The 51st International Chemistry Olympiad was held in Paris, France from 21st to 30th July. The Singapore team clinched two gold Medals and two silver Medals, ranking fifth amongst 80 participating countries.
Congratulations to A/P Goki Eda for being appointed Dean’s Chair for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022.
Congratulations to A/P Zhao Yu for being appointed Dean’s Chair for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022.
Congratulations to Professors Wu Jishan and Liu Xiaogang for winning the 2019 National Research Foundation (NRF) Investigatorship.
Congratulations to Dr Rowan Young for winning the Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2019.
Congratulations to Asst Prof CHNG Shu Sin for being awarded the 2019 Walter Shaw Young Investigator Award for Lipid Research.
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51st International Chemistry Olympiad results
The 51st International Chemistry Olympiad was held in Paris, France from 21st to 30th July. The Singapore team clinched two gold Medals and two silver Medals, ranking fifth amongst 80 participating countries. Mr Hu Yunghao from the Raffles Institution was also placed world no. 14 among 308 participants.
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President’s Assistant Professor Winston Zhao Ziqing
The Department welcomes our second President’s Assistant Professor Winston Zhao Ziqing who joined us on 2 May 19. Winston received his pre-university education in Singapore, before heading to Caltech for his undergraduate studies on the National Science Scholarship, where he obtained double B.S. degrees with honors in Chemistry and Biology. He completed his Ph.D. in Biophysics at the Harvard University ...
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NUS Chemistry: 1st in Asia and 7th in the world
The Department remains one of the top 10 chemistry programmes worldwide. Based on the latest QS University Rankings by Subject, NUS Chemistry retained the position as the 1st in Asia and the 7th internationally for 5 years in a row. While rankings are only one measure of the excellence of our programmes, the Department’s consistent strong international recognition as a leading institution provides added credentials for our reputation ...
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Impact of Basic Science in Modern Society
In conjunction with Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) 2019 organised by the National Research Foundation Singapore, the Department of Chemistry hosted a panel discussion with 3 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry - Professor Aaron Ciechanover, Professor Michael Levitt, and Sir Fraser Stoddart – in NUS Faculty of Science LT27 on Wed, 23 Jan 2019. The discussion was moderated by Professor Shu Sin Chng ...
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The 9th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference
The Department of Chemistry hosted the biennial 9th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC-9) at the Stephan Riady Centre, NUS UTown from 9-14 Dec 2018. The event was jointly organized with Chemistry and Biological Chemistry division, NTU and chaired by Assoc Prof Ang Wee Han (NUS) and co-chaired by Assoc Prof Xing Bengang (NTU). The conference brought together 345 participants from ...
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International award for our lipid biochemist!
Congratulations to Associate Professor CHNG Shu Sin for being awarded the 2019 Walter Shaw Young Investigator Award for Lipid Research by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The winner was nominated by colleagues and other leaders in his field for making outstanding research contributions in the area of lipids as a young investigator. Assoc. Prof CHNG will deliver an award lecture at the ASBMB annual meeting in April 2019. For more information, see ...
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Charge-hopping without activation barriers across molecular junctions
Assoc Prof Christian NIJHUIS and his research group from the Department of Chemistry, NUS reported in Nature Nanotechnology a new way to reduce power consumption of molecular electronic devices. For charges to flow across a molecule, usually an energy barrier needs to be overcome which requires heat. The so-called Marcus theory describes the science behind it and explains how the applied temperature increases or decreases current flow across molecules. Here we show for the first time that it is possible to inject charge into a molecule without ...
 
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