Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2015

NUS Chemistry has been ranked 7th internationally and 1st in Asia in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject. Read More.







Energy-Based Molecular Fragmentation Methods

The review covers the state-of-the-art of energy-based molecular fragmentation methods of which both authors have made significant contributions. The defining characteristic of an energy-based molecular fragmentation method is that the molecule (also cluster of molecules, or liquid or solid) is broken up into a set of relatively small molecular fragments in such a way that the electronic energy of the full system is given by a simple linear combination of the energies of these fragment molecules. The successful application of the method enables accurate solution of the Schrodinger equation for molecules the size of proteins. Reported by Associate Professor Ryan P A BETTENS group.
Chem Rev 2015 (in press) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cr500455b

Temporal full-color tuning through non-steady-state upconversion
Nature Nanotechnology

Assoc Professor LIU Xiaogang group reported that producing luminescence materials with tunable emission colors that can be applied for high quality displays is a very difficult task. Especially, it is challenging to develop light-responsive materials that are possible to produce any desired colors in a broad spectrum range on demand through the use of a simple external stimulus. Now they have achieved this goal by exploiting a novel concept, non-steady-state upconversion, based on the design and synthesis of lanthanide-doped core-shell upconversion nanomaterials. The emission color of the core-shell upconversion nanocrystals was turned by adjusting the pulse width and intensity of near-infrared laser excitations. R. Deng, F. Qin, R. Chen, W. Huang, M. Hong, X. Liu, “Temporal full-color tuning through non-steady-state upconversion, ” Nature Nanotechnology, 2015, 10, 237-242. Read More.

A Tribute to Professor Koh Lip Lin

The department of chemistry deeply mourns for the demise of our colleague Prof Koh Lip Lin on 12 Feb 2015.







Prof Loh Kian Ping (Head, Chemistry Department) received the Certificate of
Accreditation for our BSc curriculum from Royal Society of Chemistry.





Fundamental science won MOE Tier 3!

A research team led by Associate Professor Wu Jishan (co-PIs: Profs. Loh Kian Ping, Ding Jun, Andrew Wee, Chi Chunyan, Chen Xiaodong; collaborators: Profs. Christian A. Nijhuis, Klaus Müllen, Dongho Kim, Juan Casado, Neil C. Greenham, Kuo-Wei Huang) was funded 10 million S$ for 5 years for their proposed frontier research on synthetic organic spin chemistry, materials and devices.

Department outing to Gardens by the Bay and Annual Dinner at AquaMarine
on 9 Jan 2015

Congratulations to the winners of Department Best Service Support Staff Awards 2014.

Admin Support Staff Ms. Ang Hwee Hiok, Agnes
Admin Support Staff Ms. Linda Janti Oei
Service Support Staff Mr. Gopal Selvarajoo
Service Support Staff Mr. Phua Wei De, Victor
Teaching Lab Support Staff Mr. Lin Hansheng, Gideon
Teaching Lab Support Staff Ms. Ong Bee Hoon, April

The 8th Singapore International Chemistry Conference (SICC-8) 14th - 17th Dec 2014, University Town, NUS

SICC-8, which attracted close to 400 participants, including 180 foreign delegates, was jointly organized by the Department of Chemistry, NUS, and the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC). With over 150 oral presentations, including 6 plenary and 16 keynote presentations given by highly-established scientists, and 200 poster presentations, the conference was a huge success with a high level of scientific discourse! Read More

President's Science Award (2014)

Congratulations to our Head of Department - Prof Loh Kian Ping for receiving the President's Science Award (2014) for his outstanding research in graphene chemistry. Read More
Prof Loh Kian Ping also won the National Research Foundation Investigatorship Award.

Building Bonds in Chemistry @ Kyoto

The inaugural International Collaborative and Cooperative Chemistry Symposium (ICCCS) was initiated and organized by NUS chemistry in 2010. This year, ICCCS-5 shifted to Kyoto. Prof Loh Kian Ping, Prof Lu Yixin, A/P Liu Xiaogang, Assist Prof Ang Wee Han, and Assist Prof Zhao Yu attended the symposium, among 40 professors from 8 universities in the region. Many exciting scientific advances in chemical sciences were presented, and the delegates had thoroughly enjoyed scientific interactions, as well as renewed their friendship during the symposium.

Illuminating test measures fat in milk

Prof. Chang Young-Tae’s group reported the first fluorescent milk fat sensor (Chem Comm, 2014, 50, 10398-10410). It exhibits magnificent, yet selective turn-on feature towards fat molecules in complicated milk matrix, through the disaggregation-induced emission mechanism. Further construction of a handy fluorescence milk fat detector provides a convenient rapid tool to measure fat amount quantitatively. This discovery may greatly help enhance the milk quality control process. This work was highlighted in Chemistry World: http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/08/milk-fat-fluorescent-probe






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Congratulations to Asst Prof Chng Shu Sin and Dr Adrian Michael Lee for winning the Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2013/2014.

Congratulations to Assistant Prof GOKI Eda for winning the University Young Researcher Award !! Read more.

The Department has just established a research collaboration with its counterpart at the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Under the collaboration, six projects involving faculty members from both departments will receive funding of S$1.1 million over three years. From our department, Professors Lu Yixin, Richard Wong and Lee Hian Kee, and Associate Professors Chuah Gaik Khuan, Han Vinh Hyunh and Stephan Jaenicke will be involved in the collaboration with their colleagues from KFUPM on environmental analytical chemistry, catalysis, nanostructured materials and computational electrochemistry.

Professor WONG Ming Wah, Richard has joined the editorial board of Australian Journal of Chemistry as Associate Editor for 3 years.

Congratulate Mr Fung Fun Man for being the 1st Singaporean and 3rd Asian to be elected into the IChO (International Chemistry Olympiad) Steering Committee.

Congratulate Associate Professor Wu Jishan for being appointed as the Dean's Chair from 1st July 2014.

Congratulations to our graduate student Raghavender Medishetty for winning the Best Poster Presenter Award at the '6th-HOPE meeting with Nobel Laureates' March 11-15, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

Professor JJ Vittal has been invited to give a talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Crystal Engineering, June 1-6, 2014 at Waterville Valley, NH, USA. He was a discussion leader at the last GRC meeting in 2012 on the same topic.

Professor Lee Hian Kee has been placed in the technical trade journal The Analytical Scientist's (print circulation: 21,000; digital circulation: 58,000) "Power List: 100 Most Influential People in the Analytical Sciences"

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