Faculty

Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry

Full-Time Faculty

BATES, Roderick W.
Associate Professor
Research Integrity Officer
Coordinator, Faculty Mentoring (Education)
PhD (Imperial College London)
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Phone: (65) 6316 8907
Email: roderick@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-04-08
Research Interests: Synthesis of natural and unnatural products; Synthetic methodology, particularly using transition metals; Structure based drug design and discovery
BONANNI, Alessandra
Senior Lecturer
Assistant Chair (Students)
PhD (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
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Phone: (65) 6316 8757
Email: a.bonanni@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-04-19
Research Interests: Biosensor technologies; DNA analysis; Food analysis
CHI, Robin Yonggui
Professor (NRF Investigator)
President’s Chair in Chemistry
PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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Phone: (65) 6592 7769
Email: robinchi@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-06-19
Research Interests: Organic chemistry and synthesis; Electrochemistry; Polymer materials; Physical organic chemistry
CHIBA, Shunsuke
Professor
Head of Division
Coordinator, Industry Relations
PhD (University of Tokyo)
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Phone: (65) 6513 8013
Email: shunsuke@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-05-07
Research Interests: Organic chemistry and synthesis, with focus on general and practical molecular transformations
GOTO, Atsushi
Professor
Provost's Chair in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
PhD (Kyoto University)
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Phone: (65) 6316 8900
Email: agoto@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-05-05
Research Interests: Polymer chemistry and polymer materials
ITO, Shingo
Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Tokyo)
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Phone: (65) 6592 7581
Email: sgito@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-05-17
Research Interests: Organic Synthesis, Polymer Synthesis, Structural Organic Chemistry
KINJO, Rei
Professor
PhD (University of Tsukuba)
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Phone: (65) 6592 2625
Email: RKinjo@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-06-22
Research Interests: Novel main group compounds; Applications in catalysis, e.g. CO2 functionalization, hydroboration, transfer hydrogenation
LEE, Hiang Kwee
Assistant Professor
Ph.D (Nanyang Technological University)
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Phone: (65) 6592 2511
Email: hiangkwee@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-04-05
Research Interests: Hybrid nanomaterial, Tandem nanocatalysis, Interfacial chemistry, Chemochromic sensor
LEE, Ken
Senior Lecturer
Assistant Chair (Safety)
PhD (National University of Singapore)
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Phone: (65) 6513 2178
Email: ken.lee@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC 04-02
Research Interests: Translating chemical technologies into practice: Synthesis, Sensing and Sustainability
LEE, Soo Ying
Emeritus Professor
PhD (University of Chicago)
Phone: (65) 6513 8466
Email: sooying@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-04-01
Research Interests: Physical chemistry and chemical physics
LEONG, Weng Kee
Associate Professor
PhD (Simon Fraser University)
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Phone: (65) 6592 7577
Email: CHMLWK@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-06-07
Research Interests: Organometallics: new compounds, structures and reactivity patterns; Application of organometallic compounds; Nanomaterials and heterogeneous catalysis
LEUNG, Pak Hing
Professor
PhD (Australian National University)
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Phone: (65) 6513 8471
Email: pakhing@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-06-01
Research Interests: Inorganic chemistry and organometallics
LI, Tianhu
Associate Professor
PhD (State University of New York at Stony Brook)
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Phone: (65) 6513 7364
Email: thli@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-04-21
Research Interests: Biological chemistry and chemical biology; Supercoiled DNA structures; Human topoisomerases inhibitors; Nutritional and food chemistry
LING, Xing Yi
Professor
PhD (University of Twente)
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Phone: (65) 6513 2740
Email: XYLing@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-04-07
Research Interests: Materials chemistry; Nanomaterials
LIU, Xuewei
Professor
PhD (University of Southern California)
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Phone: (65) 6316 8901
Email: xuewei@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-05-02
Research Interests: Carbohydrate chemistry; Glycopeptide and glycoprotein synthesis; Glycobiology; Antimicrobials; Glycal-oriented synthesis of natural products; Functional materials
LOH, Teck Peng
Distinguished University Professor
PhD (Harvard University)
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Phone: (65) 6513 8475
Email: teckpeng@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-05-20
Research Interests: Organic chemistry and synthesis; Green chemistry; Asymmetric synthesis; Synthesis of architecturally complex organic molecules
LOH, Zhi Heng
Associate Professor
PhD (University of California, Berkeley)
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Phone: (65) 6592 1655
Email: zhiheng@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-01-19A
Research Interests: Physical chemistry; Coherent electron and nuclear dynamics in molecules; Attosecond spectroscopy
LU, Yunpeng
Lecturer
PhD (National University of Singapore)
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Phone: (65) 6513 2747
Email: YPLu@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-06-23
Research Interests: Physical chemistry and chemical physics; Quantum wavepacket calculations in chemical reaction dynamics; CO2 family van der Waals clusters; Ab initio calculations in chemistry
PHAN, Anh Tuan
Professor (associate from PAP)
PhD (École Polytechnique)
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Phone: (65) 6514 1915
Email: phantuan@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-05-04
Research Interests: Analytical and bio-analytical chemistry; Biological chemistry and chemical biology
PULLARKAT, Sumod A.
Senior Lecturer
Assistant Chair (Academic)
Deputy Head (Academic)
PhD (National University of Singapore)
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Phone: (65) 6316 8906
Email: sumod@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-06-02
Research Interests: Synthesis and Applications of Chiral Organophosphorous Compounds; Catalytic Applications of Metallacycles; Biological Applications of Organometallic Compounds
QIAO, Yuan
Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF Fellow)
PhD (Harvard University)
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Phone: (65) 6904 4477
Email: yuan.qiao@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-04-22
Research Interests: Chemical Biology, Chemoenzymatic synthesis, Microbiota-host interaction
SO, Cheuk Wai
Associate Professor
PhD (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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Phone: (65) 6513 2730
Email: cwSo@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-06-17
Research Interests: Main-group and transition metal organometallic chemistry; Nanomaterials and materials chemistry
SOO, Han Sen
Associate Professor
PhD (University of California, Berkeley)
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Phone: (65) 6592 3182
Email: hansen@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-05-03
Research Interests: Design and synthesis of earth-abundant complexes to reduce CO2 and protons; Development of complexes to oxidise recalcitrant pollutants and valorise biomass; Novel nanomaterials; Spectroscopic characterisation using static and time-resolved techniques
STUPARU, Mihaiela
Nanyang Assistant Professor
PhD (ETH Zürich)
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Phone: (65) 6592 7765
Email: mstuparu@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-05-01
Research Interests: Organic chemistry and synthesis; Nanomaterials and material chemistry; Corannulene-based polymers
TAN, Choon Hong
Professor
Chair, SPMS
PhD (University of Cambridge)
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Phone: (65) 6316 8761
Email: choonhong@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-04-18
Research Interests: Organic chemistry and synthesis; practical asymmetric synthesis; Green and environmentally friendly chemistry; Biological chemistry
TAN, Howe Siang
Associate Professor
PhD (Princeton University)
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Phone: (65) 6316 2987
Email: howesiang@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-03-06
Research Interests: Multidimensional optical spectroscopy; Ultrafast energy transfer pathways in photosynthetic light harvesting complexes
WEBSTER, Richard D.
Associate Professor
Director, NEWRIEdu
PhD (La Trobe University)
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Phone: (65) 6316 8793
Email: webster@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-04-06
Research Interests: Molecular electrochemistry; Environmental chemsitry
XING, Bengang
Professor
PhD (Nanjing University)
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Phone: (65) 6316 8758
Email: bengang@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-04-20
Research Interests: Chemical biology; Bio-fluorescent imaging; Pharmaceutical chemistry; Nanomedicine
YEOW, Edwin Kok Lee
Associate Professor
PhD (University of Melbourne)
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Phone: (65) 6316 8759
Email: edwinyeow@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-03-04
Research Interests: Materials chemistry and polymer physics; Nanotechnology and light-induced devices; Biological chemistry
ZHANG, Zhengyang
Lecturer
PhD (Nanyang Technological University)
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Phone: (65) 6513 6059
Email: zhang.zy@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-03-02
Research Interests: Super-resolution imaging, Single molecule spectroscopy, Nanoscale catalysis
ZHAO, Yanli
Professor
Lee Soo Ying Professor in Materials Chemistry
Assistant Chair (Graduate Studies and Research)
Deputy Head (Graduate Studies and Research)
PhD (Nankai University)
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Phone: (65) 6316 8792
Email: zhaoyanli@ntu.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-CBC-06-18
Research Interests: Biocompatible systems for diagnostics and therapeutics; Porous materials for energy storage and conversion; Integrated materials for heterogeneous catalysis

Cross Appointments

CHAN, Mary
Professor (cross appointment from SCBE)
2019 Board of Trustees Chair in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Director, NAFTEC
PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Phone: (65) 6790 6064
Email: mbechan@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N1.2-B2-19
Research Interests: Polymers in nanoscience and biotechnology
CHEN, Peng
Professor (cross appointment from SCBE)
Associate Chair (Faculty), SCBE
PhD (University of Missouri)
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Phone: (65) 6514 1086
Email: chenpeng@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N1.3-B3-08
Research Interests: (Bio)nanotechnology, biosensors, nanomaterials and applications
CHEN, Xiaodong
President’s Chair Professor (cross appointment from MSE)
Director of iFLEX
PhD (University of Münster)
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Phone: (65) 6513 7350
Email: chenxd@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N4.1-02-22
Research Interests: Materials chemistry; Artificial senses; Flexible electronics.
LIU, Bin
Associate Professor (cross appointment from SCBE)
Assistant Chair (Research), SCBE
PhD (University of Minnesota)
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Phone: (65) 6513 7971
Email: Liubin@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N1.2-B1-06
Research Interests: Architected nanomaterials for solar-to-fuel and solar-to-electric conversion; Photocatalysis for air and water treatment; Nanocomposites; Electrocatalysis.
PU, Kanyi
Associate Professor (cross appointment from SCBE)
Assistant Dean (Research), CoE
PhD (National University of Singapore)
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Phone: (65) 6513 8077
Email: KYPU@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N1.3-B2-05
Research Interests: Molecular Imaging, Chemical Biology, Biomaterials Science and Bionanotechnology

Adjunct Faculty

HOR, Andy
Adjunct Professor
PhD (University of Oxford)
Phone: (65) 6826 6488
Email: Andy_Hor@a-star.edu.sg
Office: SPMS-PAP-02-01
Research Interests: Heterometallic design and synthesis; metallic materials; organotransition metal  catalysis; supramolecular chemistry