Adam Dyker was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, and obtained his BSc from the University of New Brunswick in 2002. He completed his PhD in the area catena-phosphorus cations under the supervision of Dr. Neil Burford at Dalhousie University in 2007. As an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, he studied under Dr. Guy Bertrand at the University of California, Riverside where he developed stable bent allenes. In January of 2010, Adam Dyker joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of New Brunswick as an Assistant Professor. His current research interests include the development of organic rechargeable batteries and homogeneous organic reducing agents; the stabilization of as-of-yet elusive reactive intermediates; and the development of new electron rich neutral ligands based on carbon, nitrogen or phosphorus for homogeneous organometallic catalysts.