Prof. Conor Pranckevicius

Conor earned his Ph.D degree from the University of Toronto in 2016 in the group of Professor Douglas Stephan, performing carbene-centred research with a focus on designing new efficient catalysts for olefin hydrogenation and metathesis. During this time, Conor visited in the group of Professor Guy Bertrand at University of California San Diego as an exchange student, where he explored the reactivity of new carbene-stabilized carbon(0) species. In 2017, he joined the group of Professor Holger Braunschweig at the Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt and NSERC sponsored post-doctoral fellow. His current research interests include the synthesis and application of new low-valent boron-based molecules in challenging bond activations and catalysis. 

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Graduate Students

For Masters and Ph.D level research opportunities beginning Spring 2025, motivated students are encouraged to contact Conor at with their CV and unofficial transcripts. 

Current  Members 

William Kennedy

MSc Student - May 2023

Degrees: BSc (honours) in Chemistry from UBC Okanagan (2023)

YuXiang Wei

MSc Student - Sep 2022 

Degrees: BSc in Chemistry from Southern University of Science and Technology, China (2022)

Vigneshkumar P N

PhD Student - Jan 2024 

Degrees: MSc in Chemistry from UBC Okanagan  (2023)

Sophia Vanslyke

URA - Summer 2024 


Sooraj Sathyanarayan

MITACS - Summer 2024 

IISER Kolkata, India

Former Members 

Amelia-Mae Walker

Summer 2023 NSERC USRA (ICE)

University of New Brunswick

Travis Graham

Fall 2022-23 Exchange student

University of York

Madeleine Agostino

Summer 2022 NSERC USRA (ICE)

Wilfrid Laurier University

Reece Lister-Roberts

Fall 2021-22 Exchange student

University of York

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