Meilan Huang


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    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

-Rational Enzyme Engineering of Biocatalysts for Synthetic Biology -Computational Photocatalysis -Computer-Aided Molecular Design and Optimization -Development of Structure-Based Statistical Potentials

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Research Interests

Computational Chemistry and Biology;

Enzyme Engineering;


Rational Drug Design;


Statistical algorithm and Machine Learning


CHM1015: Skills for Physical Chemistry (Module Coordinator)

CHM3005C: Computational Chemistry in Drug Discovery (Module Coordinator)

CHM3010: Practical Skills in Chemistry (Module Coordinator)

CHM3016: Drug Development



Queen's Student Union Education Award (2017)

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Research Output 2002 2020

Electron energy levels
Hydrogen bonds
2 Citations (Scopus)
24 Downloads (Pure)

An Efficient, Full Spectrum-Driven H2 Evolution Z-Scheme Co2P/CdS Photocatalyst with Co-S Bonds

Li, N., Ding, Y., Wu, J., Zhao, Z., Li, X., Zheng, Y-Z., Huang, M. & Tao, X., 04 Jun 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Precious metals
Charge carriers
Reaction rates
Density functional theory
36 Downloads (Pure)

Artificial cysteine-lipases with high activity and altered catalytic mechanism created by laboratory evolution

Cen, Y., Singh, W., Arkin, M., Moody, T. S., Huang, M., Zhou, J., Wu, Q. & Reetz, M. T., 19 Jul 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 10 p., 3198 .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Antarctic regions
1 Citation (Scopus)

Catalytic Mechanism of Mevalonate Kinase Revisited, a QM/MM Study

McClory, J., Lin, J., Timson, D., Zhang, J. & Huang, M., 07 Mar 2019, In : Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. 9, p. 2423-2431

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mevalonate kinase
adenosine triphosphate
Mevalonic Acid
Adenosine Triphosphate

Co(OH)2/BiVO4 photoanode in tandem with a carbon-based perovskite solar cell for solar-driven overall water splitting

Li, X., Li, N., Jia, M., Lu, Y., Zheng, Y-Z., Tao, X. & Huang, M., 01 Nov 2019, In : Electrochimica Acta.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle



Education Excellence Award

Meilan Huang (Recipient), 10 May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

student union

Wellcome Trust International Fellow (01/01/2004-01/01/2006)

Meilan Huang (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2009 2019

EPS Beijing Summer programme

Meilan Huang (Organiser)
2019 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Can we tailor natural enzymes for desirable products?

Meilan Huang (Speaker)
07 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics (Journal)

Meilan Huang (Peer reviewer)
Nov 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Organic & biomolecular chemistry (Journal)

Meilan Huang (Peer reviewer)
Apr 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Coordinating EPS summer school-CCE programme

Meilan Huang (Organiser)
2019 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition