Songjie received his B.S. in chemistry in 2008 from Shandong University (organometallic chemistry with Prof. Xiaoyan Li) and M.S. from Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS in 2011 (biomimetic catalysis with Prof. Wei Sun). He received his PhD from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS in 2015 with Prof. Xingwei Li and Boshun Wan. After graduation, he worked as a research assistant in Prof. Li′s group. In June 2016, he joined the Ge research group at NUS working on first-row metal catalysis. In his spare time, He enjoys playing football.
Chao received his B.Sc. degree from Soochow University in 2010. Then he started his graduate study in the same university under the supervision of Prof. Yao Yingming and Prof. Zhao Yingsheng, studing lanthanide chemistry and transition-metal-catalyzed C-H functionalization, respectively. In 2015, he joined the Ge research group at NUS studying catalysis by first-row transition metal complexes. He enjoys playing basketball in the spare time.
Wei Jie was born in Singapore in 1987. He received his B.A. in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry from Nanyang Technological University in year 2013. After graduation, He spent 1.5 years in Dr Zhao Jin and Prof. Andy Hor's lab at NUS as a research assistant, working on metal catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. In August 2015, he joined the GE research group to study Pd- and Ni-catalyzed activation of alkenes. Outside of the lab, Wei Jie enjoys sports, music and overseas traveling.
Caizhi received his B.E. degree of polymer material and engineering from Qiqihar University in 2007. Then he moved to Donghua University for further study in organic chemistry, co-supervised by Prof. Huang Yangen and Prof. Zhang Xingang (Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS), and got his Master degree in 2014. He joined the Ge research group at NUS in Jan. 2016 as a graduate student, studying organic transforamtions catalyzed by cheap metals. He enjoys reading after work.
Hui Leng is from Singapore and received her B.A. in Chemisty from National University of Singapore in July 2016. She joined the Ge research group in August 2015 for her FYP. After graduation, she continued her graduate study in the same research group in the area of organometallic chemistry and transition metal catalysis. When she is not studying, Hui Leng enjoys listening music, reading and playing computer games.
Tan Keng Chiaw is from Singapore and got his B.A. from National University of Singapore in July 2016. He joined our group for his FYP as a honors student in August 2015 and left the group in July 2016. Outside of work, he spend his leisure time doing outdoor sports, exploring photography and learning how to cook.