Meet the Team

Dr. Wei Li

Dr. Wei Li

While my students enjoy writing paragraphs on themselves, I don't have much to talk about myself.  Here is my CV.

Alom - 2nd year graduate student

Alom - 2nd year graduate student

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.

Fan - 2nd year graduate student

Fan - 2nd year graduate student

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.

Jeewani - 1st year graduate student

Jeewani - 1st year graduate student

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.

 

Shannon - junior undergraduate student

Shannon - junior undergraduate student

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?).

Ryan - junior undergraduate student

Ryan - junior undergraduate student

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.