Department of Materials, University of Oxford 16 Parks Road, Oxford, United Kingdom OX1 3PH

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Professional Experience

Post-doc research assistant in Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Graphene Group, Oct 2013 - Present Department of Materials, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford


Ph.D, Laboratoire Hétéroéléments et Coordination, Ecole Polytechnique, France, Oct 2010 - Sep 2013.

Master, Centre of Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Memorial University, Canada, Sep 2008 - Aug 2010.

Bachelor, Science and Management (dual degree), Nankai University, China, Sep 2004 - Jun 2008.


1. Catalytic alkylation of aryl Grignard reagents by iron(III) amine-bis(phenolate) complexes. , Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 933-943 (Selected as a "Hot Article"), X. Qian, L. N. Dawe, C. M. Kozak.

2. Catalytic double C-Cl bond activation by iron(III) salts with Grignard reagents. , Synlett., 2011, 6, 852-856. X. Qian, C. M. Kozak.

3. Cobalt-catalyzed reductive allylation of alkyl halides with allylic acetates or carbonates., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 11402-11405. X. Qian, A. Auffrant, A.Felouat, C. Gosmini.

4. Cobalt-catalyzed Electrophilic Amination of Arylzincs with N-chloroamines. , Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 6225-6229. (Highlighted by Synfacts 07/13), X. Qian, Z. Yu, A. Auffrant, C. Gosmini.

Honors and Awards

2013 Reaxys PhD Prize, finalist, Jun 2013 Reaxys

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Student Abroad, Apr 2013 China Scholarship Council

Conference funding, Jul 2012 Societe Chimique de France

EDX Ph.D. Fellowship, Oct 2010 Ecole Polytechnique

Full Scholarship for master study, Sep 2008 Memorial University

Specialized Scholarship of Excellent Achievements, Jul 2007 Nankai University