Linxing Zhang

Linxing was born and grew up in Wuhan, China. She received her B.S. degree in Chemical Biology from Hubei University. In 2015 she moved to Beijing and Shenzhen to start her Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Peking University under the supervision of Prof. Yun-Dong Wu. In the third year of Ph.D., she was selected as a visiting scholar to work in Prof. Henry F. Schaefer group at the University of Georgia for half a year. Linxing’s Ph.D. research focused on theoretical and computational study of reaction mechanisms, mainly for transition-metal catalyzed reactions (rhodium-catalyzed C-Si, C-C and C=N bond coupling), and the sulfur-related organic reactions (persulfides, sulfa-Michael addition and sulfur atom transfer reaction). After graduation, she moved to London as a CSC post-doctoral researcher in the Crimmin Group. Her work involves using DFT computations to investigate the mechanism of some new catalyst systems and ultimately build predictive models. Outside of the lab, she enjoys playing the ukulele and guitar (either finger style or playing and singing), playing the game of Go, making vlog, and the most is travelling in the UK, Europe and all around the world.