Ho Chun Yu

  • Fellowship in 2005 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Chun-Yu Ho received his Ph.D. in 2005 under the supervision of Prof. Dan Yang in The University of Hong Kong for organocatalytic asymmetric epoxidation. After pursing post-doctoral research during 2005-07 with Prof. Timothy F. Jamison in MIT for transition metal catalysis, he started his independent career at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as a Research Assistant Professor at the end of 2007. Since 2013, he is an Associate Professor in South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC) and Adjunct AP of CUHK.

He was a recipient of The Croucher Foundation Fellowship of Hong Kong, Asian Core Program Lectureship Awards from both Japan in 2010 and Singapore in 2011, Thousand Young Talents Program Award from the Chinese Government in 2012 and recognized as Overseas High-Caliber Personnel from Shenzhen in 2013.


  • 中组部第三批“青年千人计划”入选者
  • 南方科技大学副教授
  • Research interest: Heterocyclic carbenes, alkenes and catalysis
  • Representative publications:
  • 1.      “Shuffle off the Classic beta-Si Elimination by Ni-NHC Cooperation: Implication for C-C Forming Reactions Involving Ni-Alkyl-beta-Silanes.”

    Ho, C.-Y.;* He, L. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48(Emerging Investigator Issue), 1481.

    Has been recommended on PubMed advanced by Novo NordiskÒ

    2.      “Catalytic Intermolecular Tail-to-Tail Hydroalkenylation of Styrenes with alpha Olefins: Regioselective Migratory Insertion Controlled by a Nickel/N-Heterocyclic Carbene.”

    Ho, C.-Y.;* He, L. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 9182.

    Highlighted thrice:      SynForm 2011, issue 2, A15-16 (by Prof. Matteo Zanda) & as front page;

    SynFacts 2011, issue 3, 310 (by Prof. Paul Knochel).

    Organic Chemistry Highlights, 2011, Functionalization and Homologation of Alkenes (by Prof. D. F. Taber).

    3.      “Cyanative Alkene-Aldehyde Coupling: Ni(0)-NHC-Et2AlCN Mediated Chromanols Synthesis with High cis-Selectivity at room temperature.”

    Ho, C.-Y.* Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 466.