Lee, Wei-Tsung
Associate Professor
Name Lee, Wei-Tsung
Phone: (03) 4227151 ext. 65904
Website https://sites.google.com/site/leeinorganiclab/
Professional field:
Inorganic Chemistry
Research Interest  (Coordination Chemistry), (Organometallic),  (Inorganic Reaction Mechanism)
個人著作參考網址 "https://sites.google.com/site/leeinorganiclab/Publications"
School Name Department Degree Duration
University of Iowa Dept. of Chemistry Ph.D. 2005.08 ~ 2011.12
National Tsing-Hua University Dept. of Chemistry Master 1999.09 ~ 2001.06
Kaohsiung Medical University Dept. of Chemistry B.S. 1995.09 ~ 1999.06
Organization Title Job Title Duration
Loyola University Chicago Associate Professor 2020.03 ~ 2023.07
Loyola University Chicago assistant professor 2014.08 ~ 2020.03
Indiana University – Bloomington Postdoctoral Fellow 2013.09 ~ 2014.07
New Mexico State University Postdoctoral Fellow 2012.01 ~ 2013.08
Personal Research

Coordination Chemistry and Bioinorganic Chemistry

We are interested in the synthesis and spectroscopic studies of transition metal complexes. Particularly, by proper ligand design, we are able to control the coordination geometry of the reactive molecules which could in turn alter the redox properties on metal ions, and help us understand the catalytic mechanisms.

In order to understand the structure and function of active site of metalloenzymes, we will prepare the model compounds and characterize them by using electrochemistry, kinetic, and spectroscopic studies.

A dinuclear complex with shortest Fe(II)-Fe(II) bond
Fe2S2 model complex


Inorganic Catalysis and Renewable Energy

We will focus on design of well-defined complexes as homogeneous catalysts with bi- and tri-dentate ligand and earth-abundant, first-row transition metals. The application will also include the activation of small molecules like dinitrogen, dioxygen, carbon dioxide, and hydrocarbons such as methane. In addition, we will also develop the inorganic/organometallic molecules for the conversion and storage of renewable energy.

Hemilabile ligand supported Fe(II) complex as a pre-catalyst for hydrosilylation
Well-defined Ni(II) complex for H2 production


Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry

We investigate the field of medicinal inorganic chemistry such as metal-based therapeutic with possible applications in the treatment of cancer and Type II Diabetes. The research will center around developments of inorganic/organometallic compounds in relation to their activity and understanding the mechanisms of action.

Ruthenium-based anticancer agent
Simple vanadium-based agent for type II diabetes treatment