Chunchen was born in Jiangsu, China. He recevied his PhD degree in 2020 from Soochow University under the supervision of Prof. Yingsheng Zhao and Prof. Xiaoguang Bao. His studies focused on site-selective C-H functionalization of arenes C-H bonds. In 2021, he joined the Ge research group to study Co- and Cu-catalyzed organic reactions. In his spare time, he enjoys singing and drinking tea.
Ming received his BS degree in 2010 and MS degree in 2013 from Hunan Normal University under the supervision of Prof. Jin-Heng Li. Then he joined the same research group to pursue his PhD degree at Hunan University. His studies focused on the transformations of unsaturated hydrocarbons via C-H oxidative radical functionalization (C-H ORF). After graduation, He spent one year in the same group as a research assistant. In October 2018, he joined the Ge research group to study Co-catalyzed functionalization of unsaturated hydrocarbons. Outside of the lab, He enjoys traveling and listening to music.
Xiaoxu received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Wuhan University in 2013. Then he moved to Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, to start his graduate study in manganese chemistry, under the supervision of Prof. Congyang Wang. In 2018, he got his PhD degree in Organic Chemistry. In the same year, he joined the Ge research group to study the base metal catalysis. Outside of work, he enjoys playing basketball and magic cubes.
Yang-En was born in Anhui, China. He got his Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Soochow University. Then he started his graduate study in chiral primary amine catalysis, under the supervision of Prof. Sanzhong Luo in ICCAS and got his PhD degree in Organic Chemistry in 2018. In the same year, he joined the Ge research group to study metal-catalysis and organocatalysis. Outside of work, he enjoys sports.
Boon Beng received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2020. During his undergraduate studies, he found deep interest in transition metal catalysis. In 2020, Boon Beng joined our research group to study cobalt-catalyzed hydrofunctionalization of unsaturated compounds for his FYP. Upon graduation, he is continuing the study on cobalt catalysis as a graduate student. During his free time, Boon Beng enjoys reading, swimming and travelling.
Yi Xuan received his BA in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, China. During his undergraduate year, the major focus of his work is the functionalization of organic porous materials and the extension of novel organic materials in the application of energy storage devices. After graduation, he joined the Ge research group to pursue his PhD degree in the TJU-NUS Joint Institute, under co-supervision of Pro Ma Jun An from Tianjin University. In his free time, he enjoys playing music and outdoors activities.
Yimou Yimou Yang received his bachelor degree in chemistry with a specialisation in medicinal chemistry from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2020. He went to Leiden University as an exchange student in 2018. During his studies in Leiden, he found himself showing strong interest in doing research. After graduation, he joined our research group to pursue his graduate study. Yimou enjoys reading, go-kart, travelling and skiing in his spare time.
Qi Xun did his FYP project in our group in 2017 and received his bachelor degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2018. After graduation, he went on to work for SIMTech in various projects such as seperation of organic materials from wastewaters and applying organic layers to magnetic NdFeB nanoparticles. He re-joined our research group, as a graduate student, to study organometallic chemistry and transition metal catalysis. Outside of his research, Qi Xun enjoys writing and playing video and board games.
Jia received his Bachelor degree in material science and engineering from Nanjing Forestry University in 2016. Then he continued studying in the same university for his master degree and worked on the synthesis and applications of low-valent complexes under the supervision of Prof. Ma Mengtao. After obtaining his Master degree in July of 2019, he was supported by CSC scholarship to pursue his PhD degree in the Ge research group at NUS in August 2019. He will be investigating transition metal-catalyzed hydrofunctionalization of unsaturated organic compounds. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, traveling, and music.
Taoqian was born in Henan province, China. He received his B.A. in applied Chemistry from Changchun Sci-Tech University in 2015. Then he moved to Zhengzhou University for further study in Medicinal Chemistry, co-supervised by Prof. Liu Hongmin and Prof. Li Wen, and got his Master degree in 2019. In the same year, he joined the Ge research group under the support of TJU-NUS Joint Institute to pursue his PhD degree, under co-suporvision of Prof. Ma Junan (Tianjin University). Outside of the lab, he enjoys playing ball games and listening music.
Wu Caizhi joined our group in January 2016 and Graduated with a PhD degree in June 2020.
Teo Wei Jie was our first graduate student and joined our group in August 2015 and Graduated with a PhD degree in November 2019. Then he works as a research assitant in Dr. Zhu Ye's group in NUS Chemistry
Dr. Wang Chao joined our group as a postdoc research fellow in September 2015 and left the group in December 2018. Now he is a professor in Tianjin Normal University.
Dr. Yu Songjie joined our group as a postdoc research fellow in June 2016 and left the group in June 2018. Now he is a postdoc fellow with Marie Curie fellowship in Aggarwal's Group in University of Bristol.
Tan Keng Chiaw was our FYP student and joined our group in August 2015 and left the group in July 2016.