Xin-Yuan Liu (Chair Professor in SUSTech)


Contact information

Tel: +86-0755-88018314

Address: Rm305, Block 6, Huiyuan, SUSTech, No. 1088, Xueyuan Rd. Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China. 518055

ORCID: 0000-0002-6978-6465

ResearcherID: G-2060-2014

CV of Xin-Yuan Liu







Dr. Liu was born in Anhui, China. He obtained the B.S. degree from Anhui Normal University (AHNU) in 2001. After that, he continued his research experience in both Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CAS and AHNU under the jointly supervision of Prof. Dr. Shizheng Zhu and Prof. Dr. Shaowu Wang and obtained his Master degree in 2004. After a one year’s stint in Prof. Gang Zhao’s laboratory in SIOC, he joined Prof. Dr. Chi-Ming Che’s group in The University of Hong Kong and earned his Ph.D. degree in 2010. His Ph.D. research focused on organic catalysis and organometallic chemistry. He continued postdoctoral study in Prof. Che’s group in the University of Hong Kong and in Prof. Dr. Carlos F. Barbas III’s group in The Scripps Research Institute. At the end of 2012, he began his independent academic career in Southern University of Science and Technology of China. Dr. Liu’s research interest is asymmetric radical reactions. Dr. Liu was promoted to tenured Full Professor of SUSTech at the beginning of 2018.


Academic Experience


Nov. 2022  —  Present          Chair Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

Jan.   2018  —  Nov. 2022      Tenured Full Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

Sept. 2012  —  Dec. 2017       Tenure-Track Associate Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

Apr.  2010  — Aug. 2012        Postdoctoral Fellow, the Scripps Research Institute

                                                   Postdoctoral Fellow, the University of Hong Kong

Jul.    2004  —  Aug. 2005       Research Assistant at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS


Education Qualifications


Sept. 2006—Mar. 2010        Ph.D. The University of Hong Kong

Sept. 2001—Jun. 2004        MSc. Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS in Cooperation with

                                            Anhui Normal University

Sept. 1997—Jun. 2001        BSc,  Anhui Normal University


Honors and Awards

2024               CCS-BASF Innovation Prize(中国化学会-巴斯夫公司青年知识创新奖)

2023               XPLORER PRIZE(科学探索奖)

2022               CCS Youth Chirality Award(中国化学会青年手性化学奖)

2020               The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

2019               CAPA Distinguished Faculty Award     Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association (CAPA)

2018               The Scholar Program-Youth Project(教育部特聘教授(青年))

2017               Award for National Excellent Young Scholar (NSFC) (国家自然科学基金优秀青年项目)

2017               The Distinguished Lectureship Award (Chemical Society of Japan)

2016               SUSTech Outstanding Researcher Awards (SUSTech)

2013               Peacock Rewarding Plan (Type B) (Shenzhen Municipal Government)

2011               Award for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student (HKU)