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The Department of Chemistry of

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has dynamic and friendly and cooperative faculty members active in all areas of chemical research, and whose research is internationally recognized. The Department has become truly "The center of  science" since its activities intimately involve areas such as: Molecular biology, Molecular physics, Material sciences, Nano-technology, Biotechnology, Environmental science, Drug design, Forensic science and others.


Chemistry Department is ranked No. 23 in World Universities according to QS World University Rankings 2018


MSc Program in Analytical Chemistry
(Fall 2017 Entry and Spring 2018 Entry)


Summer Camp and Summer Research
[ New ]
(For Prospective Research Postgraduate Students)
Application Deadlines:
Summer Camp: 13 May 2018
Summer Research Program: 18 Mar 2018


Prof. Jianwei SUN's research team has discovered a new synthetic route to produce chiral molecules which may bring safer and more affordable medicine.

For details, please visit the following weblinks:

PAO press release

Nature Communications (September 2017)

Prof. Benzhong Tang received the State Natural Science Award (First Class) 2017 for Outstanding Achievements in the research of Aggregation-induced Emission (AIE).  The award was presented in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 8 January, 2018.


Prof. Benzhong Tang and Dr. Jacky Lam were identified as Highly Cited Researcher in 2017 by Thomson Reuters


Prof. Xuhui Huang and Prof. Henry Yan have been elected as Members of the Young Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong (ASHK) in 2017.


Prof. Benzhong Tang is awarded the Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation on 25 October 2017.
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Student Achievements


Our UG student representatives [Miss Seungyeon Olivia LEE(Y3), Miss Jacqueline Cheryl SABRINA(Y3), Mr. Ting Hei Matthew WONG(Y1)] participated in the Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad 2018 on 24 Feb 2018 and won the Championship. The theme of this year's (29th) Hong Kong Chem Olympiad is "CHEMISTRY FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING STYLE". The topic assigned to the HKUST team is "Transportation"
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Seminar – 23 Mar 2018
Quantum Mechanics Calculation to Analyze and Guide Synthesis. A Medicinal Chemist’s Perspective
By Dr. John S. Wai





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