Vincent C.-C. Wang (Principal investigator)
Vincent grew up in Taiwan and obtained his BS and MS degree from National Taiwan University where he worked with Sunney Chan to study the mechanism of particulate methane monooxygenae. Then he joined Fraser Armstrong group at University of Oxford to investigate several metalloenzymes, such as carbon monoxide dehydrogenase, by protein film electrochemistry for his DPhil (equivalent to PhD) studies. In the meantime, he also ran a bike workshop with couple great friends at Wolfson college.
After obtaining his DPhil degree, he went to University of British Columbia with Curtis Berlinguette as a postdoc and worked on the development of new materials for CO2 reduction. In 2016-2019, he was awarded with Wenner-Gren fellowship with Leif Hammaström at Uppsala University to develop time-resolved infrared spectroscopy for investigations of the catalytic mechanism of hydrogenases. In Uppsala, he also actively participated the wine club at Swedish consortium of artificial photosynthesis. In addition, he also spent couple months as a visiting research assistant at Academia Sinica with his wonderful friend, Tiow-Gan Ong to conduct research on photoredox catalysis.
Recently, he was awarded with the young scholar fellowship (5-year research grant) from MOST and started to build up his own research team at National Sun Yat-Sen University in 2021.
Contact info : vincent.wang(at)mail.nsysu.edu.tw
My name is Charasee Laddika Dayawansa. I was born and raised in central hills, Sri Lanka and I received my B.Sc. (hons) in Chemistry in 2019 from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. While hoping to pursue my higher studues abroad, I worked as a full-time teaching assistant at two Sri Lankan Universities, University of Peradeniya and Uva Wellassa University. I have joined VW group fall 2021 as a Master student and I am hoping to gain, explore research experience in the area of both electro and photo catalysis.
Cheng-Yu Hsieh (Crab) was born in Taiwan, and received his B.S. from Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Chia Nan University of Pharmacy ＆ Science in 2018. During that time Crab was working on the exploration of new biomedical products and investigating their probability. Crab joined the group in the summer of 2021, after he worked in industry for one year. His current research project is developing the new methodology for electroorganic synthesis.
Elfreda Yung-Chi Lai (M.S. Student)
Yung-Chi, Lai (Elfreda) grew up in Taiwan and received his B.S. from Department of Chemistry in National Sun Yat-sen University in 2021. While he was an ungraduated student, he studied the synthesis of metal-organic framework and simulation of voltammetry with Vincent. He stays in same group for his M.S. degree and carries on the same research project. His interests include derivation of formula, photography, photocatalysis.
Sharon Hsing (Administrative assistant )