Research Associate Professor
Research Associate Professor


Educational background:

2003.09---2008.06      Nankai University,Doctoral degree,Advisor:Shansheng Xu

1999.09---2003.07      Nankai University,Bachelor degree

Work experience:

03/2020-                  Associate Professor. Shenzhen Grubbs Institute, Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology,

10/2011-01/2020      Professor. Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P.R.China

08/2008-09/2011         Postdoc. Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland Advisor: Prof. Xile Hu

Research Interest

Organometallic Chemistry


(1) Zhang, Chong; Hu, Bowen; Chen, Dafa*; Xia, Haiping; Manganese(I)-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation and Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Condensation: Promotional Influence of the Uncoordinated N‑Heterocycle, Organometallics, 2019, 38, 3218-3226.

(2) Deng, Danfeng; Hu, Bowen; Zhang, Ziyu; Mo, Shengkai; Yang, Min; Chen, Dafa*; Alkylation of Aromatic Amines with Trialkyl Amines Catalyzed by a Defined Iridium Complex with a 2‑Hydroxypyridylmethylene Fragment, Organometallics, 2019, 38, 2218-2226.

(3) Zhang, Chong; Zhao, Jiong-Peng; Hu, Bowen; Shi, Jing; Chen, Dafa*; Ruthenium-Catalyzed β‑Alkylation of Secondary Alcohols and α‑Alkylation of Ketones via Borrowing Hydrogen: Dramatic Influence of the Pendant N‑Heterocycle, Organometallics, 2019, 38, 654-664.

(4) Deng, Danfeng; Hu, Bowen; Yang, Min; Chen, Dafa*; Methylation of Amines and Ketones with Methanol Catalyzed by an Iridium Complex Bearing a 2‑Hydroxypyridylmethylene Fragment, Organometallics, 2018, 37, 3353-3359.

(5) Deng, Danfeng; Hu, Bowen; Yang, Min; Chen, Dafa*; NNN-Ruthenium Catalysts for the Synthesis of Pyridines, Quinolines, and Pyrroles by Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Condensation, Organometallics, 2018, 37, 2386-2394.