Lecturer Dr FOO Maw Lin

B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. National University of Singapore (2000); Ph.D. Princeton University (2005); Senior Chemist: Air Products and Chemicals (2006-2008); Post-doctoral Associate: UC Berkeley and Kyoto University (2008-2012); Special Appointed Assistant Professor: Kyoto University and Tokyo University (2012-2015)

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry, NUS 
3 Science Drive 3 
Singapore 117543 
Office: S7-03-09
Tel : 6516- 4328
E-mail: chmfml@nus.edu.sg


To teach in an educational, engaging and enthusiastic fashion such that students are empowered in their independent problem-solving ability.


0530004-GS (2nd year Inorganic Chemistry) at University of Tokyo

Research Interests

Physical properties (electrical, magnetic and gas adsorption) of solid-state inorganic compounds and coordination polymers. Powder and single-crystal x-ray diffraction. Structure-property relationships.

Representative Publications

Research ID: H-9273-2012

  • Foo ML, Matsuda R, Kitagawa, S. Functional Hybrid Porous Coordination Polymers, Chem. Mat. 26(1), 310-322 (2014).

  • Foo ML, Horike S, Inubushi Kitagawa S. An alkaline earth I3O0 Porous Coordination Polymer: [Ba2TMA(NO3)(DMF)], Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51(25), 6107-6111 (2012).

  • Schaak RE, Klimczuk T, Foo ML, Cava RJ Superconductivity phase diagram of NaxCoO2-1.3H2O Nature 424 (6948) 527-529 (2003).

  • Foo ML, Wang YY, Watauchi S, Zandbergen HW,  He T, Cava RJ, Ong NP Charge ordering, commensurability, and metallicity in the phase diagram of the layered NaxCoO2, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92(24) 247001 (2003).