Jianbo Wang was born in 1962. He received his B.S. degree from Nanjing University of Science and Technology in 1983, and his Ph.D. from Hokkaido University (under the supervision of Prof. Hiroshi Suginome) in 1990. He was postdoctoral associate at the University of Geneva from 1990 to 1993 with Prof. Charles W. Jefford, and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1993 to 1995 with Prof. Howard E. Zimmerman. He began his independent academic career at Peking University in 1995 and was promoted to full professor in 1999.
Prof. Wang’s research interests have been focused on catalytic metal carbene transformations. His group has published over 270 papers. He serves as associate editor of the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry (Wiley) and Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry. He is on the editorial advisory board of Organic Letters and Tetrahedron/Tetrahedron Letters.