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Members of the So Group

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Dr. Zhang Teng

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Zhang obtained his master degree from Jilin University in 2015, and graduated with a Ph.D. from Sorbonne Université  with Prof. Anna Proust. Subsequently proceeded to Hokkaido University to embark on a post-doctoral fellowship  with Prof. Yasuchika Hasegawa. He started working with the So group in March 2021. His research focuses on synthesis and reactivity of polyoxometalate (POM) compounds and their applications towards catalysis.

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Leong Bi Xiang

Final Year PhD Student

Bi Xiang obtained her BSc and MSc degree from Nanyang Technological University and is currently en route to complete her Ph.D. studies. She aspires to provide sustainable green solutions to tackle current challenges. Henceforth, the theme of her PhD is to explore the potential applications of novel low valent silicon complexes, such as seeking economical alternatives for catalysis, as well as material chemistry.

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Fan Jun

Final Year PhD Student

Fan Jun graduated from Lanzhou University with a BSc degree in June 2017. He embarked on his Ph.D. studies with Dr. So in August 2017. His research focuses on the synthesis, reactivity and catalysis of low valent boron species, in particular diborenes.

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Meldon Wee

Third Year PhD Student

Meldon graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a BSc in June 2018. He embarked on his Ph.D. studies with Dr. So in August 2018. His research focuses on the synthesis and reactivity low valent germanium species and their applications to nanoparticles.

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Lee Jiawen

Second Year PhD Student

Jiawen graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a BSc in June 2018 and a MSc degree in 2019. She continued her journey with Dr. So in January 2020 pursuing her Ph.D. studies. Her research focuses on the synthesis of novel catalytic systems  using low valent silicon compounds.

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Nicholas Teo

First Year PhD Student

Nic graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a BSc in June 2020. He embarked on his Ph.D. studies with Dr. So in January 2021. His research focuses on the synthesis of novel ligand systems for heterobimetallic catalysis and catalysis using low valent main group element compounds.

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Shina Quek

Masters Student

Shina graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a BSc in June 2020. She decided to further her studies by taking up a MSc degree with Dr. So in August 2020. Her research focuses on the synthesis, reactivity and catalysis of low valent germanium species.

Alumni

Dr. Chia Cher Chiek (2020, Ph.D.): Catalytic competence of silicon, aluminium and phosphorous

Ms. Ong Xin Yi Melissa (2020, MSc): Advances in the chemistry of base-stabilized germanium(I) compounds towards C-C bond formation

Ms. Lee Jiawen (2019, MSc): Catalytic hydroboration of carbonyl compounds and pyridine derivatives with the NHC-parent silyliumylidene cation

Dr. Muhammad Luthfi Ismail (2019, Ph.D.): Simple synthetic methods towards reactive low valent germanium compounds

Dr. Seow Su Yi Celestine (2018, Ph.D.): Bis(imino)phenyl group 13 - 14 complexes

Dr. Khoo Yee Teng Sabrina (2018, Ph.D.): Amidinato silylene complexes for bond activation and catalysis

Dr. Shan Yuliang (2018, Ph.D.): Amidinate-stabilized silylene-main group element complexes

Dr. Ho Ying Fu Samuel (2016, Ph.D.): Geminal dianionic complexes and their corresponding carbenoids for small molecule activation

Ms. Leong Bi Xiang (2016, MSc): N-heterocyclic germylene-metal adducts

Dr. Chia Siew Peng (2014, Ph.D.): Synthesis of base-stabilized heavier low valent group 14 complexes

Dr. Yeong Huixian Crystal (2014, Ph.D.): Chemistry of base-stabilized group 14 element (I) dimers

Dr. Yang Yifan (2013, Ph.D.): Metal 1,3-Benzobis(thiophosphinoyl)methanediide complexes and a base-stabilized 2-silaallene derivative

Dr. Zhang Shuhua (2013, Ph.D.): Amidinate-stabilized silicon and germanium complexes

Dr. Guo Jiayi (2012, Ph.D.): Synthesis of metal (iminophosphinoyl)(thiophosphinoyl) methanide and methanediide complexes

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