My research entails the development of new methodologies to synthesize metal carbenes that circumvent the need for toxic, explosive diazo compounds. These novel methodologies will be further applied in the enantioselective synthesis of important drug/medicinal targets or important functional groups.
Aside from organizing the ISHC pre-conference, I also fulfill the role of chair of the NIOK PhD Platform. The NPP is responsible for NIOK’s Career Orientation Program, which is meant to further the careers of PhDs after their promotion. This involves organizing company trips, workshops and networking events among others.