Postdoctoral and research associate (or assistant) positions are available in our lab. Interested candidates with strong experimental experience on organometallic chemistry and coordination chemistry are welcome to contact Prof. Chen ( with a Curriculum Vitae and a short research summary.

Featured Publications

Scandium-Terminal Boronylphosphinidene Complex

Bin Feng, Li Xiang, Ambre Carpentier, Laurent Maron*, Xuebing Leng, Yaofeng Chen*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 2705−2709.

Divalent Ytterbium Complex-Catalyzed Homo- and Cross-Coupling of Primary Arylsilanes

Xiaojuan Liu, Li Xiang*, Elisa, Louyriac, Laurent Maron*, Xuebing Leng, Yaofeng Chen*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 38−142.

Scandium Terminal Imido Chemistry

Erli Lu, Jiaxiang Chu, Yaofeng Chen*, Acc. Chem. Res. 2018, 51, 557−566.


Congratulations to Xiaojuan Liu for her successful PhD thesis defense!

Congratulations to Bin Feng for his recent publication of the first rare-earth terminal phosphinidene complex in JACS. It is an important progress in the rare-earth metal-ligand multiple bonding chemistry!

Welcome Qingqing Wen and Tongtong Wang joined our group as the graduated students! Qingqing Wen received her bachelor degree from Hunan Normal University, Tongtong Wang received his bachelor degree from Shandong University.