Ziqi and Taeho successfully defended their PhDs!

Congrats to the Engle Lab’s newest doctors Ziqi Li and Taeho Kang!

Ziqi’s Ph.D. focused on the development of a series of regio- and enantioselective hydroarylation reactions. Additionally, she pioneered the development of a collection of reagents and ligand-enabled carbosulfenylation reactions.  Ziqi will soon follow in the footsteps of Keary and other Engle Lab alumni starting her postdoc at Caltech. There, she will pursue research in the lab of Prof. Frances Arnold.

Taeho’s Ph.D. work spanned across various research fields in nickel, copper, and palladium chemistry. In particular, his research focused on nickel-catalyzed 1,2-difunctionalization reactions directed by native functional groups such as free alcohols, amines, and carboxylic acids. Taeho will start a position as a joint postdoc in the labs of Prof. Geoffrey Coates and Prof. Yadong Wang at Cornell University.