Research Interests

​Prof. Huang’s interests include carbon dioxide utilization, carbonylation and decarbonylation, small molecules activation, kinetic and DFT studies of transition metal and organocatalysis

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Stanford University, United States, 2004
  • B.S., National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1997

Professional Profile

  • 2018-Present: Professor, Chemical Science, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009–2018: Associate Professor, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2007-2009:Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore
  • 2004-2007: Research Fellow, Brookhaven National Laboratory, United States
  • 1999-2000:Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University
  • 1997-1999:Second Lieutenant, Military Police, Taiwan Army

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society
  • Singapore National Institute of Chemistry
  • The Chinese Chemical Society in Taipei


  • Rising Stars Lecturership, 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, 2014
  • SABIC Chair Professorship, 2013-2018
  • Asian Rising Stars Lectureship, the 15th Asian Chemical Congress, 2013
  • RIKEN Visiting Fellowship, 2012
  • Asian Core Program Lectureship, 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation from King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (MAWHIBA) and Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, 2011
  • KAUST 1st and 2nd Seed Fund Program Awards, 2010
  • United Kingdom-Singapore Partners In Science Collaboration Development Award, 2008
  • Gertrude and Maurice Goldhaber Distinguished Fellow, Brookhaven National Laboratory, United States, 2004-2007
  • Regina Casper Stanford Graduate Fellow, Stanford University, 2002-2004
  • Dr. Yuan T. Lee Fellow in Chemistry, CTCI Foundation, Taiwan, 1993-1997

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Kaust Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)