Wei Zhao

wzhao [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Wei was born in Xichang, Sichuan, China. He earned his B.S from Beijing Normal University in 2018. He pursued his Ph.D. at Tsinghua University under the guidance of Professor Bijie Li, successfully completing his doctoral studies in 2023. His doctoral work primarily focused on transition metal catalytic asymmetric alkene hydrofunctionalization. Following the completion of his Ph.D., Wei spent six months as a research assistant in the same group at Tsinghua University. He then moved to Berkeley and joined the Hartwig group in 2024 to study catalytic C–H functionalization reactions. Outside of lab, Wei enjoys cooking, long-distance running and photography.