Professor LYU, Hairong(呂海荣教授)

Vice-Chancellor Assistant Professorppl---ngai_to

location    Room 160 Science Centre

Phone No.    (852) 3943 6371


Research Group Webpage




2014-2018 Ph. D. , The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2010-2014 B. Sc. ,  Nankai University


Since 2022 Vice-Chancellor Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2019 – 2022 Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago
2018 – 2021 Research Associate, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Research Interests

  • Methodologies involving transition metal catalysis and photo-/electro-catalysis
  • Preparation and property study of new organoboron complexes and functional materials
  • Application of organoboron in synthesis and late-stage functionalization of drug molecules


Honors and Awards

2021 Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
2019 Ministry of Education Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards, Second-class Award in Natural Sciences
2014-2018 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship


Representative Publications

  1. Lyu, I. Kevlishvili, Y. Xuan, P. Liu, G. Dong, Boron Insertion into Alkyl Ether Bonds via Zinc/Nickel Tandem Catalysis. Science 2021, 372, 175-182.
  2. K. Au, H. Lyu, Y. Quan, Z. Xie, Copper-Catalyzed Electrochemical Selective B–H Oxygenation of o-Carboranes at Room Temperature. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 6940–6945. (co-first author)
  3. Lyu, J. Zhang, J. Yang, Y. Quan, Z. Xie, Catalytic Regioselective Cage B(8)–H Arylation of o-Carboranes via “Cage-Walking” Strategy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 4219-4224.
  4. Lyu, Y. Quan, Z. Xie, Transition Metal Catalyzed Direct Amination of Cage B(4)−H Bond in o-Carboranes: Synthesis of Tertiary, Secondary and Primary o-Carboranyl Amines. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 12727-12730.
  5. Lyu, Y. Quan, Z. Xie, Rhodium-Catalyzed Regioselective Hydroxylation of Cage B−H Bonds of o-Carboranes with O2 or Air. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 11840-11844.
  6. Lyu, Y. Quan, Z. Xie, Palladium-Catalyzed Direct Dialkenylation of Cage B-H Bonds in o-Carboranes through Cross-Coupling Reactions. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 10623-10626.
  7. Lyu, Y. Quan, Z. Xie, Rhodium Catalyzed Cascade Cyclization Featuring B-H and C-H Activation: One-Step Construction of Carborane-Fused N-Polyheterocycles. Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 6390-6394 (Highlighted in Synfacts, Synfacts 2018, 14, 0924).