Interview with Saihu Liao

This Young Career Focus presents Saihu Liao (Fuzhou University, P. R. of China).

Saihu Liao studied chemistry at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST, P. R.  China) where he obtained his bachelor‘s degree in 2005. After two years of graduate studies at the same university, he moved to Germany to join Prof. Benjamin List’s group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (MPI-KOFO) in Mülheim and finished his PhD there in 2011. Then, he returned to China as a research associate at SIOC. After another stay at MPI-KOFO from 2013–2016 as a postdoctoral researcher, he started his independent career at Fuzhou University (P. R. of China) in September 2016, where he was promoted to full professor in 2017. Now, he is also the Director of the Key Laboratory of Molecule Synthesis and Function Discovery of Fujian Province Universities. His current research interests encompass organocatalytic polymerization, photo-controlled polymerization, and sulfur radical chemistry. He is one of the recipients of the Thieme Chemistry Journals Award in 2022.

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