PI

 

shenciZhao, Yu

Yu obtained his B.S. in Chemistry at Peking University in 2002 where he carried out his undergraduate research with Prof. Limin Qi on Surface Chemistry. In the same year, he went abroad to Boston College and obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 2008 under the guidance of Prof. Marc L.Snapper and Prof. Amir H. Hoveyda. After that he had the honor of working with Nobel laureate Prof. Richard R. Schrock at MIT as a postdoctoral associate in the field of organometallic chemistry. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious NRF fellowship from singapore and joined Department of Chemistry at NUS as an assistant professor.

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

 

shenciLu, Shenci

Email: chmlus@nus.edu.sg

Shenci was born in Hubei Province, China. He obtained his Ph.D. with a focus on photochemistry under the guidance of Prof. Wei Zhang at Lanzhou University before joining us at NUS chemistry in October, 2011. In his spare time he enjoys playing football, watching movies and listening to music.

 

 

ChaoMa, Chao

Email: chmmach@nus.edu.sg

Chao was born and raised in Henan Province, China. He obtained his Ph.D. in the field of asymmetric catalysis under the guidance of Prof. Yingchun Chen at Sichuan University before joining us at NUS in September, 2013. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music.

 

 

 

TanglinLiu, Tang-Lin

Email: chmlt@nus.edu.sg

Tanglin was born and raised in Hubei Provice, China. He obtained his B.Sc. at Nankai University in 2008. After that he worked on the transition metal catalyzed asymmetric 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition and asymmetric hydrogenation at Wuhan University and obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Chun-Jiang Wang in 2014. In 2012 he spent a year as a visiting scholar in Prof. Xumu Zhang's group at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S.A. He joined us in August 2014 and continued with his interests in transition metal catalysis.

 

Li, Wanfang

Email: chmliwf@nus.edu.sg

Wanfang was born in Hubei Province, China. In 2013, He obtained his Ph.D. in the field of transition-metal-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis supervised by Prof. Zhaoguo Zhang at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. After working as a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Xiao-Feng Wu in Prof. Matthias Beller’s group at Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse, Germany for two years, he joned us at NUS in October, 2015. 

 

 

QijianNi, Qijian

Email: chmnq@nus.edu.sg

Qijian was born and raised in Huangshan, Anhui, China. He received his B.S. degree from Anhui Normal University in 2008 and his M. Eng. degree at Dalian University of Technology in 2011. Then, he completed doctoral studies under the guidance of Prof. Dieter Enders at RWTH Aachen University working on N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed asymmetric cyclizations. In October 2015, he joined our group to further his training as a research fellow. In his spare time he enjoys playing table tennis, watching movies and swimming.

 

Song, Xiaoxiao

Email: chmsox@nus.edu.sg

Xiaoxiao was born and raised in Hebei Province, China. She completed her Ph.D. study from RWTH Aachen University under the supervision of Professor Dieter Enders. Her projects focused on N-heterocyclic carbene organocatalytic asymmetric transformations. In April 2016, she joined our group as a research assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming and watching movies.

 

Feng, Wei

Email: chmfwei@nus.edu.sg

Feng Wei was born in Hebei Province, China. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2012 in the field of asymmetric catalysis under the guidance of Prof. Tan Choon-Hong at NUS. After that, He joined the Pharmacy Department of NUS as a research fellow focusing on medicinal chemistry (Mar 2012 - Feb 2016). He returned to organic chemistry by joining us in June 2016.

 

HuijiePan, Hui-Jie

Email: a0095165@nus.edu.sg

Huijie was born in Zhejiang Province, China. He obtained his B.E. with a focus on unsymmetrical palladium catalysts under the guidance of Associate Professor Fu Zhisheng at Zhejiang University before joining us at NUS chemistry in August, 2012. After submitting his thesis in August 2016, he is now a research assistant in the group. In his spare time he enjoys playing badminton and tennis.

 

 

 

Graduate Students

 

 

Fourth Year

 

lichengYang, Li-Cheng

Email: a0109394@u.nus.edu

Licheng was born in Hebei Province, China. He pursued his undergraduate studies at Southwest University, where he received his B.Sc. in 2010. After that he worked in Prof. Ang Li’s group at SIOC (Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry) focusing on the total synthesis of natural products. He joined us in April, 2012 as a research assistant and started to pursue his PhD degree from August 2013. In His spare time he enjoys playing football and travelling.

 

 

ChingsiLim, Ching Si

Email: a0054958@nus.edu.sg

Ching Si was born and raised in Singapore. He finished his honors project in our group starting from June 2012 and obtained his B.S. degree from NUS in June 2013. In January 2014, he rejoined us to pursue his PhD degree in Chemistry. Outside of lab, he enjoys playing the euphonium, listening to classical music and hanging out.

 

 

SibeiPoh, Si Bei

Email: a0054394@nus.edu.sg

Si Bei was born and raised in Singapore. Going for her Honours year she joined our group in June, 2012. After obtaining her B.S. degree from NUS in June 2013 and working for a few months, she rejoined us in January 2014 to pursue her PhD degree in Chemistry. She enjoys going to the movies and kbox in her leisure time.

 

 

Third Year

 

ruizhiHuang, Rui-Zhi

Email: a0126775@nus.edu.sg

Ruizhi was born in Hunan Province, China. He obtained his B.S. in Materials Chemistry at Peking University in 2014 where he carried out his undergraduate research with Prof. Xiping Jing on Solid Chemistry. In August of the same year, he joined our group to pursue his PhD in NUS. Out of lab, he is interested in basketball, movies and photography.

 

yanongWang, Ya-Nong

Email: a0126774@u.nus.edu

Ya-Nong was born and raised in Beijing, China. She got her bachelor's degree at Fudan University in 2010. She then continued to work on palladium-catalyzed direct arylation of electron-deficient arenes in Prof. Xiu-Feng Hou’s group and obtained her MS degree in 2013. In August 2014 she joined our lab to pursue her PhD. Outside of lab, she is interested in reading novels.

 

GermaineKok, Germaine Pui Yann

Email: a0126765@u.nus.edu

Germaine was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She obtained her MChem degree from University of Warwick, UK in 2013. In August 2014, She started her graduate studies at NUS in Prof Yeung Ying Yeung's group and subsequently transferred to our group in March 2015. Outside of lab, she enjoys playing basketball and watching movies.

 

See, Jie Yang

Email: a0073926@u.nus.edu

 

 

DanenceLee, Jin Tu Danence

Email: a0030950@u.nus.edu

Danence is a Singaporean. He worked under Prof Wang Jian during his honours year and received his Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemistry from NUS in 2010. After his graduation, he taught in MOE schools for 4.5 years before returning to embark on his PhD. During his free time, he enjoys playing tennis.

 

 

First Year

 

 

Ng, Teng Wei

Email: e0054244@u.nus.edu

Teng Wei was born in Singapore. He joined our group for his UROPS project in January 2015 and continued for his FYP project in August 2015. In July 2016, he obtained his BS degree with first class honors and rejoined us to pursue his PhD degree with President's graduate fellowship from NUS. In his Leisure time, he enjoys playing sports on the weekends such as rugby, table tennis and badminton. He also enjoys going overseas for hiking activities.

 

Ong, Jun Yang

Email: e0045209@u.nus.edu

Jun Yang was born in Singapore. He joined our group in August 2015 for his Honours project. In July 2016, he obtained his BS degree with first class honors from NUS. In the same year he rejoined us to pursue his PhD degree with the support of NGS scholarship. During his free time, he enjoys singing, as well as gyming to remain healthy.

 

 

Undergraduate Students

 

Boon, Jie Kang

Email: jiekang.boon@u.nus.edu

Jie Kang was born in Malaysia and raised in Singapore. He is currently pursuing his B.Sc (Hons) in chemistry with a second major in Life Sciences. During his free time, Jie Kang likes to read, hang out with friends and traveling overseas.

 

Nguyen, Minh Hieu

Email: a0093925@u.nus.edu

Nguyen Minh Hieu was born in Vietnam and he came to Singapore when he was a secondary school student. He joined NUS in 2013 and is currently pursuing his honours in Chemistry. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, watching TV shows and hanging out with his friends.

 

 

Siti Nur Fairuz Bte Sheikh Ismail

Email: a0113578@u.nus.edu

Siti was born in Singapore and is currently pursuing her Honours in Chemistry at NUS. She joined our group in August 2016 to do her FYP project. She loves travelling and exploring new places, but during her free time she enjoys watching TV shows as well as reading up on ancient history.

 

 

Tan, Zher Yin

Email: zheryin@u.nus.edu

Zher Yin was born in Penang, Malaysia and came to Singapore when he was a secondary school student. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry with a minor in nanoscience. He is also part of the Special Programme in Science, NUS. During his free time, he enjoys playing badminton and frisbee.

 

 

Tsang, Terence

Email: terencet@u.nus.edu

Terence was born in Hong Kong but raised in Singapore. He is currently pursuing his B. Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry with a Minor in English Language, and joined our group in August 2016. During his free time, he enjoys the practical application of chemistry in the areas of cooking and baking.

 

 

 

Former Group Members

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

 

AllanMacabeo, Allan Patrick G.

Email: allanpatrick_m@yahoo.com

Allan was a visiting fellow with us from April to June 2012 and is now back to his current position of assistant professor at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.

 

 

hailongYan, Hailong

Email: yhl198151@cqu.edu.cn

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Hailong got his PhD working with Prof. Choong Eui Song at Sungkyunkwan University, and was a postdoc in the group from May 2012 to April 2013, working on the development of new chiral ligands for metal catalysis. From May 2013, he has taken a faculty position at Innovative Drug Research Center, Chongqing University, China.

 

panlinShao, Panlin

Email: shaopl@cqu.edu.cn

Panlin obtained his PhD with Prof. Song Ye at Institute of Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and was a postdoc in our group from February 2012 to June 2014. He has developed cascade reactions utilizing isocyanoacetate in our group. He joined Chongqing University as an associate professor in the group of Prof. He Yun in the fall of 2014.

 

 

yaoZhang, Yao

Email: zhangyao@lnu.edu.cn

Yao graduated from NTU with PhD working with Prof. Soon Hyeok Hong and was a postdoc with us from September 2011 to September 2014. He has developed enantioselective amination of alcohols using borrowing hydrogen methodology. He joined Liaoning University as an associate professor in the fall of 2014.

 

 

MonissaPaderes, Monissa

Email: Monissa.Paderes@chem.kuleuven.be

Monissa obtained her Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York with Prof. Sherry Chemler. She worked on catalyst development in our group from January 2013 to September 2014, after which she moved on to work at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven in collaboration with P&G in Belgium.

 

 

 

Graduate Students

 

PhD students

 

Derek

Sim, Sui Boon Derek

Email: dereksimsb@gmail.com

Derek was born and raised in Singapore, where he attended NUS. He started his graduate studies in NUS with Prof. Choon Hong Tan and transferred to our group in April 2012. After graduation in March 2015, he stayed in our group as a research assistant. From summer 2015 he started working at Health Sciences Authority Singapore as a scientist.

 

yuanHuang, Yuan

Email: a0076547@nus.edu.sg

Yuan was born and raised in Yunnan province, China. He graduated from China Pharmaceutical Univeristy in Nanjing in 2010 and obtained his Masters degree in Chemistry at NUS in 2011. He Joined us in October 2011 for a research assistant stint and then started pursuing his PhD degree from January 2012. After obtaining his PhD in 2016 he joined Prof Kevin Brown's group at Indiana University as a postdoc.

 

 

wangminWang, Min

Email: a0095388@nus.edu.sg

Min was born and raised in Jiangsu Province, China. After he graduated from Nanjing University where he got his bachelor degree in Prof. Ju Huangxian's lab on electrochemical analysis, he joined us at NUS to pursue his PhD in August, 2012. Min obtained his PhD in November 2016 and is now a lab manager with Bekaert in Jiangsu, China.

 

 

JiayuLiao, Jia-Yu

Email: a0095915@nus.edu.sg

Jiayu was born and raised in Sichuan province, China. He graduated from Zhejiang Univeristy and obtained his B. Sc. degree in Pharmacy in the summer of 2012. He carried out his PhD studies in our group between 2012 and 2016, and stayed as a research assistant before obtaining his PhD in August 2016.

 

 

ZiqiangRong, Zi-Qiang

Email: a0106207@nus.edu.sg

Ziqiang was born and raised in Shandong Province, China. He obtained his MS degree in the field of asymmetric catalysis at Shenyang University of Chemical Technology in 2011 under the guidance of Prof. Guiqiu Yang, while carrying out most of his work with Prof. Shuli You at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry. He joined us at NUS in April, 2012 as a research associate and started to pursue his PhD degree from January 2013. After obtaining his PhD in 2016, he is now a postdoc in Prof Guangbin Dong's group at University of Chicago.

 

MS students

 

Woon-Yew

Siau, Woon Yew

Email: nfourber@gmail.com

Woon Yew obtained his B.A.Sc. degree in 2011 at NUS working with Prof Wang Jian. In the same year he joined our group to carry out graduate studies. After obtaining a M.S. degree from NUS in July 2013, he moved on to pursue his Ph.D. in ETH.

 

Weng, Cheng

Email: a0132526@u.nus.edu

Cheng was born and raised in Jiangsu Province, China. In August 2014, he participated in the 3+2 Program of Soochow University to finish his Honors Project in NUS. After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Polymer Materials and Engineering at Soochow University, he joined us in Aug 2015 and obtained his MS degree from NUS in 2016. In the same year he started pursuing his PhD in NUS chemistry.

 

 

Undergraduate Students

 

Jie QiNg, Jie Qi

Jie Qi was born and raised in the Klang district of Selangor/Malaysia. He attended NUS for undergraduate studies and carried out his honors project in our group from July 2012 to June 2013 for his B.Sc (Honours). He is a MOE scholar and currently teaching in Singapore.

 

 

yee annHo, Yee Ann

Yee Ann was born and raised in Batu Pahat, Malaysia. She carried out her honors project in our group from July 2012 to June 2013 and worked with us as a research assistant from September 2013 to March 2014. She is now pursuing her Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Magnus Rueping at RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

 

 

yongjunChen, Yong Jun

Yong Jun was born in Malaysia and came to Singapore in Year 2004. In NUS, he carried out his honors project in our group from July 2013 to June 2014 for his BS in Chemistry with a Minor in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is now working in Department of Pharmacy at NUS.

 

 

 

CelesteTeo, Celeste

Celeste was born and raised in Singapore and joined our group in July 2012 to pursue her B. Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry. She is a MOE scholar and currently teaching in Singapore.

 

 

 

Yen LinhPham, Yen Linh

Yen Linh was born in Vietnam and came to Singapore in 2010. She carried out her honors project in our group from July 2013 to June 2014 and obtained her her B.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Chemistry.

 

 

 

raymondChua, Hong Bing Raymond

Raymond was born and raised in Singapore. He carried out his honors project in our group from July 2014 to June 2015 and obtained his B.Sc (Honours) from NUS.

 

 

 

Si YiLee, Si Yi

Si Yi was born and raised in Singapore. She carried out her honors project in our group from July 2014 to June 2015 and obtained her B.Sc (Honours) from NUS.

 

 

 

YiXinLee, Yi Xin

Yi Xin was born and raised in Singapore. He joined our group in July 2014 for his honors project and obtained his B. Sc. (first class Hons) in Chemistry at NUS in 2015. He is a MOE scholar and currently teaching in Singapore.

 

 

 

DebSeow, Chwee San Deborah

Deborah was born in Singapore. She attended NUS for her undergraduate studies and joined our group in August 2014 for her Honours project.

 

 

Wei JieYap, Wei Jie

Wei Jie was born in Singapore. He attended NUS for his undergraduate studies and joined our group in August 2014 for his Honours project.

 

 

 

XiLiew, Xi

Email: a0099065@nus.edu.sg

Xi was born at Kulai, Malaysia and joined NUS in 2012 for her undergraduate studies. She carried out her UROPS project in our group in 2014 and came back for her FYP project in August 2015. Outside the lab she enjoys scrapbooking and reading.

 

 

EugeneChow, Chi Hao Eugene

Email: a0099104@nus.edu.sg

Eugene was born in Malaysia and came to Singapore in Year 2009. He obtained his BS degree at NUS, during which period he carried out his UROPS and FYP projects in our group from 2014 to 2016. In August 2016 he came back to NUS chemistry for his PhD studies.

 

 

Tan, Li Hong

Email: a0099997@nus.edu.sg

 

Quach, Thanh Truong David

Email: a0099937@u.nus.edu

David was born in Vietnam and came to Singapore when he was a secondary school student. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (first class honours) in Chemistry with a second major in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Forensics from NUS. He carried out his honors project in our group and joined the Yao group at NUS to pursue his PhD with AGS scholarship.