.D. – Chemistry, Wayne State University, 2003
  • B.S. – Chemistry, Nankai University, China, 1995

Professional Experience

  • 2015 – present, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2011 – 2014, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2006 – 2011, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Publications

  • Liu, X., Y. Wang, Y. Cao, V. Yadama, M. Xian and J. Zhang. 2011. Study of dextrin-derived curing agent for waterborne epoxy adhesive. Carbohydrate Polymers. 83(3):1180-1184.