INVITED LECTURES (2016-2017)

1.       Southwestern Research Institute (SwRI) – San Antonio, Texas, October, 2017 (Host: Drs. Varsin Archer and Shawn Blumberg)

2.      52nd Mexican Chemical Congress & 36th National Mexican Chemistry Education Congress (Plenary Lecturer) – Puerto Vallarta Jalisco, Mexico, September 26-29, 2017

3.      University of Melbourne – Melbourne, Australia, July 28, 2016 (Host: Prof. Mark Rizacassa)

4.      18th Tetrahedron Symposium Asia Edition (Keynote Speaker) – Melbourne, Australia, July 23-27, 2017

5.      Institute of Chemistry & Biomedical Sciences (ICBMS), Nanjing Univ. – Nanjing, China, July 13, 2017 (Host: Prof. Guigen Li)

6.      18th Tetrahedron Symposium (Keynote Speaker) – Budapest, Hungary, June 27-30, 2017

7.      Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) – Shanghai, China, May 17, 2017 (Host: Profs. Shuli You and Ang Li)

8.      Shanghai Lilly (LCRDC) – Shanghai, China, May 17, 2017 (Host: Dr. Jing Ye Zhou)

9.      2017 International Symposium on Resource Chemistry (ISRC 2017) – Shanghai, China, May 15-16, 2017 (Organized jointly by the International Joint Laboratory of Resource Chemistry between Shanghai Normal University, National University of Singapore and Princeton University)

10.   University of Strasbourg, Institute of Chemistry CNRS – Strasbourg, France, May 5, 2017 (Host: Prof. Michel Miesch)

11.   University of Leipzig – Leipzig, Germany, May 3, 2017 (Host: Prof. Kirsten Zeitler)

12.   Technical University of Berlin – Berlin, Germany, May 2, 2017 (Host: Prof. Martin Oestreich)

13.   University of Magdeburg – Magdeburg, Germany, April 28, 2017 (Host: Prof. Dieter Schinzer)

14.   University of Göttingen – Göttingen, Germany, April 27, 2017 (Host: Prof. Lutz Ackermann)

15.   University of Münster – Münster, Germany, April 26, 2017 (Host: Prof. Frank Glorius)

16.   Max–Planck–Institut (MPI) für Kohlenforschung – Mülheim, Germany, April 25, 2017 (Host: Prof. Benjamin List)

17.   University of Cologne – Cologne, Germany, April 24, 2017 (Host: Prof. Albrecht Berkessel)

18.   Institute of Organic Chemistry RWTH Aachen University – Aachen, Germany, April 21, 2017 (Host: Prof. Carsten Bolm)

19.   University of Marburg – Marburg, Germany, April 20, 2017 (Host: Prof. Eric Meggers)

20.   ICIQ (The Institute of Chemical Research in Catalonia) – Tarragona, Spain, April 18, 2017 (Host: Profs. Julio Lloret & AntonioM. Eschavarren)

21.   Aalto University – Helsinki, Finland, April 13, 2017 (Host: Prof. Ari Koskinen)

22.   Duke University – Durham, NC, March 28, 2017 (Host: Prof. Jennifer Roizen)

23.   North Carolina State University (NCSU) – Raleigh, NC, March 27, 2017 (Host: Prof. Vincent Lindsay)

24.   Merck Research Laboratories (Process Chemistry) – Rahway, NJ, March 16, 2017 (Host: Dr. Tamás Benkovics)

25.   AbbVie (Medicinal Chemistry) – Chicago, IL, February 24, 2017 (Host: Dr. Chris Marvin)

26.   Emory University – Atlanta, GA, February 15, 2017 (Host: Prof. Albert Padwa)

27.   A*Star-ICES (Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences at the Biopolis) – Singapore, January 11, 2017 (Host: Prof. Lim Yee Hwee).

28.   National University of Singapore – Singapore, January 10, 2017 (Host: Prof. Zhao Yu)

29.   Nanyang Technological University – Singapore, January 9, 2017 (Host: Prof. Choon-Hong Tan)

30.   Nanjing Tech University – Nanjing, China, December 14, 2016 (Host: Prof. Teck-Peng Loh)

31.   Texas State University – San Marcos, TX, November 21, 2016 (Host: Prof. Alexander V. Kornienko)

32.   The 3rd International Symposium on Natural Product Synthesis and Innovative Process Methods (NPSPM) for Drug Manufacture – Peking University, Beijing, China, October 14-16, 2016 (Organizer & Host: Prof. Zhi-Xiang Yu)

33.   University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ, September 1, 2016 (Host: Prof. Jon Njardarson)

34.   University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM, August 26, 2016 (Host: Prof. Wei Wang)

35.   Nanjing University – Nanjing, China, July 21, 2016 (Host: Prof. Guigen Li)

36.   Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) – Budapest, Hungary, July 18, 2016 (Host: Prof. Zoltán Novák)

37.   23rd IUPAC Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry – Sydney, Australia, July 3-8, 2016 (Organizer: Prof. Jason Harper)

38.   Australian National University (ANU) – Canberra, Australia, July 1, 2016 (Host: Prof. Michael Sherburn)

INVITED LECTURES (2014-2016)

39.   Monash University – Melbourne, Australia, June 29, 2016 (Host: Prof. David Lupton)

40.   ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference – Portland, OR, June 14-16, 2016 (Organizer: Dr. Daniel Richter, Pfizer)

41.   Bristol-Myers-Squibb (BMS) Symposium at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI, May 31, 2016 (Host: Professor Pavel Nagorny)

42.   Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR, May 12, 2016 (Invitation by Professor Paul Ha-Yeon Cheong)

43.   International Symposium on Resource Chemistry – Shanghai, China, January 14-15, 2016 (Organized jointly by the International Joint Laboratory of Resource Chemistry between Shanghai Normal University, National University of Singapore and Princeton University)

44.   PACIFICHEM Organocatalysis Symposium – Honolulu, HI, December 15-19, 2015 (Organizers: Profs. M. Terada & J. Antilla)

45.   PACIFICHEM Applications of C-H Functionalization – Honolulu, HI, December 15-19, 2015 (Organizers: Profs. P. Vachal, Zhang-Jie Shi, Chao-Jun Li, Huw Davies, Kenichiro Itami, Helen Lebel)

46.   PACIFICHEM Innovative Strategies for the Synthesis of Nitrogen Heterocycles Symposium – Honolulu, HI, December 15-19, 2015 (Organizers: Profs. R. Danheiser & T. Fukuyama)

47.   Colorado State University – Fort Collins, CO, October 5, 2015 (Host: Prof. Tomislav Rovis)

48.   50th Anniversary Symposium of the Department of Chemistry at the Center for Advanced Studies and Research of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav) – Mexico City, Mexico, September 28-29, 2015 (Host: Prof. J.A.L. Montelongo)

49.   10th International Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CIFARP; http://www.cifarp.com.br) – Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, September 5-9, 2015 (Host: Prof. Flavio da Silva Emery)

50.   Wuxi Apptec – Shanghai, China, August 6, 2015 (Host: Drs. Rujian Ma & Qiang Han)

51.   Shanghai Jiao-Tong University – Shanghai, China, August 5, 2015 (Host: Prof. Wanbin Zhang)

52.   Wuxi Apptec – Wuhan, China, August 4, 2015 (Host: Dr. Rongfeng Gao)

53.   Nanjing University – Nanjing, China, August 3, 2015 (Host: Prof. Guigen Li)

54.   Shanghai Normal University – Shanghai, China, July 30, 2015 (Host: Prof. Hexing Li)

55.   Heterocyclic Chemistry Gordon Conference Salve Regina University, RI, June 21-25, 2015

56.   Blue Danube Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry – Balatonalmádi, Hungary, June 14-18, 2015

57.   Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Organic Chemistry Research Institute – Budapest, Hungary, June 12, 2015 (Host: Prof. Tibor Soós)

58.   Paul Walden 9th Symposium – Riga, Latvia, May 21-22, 2015 (Host: Prof. Peteris Trapencieris)

59.   University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA, May 13, 2015 (Student-invited seminar)

60.   Wayne State University – Detroit, MI, April 7, 2015 (Host: Prof. Ladislau Kovari)

61.   Anatolian Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry – Antalya, Turkey, March 16-19, 2015

62.   University of South Florida – Tampa, FL, February 15, 2015 (Invitation by Professor Peter Zhang)

63.   Texas A&M University – College Station, TX, February 9-10, 2015 (Host: Prof. Kevin Burgess)

64.   Rice University – Houston, TX, December 4, 2014 (Host: Prof. K.C. Nicolaou)

65.   Kitasato University - JSPS Fellowship Stop#14  Tokyo, Japan, December 1, 2014 (Prof. Toshiaki Sunazuka)

66.   Gakushuin University - JSPS Fellowship Stop#13 – Tokyo, Japan, November 26, 2014 (Prof. Takahiko Akiyama)

67.   Tohuku University - JSPS Fellowship Stop#12 – Sendai, Japan, November 25, 2014 (Prof. Yujiro Hayashi)

68.   Advanced Molecular Transformations by Organocatalysts & 7th Symposium on Organocatalysis – The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, November 21-22, 2014 (Organizer: Prof. Masahiro Terada)

69.   Kyushu University - JSPS Fellowship Stop#10 – Kyusyu, Japan, November 17, 2014 (Prof. Toru Oishi)

70.   Okayama University - JSPS Fellowship Stop#9 – Okayama, Japan, November 14, 2014 (Profs. Kazuhiko Takai & Seiji Suga)

71.   Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd - JSPS Fellowship Stop#8 – Osaka, Japan, November 13, 2014 (Dr. Toru Maruyama)

72.   Kyoto University - JSPS Fellowship Stop#7 – Kyoto, Japan, November 12, 2014 (Prof. Keiji Maruoka)

73.   Nagoya University - JSPS Fellowship Stop#5 – Nagoya, Japan, November 10, 2014 (Prof. Kazuaki Ishihara)

74.   Tokyo University - JSPS Fellowship Stop#4 – Tokyo, Japan, November 7, 2014 (Prof. Masayuki Inoue)

75.   Takasago International Corporation - JSPS Fellowship Stop#3 – Tokyo, Japan, November 6, 2014 (Dr. Mitsuhiko Fujiwara)

76.   Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology - JSPS Fellowship Stop#2 – November 5, 2014 (Prof. Shinji Iwasawa)

77.   Keio University - JSPS Fellowship Stop#1 – Tokyo, Japan, November 4, 2014 (Host: Prof. Noritaka Chida)

78.   University of Washington – Seattle, WA, October 22, 2014 (Host: Prof. Gojko Lalic)

79.   Amgen Young Investigators’ Symposium – Thousand Oaks, CA, October 15, 2014

80.   Brigham Young University (BYU) – Provo, UT, September 26, 2014 (Host: Prof. Daniel H. Ess)

81.   KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), Saudi Arabia, Sept 7-8, 2014 (Host: Profs. Jörg Eppinger & Nikos Hadjichristidis)

82.   European Young Investigator Symposium, Larnaca, Cyprus, August 28-30, 2014 (Organizer: Prof. Ilan Marek)

83.   Academic Young Investigator Award Symposium, San Francisco, CA, 248th ACS National Meeting, August 10, 2014

84.   2014 Stereochemistry Gordon Conference, Salve Regina University, RI, July 27-August 1, 2014

85.   Texas A&M University – College Station, TX, July 17, 2014 (Host: Prof. Karen Wooley)

86.   Eli Lilly and Company - ACC Summer Seminar Series – Indianapolis, IN, July 7-8, 2014 (Host: Dr. Matthew A. Schiffler on behalf of Lilly’s Academic Contacts Committee)

87.   Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) – Daejeon, South Korea, June 5, 2014 (Prof. Sukbok Chang)

88.   Hanyang University – Seoul, South Korea, June 4, 2014 (Host: Prof. Cheon-Gyu Cho)

89.   Roche Shanghai – Shanghai, China, May 30, 2014 (Host: Dr. Yimin Hu)

90.   East China Normal University (ECNU) – Shanghai, China, May 30, 2014 (Host: Prof. Junliang Zhang)

91.   Novartis Shanghai – Shanghai, China, May 29, 2014 (Host: Dr. Haibing Guo)

92.   Hengrui Medicine, Co., Ltd – Shanghai, China, May 29, 2014 (Host: Dr. Biao Lu)

93.   Shanghai Normal University – Shanghai, China, May 28, 2014 (Host: Prof. Hexing Li)

94.   Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) – Shanghai, China, May 27, 2014 (Host: Prof. Shuli You)

95.   Fudan University – Shanghai, China, May 26, 2014 (Host: Prof. Junli Hou)

96.   Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM), Shanghai, China, May 26, 2014 (Host: Prof. Yang Ye)

97.   The 2014 International Symposium on Organic Synthesis and Drug Development Xuzhou, China, May 24-25, 2014 (Host: Prof. Guigen Li)

98.   Nankai University Tianjin, China, May 22, 2014 (Host: Prof. Zhen Xi)

99.   Tianjin University Tianjin, China, May 21, 2014 (Host: Prof. Yunfei Du)

INVITED LECTURES (2009-2014)

100. National Institute of Biological Science (NIBS) – Beijing, China, May 20, 2014 (Host: Dr. Xiangbing Qi)

101. Peking University Beijing, China, May 19, 2014 (Host: Prof. Tuoping Luo)

102. Pfizer La Jolla La Jolla, CA, April 11, 2014 (Host: Dr. Douglas Behenna)

103. California Institute of Technology – Pasadena, CA, April 9, 2014 (Host: Prof. Brian Stoltz)

104. University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) – Santa Barbara, CA, April 7, 2014 (Host: Prof. Armen Zakarian)

105. University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, February 28, 2014 (invitation by Professor Oleg Larionov)

106. The Scripps Research Institute – La Jolla, CA, April 4, 2014 (Host: Prof. Phil Baran)

107. University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX, February 24, 2014 (Host: Prof. Michael Krische)

108. Bristol-Myers-Squibb Process Chemistry New Brunswick, NJ, February 19-20, 2014

109. School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI, February 7, 2014 (Host: Prof. Weiping Tang)

110. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology/Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) – Saudi Arabia, Jan 25-31, 2014

111. University of Pécs – Pécs, Hungary, December 19, 2013 (Host: Prof. Tamás Kálai)

112. Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, November 4, 2013 (Host: Prof. Gary Sulikowski)

113. University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, MO, October 21, 2013 (Host: Prof. Rainer Glaser)

114. University of Hawaii Honolulu, HI, July 10, 2013 (Host: Prof. Marcus Tius)

115. Short Talk at the 2013 Heterocyclic Chemistry Gordon Conference Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, June 16-21, 2013

116. University of Milan - Spring 2013 Lectureship in Chemistry Milan, Italy, March 11-15, 2013

117. University of Oklahoma Norman, OK, February 13, 2013 (Host: Prof. G.R. Addo)

118. Chirality 2012 – Fort Worth, Texas, June 8-10, 2012 (also Member of the Organizing Committee)

119. Intl. Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry and Synthetic Materials Nankai University, Tianjin, China, July 1-3, 2011

120. Nanjing University – Nanjing, China, June 29-30, 2011 (Host: Prof. Guigen Li)

121. Novartis Shanghai – Shanghai, China, June 28, 2011

122. Shanghai Normal University – Shanghai, China, June 28, 2011

123. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – Hong Kong, China, June 26-27, 2011 (Host: Prof. Jianwei Sun)

124. Peking University Shenzen Graduate School Shenzen, China, June 25, 2011 (Host: Prof. Zigang Li)

125. East China Normal University (ECNU) Shanghai, China, June 24, 2011 (Host: Prof. Junliang Zhang)

126. Fudan University – Shanghai, China, June 23, 2011 (Host: Prof. Junli Hou)

127. Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) Shanghai, China, June 22, 2011 (Host: Prof. Shuli You)

128. UT Arlington - November 8, 2010 (invitation by Professor Zoltan Schelly)

129. Angiokem Training Workshop (COST) (Rhodos, Greece, September 26-October 1, 2010)

130. Third European Workshop in Drug Synthesis (III EWDSy) – University of Siena, Siena, Italy, May 23-27, 2010

131. South Plains Award Banquet Keynote Speaker Local Section, American Chemical Society, Lubbock, TX, April 16, 2010

132. Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY, January 28, 2010

133. ETH Lausanne (EPFL) Lausanne Switzerland, January 13, 2010

134. Helsinki University of Technology - December 18, 2009, Helsinki, Finland (invitation by Professor Ari Koskinen).

135. University of Jyvaskyla - December 16, 2009, Jyvaskyla, Finland (invitation by Professor Petri Pihko).

136. UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX, December 3, 2009

137. ANGIOKEM – Inhibitors of Angiogenesis: design, synthesis and biological exploitation – Favignana, Italy, October 16-18, 2009

138. Natural Products Chemistry, Biology and Medicine II – ESF-COST High Level Research Conference, Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy, August 29-September 3, 2009