Cihang Yu was born in Shandong, China and completed his undergraduate studies in MChem degree at the University of St Andrews (2014). He went to france for one-year placement at Univerité de Versailles and worked on fluorinated Metal-organic-frameworks in collaboration with Prof. Emmanuelle Magnier and Prof. Christian Serre. He then finished his MChem thesis on diphosphine based ligand on ruthenium catalysted lignin cleavage with Prof. Paul Kamer.
He worked three years as safety coordinator and research assistant in Prof. Jinbo Hu’s Group in Key Laboratory of Organo-fluorine Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (2014-2017, SIOC, CAS) and was awarded with Excellent Safety Coordinator Prize. He has now returned as a CSC PhD student.
In his part time, he is interested in cusine, painting, and playing tennis.