Lei Jiao (焦雷)

Lei Jiao was born in Beijing, China in January 1983. He obtained his BSc in chemistry in 2005 at Peking University, and continued to study synthetic and computational organic chemistry there in the lab of Prof. Zhi-Xiang Yu. In 2010, after receiving his PhD, he performed postdoctoral research in the Thorsten Bach group at the Department of Chemistry, Technical University Munich with the support of the Humboldt Fellowship. After a 3-year research stay in Germany, he started his independent career as a principle investigator at the Center of Basic Molecular Science (CBMS), Department of Chemistry at Tsinghua University in 2014, and he has been an associate professor with tenure since 2022.

He is interested in mechanistic study on organic reactions, mechanism-based design and development of new reactions and catalytic systems, and their application in natural product synthesis. The research group is devoted to studying basic scientific problems in molecular transformation and solving challenging synthetic problems by rational design. At present, the major research areas include N-boryl pyridyl anion chemistry, novel ligand design, and synthesis of indole alkaloids.

Awards and Honors

  • CCS Physical Organic Chemistry Young Investigator Award (2023)
  • CCS Physical Organic Chemistry Newcomer Award (2017)
  • Qiushi Outstanding Young Scholar Award (2015)
  • Thieme Chemistry Journals Award (2014)
  • National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation (2012)
  • Eli Lilly Asia Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award (2010)
  • Roche Chemical Innovation Award (2008)

Professional Activities

  • 2023- Advisory Board, SYNTHESIS
  • 2019- Professional Committee of Physical Organic Chemistry, Chinese Chemical Society

Invited Talks

  • 4th National Organic Radical Chemistry Conference, Xiamen, China (2024/04)
  • 2023 International Conference on Photochemistry and Industry, Wuhan, China (2023/10)
  • 4th Chinese Chemical Society Conference on Boron Chemistry, Fuzhou, China (2023/09)
  • Annual Meeting of Japanese Photochemistry Association, Hiroshima, Japan (2023/09)
  • 3rd Workshop on Radical and Electron Transfer Reactions, Osaka, Japan (2023/09)
  • 15th National Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry, Lanzhou, China (2023/07)
  • 10th Pacific Symposium on Radical Chemistry (PSRC10), Kyoto, Japan (2023/06)
  • Lecture at Department of Chemistry, SUSTech (2023/04)
  • 12th National Conference on Organic Chemistry, Hefei, China (2022/09)
  • 3rd National Conference on Organic Radical Chemistry, Wuhan, China (2022/08)
  • 25th IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry, Hiroshima, Japan (2022/07)
  • NTU Chemistry Virtual Seminar, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2021/09)
  • 9th China-Korea Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Kunming, China (2019/12)
  • 1st International Symposium on Molecular Recognition and Synthesis, Shanghai, China (2019/10)
  • 10th National Conference on Organic Chemistry, Shanghai, China (2019/09)
  • 2nd International Symposium on Organic Reaction Mechanism, Shenzhen, China (2018/05)
  • 31th Chinese Chemical Society Congress, Physical Organic Session, Hangzhou, China (2018/05)
  • 10th National Conference on Organic Chemistry, Shenzhen, China (2017/12)
  • 12th National Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry, Wuhan, China (2017/10)
  • 6th Sino-German Frontiers of Chemistry Symposium, Shanghai, China (2016/08)
  • 30th Chinese Chemical Society Congress, Physical Organic Session, Dalian, China (2016/07)


Address: RM S907, Mong Man Wai Building of Science and Technology
                 Center of Basic Molecular Science, Department of Chemistry
                 Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

E-mail: leijiao@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Phone: +86-10-6278-8874