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Jie Han

jie.han@northwestern.edu

Visiting Researcher

Hometown: Kaifeng

Joined group: 2013

Left group: 2015


Education:

1990-1994 B.S. Wuhan University 1994-1998 Teaching Assistant, Luoyang Normal University 1998-2003 Ph.D. Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2004-2005 Research associate, The University of Hong Kong 2006-present, Associate professor in Organic Chemistry, Nankai University 2013-present, Visiting Scholar, Northwestern University

Publications:

[1] J. Han*, 1,3,4-Oxadiazole based liquid crystals, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 7779-7797. [2] X.-H. Zhang, Q. Zhao, X.-M. Liu, T.-L. Hu, J. Han,* W.-J. Ruan,* X.-H. Bu, C2-symmetrical Hexaazatriphenylene Derivatives as Colorimetric and Ratiometric Fluorescence Chemsensors for Zn2+, Talanta, 2013, 108,150-156. [3] J. Han*, F.-L. Wang, Y.-X. Liu, F.-Y. Zhang, J.-B. Meng, Z.-J. He, Calix[4]arene-based 1,3,4-Oxadiazole: Novel Fluorescent Chemosensors for Specific Recognition of Cu2+, ChemPlusChem. 2012, 77, 196-200. [4] J. Han*, Q. Geng, W. Chen, L. Zhu, Q. Wu*, Q. Wang, Self-assembled liquid crystals formed by hydrogen bonding between non-mesogenic 1,3,4-oxadiazole-based pyridines and substituted benzoic acids, Supramol. Chem. 2012, 23, 157-164. [5] J. Han*, Q. Wang, X.-Y. Chang, L. Zhu, Fluorescent liquid crystalline compounds with 1,3,4-oxadiazole and benzo[b]thiophene units, Liq. Cryst. 2012, 39, 669-674. [6] J. Han*, Q. Wang, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, J. Meng, Insights into the reaction of trans-diarylethenes with thionyl chloride: a practical synthesis of chlorobenzo[b]thiophenes, Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 8865-8872. [7] J. Han*, F.-L. Wang, F.-Y. Zhang, L.-R. Zhu, Synthesis, mesomorphic behavior and photo-luminescent property of new mesogens containing 1,3,4-oxadiazole fluorophore, Liq. Cryst. 2010, 37, 1521-1527. [8] J. Han*, M. Zhang, F. Wang, Qiang. Geng, Non-symmetric twin mesogens based on 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives: synthesis, photoluminescence and liquid crystal property, Liq. Cryst. 2010, 37, 1471-1478. [9] J. Han*, X. Chang, L. Zhu, M. Pang, J. Meng, S. S.-Y. Chui*, S.-W. Lai, V. A. L. Roy, Microwave-assisted synthesis, structure and tunable liquid crystal properties of 2,5-diaryl-1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives via peripheral n-alkoxy chains, Chem. Asian J., 2009, 4, 1099-1107. [10] J. Han*, J.-B. Meng, Progress in synthesis, photochromism and photomagnetism of biindenylidenedione derivatives, J. Photochem. Photobio. C: 2009, 9, 141-147.

Message:

"If you are a chemist in your mid-20s and have your mind set on an academic career, then the only worthwhile advice I have to offer is Whatever you do, tackle a ¡äbig problem¡ä in chemistry." This is what Fraser said in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 12902-12903. When I first read it, I was shaken deeply at once. Although I am 40 years old, I hope to do some important research in chemistry. I am very fortunate to join this great group. Here, Fraser did not give me a definite project to do, but he taught me how to find a ¡äbig problem¡ä in chemistry, this is the most important thing I learned from him, which will lead me to the right way to do research.

 

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