SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY @HKU
Research Group of P Chiu
The University of Hong Kong
1. Rex Szeto Chun Pong (BSc HKU)
M. Phil. Studies on the use of (triphenylphosphine)copper(I)-hydride hexamer in the tandem reduction-intramolecular aldol cyclisation reaction, 01/08/97 to 19/07/00
Position after HKU: Form 7 teacher: Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School, Caldecott Rd. Hong Kong.
2. Bin Chen, (BSc Shanghai Medical University/Fudan University)
Ph. D. Studies toward the total synthesis of pseudolaric acid A, 01/05/97 to 17/05/2001
Position after HKU: PDF @ Florida State University, Tallahasee, R. A. Holton Group; PDF: University of Chicago, A. P. Kozikowski group
Presently: Research scientist, Lundbeck Research USA, Paramus, NJ, USA
3. Rebecca Ko Yuen Yi, (BSc HKU)
Ph. D. Synthetic studies of curcumol and its related natural products, 01/8/99 to 31/8/2003
Presently: Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, HKU SPACE.
4. Zhe Geng, (MSc Beijing Normal University)
Synthetic studies towards pseudolaric acids, 01/11/00 to 31/5/04
Position after HKU: PDF@ University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, Alex Fallis Group
Presently: Synthetic chemist, Toronto Research Chemicals, Toronto, Canada
5. Dr. Zhengning Li (Ph.D. Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics)
Position after HKU: PDF UK 1/10/2000-31/3/2001; 20/10/2003-49/07/2004
Presently: Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dalian University
6. Skarlett Leung Sze Kar, (BSc HKU)
Ph. D. Novel reactions of oxabicyclic compounds and reductive aldol cyclizations of activated alkynes, 01/09/99 to 31/8/04
Presently: Operations Manager, SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) Hong Kong Ltd.
7. Dianna Poon Ch Yan, (BSc HKU)
Undergraduate research thesis: 09/2000-05/2001
Ph. D. Synthetic studies toward isaindigotidione, 01/07/00 to 29/10/04
Presently: Government Chemist, HK Government Laboratories.
8. Dr. Xiaomei Zhang (Ph.D. Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry)
Position after HKU: PDF@University of Osnabruck,1/8/2001-21/2/2001
Presently: Professor, Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry
9. Kelvin Fung Chi Ming, (BSc HKU)
Ph. D. Synthesis and applications of copper hydride complexes in reductive reactions, 01/09/01 to 25/01/06
Position after HKU: Research scientist, Lonza Group Ltd. Switzerland (Guangzhou Research & Development Center, PR China)
10. Secant Lam Sze Kui, (BSc HKU)
Ph. D. Synthetic studies toward indicol, 01/09/01 to 23/03/06. PDF: HKU; with Prof. P. Chiu
Position after HKU: Research Scientist, Universal Display Corporation Hong Kong Ltd.
11. Wing Ki Chung, (BSc HKU)
Ph. D. Reductions using copper hydride and cycloaddition reactions using epoxy enol silanes, 01/09/01 to 01/06/06
Presently: SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) Hong Kong Ltd.
12. Kenneth Chan Hoi Yu (BSc HKU)
Undergraduate research thesis 09/2002-05/2003
13. Dr. Yunhong Zheng (Ph.D. Shanghai Medical University)
Presently: Assistant Director, Shanghai Chemexplorer Co. Ltd.
14. Shuoliang Li, (BSc, MPhil Lanzhou U, PR China)
Ph. D. Application of the Nazarov cyclization to the synthesis of guanacastepenes and taiwaniaquinoids, 01/01/02 to 31/12/06.
Position after HKU: PDF@ICES-ASTAR, Singapore, K. C. Nicolaou/D. Chen Group
Presently: Principal Scientist, Suzhou Novartis Pharma Technology Co., Ltd., China, 1/11/2009-present.
15. Tianxi Zhou (BSc Shanghai Yeyu Pharmaceutical College
16. Kelvin Lau Chi Yin, (BSc HKU)
Ph. D. Reductive Aldol Cyclizations Using Stryker’s Reagent and Polystyrene-supported Triphenylarsine in Carbon-carbon Bond Forming Reactions, 01/09/2003 to 31/8/2007
Position after HKU: Lecturer in Chemistry, Beacon College, Hong Kong and HKU SPACE
17. Dr. Xingxian Zhang (Ph.D. Lanzhou University)
Position after HKU: Assistant professor, College of Pharmaceutical Science, Zhejiang University of Technology
18. Bonnie Leung Lai To, (BSc HKU)
Undergraduate Research thesis: 09/2004-05/2005
Ph. D. Studies toward the Total Synthesis of C-14 Oxygenated Dolastane Natural Products, 01/08/2004 to 23/12/2008
Position after HKU: Assistant Technical Manager, NAMI, Hong Kong
19. Betty Law Yuen Kwan, (BSc HKUST; Co-supervisor Dr. Ben C. B. Ko)
Ph. D. Study on the identification of small molecule activators of the autophagic pathway and elucidation of the mechanism of action 1/1/2005-30/4/2009.
Presently: Assistant Professor, Macau Institute for Applied Research in Medicine and Health, Macau University of Science and Technology
20. Dr. Ru Miao (Ph.D. ICCAS Beijing)
Position after HKU: PDF@ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Presently: Head of Chemical R&D, Suzhou Genepharma Co. Ltd. P. R. China
21. David Wong Ka Yu (BSc HKU)
Undergraduate research thesis: 09/2005-05/2006
Position after HKU: HR executive, New World
22. Ally Li Ninglin (BSc SYSU)
M. Phil. Studies on the Reduction of Unsaturated Thioesters Using Copper Hydride, 1/12/07-28/02/10.
Position after HKU: Chemist, Solve-Pro Scientific Research Ltd., Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, N. T.: 08/2010 - 07/2011.
23. Brian Lo Tsz Kiu, (BSc U Calgary)
Ph. D. Intermolecular [4+3] cycloaddition reactions using epoxy enol silanes, 01/01/2006 to 28/02/2011.
Presently: SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) Hong Kong Ltd.
24. Lok Lok Liu, (BSc SUNY Buffalo)
Ph. D. Studies toward the total synthesis of (+)-cortistatin J via an intramolecular (4+3) cycloaddition, 01/09/2006 to 31/5/2011.
Position after HKU: Scientist R & D, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials Asia Ltd.
Most recent known position: Principal Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company
25. Alan Chan Yuk Lun (BSc HKU)
RA: 06/2008-08/2008; 08/2009-11/2009
Position after HKU: Sales Consultant, Astra Zeneca
26. Dr. Gunnar Ehrlich (Ph.D. Univ of Hannover)
DFG Postdoctoral Fellow: 10/2007-10/2008
Position after HKU: Department of Chemical Safety, Umwelt Bundes Amt. Germany
27. Jack Ou Jun (BSc Hengyang Normal, MPhil South China Normal)
Ph. D. Asymmetric Reactions Induced by Phase-tagged Phosphoric Acid Organocatalysts and Copper hydride-catalyzed Reductions of Unsaturated Thioesters, 1/3/2010 to 3/2012.
Position after HKU: Research Chemist, Shenzhen Salubris Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
28. Johnny Wong Kong Ching (BSc HKU)
Undergraduate research thesis: 09/2007-05/2008
Ph. D. Studies on the Copper Hydride Mediated Reductive Claisen Rearrangement, 01/08/2008 to 28/02/2013.
Position after HKU: Lecturer, Dept. of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, HKU
29. John Chu Chun Kit (BSc HKU)
HKU Faculty of Science ROYS program: Summer 2007
Undergraduate directed studies: 09/2008
Position after HKU: Ph.D. @Colorado State University (Ph.D. advisor: Tom Rovis)
Postdoctoral Fellow: Cambridge University, Matthew Gaunt Group
30. Emily Lam Shuk Mei (BSc HKU)
Ph. D. Studies on Diazoketone Rearrangements and Application toward the Synthesis of Welwistatin, 01/10/2008 to 30/6/2013.
Position after HKU: Research Executive, SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) Hong Kong Ltd.
31. Dr. Guo Wei (Ph.D. SIOC)
Position after HKU: Associate Professor, Key Laboratory of Natural Medicine and Immune Engineering, Henan University, P. R. China
32. Sarah Lam Yan Yu (BSc HKU),
Ph. D. Studies and Applications of Intermolecular (4 + 3) Cycloadditions of Epoxy and Aziridinyl Enolsilanes, 1/12/2009 to 30/11/2013.
2014-2015: Research Engineer, NAMI, Hong Kong Ltd.
Position after HKU: PDF@Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, C. C. Wang Group)
Presently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
33. Baojian Li (BSc South China Normal U; MPhil Sun Yat Sen U),
Ph. D. Studies Toward The Total Synthesis Of Pseudolaric Acid B Via An Improved Carbene Cyclization Cycloaddition Cascade Strategy, 1/9/2009 to 31/3/2014.
Position after HKU: PDF @Purdue University, Arun Ghosh group
Presently: Entrepreneur of chemical firm
34. Liping Kuang (BSc China Univ of Geosciences; MSc Guangzhou Inst. Biomedicine & Health),
Ph. D. Asymmetric Formal Total Synthesis Of Cortistatins A And J, 1/1/2010 to 31/5/2014.
Position after HKU: PDF @ South University of Science and Technology, Xiyuan Liu group
35. Michael Tang Kit Ho (BSc HKU)
Undergraduate directed studies: 2011
36. Diana Chan (BSc, MPhil NTHU)
Ph. D. Studies of transannular (4+3) cycloadditions and application to the synthesis of (+)-cortistatin A, 1/2/2011 to 31/12/2016.
Presently: Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London, Michael Porter Group
37. Kevin Yu Yang (BSc ECUST, MPhil SIOC)
Ph D. Synthetic Studies towards (+)-Anthecularin. 01/09/2011 to 31/08/2015.
Position after HKU: Postdoctoral Fellow @University of Texas at San Antonio, Michael P. Doyle group
38. Samantha Chau Wai Lin (BSc CUHK)
MPhil. Carbene Cyclization Cycloaddition Reactions of Macrocyclic Diazoketones, 01/09/2012 to 30/6/2015.
Presently: Dow Chemicals
39. Elvis Ng Wang Hei (BSc Imperial Coll)
Ph D. Studies On The Copper Hydride Mediated Reductive Claisen Rearrangement & Synthesis And Synthetic Applications Of C-Boron Enolates, 01/09/2011 to 30/6/2016.
Presently: Postdoctoral Fellow, HKU, P Chiu group
40. Karen He Jiayun (BSc Sun Yat Sen U)
Ph.D. " Investigation on the Intramolecular (4+3) Cycloadditions of Epoxy Enolsilanes, and Applications towards the Asymmetric Synthesis of Himandrine, 01/09/2011 to 31/08/2016.
Position after HKU: Technical Services Executive, SGS Hong Kong Ltd
41. Benedict James Barron (MChem Bristol), Joint Ph.D. with Imperial College, Evaluation Of Asymmetric Catalysts In C–C And C–N Michael Type Transformations, 01/9/2012 to 30/9/2016.
Position after HKU: Medicinal Chemist, Domainex, Cambridge, UK
42. Jesse Ling (BSc HKU)
Undergraduate Research thesis: 09/2011-05/2012
Ph.D. Reactions of Epoxy and Aziridinyl Enolsilanes with Arenes, 01/09/2012 to 31/12/2016.
Position after HKU: Postdoctoral Fellow@Tufts University, Boston, Clay Bennett group
43. Bill Chen Zhihua (BSc HKU)
Undergraduate Research thesis: 09/2013-05/2014
Position after HKU: PhD.@ Stanford University
44. Sam Chan Hau Sun (BSc HKU)
Undergraduate research thesis: 09/2014-05/2015
Position after HKU: Ph.D. @Oxford University, UK (Supervisor: Jonathan Burton)
45. Sarah Sharp (BSc, MChem Univ of Manchester)
Position after HKU: Publishing Editor, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge UK
46. Michael Fu Ho Cheong (BSc/BEd HKU)
Undergraduate directed studies: 09/2016-12/2016
Position after HKU: Teaching position in Secondary School
47. Gordon Man Siu Hang (BSc HKU)
Undergraduate research thesis: 09/2016-05/2017
48. Mark Grimes (MSc Edinburgh)
Undergraduate research thesis: 09/2016-05/2017
Position after HKU: Completion of MSc studies at Univ of Edinburgh
49. Jeff Jen-Chieh Wang (BSc HKU)
University Research Fellowship summer research, and Undergraduate research thesis: 06/2017-05/2018
Position after HKU: Ph.D. @ Univ Southern California
50. Matthew Li Tin Lok (BSc HKU)
Summer research fellowship: Summer 2011
Ph.D. Studies On The Copper Hydride Mediated Reductive Aldol Addition Via Enolborates & Its Applications, 01/09/2013 to 01/01/2018.
Position after HKU: Engineer, NAMI, Hong Kong
51. Jerome Ng Pak Lam (BSc. Sheffield)
Ph. D. Studies on the Intermolecular and Intramolecular (4+3) Cycloadditions of Epoxy and Aziridinyl Enolsilanes, 08/2013 to 01/2019
Position after HKU: Postdoctoral Fellow, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau
52. Tommy Kwan Hong Yuet (BSc. HKU)
Undergraduate research thesis: 09/2018-05/2019
Position after HKU: Radiochemist Assistant, St. Teresa's Hospital, Hong Kong