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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)


MPhil and PhD Information Session

Date: 14 November 2018

Venue: LT-B

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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)

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 Student Seminar
– 2 Nov 2018

Introduction of OLED and Its Chemical Stability Study
By Miss Guofang Yang

2 Nov 2018

New Chemistry with Boron In and Out of Pincers
By Professor Oleg V. Ozerov

IAS/SSCI Joint Lecture
– 20 Nov 2018

Towards Accurate and Efficient Theoretical Modelling in Catalysis
By Professor Xin Xu

IAS Distinguished Lecture
8 Dec 2018

A Biological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycyles and Metallacages via Coordiination
By Professor Peter J. Stang

IAS/SSCI Joint Lecture
13 Dec 2018

Selective Metalation of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Based Pincer Ligands and Catalytic Applications
By Professor Pierre Braunstein

IAS/SSCI Joint Lecture
20 Dec 2018

Enantioselective Formation of Remote Tertiary and Quaternary Chiral Centers
By Professor Matthew S. Sigman





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