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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 2018-19 Entry and Spring 2018-19 Entry)


Summer Camp 2019
(Application deadline: 13 May 2019)









Prof. Benzhong Tang, Prof. He Yan and Dr. Jacky Lam were identified as Highly Cited Researcher in 2018 by Clarivate Analytics.

In recognition of the outstanding teaching and research achievements of our faculty who have earned numerous awards and honors, the University is going to organize the Second Faculty Recognition Ceremony to acknowledge their achievements in the 2017/18 academic year.  In our department, five faculty members are included in the List of Honorees: Dr. Jason K.K. CHAN, Prof. Simon Wan CHAN, Prof. Ding PAN, Prof. Benzhong TANG and Prof. Ching W. TANG (in alphabetical order).  The Ceremony will take place on 12 December 2018.

Prof. Jianzhen Yu is selected as one of the winners of the School of Science Service Awards 2018. The award will be presented at the School Board Meeting to be held on 11 Dec 2018.

Dr. Jason K.K. CHAN is awarded the 2018 UGC Teaching Award under the category of Early Career Faculty Members.  The Presentation Ceremony took place on 6 Sepember 2018.  For details, please visit the following weblinks:
201809/06/ P2018090600413.htm

Prof. Simon Wan CHAN is selected to receive the 2018 Chemical Research in Toxicology (CRT) Young Investigator Award by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Toxicology (TOXI). The lectureship will be presented in August 2018 at the Fall ACS National meeting in Boston, USA.

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)



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 – 16 May 2019
Organocatalyzed Reactions Directed Toward Natural Product Synthesis
by Professor Yoshiji TAKEMOTO

PhD Thesis Defence – 30 May 2019
Anti-malarial Compounds and Cocrystals based on 11-Azaartemisinin
by Miss Madiha NISAR





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