Yannan Liu


Yannan was born and raised in Pucheng, China. He attended Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou where he worked with Professor Xiaodan Zhao on selenide-catalyzed trifluoromethylthiolation reactions. In his senior year, he crossed the Pacific Ocean to UC Irvine and spent eight months working with Professor Vy Dong on rhodium catalysis before he traveled further eastward to Yale. Outside of lab, he enjoys watching movies, going to the gym and playing badminton.