Lecturer 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

Office: S5-02-22
Tel: (65)-6516-2672 | Fax: (65)-6779-1691
Email: chmcsh@nus.edu.sg

Recognition and Achievements

  • Departmental coordinator for the Joint Minor Programme (JMP) with University of Toronto (UofT) in Environmental Chemistry, 2018-present.
  • Departmental coordinator for the Joint Degree Programme (JDP) with the Australian National University (ANU) in Chemistry, 2018-present.
  • Organizing committee member, 9th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC9), 2018.
  • Deputy Chair, Student Life Committee, Department of Chemistry, NUS, (2017– present).
  • Departmental Student Exchange Programme (SEP) Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, NUS, 2008, 2014, 2016 (April) – present.
  • Judge, Singapore Science & Engineering Fair (SSEF), 2013-2018.
  • 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.


Research Interests

  • 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.
  • Research interests and experience include chemical biology and coordination chemistry.
  • Educational research interests in medicinal inorganic chemistry and spectroscopic applications in inorganic chemistry, and blended teaching and learning methods in inorganic chemistry.


Teaching Contributions

  • CM1101 Principles of Modern Chemistry
  • CM1111 Inorganic Chemistry 1
  • CM1191 Experiments in Chemistry 1
  • CM1401 General Chemistry
  • CM2102 Spectroscopic Applications
  • CM2191 Experiments in Chemistry
  • CM3212 Transition Metal Chemistry
  • CM3225 Biomolecules
  • CM3291 Advanced Experiments in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
  • CM4211 Advanced Coordination Chemistry
  • CM4215 Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • CM4271 Medicinal Chemistry
  • CM5201 Practical Synthetic Analytical Chemistry
  • CM5262 Contemporary Materials Chemistry
  • Practical classes for CM2101, CM2102, CM2111 & CM2121


Representative Publications 

  • Pavlova, S. V.; To, H. L.; Chan, E. S. H.; Li, H. W.; Mak, T. C. W.; Lee, H. K.; Chan, S. I. Synthesis, Structure and Dioxygen Reactivity of a Bis(m-Iodo)Di-Copper(I) Complex Supported by the N-(3,5-di-Tert-Butyl-2-Hydroxybenzyl)-N,N-di-(2-Pyridylmethyl) Amine Ligand. Dalton Trans. 2006, 18, 2232-2243.
  • Tong, Y. L.; Yan, Y.; Chan, E. S. H.; Yang, Q. C.; Mak, T. C. W.; Ng, D. K. P. Cis-Dioxo-Tungsten(VI) and -Molybdenum(VI) Complexes with N2O2 Tetradentate Ligands: Synthesis, Structure, Electrochemistry and Oxo-transfer Properties. Dalton Trans. 1998, 18, 3057-3064.