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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. 27 in World Universities according to QS World University Rankings 2017


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


Summer Camp &
Summer Research Program 2017

(for Prospective Research Postgraduate Students, Application Deadline:
30 Apr 2017 & 3 Apr 2017)


HKUST Science Summer Camp 2017
(for for S4-S5 local DSE students;
Application Deadline: 21 Apr 2017)


Dr. Jason Chan has been selected as the recipient of the Common Core Teaching Excellence Award 2016 in respect of the Common Core Course "CHEM 1004 Chemistry in Everyday Life" that he taught. The Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 11 May 2017 (Thursday)

Prof. Simon Wan CHAN and other researchers published an article entitled "Quantitation of Aristolochic Acids in Corn, Wheat Grain, and Soil Samples Collected in Serbia: Identifying a Novel Exposure Pathway in the Etiology of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy". It was selected for the 2017 Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Research Article of the Year Award (AGRO division) by the American Chemical Society


Student Achievements


Mr. CHEN Shangshang, our PG Student (Supervisor: Prof. He Yan), is awarded the Research Excellence Award 2016/2017 by School of Science, HKUST for his outstanding achievements in research. The award will be presented on 19 April 2017.


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 17 Aug 2017

Identifying Aristolochic Acids as Novel Environmental and Foodborne Contaminants and their Interaction with Proteins

By Miss Weiwei LI


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 21 Aug 2017

DFT Studies on the Mechanisms of Reactions of Boroles and Ruthenium-catalyzed C-H Bond Functionalizations of Arenes

By Mr. Zheng WANG


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 23 Aug 2017

Biochemical and Structural Characterization of Stable α-helical Oligomers of α-synuclein in the Presence of Oleic Acid

By Mr. Xin DAI


Seminar – 23 Aug 2017

Exploring New Methodologies to Enhance Synthetic Efficiency

By Prof. Dawei Ma


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 24 Aug 2017

Copper- and Gold-Catalyzed Reactions of Functionalized Internal Alkynes and Synthesis of the C19–C30 Fragment of Iriomoteolide-13a

By Mr. Hui ZHAO


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 24 Aug 2017

Synthesis of Maltepolide Cores via 1,3-Diene–Ene RCM and Study on SmI2 -Mediated Reductive Coupling of Methacrylates with Aldehydes

By Mr. Man Ki SIT


Seminar – 25 Aug 2017

Amino Acid-Based Bifunctional Phosphines for Enantioselective Reactions

By Prof. Yixin Lu


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 25 Aug 2017

Tungsten Complexes Containing Metal Carbon Multiple bonds: Synthesis and Reactivity

By Mr. Tsz Fai LEUNG


– 26 Aug 2017


MPhil Thesis Seminar
– 28 Aug 2017

Solvothermal Synthesis of Metal Imidazolate Frameworks: Quartz-like Structures and Organo-templated Phases

By Miss Sin Man YIM


– 29 Aug 2017




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