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    Wei Zhang, PhD

    Professor and Director of the Center for Green Chemistry
    Department of Chemistry
    Professor of School of Environment, Adjunct
    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 160 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