Kuo-Wei Huang

Professor, Chemistry

Physical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership :
KAUST Catalysis Center


Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 2004
  • B.S., National Taiwan University, 1997

Research Interests

​The research interests of Professor Huang's group center on catalysis, including renewable energy (water splitting), carbon dioxide utilization, carbonylation and decarbonylation, fluorination, kinetic and DFT studies of transition metal and organocatalysis.

Selected Publications

  • He, L.-P.; Chen, T.; Gong, D.; Lai, Z.-P.; Huang, K.-W. "Enhanced Reactivities Towards Amines By Introducing an Imine Arm to the Pincer Ligand: Direct Coupling of Two Amines to Form an Imine Without Oxidant" Organometallics 2012, 31, 5208-5211.
  • Weng, Z.; Lee, R.; Jia, W.; Yuan, Y.; Wang, W. Xue, F.; Huang, K.-W. "Cooperative Effect of Silver in Copper-Catalyzed Trifluoromethylation of Aryl Iodides Using Me3SiCF3" Organometallics 2011, 30, 3229-3232.
  • Zhao, Y.; Lim, X.; Pan, Y.; Zong, L.; Feng, W.; Tan, C.-H.; Huang, K.-W. "Asymmetric H/D exchange reactions of fluorinated aromatic ketones" Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 5479-5481.
  • Zeng, G.; Chen, T.; He, L.-P; Pinnau, I.; Lai, Z.-P.; Huang, K.-W. "A green approach to ethyl acetate: Quantitative conversion of ethanol through direct dehydrogenation in a Pd-Ag membrane reactor" Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 15940-15943.
  • Zheng, B.; Pan, Y.; Lai, Z.-P.; Huang, K.-W. "Molecular Dynamics Simulations on Gate-Opening in ZIF-8: Identification of Factors for Ethane and Propane Separation" Langmuir 2013, 29, 8865-8872.