Team Details

Personal Information

  • Name:
    Prof. Loi H. Do
  • Title:
    Professor
  • University:
    University of Houston
Research Description:

Dr. Do obtained a B.S. in Chemistry/Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He conducted undergraduate research with Dr. Seth M. Cohen at UCSD on supramolecular chemistry and Prof. Stephen J. Lippard at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on conjugated fluorescent probes for reactive nitrogen oxide species. For his graduate studies, he returned to MIT to complete a doctoral degree under the tutelage of Dr. Lippard, working on synthetic diiron protein modeling chemistry. His interest in organometallic chemistry led him to pursue postdoctoral training with Dr. John E. Bercaw at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he investigated the mechanism of selective ethylene trimerization by homogeneous chromium complexes. Dr. Do joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Houston in September 2013 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2019.

Representative Papers:

Thi V. Tran, Yennie H. Nguyen, Loi H. Do,* “Development of Highly Productive Nickel-Sodium Phenoxyphosphine Ethylene Polymerization Catalysts and Their Reaction Temperature Profiles.” Chem., 2019, 10, 3718-3721.

Zhongzheng Cai, Loi H. Do.* “Thermally Robust Heterobimetallic Palladium-Alkali Catalysts for Ethylene and Alkyl Acrylate Copolymerization.” Organometallics, 2018, 37, 3874-3882

Sohini Bose, Anh H. Ngo, Loi H. Do.* “Intracellular Transfer Hydrogenation Mediated by Unprotected Organoiridium Catalysts.” Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 8792-9795. 

Anh H. Ngo, Miguel Ibañez, Loi H. Do.* “Catalytic Hydrogenation of Cytotoxic Aldehydes Using Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH) in Cell Growth Media.” ACS Catal., 2016, 6, 2637–2641. 

Zhongzheng Cai, Dawei Xiao, Loi H. Do.* “Fine-Tuning Nickel Phenoxyimine Olefin Polymerization Catalysts: Performance Boosting by Alkali Cations.” Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 15501-15510.