Miloš Đokić received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry in 2012 from the University of Niš, Serbia and M.Sc. degree in Applied Chemistry in 2014 from the same university. He was then awarded the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) scholarship and he started his Ph.D. studies at Nanyang Technological University under the supervision of Prof. Soo Han Sen. Miloš obtained his PhD degree in 2019. for research on the development of earth-abundant photoredox catalysts for selective carbon-carbon bond activation reactions. Currently, he is a Research Fellow in Prof. Young’s group where he works on the C-F bond activation using frustrated Lewis pairs (FLP). His hobbies include video games, hiking, and reading manga.
Zhi Hao graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science with Honours (Highest Distinction) in Chemistry in June 2020. He joined the RowDY group to complete his final year honours project titled “The synergistic alkali-base metal cooperation” involving the use of zero-valent basic iron complexes and alkali metal salts to cooperatively activate carbon-halogen bonds. In August 2020, he happily returned to RowDY group to pursue his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Chemistry, working on synthetic organometallic chemistry. Outside the lab, Zhi Hao enjoys dancing, especially in the genres of Street Jazz and Jazz Funk. He also enjoys Table Tennis and walking around nature reserves.
Chakyu R Chan completed his Bachelors in Chemical Physics at the University of Toronto, St. George in 2018. While there, he also completed his undergraduate thesis on the frustrated Lewis pair reduction of carbon dioxide with Professor Geoffrey A. Ozin. After that, he worked for two years as an analytical chemist in industry. Richard joined Professor Rowan Young’s group in September of 2020 and is working on frustrated Lewis pair C-F activations. In his free time, Richard enjoys kayaking and tabletop games.
Kenneth obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 2020 from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is currently waiting to embark on his PhD studies but in the meantime, he has accepted a position in Rowan’s group as a Research Assistant and is currently working on C-F bond activation using Frustrated Lewis Pairs. In his spare time, Kenneth enjoys working out and chilling with a good movie or a book in hand.
Beatrice joined Prof Rowan Young’s group in 2021 for an undergraduate research project and has worked on enantioselective single C-F bond activation in geminal difluorides. Now a final year student, she is exploring the chemistry of fluorinated sulfonium ylides. Outside the lab, she can be found reading, playing board games, or attempting to befriend the birds on campus.