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Dr. ZHU Qiang

Scientist III/Deputy Head, Soft Materials


Soft Materials (SOF) Department


2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

Utilization of Phase Change Material and Nanoparticles for various dynamic industrial projects.

Drug Discovery in Pharmaceutical Industry.

Organic Synthesis; Asymmetric Organocatalysis.

Drug discovery, especially in lead design,

Synthesis and optimization based on protein-ligand interaction.

Asymmetric organocatalysis.

Employing Phase Change Material,

Polymer and nanomaterials for various dynamic industrial projects.

Oct 2014 - To-date         Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)

Sep, 2010 - Oct, 2014    Senior Research Scientist, Albany Molecular Research Inc., Singapore


Aug, 2006- Oct, 2010, Ph.D, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore

• Zhu Qiang, Lu Yixin* "Stereocontrolled Generation of Quarternary Stereocenters by Catalytic Michael Addition of Oxindoles to Vinyl Sulfone" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 7753. (Highlighted by SYNFACTS, 2010, 1305).


• Zhu Qiang, Lu Yixin* "Facial Synthesis of Bicyclic Amidines and Imidazolines from 1,2-diamines" Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 4156-4159.


• Zhu Qiang, Lu Yixin* "Chiral primary amine mediated conjugate addition of branched aldehydes to vinyl sulfone: asymmetric generation of quarternary chiral carbons: Chem. Commun. 2010, 2235-2237.


• Zhu Qiang, Lu Yixin* “Chiral-Amine Mediated Conjugate Additions to Vinyl Sulfones" Aust. J. Chem. 2009, 62, 951-955. (An invited contribution).


• Zhu Qiang, Lu Yixin* "Enantioselective Conjugate Addition of Nitroalkanes to Vinyl Sulfone: An Organocatalytic Acess to Chiral Amines" Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 1721-1724. (Highlighted by Organic Chemistry Portal).


• Zhu Qiang, Lu Yixin* "Organocatalytic Michael Addition of Aldehydes to Vinyl Sulfones: Enantioselective alpha-Alkylations of Aldehydes and Their Derivatives" Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 4803-4806. (one of the most read OL articles in November, 2008).


• Zhu Qiang, Cheng Lili, Lu Yixin* "Asymmetric Michael Addition of ketones to Vinyl Sulfones" Chem. Commun. 2008, 6315-6317. (Highlighted by Organic Chemistry Portal).


• Liu Chen, Zhu Qiang, Huang Kuo Wei, Lu Yixin* "Primary Amine/CSA Ion Pair: A Powerful Catalytic System for Asymmetric Enamine Catalysis" Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 2638-2641.


• Matthew. I.; Peter. G.; Alan. H.; Meng. H.; Jagit. K.; Kassoum. N.; Venkateswara. N.; Shailajia. P.; Rashimi. P.; Bharat. S.; Valentina. T.; Xiang. K.; Zhu. Q; Animesh. G. "An efficient synthesis of (7S, 10R)-2-bromo-5,6,7,8,9,10-hexahydro-7,10-epiaminocyclohepta[b]indole: application in the preparation and structrual confirmation of a potent of 5hT6 antagonist" Tetrahedran: Asymmetry. 2012, 23, 2512.


• Zhong. F.; Dou. X.; Han. X.; Yao. W.; Zhu. Q.; Meng. Y.; Lu, Y.* " Chiral Phosphine-Catalyzed Michael Addition of Oxindoles" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 943. (Highlighted by SYNFACTS, 2013, 216).

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