Gregory C. Fu

Norman Chandler Professor of Chemistry

Mail Code: MC 101-20
Office: 201B Schlinger
Phone: 626-395-2481
Email: gcfu@​
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1991. Altair Professor, 2012-2016, Norman Chandler Professor of Chemistry, 2016-present.
Research Areas: Chemistry

Research Interests

Catalysis, enantioselective synthesis, mechanistic studies, organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, reaction development

Assistant: Julianne Just

The Fu group is focused on transition-metal catalysis and nucleophilic catalysis, with an emphasis on enantioselective reactions.  In particular, we are developing: nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of alkyl electrophiles, including enantioconvergent reactions of racemic electrophiles; photoinduced, copper-catalyzed coupling reactions of aryl and alkyl electrophiles, which can enable C–N and other bond-forming processes to occur at unusually low temperature (a collaboration with the Peters lab); and, enantioselective nucleophile-catalyzed reactions that employ chiral derivatives of 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine (DMAP) and chiral phosphines.