Nikola Lambic is a native of Serbia. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2013 from Southern Wesleyan University. Upon graduation he continued his graduate studies at North Carolina State University (advisor Dr. Elon Ison) where he carried out research in small molecule activation and catalysis, such as hydrogenation, carbonylation and Frustrated Lewis pair chemistry. Parallel to experimental work, Nikola became adept at using computational chemistry as a complementary tool to explain the nature of critical intermediates that ultimately led to better understanding of catalysis. Upon graduation, Nikola started his professional career at ExxonMobil Chemical as a Research Chemist. His current research interests are in single site polymerization catalysts, high-throughput polymerization methods and computational chemistry.