Yehao was born in 1995 and grew up in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. He received his B.S. from University of Chicago, where he worked with Professor Jared C. Lewis on rhodium pincer complexes. In 2018, Yehao moved to Berkeley and joined the Hartwig group. He is currently working on mechanistic studies of nickel(II) catalyzed light alkane functionalizations. Outside of lab, Yehao enjoys movies and Blizzard games.