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Dr. Zhe Dong

Dr. Zhe Dong

Zhe was born in Hefei, a small city in the east part of China and grew up in Shanghai. He obtained his bachelor degree study from Peking University at 2012.  He performed his undergraduate years in the lab of Prof. Zhi-Xiang Yu focusing on the development of gold catalyzed tandem cyclization. In 2012, Zhe went to Austin, the capital of lone star state and start his graduate research at UTAustin. He joined the lab of Prof. Guangbin Dong. In the summer of 2016, Zhe moved from UTAustin to Uchicago together with the whole Dong group. His doctoral research focus on palladium norbornene cooperative catalysis. Zhe obtained his Ph.D. in the spring of 2018 and became the first Ph.D. student spent more than five years in the Dong group.  Fascinated by the power of single electron transfer, Zhe moved to the east coast and began his postdoctoral studies in the MacMillan lab in the April 2018.

Fun Facts
  • Even though Zhe spent four years as an undergraduate in Beijing, he has never visited the Forbidden City, Great Wall, or Summer Palace.
  • Before Zhe come to the Princeton for the interview, he had only visited two cities in the United States: Austin and Chicago.