JIA Tiezheng
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry 01/2012-01/2015
University of Pennsylvania
Thesis: Palladium Catalyzed C-C and C-S bond Forming Reactions of Sulfoxides. Advisor: Prof. Patrick J. Walsh
M.S., Pharmaceutical Chemistry 09/2003-06/2006
Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.
Thesis: Bioactive Secondary Metabolites of Fungi Isolated from the Marine Alga. Advisors: Profs. Qianqun Gu and Weiming Zhu
B.S., Pharmaceutics 09/2000-06/2003
Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.


Assistant Professor 11/2017 until now
Department of Chemistry,
Southern University of Science and Technology
Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, P.R. China
Postdoc Scholar, Chemical Biology 03/2015-10/2017
California Institute of Technology

Research Title: Specific Mismatched Base Pair T:G Recognition by Pyrrole-Imidazole Polyamides. Advisor: Prof. Peter B. Dervan


21. Jiang, H.; Bellomo, A.; Zhang, M.; Carroll, P. J.; Manor, B. C.; Jia, T.;* Walsh, P. J.* “Palladium-Catalyzed Direct C-H Arylaion of 3- (Methylsulfinyl)thiophenes”, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 2522–2525.
20. Jia, T.; Zhang, M.; McCollom, S. P.; Bellomo, A.; Montel, S.; Mao, J.; Dreher, S. D.; Welch, C. J.; Regalado, E. L.; Williamson, R. T.; Manor, B. C.; Tomson, N. C.; Walsh, P. J. “Palladium-Catalyzed
Enantioselective Arylation of Aryl Sulfenate Anions: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 8337-8345.
19. Jia, T.; Zhang, M.; Jiang, H.; Wang, C. Y.; Walsh, P. J. “Palladium Catalyzed Arylation of Alkyl Sulfenate Anions.”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 13887–13893.
18. Jia, T.; Bellomo, A.; Montel, S.; Zhang, M.; El Baina, K.; Zheng, B.; Walsh, P. J. “Diaryl Sulfoxides from Aryl Benzyl Sulfoxides: A Single Palladium-Catalyzed Triple Relay Process”, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 260-264.
17. Jia, T.; Bellomo, A.; El Baina, K.; Dreher, S. D.; Walsh, P. J. “Palladium-Catalyzed Direct Arylation of Methyl Sulfoxides with Aryl Halides”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 3740–3743.
16. Jia, T.; Zhang, M.; Sagamanova, I. K.; Wang, C. Y.; Walsh, P. J. “Palladium Catalyzed Diaryl Sulfoxides Generation from Aryl Benzyl Sulfoxides with Aryl Chlorides”, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1168–1171.
15. Jia, T.; Liu, H.; Fang, Y.; Zhu, T.; Gu, Q.; Zhu, W. “Advances in Secondary Metabolites of Fungi Isolated from the Marine Alga”, (in Chinese), Zhongguo Kangshengsu Zazhi, 2006, 31, 328–334.
14. Kharel, S.; Jia, T.; Bhuvanesh, N.; Blumel, J.; Gladysz, J. A. “A Non-Templated Route to Macrocyclic Dibridgehead Diphosphorus Compounds: Crystallographic Characterization of a "Crossed Chain" Variant of in/out Stereoisomers”, Chem. Asian J. 2018, 13, 2632-2640.
13. Liu, T.; Exarhos, A. L.; Alguire, E.; Gao, F.; Samal-Ranjbaran, E.; Cheng, K.; Jia, T.; Subotnik, J.; Walsh, P. J.; Kikkawa, J. M.; Fakhraai, Z. “Birefringent Stable Glass with Predominantly Isotropic Molecular Orientation”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2017, 119, 095502-095506.
12. Jiang, H.; Jia, T.; Zhang, M.; Walsh, P. J. “Palladium-Catalyzed Arylation of Aryl Sulfenate Anions with Aryl Bromides under Mild Conditions: Synthesis of Diaryl Sulfoxides”, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 972-975.
11. Estrada, A. L.; Jia, T.; Bhuvanesh, N.; Blumel, J.; Gladysz, J. A. “Substitution and Catalytic Chemistry of Gyroscope-Like Complexes Derived from Cl–Rh–CO Rotators and Triply trans Spanning Di(trialkylphosphine) Ligands”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2015, 2015, 5318–5321.
10. Zhang, M.; Jia, T.; Wang, C. Y.; Walsh, P. J. “Organocatalytical Synthesis of Alkynes”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 10346–10350.
9. Zhang, M.; Jia, T.; Sagamanova, I. K.; Pericas, M. A.; Walsh, P. J. “tert-Butyl Phenyl Sulfoxide: A Traceless Sulfenate Anion Precatalyst”, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 1164–1167.
8. Zhang, M.; Jia, T.; Yin, H.; Schelter, E. J.; Walsh, P. J. “A New Class of Organocatalysts: Sulfenate Anions”, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 10755–10758.