About Tang


Wenjun Tang, Research Professor

:021-54925515
: tangwenjun@sioc.ac.cn
Room 1-202,Lingling Road 345
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, 200032

Professor Wenjun Tang was born in 1974,Zhejiang Province, China.He received his B. Eng. degree in 1995 from East China University of Sciences and Technology and his M.S degree in 1998 in Chemistry from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 2003 from The Pennsylvania State University. After two-year postdoctoral research at the Scripps Research Institute and six-year indsutrial experience as a process chemist at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Connecticut, he took his current position as a research professor at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry in 2011. He is also an adjunct professor at ShanghaiTech Univeristy and a PhD student advisor at East China University of Sciences and Technology. Professor Tang has published over 50 research papers in internationally renowned chemistry journals and over 10 US or world patents. He is an awardee of 2012 national "Thousand Talents" youth program & 2009 President Award for individual excellence at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. 2017 National Distinguished Young Scientist.



Research Interests


• Design and development of novel, efficient, and practical chiral catalytic reactions

• Total synthesis of complex and biologically active natural products

• Development of efficient, economical, and green chemical processes for pharmaceutically important molecules




Educational Background

2003-2005 Postdoctoral research, Organic Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute
Advisor: Professor K. C. Nicolaou

1998-2003 Ph. D., Organic and Organometallic Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University
Advisor: Professor Xumu Zhang

1995-1998 M.S., Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Advisor: Professor Dawei Ma

1991-1995 B. Eng., Pharmaceutical Engineering, East China University of Sciences and Technology 
Advisor: Professor Guohou Cheng



Working Experience

2011.7-present Research Professor, State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry,
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China

Adjunct Professor at ShanghaiTech University

Ph.D. Advisor at East China University of Science and Technology

2009-2011 Principal Scientist, Department of Chemical Development, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2005-2009 Senior Scientist, Department of Chemical Development, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.




Awards

2019 National"Ten-thousand Talents"Program

2018 Young and Middle-Aged Leading Scientists, Engineers and Innovators

2017 The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

2015 Asian Core Program Lectureship Award

2015 National Homogeneous Catalysis Youth Award

2014 May 4th Medal, The Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality

2014 Shanghai Science&Technology System Youth Award

2013 Shanghai "Pujiang Talents" Program

2012 National " Thousand Plan" Youth program

2012 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award

2010 Excellence in Action Award, 2010, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2009 President's Award 2009, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2009 Individual Excellence Award 2009, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2008 Team Spirit Award (twice) 2008, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2007 Golden Achievement Award, 2007, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2006 Golden Achievement Award, 2006, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2005 Golden Achievement Award, 2005, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2002 Dalalian Fellowship, 2002, The Pennsylvania State University

2001 Dalalian Fellowship, 2001, The Pennsylvania State Univeristy

2000 Dalalian Graduate Research Award, 2000, The Pennsylvania State University




Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society, Chinese Chemical Society

Teaching

Advanced Organic Chemsitry

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