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    Wei Zhang, PhD

    Professor and Director of the Center for Green Chemistry
    Department of Chemistry
    University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, MA 02125
    Office: S-1-147
    Tel: (617)-287-6147; Fax: (617)-287-6030

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Received 2015 International Fluorous Technology Award
  • Over 180 publications including 3 in Chemical Reviews, 4 Tetrahedron Reports, 2 books and 12 book chapters
  • Top three most published authors in fluorous chemistry (with Profs. Dennis P. Curran and John Gladysz)
  • Over 5,000 citations (H-Index 40), the top 1% of the cited authors for journals in the life sciences
  • Over $5 million NIH and other research funding
  • Over 170 oral presentations
  • EDUCATION
  • 1993 - 1995 Postdoctoral Fellow (Advisor Prof. Paul Dowd), Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1989 - 1993 PhD in Organic Chemistry (Advisor Prof. Paul Dowd), Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1978 - 1982 BS in Chemistry (Analytical), Nanjing University, China
  • POSITIONS
  • 2013 - Professor and Director of the Center for Green Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA
  • 2008 - 2013 Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Green Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA
  • 2004 - 2008 Director of Discovery Chemistry, Fluorous Technologies, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2001 - 2004 Senior Scientist/Head of Combinatorial Chemistry, Fluorous Technologies, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1995 - 2001 Research Chemist/Section Chemist, DuPont Agricultural Products, Newark, DE
  • 1993 - 1995 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1989 - 1993 Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1982 - 1989 Analytical Lab Group Leader, Jiangsu Pesticide Research Institute, Nanjing, China
  • OTHER POSITIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
  • 2017 - Guest Professor, Zhejiang Normal University
  • 2015 - Faculty member, Entrepreneurship Center, College of Management, UMass Boston
  • 2014 - Guest Professor, Shanghai Institute of Technology
  • 2013 - Adjunt faculty, The Center and Institutes Committee for the School for the Environment, UMass Boston
  • 2012 - Board member, ACS Green Chemistry Institute Curriculum Committee
  • 2011 - Faculty advisory board member, Green Chemistry Commitment
  • 2011 - Core member, Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness, UMass Boston
  • 2011 - Member, University of Massachusetts Memorial Cancer Center of Excellence (UMMCCoE), MA
  • 2009 - Member, University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS), MA
  • 2009 - Visiting Professor (Prof. Dennis Curran's Lab), University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2008 - Associate member, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA
  • 2008 - Guest Professor, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Jiangsu, China
  • 2008 - Guest Professor, Chien-Shiung Institute of Technology, Jiangsu, China
  • EDITORIAL POSITIONS
  • 2016 - Section Editorial Board for 'Green Chemistry', Molecules (MDPI AG)
  • 2015 - Editorial Board, Green Synthesis Book Series (CRC Press)
  • 2015 - Editorial Advisory Board, Molecular Diversity (Springer)
  • 2014 - Co-Editor-in-Chief, Current Green Chemistry (Bentham Science Publishers)
  • 2012 - Editor, Green Processing and Synthesis (De Gruyter, Germany)
  • 2011 - Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Combinatorial Science
  • 2010 - 2011 Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry
  • 2007 - 2015 Associate Editor, Molecular Diversity (Springer)
  • 2006 Guest Editor, QSAR & Combinatorial Science, special issue on Fluorous Synthesis
  • ORGANIZED CONFERENCES
  • 2017 Co-Chair, 7th Int. Symposium on Fluorous Technology (ISoFT'17), Boston
  • 2016 Organizing committee, International Conference on Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2016 Organizing committee, International Conference on Applied Chemistry, Houston
  • 2016 International Advisory Board, Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress, Boston
  • 2015 Co-Chair, Symposium "New Green Techniques for Medicinal Chemistry", PacifiChem, Hawaii
  • 2015 Organizing committee, 2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry, Florida
  • 2015 Co-Chair, 3nd Annual Symposium and Workshop of the Global Green Chemistry Centres (G2C2) Network, Boston
  • 2015 International Advisory Board, Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress, Boston
  • 2014 Session Chair, BIT's 5th Annual International Congress of Medichem, Suzhou, China
  • 2014 International Advisory Board, Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress, Boston
  • 2014 Session Chair, BIT's 3rd Annual Congress and EXPO of Advanced Materials, Chongqing, China
  • 2013 Session Co-Chair, Green Techniques for Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress, Boston
  • 2010 Co-Chair, 3rd Int. Symposium on Green Processing in the Pharmaceutical & Fine Chemical Industries, Boston
  • 2009 Organizing committee, 3rd Int. Symposium on Fluorous Technology (ISoFT'09), Wyoming
  • AWARDS AND HONORS
  • 2017&2016 Review panel, US Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, Whashigton DC
  • 2016 Plenary Speaker, Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress 2016, Boston MA
  • 2016 Plenary Speaker, 1st International Conference on Applied Chemistry, Hurghada, Egypt
  • 2015 International Fluorous Technologies Award and Plenary Speaker, ISOFT2015, Como, Italy
  • 2015 Plenary Speaker, 5th International Conference for Young Chemists, Penang, Malaysia
  • 2015 UMass Boston Outstanding Faculty
  • 2015 Earth Day month invited speaker at Harvard University, Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department
  • 2015 Plenary Speaker, 13th IBN SINA International Conference on Pure and Applied Heterocyclic Chemistry, Hurghada, Egypt
  • 2013 Keynote Speaker, International Workshop on Organofluorine Chemistry 2013, Nanjing, China
  • 2012 Keynote Speaker, 5th Symposium on Fluorous Science, Japan
  • 2011 Plenary Speaker, 4th International Symposium on Fluorous Technologies, Hong Kong
  • 2010 North American delegation member of DAAD Scince Tour 2010, German Academic Exchange Service
  • 2010 Visiting Lecture Award, Chemistry Research Promotion Center, Taiwan
  • 2008 Tetrahedron Top 50 Most Cited Articles (2005-2008) Award
  • 2007 Tetrahedron Letters Top 50 most Cited Articles (2004-2007) Award
  • 2007 Best Poster Award, Combinatorial Chemistry Gordon Research Conference, New Hampshire
  • 2006 Tetrahedron Top 50 Most Cited Articles (2003-2006) Award
  • 2006 Best Poster Award, Int. Symposium Chem. Biology & Combinatorial Chem. Jinan, China
  • 2005 Top 1% of the cited authors for journals in the Life Sciences, Essential Science Indicators
  • 2003 Best Poster Award, CHI Conference on Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis, San Diego
  • 2003 GlaxoSmithKline HIV Drug Discovery and Development Research Award
  • 1998 DuPont Agricultural Products, Global Technology Accomplishment Award, Delaware