Lecturer Dr CHAN Sau Han Edith

B.Sc. (Hons), The Chinese University of Hong Kong; M.Phil., The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry, NUS 
3 Science Drive 3 
Singapore 117543 
Office: S5-02-22
Tel: (65) 6516 2672 
Fax: (65) 6779 1691 
E-mail: chmcsh@nus.edu.sg


  • Judge, Singapore Science & Engineering Fair (SSEF), 2013-2017.

  • Chief Judge, 12th Singapore National Crystal Growing Challenge, 2016.

  • Organizing committee member, International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC-41), 2014.

  • Hon. Treasurer and Scientific Co-Chair, International Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry (ICGSC), 2009.


Teaching interests include coordination chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, medicinal inorganic chemistry and spectroscopic applications in inorganic chemistry.

Teaching experiences in transition metal chemistry, general inorganic chemistry, biomolecules, spectroscopic applications in inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry, coordination chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, general organic chemistry, material science, and a number of practical courses including the topics of environmental science, spectroscopic applications, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and physical chemistry.
(Click HERE for the list of NUS chemistry modules taught)

Research interests and experience include chemical biology and coordination chemistry.

Educational research interests in medicinal inorganic chemistry and spectroscopic applications in inorganic chemistry.



  • Departmental Student Exchange Programme (SEP) Coordinator, NUS, 2008 (Jan.) -2014 (Aug.), & 2016 (April) – present.

  • Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Professional Internship Programme (UPIP), AY15/16


  • S. V. Pavlova, H. L. To, E. S. H. Chan, H. W. Li, T. C. W. Mak, H. K. Lee and S. I. Chan, Synthesis, structure and dioxygen reactivity of a bis(µ-iodo)dicopper(I) complex supported by the [N-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-2-hydroxybenzyl)-N,N-di-(2-pyridylmethyl)] amine ligand, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2006, 2232-2243

  • Y. L. Wong, Y. Yan, E. S. H. Chan, Q. Ying, T. C. W. Mak, D. K. P. Ng, cis-Dioxo-tungsten(VI) and molydenum(VI) complexes with N2O2 tetradentate ligands: synthesis, structure, electrochemistry and oxo-transfer properties, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1998, 3057-3064.