xingyu_shen at berkeley.edu
Linus was born and raised in Tsingtao, a beautiful city in China. Under the influence of his Chemical Engineering majored father, he decided to make Chemistry his major at Purdue university. He joined Prof. Mingji Dai’s group and began to learn organic chemistry in his sophomore year, where he participated in research about transitional metal-catalyzed cyclopropanol ring opening and the total synthesis of Spinosyn A. Linus came to UC Berkeley in the fall of 2016 and joined Prof. Maimone’s group to pursue his synthetic dream. Outside of lab, Linus enjoy reading and playing video games.