Precise Catalytic Organic Transformations

Welcome to the Park Group

The Park group will drive a research direction toward discovery of new reactivity to molecules in catalysis, which will be guided on the basis of synthetic and mechanistic organometallic chemistry. The Park group’s research goal is to develop efficient catalytic systems for selective transformations of naturally abundant, but inert molecules including simple (hetero)aromatics, alkanes, alkenes, and CO2 to provide valuable synthetic feedstocks.

The Park group is actively recruiting talented and enthusiastic graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. If interested, please send CV to Prof. Park via email (  

News and Events

March 2022 

-We welcome back Ruibin and Liling from Technion. Yong Joined the Park group as a research assistant. Pretty much looking forward to your guys productive works!  

-Caiwei will perform a research project as a part of senior thesis program in our group. Work hard and good luck!

October 2021

Jiekai(UG3) joined the Park group. Welcome!! 

August 2021

-Peng (UG2) joined the Park group. Welcome!! 

July 2021

-Cijie (RA), Caiwei (UG3), Liu (UG3), Chongsheng (UG2), and Sizhe (UG2) joined the Park group. Welcome!! 

April 2021

Avance400NMR NEO was successfully installed.

-A collaborative paper entitled “Comparative DFT Study on Dehydrogenative C(sp)−H Elementation (E = Si, Ge, and Sn) of Terminal Alkynes Catalyzed by a Cationic Ruthenium(II) Thiolate Complex” was published in Inorganic Chemistry.

January 2021

-A review entitled “Recent Advances in Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydroboration of Ketones” was published in ChemCatChem.

November 2020

-Liling Cai joined the Park group as a master student.

-Guangdong Natural Science Foundation Projects (100K RMB) was approved.

-A review entitled “Recent Advances in Transition Metal-Free Catalytic Hydroelementation (E = B, Si, Ge, Sn) of Alkynes” was published in RSC Advances.

June 2020

-A review entitled “Light-mediated olefin coordination polymerization and photoswitches” was published in Organic Chemistry Frontiers.

April 2020

-Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF) research grant (200K RMB) was approved.

March 2020

-A review entitled “Recent Advances in Catalytic Dearomative Hydroboration of N-Heteroarenes” was published in ChemCatChem.

February 2020

-A collaborative paper entitled “Dual reactivity of B(C6F5)3 enables the silylative cascade conversion of N-aryl piperidines to sila-N-heterocycles: DFT calculations” was published in Organic Chemistry Frontiers.

December 2019

-Zhicong Liang joined the Park group as a third-year undergraduate student.

November 2019

-Zhijin Lin joined the Park group as a second-year undergraduate student.

-Ruibin Wang joined the Park group as a Ph.D. student.

October 2019

-A review entitled “B(C6F5)3‐Catalyzed sp3 C—Si Bond Forming Consecutive Reactions” was published in Chinese Journal of Chemistry

-Vitthal Saptal joined the Park group as a postdoctoral fellow.

September 2019

-Yuhang Zhang joined the Park group as a second-year undergraduate student.

May 2019

-A review entitled “Catalytic Reduction of Cyclic Ethers with Hydrosilanes” was published in Chemistry – An Asian Journal.

February 2019

-The Park group was officially launched.