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Qian Zhang

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Qian Zhang gracefully commenced his appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University in November 2020. Holding a Ph.D. degree, he pursued his doctoral studies under the esteemed guidance of Professor Cheng-Wei Tom Chang at Utah State University, delving into the intricate synthesis of novel aminoglycosides. Subsequently, he honed his skills in post-doctoral research at the University of Notre Dame, where he spent a fruitful year working alongside Professor Shahriar Mobashery. Before joining Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Dr. Zhang gained valuable industrial experience by working in a pharmaceutical company for four years. His research endeavors are centered on the innovative development of methodologies in organic chemistry and the synthesis of bioactive small molecules, making him a valuable addition to the academic community.

Research interests


Synthesis of hybrid molecules with multi-targeting properties

Green chemistry

Carbohydrates chemistry

New methodology development in organic chemistry


Assistant Professor, 2020 to present

Director of Drug Discovery, TenNor Therapeutics, 2016 - 2020

Post Doc, University of Notre Dame, 2015 - 2016


CHE406, Research Project I

CHE402, Research Project II

CHE002 Introduction to Chemistry

CHE303, Advanced Organic Chemistry

CHE309, Final Year Project

CHE405. Topics in Advanced Organic Chemistry

CHE401. Advanced Analytical Chemistry

CHE002. General Chemistry

CHE112. Introductory Organic Chemistry II (Labs)

CHE111. Key Skills for Chemistry

Awards and honours

2018, Talent in key industries in Gusu (Suzhou)

2017, Jiangsu Shuangchuang Ph.D. (Enterprise Innovation)

2015, PhD Completion Award, Utah State University

2009, Chun-Tsung Scholar for outstanding undergraduate researcher, Chun-Tsung Scholar Foundation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Utah State University, 2015

BSc, Lanzhou University, 2010

Person Types

  • Staff


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