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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

(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.


Student Achievements


Three of our RPg students (see below) are awarded the Research Excellence Award 2017/2018 by School of Science, HKUST for their outstanding achievements in research. The awards will be presented on 30 May 2018. 
Miss Lu HUANG (Supervisor: Prof. Hongkai Wu), Miss WANG Qiongqiong (Supervisor: Prof. Jianzhen Yu) and Mr. ZENG Xiangze (Supervisor: Prof. Xuhui Huang)


Seminar – 8 Jun 2018
Asymmetric α-Arylation of Benzofuranones: Development, Mechanism and Synthetic Applications
By Prof. Ming Chen

PhD Student Seminar – 12 Jun 2018
Light-Driven Unidirectional Molecular Motor
By Mr. Haoke ZHANG

PhD Student Seminar – 12 Jun 2018
Optogenetics: Biochemistry, Importance and Inspiration
By Mr. Chun Sing LEUNG

PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 13 Jun 2018

Material Design and Device Fabrication for High-Performance Non-Fullerene Organic Solar Cells
By Mr. Shangshang Chen

PhD Student Seminar – 13 Jun 2018
Mechanochromic Polymeric Materials
By Miss Ting HAN

PhD Student Seminar – 13 Jun 2018
Sequenced – Controlled Polymer: From Chaos to Order
By Mr. Zijie QIU

Seminar – 25 Jun 2018
Advances in Translational Cancer Nanomedicine
By Prof. Xiangliang Yang





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