Meet the Team
I am a first year graduate student from Bangladesh. I joined the group in Dec and have been working on the development of methodologies. Before that, I served as a faculty in chemistry department at Dhaka university of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur. I am here to finish my Ph.D. on leave study. I completed my chemistry undergraduate and graduate degree from Jahangirnagar University. I am a dedicated student and want to leave a good legacy in the group. The unique thing about me is that I always say what I mean. I love to explore underlying thoughts in chemistry.
I was born in JiuJiang, China. I received my B.S. in chemistry from Xiamen University. After graduation, I moved to Shanghai University, where I worked with Prof. Gong's group on nickel-catalyzed reductive cross coupling reaction of two electrophiles. Upon obtaining my M.S. degree, I worked in WuXi AppTec on several medicinal chemistry projects. In 2016, driven by my interest in organic synthesis and watching an NBA game live, I decided to join Dr. Li's group. When not in lab, I enjoy watching movies, playing badminton, and reading.
I was born in Eheliyagoda, Sri Lanka. I completed my B.S from University of Ruhuna-Sri Lanka. I started my Ph.D. at the University of Toledo from Fall 2016. I am happy to be a member in Dr. Wei Li's group. Currently, I am working on some interesting chemistry with an aim of developing catalytic strategies to fixate CO2 as a C1 source in order to synthesize important starting materials for industrial chemical production. Outside of the lab, I enjoy cooking , traveling to different places.
I was born in Proddatur, Andhra Pradesh, India. I received my B.S. from Osmania University in 2009. I finished my Masters Degree (M.Sc) in Organic Chemistry from National Institute of Technology Warangal (NITW) in 2012. Passionate about intellectual property I worked as Patent Analyst for two years before I arrived to University of Toledo. I joined our lab in Fall 2016, currently working on developing chemical methods toward neuroprotective natural product synthesis. Outside of the lab, I love to dance and taking nature photography.
I am a junior here at the University of Toledo and an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Li’s lab. I’m originally from the Cincinnati area. I am double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and will graduate in 2018, with the intention of heading on to grad school. Research-wise, I’m focused on photoredox catalysis, like Dr. Li. Non-research-wise, I love reading books of all kinds and really wish I had more time to sleep (but don’t we all?).
Hello! My name is Ryan Bogrow and I am a third year chemical engineering student at the University of Toledo. My favorite classes that I have taken while at school are the organic chemistry courses, and I enjoy learning more about this chemistry and how to apply it practically. Furthermore, I am conducting research on photoredox catalysis. I find this branch of research challenging, but also very rewarding. I am a very artistic-minded person; accordingly, I spend a lot of my free time sketching portraits and playing the guitar. I keep myself busy but I would not want it any other way.