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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 Student Seminar – 25 Jul 2017

Direct Carbon Fuel Cell at Intermediate Temperature Region

By Mr. Haifeng DUAN


PhD Student Seminar – 28 Jul 2017

Tip-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS): from Principle to Applications

By Mr. Rui XU


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 31 Jul 2017

Materials and Interface Design for High-performance Perovskite Solar Cells with an Inverted Structure

By Mr. Yang BAI


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 10 Aug 2017

Collective Total Syntheses of Protoberberine-Aporhoeadane Isoquinoline Alkaloids and Eburnamine-VincamineTacamine Indole Alkaloids

By Mr. Shiqiang ZHOU


Seminar – 10 Aug 2017

Distinguishing Faceted Oxide Nanocrystals with 17O Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

By Prof. Luming Peng


Seminar – 10 Aug 2017

Total Synthesis of Some Bioactive Lycopodium Alkaloids

By Prof. Chun-An Fan


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 11 Aug 2017

In-situ Formation of Highly Active Electrocatalysts for Water Splitting

By Mr. Haifeng DUAN


MPhil Thesis Seminar
– 14 Aug 2017

Fabrication and Studies of Highly Efficient Non-Fullerene Organic Solar Cells

By Mr. Wai Kit LAW


MPhil Thesis Defence Seminar
– 14 Aug 2017

Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange Reactions of Olefins and Aldehydes with D2O mediated by Ruthenium and Osmium Complexes

By Miss Tsz Kiu LEE


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 15 Aug 2017

Development of Novel AIEgens based on Benzylidene-Methyloxazolones and Isoquinolinium Salts and Exploration of their Biological Applications

By Miss Meijuan JIANG


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 15 Aug 2017

Development of Pure Organic Phosphorescent Materials at Room Temperature

By Mr. Weijun ZHAO


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 15 Aug 2017

Arrayed Uniform Copper Mesostructures: Electrochemical Fabrication, Characterization, Surface Protection and Application in SERS

By Mr. Rui XU


MPhil Thesis Defence Seminar
– 15 Aug 2017

Formation of Apurinic/apyrimidinic Site in Nucleic Acids and Its DNA-protein Cross-links

By Mr. Tin Yan WONG


Seminar – 16 Aug 2017

Efficient Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells

By Prof. Xiaowei Zhan


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 16 Aug 2017

High Performance Organic Solar Cells: From Molecular Design to Morphology Optimization

By Mr. Huawei HU


Seminar – 25 Aug 2017

Amino Acid-Based Bifunctional Phosphines for Enantioselective Reactions

By Prof. Yixin Lu







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