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Loi Do, Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


  • Areas of expertise

    • Biosynthetic chemistry.
    • Renewable fuels.
  • Awards

    • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NIGMS-NIH), 2011

    • Robert T. Haslam Presidential Graduate Fellowship (MIT), 2006

    • Joseph E. Mayer Award (UCSD), 2006

    • American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2005

    • UCSD Physical Science Dean’s Undergraduate Award for Excellence, 2004

    • University of California Regents Scholar, 2002

  • Publications

    • Sohini Bose, Anh H. Ngo, Loi H. Do.* “Intracellular Transfer Hydrogenation Mediated by Unprotected Organoiridium Catalysts.”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017 139(26),  8792-9795. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b03872.  Article .
    • Lu Yang, Sohini Bose, Anh H. Ngo, Loi H. Do.* “Innocent But Deadly: Non-Toxic Organoiridium Catalysts Promote Selective Cancer Cell Death.”  ChemMedChem201712, 292-299 . DOI:  10.1002/cmdc.201600638.  Article.
    • Lu Yang, Shadi Moghaddas, Homa Dezvareth, Louiza Belkacemi, Steven J. Bark, Rathindra N. Bose, Loi H. Do.* “Insights into the Anti-Angiogenic Properties of Phosphaplatin.”  J. Inorg. Biochem.,  2016164, 5–16.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2016.07.020.  Article.
    • Anh H. Ngo, Miguel Ibañez, Loi H. Do.* “Catalytic Hydrogenation of Cytotoxic Aldehydes Using Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH) in Cell Growth Media.”  ACS Catal.20166, 2637–2641. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b00395.  Article.
    • Zhongzheng Cai, Dawei Xiao, Loi H. Do.* “Fine-Tuning Nickel Phenoxyimine Olefin   Polymerization Catalysts: Performance Boosting by Alkali Cations.”  J. Am. Chem. Soc.2015137, 15501-15510. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10351.  Article.
    • Qing Ji, Loi H. Do, Ognjen Š. Miljanić.* “Cyclotribenzoin.”  Synlett201526, 1625-1627.    DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1379925.  Article.
    • Anh H. Ngo, Michael J. Adams, Loi H. Do.* “Selective Acceptorless Dehydrogenation and Hydrogenation by Iridium Catalysts Enabling Facile Interconversion of Glucocorticoids.”  Organometallics,  201433, 6742-6745. DOI: DOI: 10.1021/om5010258.  Article.
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  • Patents

    • Modular multi-pulse transformer rectifier for use in asymmetric multi-level power converter, 09/24/2008
    • Power converter for use with wind generator-06/30/2009
    • Pluggable power cell for an inverter- 03/06/2012|04/29/2014|12/22/2015|03/28/2017
    • Partial regeneration in a multi-level power inverter, 05/10/2011|07/03/2012
    • Pre-charging an inverter using an auxiliary winding, 07/17/2012
    • Modular multi-pulse transformer rectifier for use in symmetric multi-level power converter, 10/02/2012
    • Providing modular power conversion, 08/28/2012
    • Providing a transformer for an inverter, 11/05/2013
    • Providing multiple communication protocols for a control system having a master controller and a slave controller, 12/03/2013
    • Hybrid impact tool with two-speed transmission, 06/11/2013
    • Electronically commutated motor and control system employing phase angle control of phase current, 11/22/2007|10/26/2010
    • Portable Alternating Current Inverter Having Reduced Impedance Losses, 03/21/2015|05/17/2016
  • Grants and Funded Research

    • UH New Faculty Startup Grant.
    • ACS Petroleum Research Fund.
    • The Welch Foundation.
  • Curriculum Vitae

    Not available

  • Contact information

    SERC 5022
    Phone: 713-743-0373 |