Xile Hu

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Full Professor

xile.hu@epfl.ch +41 21 693 97 81 http://lsci.epfl.ch

Citizenship : P.R. China

BCH 3305 (Batochime UNIL)
Av. F.-A. Forel 2
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://lsci.epfl.ch

Administrative data

Teaching & PhD


Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering


Preparative chemistry II

Advanced chemistry laboratory

Catalysis for energy storage

This course covers the fundamental and applied aspects of electrocatalysis related to renewable energy conversion and storage. The focus is on catalysis for hydrogen evolution, oxygen evolution, and CO2 reduction reactions. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts are discussed.

Catalyst design for synthesis

This course on homogeneous catalysis provide a detailed understanding of how these catalysts work at a mechanistic level and give examples of catalyst design for important reactions (hydrogenation, olefin metathesis, cross-coupling).

Frontiers in Chemical Synthesis. Towards Sustainable Chemistry

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

Frontiers in Organic Synthesis. Part II Synthesis of carbo- and hetero-cycles

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

Frontiers in Organic Synthesis. Part III Stereochemistry

The objective of this course is for the student to become aware of the huge progress that have been made recently in the field of stereochemistry, which will allow for the first time complex targets to be synthesized efficiently.