Senior Lecturer Dr TAN Sue Qing, Emelyn

B.Sc. (Hons), 2002 and Ph.D., 2006, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry, NUS 
3 Science Drive 3 
Singapore 117543 

Office: S5-02-20
Tel: (65)-6516-2674


Faculty Teaching Excellence Award AY2012/2013
Excellent Young Teacher Award AY2010/2011

Apps by NUS Chemistry









Appsolutely Chemistry website: Chemistry App Reviews and Recommendations
This website provides reviews on FREE apps that are available in Apple App Store and Google Play Store. We seek to provide you with the best apps. We have reviewed over 100 Chemical Mobile Apps. Students will be able to find Chemical Apps which are categorized according to:
1. NUS Modules
2. App Types

Chemistry App Survey

Usage and Perception of Apps for Educational Purposes Survey


YouTube Channel: Chemistry Movies and Molecular Animations

“Why imagine, when you can visualize with molecular scale animations?”
Media covers Fun Experiments, however, also undergraduate level topics within the four main branches of Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic, Physical and Analytical).
Chemistry undergraduates are encouraged to browse this website to supplement their individual learning purposes. New media will be available regularly.

Representative Publications

  • LEE, G Y P, CHANG L, TAN W Y, TAN J Y C, TAN E S Q, ““Are Chemistry Educational Apps Useful?” – A Quantitative Study with Three In-house Apps.” CHEMISTRY EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 19, (2018): 15-23. (United Kingdom).

  • Book Chapter: TAN*, E S Q and Y J SOO, "Creating Apps: A Non-IT Educator’s Journey Within a Higher Education Landscape". In Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia Pacific: Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies, ed. Murphy, A., Farley, H., Dyson, L. E. and Jones, H. Springer (2017): 213-238. (Asia).

  • TAN*, E S Q and J L D TEO, "Appsolutely smartphones: Usage and perception of apps for educational purposes". ASIAN JOURNAL OF THE SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING (AJSoTL), 5, no. 1 (2015): 55-75. (Singapore).

  • CHIN, C F, Quan Tian, M I SETYAWATI, Wanru Fang, E S Q TAN, DT LEONG and W H ANG*, "Tuning the Activity of Platinum(IV) Anticancer Complexes through Asymmetric Acylation". JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, 55, no. 17 (2012): 7571-7582. (United States).

  • Rong*, Ji, T.K.L. Dao, B. X. Xu, J. W. Xu, B. L, Goh, E S Q TAN, H. Q. Xie and T Liew,"Lubricant Pickup Under Laser Irradiation". IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, 47, no. 7 (2011): 1988-1991. (United States).
  • TAN*, E S Q, W RIDHA and C S Toh, "Heterogeneous and homogeneous aptamer-based electrochemical sensors for thrombin". ELECTROANALYSIS, 21, no. 6 (2009): 749 - 754. (United States).

  • Yu, S. S. C., E S Q TAN, R. T. Jane and A. J. Downard*, "An electrochemical and XPS study of reduction of nitrophenyl films covalently grafted to planar carbon surfaces". LANGMUIR, 23, no. 22 (2007): 11074 - 11082. (United States).

  • Cruickshank, A. C., E S Q TAN, P. A. Brooksby and A. J. Downard*, "Are redox probes a useful indicator of surface film stability? An electrochemical, AFM, XPS study of electrografted amine films on carbon". ELECTROCHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS, 9, no. 7 (2007): 1456 - 1462. (United States).

  • Pietak*, A, S. Korte, E S Q TAN, A. Downard and M. P. Staiger, "Atomic force microscopy characterization of the surface wettability of natural fibres". APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 253 (2007): 3627 - 3635. (Netherlands).

  • Downard*, A. J., D. J. Garrett and E S Q TAN, "Microscale patterning of organic films on carbon surfaces using electrochemistry and soft lithography". LANGMUIR, 22, no. 25 (Invited publication on Special Issue on Electrochemistry) (2006): 10739 - 10746. (United States).

  • Downard*, A. J., E S Q TAN and S. S. C. Yu, "Controlled assembly of gold nanoparticles on carbon surfaces". NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 30 (Cover featured article) (2006): 1283 - 1288. (United Kingdom).

  • Downard*, A. J., S. L. Jackson and E S Q TAN, "Fluorescence microscopy study of protein adsorption at modified glassy carbon surfaces". AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 58, no. 4 (Invited publication on Electrochemistry Special Issue) (2005): 275 - 279. (Australia).

  • Norén*, L., E S Q TAN, R. L. Withers, M Sterns and H Rundlof, "A neutron, x-ray and electron diffraction study of the structures of Pb3O2X2 (X = Cl, Br)". MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN, 37, no. 8 (2002): 1431 - 1442. (United States).