Professor LOH Kian Ping

(Provost’s Chair Professor)

B.Sc.(Hons), National University of Singapore,1994; D.Phil., Oxford University, 1996; Postdoctoral, National Inst. for Material Science, Tsukuba, Japan, 1998.

Contact Information

Office: MD1-14-03E
Tel: (65)-6516-4402 | Fax: (65)-6779-1691
Email: | Personal webpage


ORCID: 0000-0002-1491-743X  

ResearcherID: M-3122-2016


Recognition and Achievements

  • Provost's Chair Professor , 2015-2018
  • President’s Science Award 2014
  • American Chemical Society Nano Lectureship Award 2013
  • University Outstanding Researcher Award 2012
  • Dean’s Chair professor 2010
  • Faculty Young Scientist Award, NUS, 2009, Outstanding Chemist Award, 2009
  • University Young Scientist Award, NUS, 2008
  • NRF-CRP award, NRF, 2007


Research Interests

General interests include:

  • 2-D Covalent Organic Framework, Graphene and 2-D Materials, Surface Science
  • Hybrid organic-inorganic materials, eg. 2-D Perovskites
  • Energy Storage, photocatalysis, porous membrane for separation


Research Highlight

Ref: Liu, W.; Luo, X.; Bao, Y.; Liu, Y. P.; Ning, G.-H.; Abdelwahab, I.; Li, L.; Nai, C. T.; Hu, Z. G.; Zhao, D.; Liu, B.; Quek, S. Y.; Loh, K. P. A Two-Dimensional Conjugated Aromatic Polymer via C–C Coupling Reaction. Nat. Chem. 2017, 9, 563-570.


Teaching Contributions

  • CM5198 Graduate Seminar in Chemistry


Representative Publications  

  • Peng, CX.; Loh, K. P., et. al. Reversible Multi-Electron Redox Chemistry of π-Conjugated N-Containing Heteroaromatic Molecule-Based Organic Cathodes. NatEnergy20172, 17074.
  • Liu, W.; Loh, K. P. A Two-Dimensional Conjugated Aromatic Polymer via C–C Coupling Reaction. Nat. Chem.  20179, 563-570.
  • Gao, L. B.; Ni, G. X.; Liu, Y. P.; Liu, B.; Neto, A. H. C.; Loh, K. P. Face-To-face Transfer of Wafer-Scale Graphene Films. Nature 2014505, 190-194.
  • Chhowalla, M.; Shin, H. S.; Eda, G.; Li, L. J.; Loh, K. P.; Zhang, H. The Chemistry of Two-Dimensional Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Nanosheets. Nat. Chem20135, 263-275.
  • Lu, J.; Yeo, P. S. E.; Gan, C. K.; Wu, P.; Loh, K. P. Transforming C-60 Molecules into Graphene Quantum Dots. Nat. Nanotechnol. 20116, 247-252.
  • Bao, Q. L.; Zhang, H.; Wang, B.; Ni, Z. H.; Lim, C.; Wang, Y.; Tang, D. Y.; Loh, K. P. Broadband Graphene Polarizer. Nat. Photonics20115, 411-415.
  • Loh, K. P.; Bao, Q. L.; Eda, G.; Chhowalla, M. Graphene Oxide as a Chemically Tunable Platform for Optical Applications. Nat. Chem. 20102, 1015-1024.