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PhD in Chemistry, Polymer

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Houston, TX
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October 17, 2018

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Zhou

Chen

Ph.D.

Chemistry

Houston,

TX

*****,

(919)599- 5686,

ac7eyi@r.postjobfree.com I

have

a

strong

background

in

organometallics/catalysts,

polymer

chemistry,

organic

synthesis, analytical

techniques.

Problem- solving

is

a

particular

strength.

Mentorship

and

involvement

in multiple

investigator

projects

have

honed

my

ability

to

work

collaboratively

and

lead

research in

demanding

situations.

Education:

07/2012

Ph.D.

in

Organic

Chemistry,

Shanghai

Institute

of

Organic

Chemistry

(SIOC),

Chinese Academy

Sciences

(CAS),

Shanghai,

China. 07/2007

B.S.

in

Chemistry,

Jilin

University,

Jilin,

China Experience:

2015- Present Postdoctoral Fellow with Maurice Brookhart & Olafs Daugulis, University of Houston

Developed

supported

nickel

catalysts

for

the

synthesis

of

cross- linkable

polyethylene

(PEX- b).

Executed in- depth mechanistic studies of group X (Ni, Pd catalyzed copolymerizations

of

vinyl

polar

monomers

with

ethylene. 2014- 2015

Postdoctoral

Fellow

with

Maurice

Brookhart

&

Wei

You,

University

of

North

Carolina at

Chapel

Hill

Developed

controlled

syntheses

of

conjugated

polymers. 2013- 2014

Postdoctoral

Fellow

with

Maurice

Brookhart,

University

of

North

Carolina

at

Chapel Hill

Invented new nickel catalysts for the synthesis of branched ultra- high molecular weight

polyethylene

(UHMWPE).

2008- 2013

Research

Assistant

with

Yong

Tang,

SIOC

Developed

group

IV

(Ti,

Zr)

post- metallocene

catalysts

for

olefin

polymerizations

and copolymerizations.

Developed

bimetallic

nickel

catalysts

with

high

activity

in

ethylene

polymerization. Specialties:

Extensive experience in multi- step organic synthesis and the synthesis of highly sensitive transition

metal

complexes.

Extensive

experience

with

transition

metal- catalyzed(Ti,

Ni

and

Pd)

olefin

polymerizations

and polar

monomer

copolymerizations

and

corresponding

mechanistic

studies.

Comprehensive

knowledge

of

polymer

characterization

methods

and

techniques

including

Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy, Thermogravimetric

Analysis

(TGA),

Differential

Scanning

Calorimetry

(DSC). Zhou

Chen

Ph.D.

Chemistry

Houston,

TX

77054,

(919)599- 5686,

ac7eyi@r.postjobfree.com Publications:

1. Chen,

Z.;

Brookhart,

M.

“Exploring

Ethylene/Polar

Vinyl

Monomer

Copolymerizations

Using Ni

and

Pd

α- Diimine

Catalysts ”

Acc.

Chem.

Res.

2018,

51,

1831. 2. Chen,

Z.;

Leatherman,

M.;

Daugulis,

O.;

Brookhart,

M.

“Ni(II Catalyzed

Copolymerization

of Ethylene and Vinylalkoxysilanes: Catalytic Production of Cross- linkable Polyethylene and Elucidation

of

the

Chain

Growth

Mechanism”

J.

Am.

Chem.

Soc.

2017,

139,

16013. 3. Chen, Z.; Liu, W.; Daugulis, O.; Brookhart, M. “Mechanistic Studies of Pd(II Catalyzed Copolymerization of Ethylene and Vinylalkoxysilanes: Evidence for a β- Silyl Elimination Chain

Transfer

Mechanism”

J.

Am.

Chem.

Soc.

2016,

138,

16120. 4. Chen, Z.; Allen, E. K.; White, S. P.; Daugulis, O.; Brookhart, M. “Synthesis of Branched Polyethylene

with

“Half- Sandwich”

Pyridine- imine

Nickel

Complexes”

Organometallics

2016, 35,

1756.

5. Chen, Z.; Mesgar, M.; White, S. P.; Daugulis, O.; Brookhart, M. “Synthesis of Branched Ultrahigh- Molecular- Weight Polyethylene Using Highly Active Neutral, Single- Component Ni(II)

Catalysts”

ACS

Catal.

2015,

5,

631. 6. Chen,

Z.;

Li,

J F.;

Tao,

W.

- J.;

Sun,

X L.;

Yang,

X.

H.;

Tang,

Y.

“Copolymerization

of

Ethylene with

Functionalized

Olefins

by

[ONX]

Titanium

Complexes”

Macromolecules

2013,

46,

2870. 7. Xu,

C.;*

Chen,

Z.;

*

Shen.

Q.;

Sun,

X L.;

Tang,

Y.

“Synthesis,

characterization,

and

catalytic behaviors of β- carbonylenamine- derived metal complexes (M = Ti, Zr) in styrene polymerization”

J.

Organomet.

Chem.

2014,

761,

142.

(*same

level

of

contribution) 8. Chen,

Z.;

Zhang,

Q Q.;

Yan,

L.;

Brookhart,

M.;

You,

W.

“Controlled

Chain- Growth

Kumada Catalyst- Transfer

Polymerization

of

an

Alternating

Donor- Acceptor

Conjugated

Monomer” ACS

Macro

Lett.

Minor

Revision.

9. Xu, C.; Chen, Z.; Ji, G.; Sun, X L.; Li, J F.; Tang, Y. “(ArO)TiR3 complexes for highly syndiospecific

styrene

polymerization”

J.

Mol.

Cat.

A:

Chem.

2014,

383- 384,

77. 10. Wan, D W.; Chen, Z.; Gao, Y S.; Shen, Q.; Sun, X L.; Tang, Y. “Synthesis and Characterization

of

Tridentate

[ON(H)X]

Titanium

Complexes

and

Their

Application

in

Olefin Polymerization”

J.

Poly.

Sci.,

Part

A:

Poly.

Chem.

2013,

51,

2495. 11. Wang, X.; Chen, Z.; Sun, X. - L.; Tang, Y.; Xie, Z. “Intramolecular Hydroamination of Aminoalkenes

Catalyzed

by

a

Cationic

Zirconium

Complex”

Org.

Lett.

2011,

13,

4758. Patents:

1. Brookhart, M.; Chen, Z.; Daugulis, O. “Copolymerization of Ethylene With Vinyl Trialkoxysilanes”

Provisional

Patent

Application,

Filed. 2. Tang, Y.; Chen, Z.; Ji, G.; Sun, X L.; Xu, C J.; Li, J F. “Bimetallic catalyst for olefin polymerization”

PCT

Int.

Appl.

2015,

WO

201-***-****. References: 1. Prof.

Maurice

brookhart,

ac7eyi@r.postjobfree.com,

Department

of

Chemistry,

University

of 2. 3. North Prof. Prof.

Olafs

Carolina Joseph

Daugulis, Templeton

at

Chapel

olafs@

Hill. (uh.not edu, a direct

Department supervisor)

of

Chemistry,, joetemp@

University unc.edu,

of

Houston. Department of Chemistry,

University

of

North

Carolina

at

Chapel

Hill.



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