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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)


PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 10 Jul 2018

Total Synthesis of (2S,6R,9S)- and (2S,6S,9S)- Stereoisomers of Amphidinolactone B
By Mr. Xingbang LIN

PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 10 Jul 2018

Aggregation-Induced Emission: Mechanistic Study, Clusteroluminescence and Kinetic Resolution
By Mr. Haoke ZHANG

Seminar – 10 Jul 2018
Total Synthesis of Biologically Active Marine Natural Products
By Prof. Tao Ye

PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 10 Jul 2018

Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide B4 via B-Alkyl Suzuki Coupling and Ring-Closing Metathesis
By Mr. Yongxiang WANG

PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 11 Jul 2018

Development of Novel Aggregation-Induced Emission Materials and Exploration of their High-Tech Applications
By Mr. Zijie QIU

PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 11 Jul 2018

Syntheses of Functional Polymers by New Alkyne-Based Polymerizations
By Miss Ting HAN





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