Group Members

Graduate Students

Tianqi Zhang

Tianqi was born in Xiangyang, a small city with long history in China and then moved to Shanghai with her family. She graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in chemistry major and actuarial science minor. In Fall 2016, she joined Dr. Gutekunst’s group as a graduate student, and her current research focuses on ring-opening metathesis polymerization. 

Jiyao Yu

Jiyao was born and raised in Shanghai, China. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.S. in chemistry in 2016. During his time there, he conducted research on the synthesis of glycoconjugates and oligosaccharides for detection of influenza viruses with Dr. Suri Iyer. The summer of 2016, he interned at Fudan University where he worked on fixation of sulfur dioxide into small molecules under transition metal catalysis and metal free conditions. His current research focuses on the synthesis of small functional molecules for polyamide synthesis.

Guanyao Fu

Guanyao was born in Nanjing, Southeast China. He obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China in June, 2016. Later he joined Dr. Gutekunst's group in Fall of 2016 as a graduate student, and has been working on living radical polymerization ever since.

Research Scientists & Postdocs

Liangbing Fu

PhD in Chemistry, Emory University, 2016. Advisor: Professor Huw M. L. Davies.

M.Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2011. Advisor: Professor Ke Ding.

BS in Pharmacy, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2008

Undergraduate Students


Undergraduate students who are interested in the Gutekunst Resesarch Group should contact Dr. Gutekunst directly at to schedule a meeting.