Semester break and new members

The semester has finally ended, and since the last post many things have changed in our group. The five honours students have completed their projects and have left the group. Of course we wish them all the best for their future endeavours. After a short stint, Dr Jana also went back to India to take care of his parents. Basu just had his memorable PhD defense on 12th May and will be soon working as a postdoctoral fellow in the team of Prof. Pastorin at the Department of Pharmacy. Andrew Yeung has returned as a Research Assistant for a short period of two months prior to starting his graduate studies at Texas A&M. Another new member is Daniel Upmann from WWU, Münster (Germany) who will conduct his Diploma research in the group. Currently, we are also recruiting a new batch of Honours students. So those who have a passion for synthetic chemistry are welcomed to apply.
Finally, I am particularly happy to see that our paper “13C NMR Spectroscopic Determination of Ligand Donor Strengths Using N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Palladium(II)” has made it into the top 20 of the most read papers in Organometallics during the last 12 months. 🙂

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