Yanyao grew up in Ma‘anshan, very close to Nanjing. He graduated with B.S. in Chemistry from Nanjing University, where he finished his bachelor thesis, visible-light-driven radical hydrosilylation of mono- and disubstituted allenes, under the instruction of Prof. Shaozhong Wang. Then, he did research on the multifunctional role of Ruppert−Prakash reagent in cascade cyclization, Yanchuan Zhao’s group, SIOC. In 2021 fall, Yanyao joined in Brown Lab, focusing on photochemistry. In free time, he enjoys sleeping, playing video games and barbecue.
“A true master is an eternal student.” — Master Yi