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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 and Summer Research
[ New ]
(For Prospective Research Postgraduate Students)
Application Deadlines:
Summer Camp: 13 May 2018
Summer Research Program: 18 Mar 2018

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.


Prof. Benzhong Tang is awarded the Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation on 25 October 2017.
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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)


Student Achievements


Mr. LAM Wai Yun (BSc/CHEM, Year 4) is awarded the Professor Edmond Ko Scholarship Award for Student Mentoring 2017/18 for his participation and contribution in student-to-student mentoring at the University. The award was presented on 8 Nov 2017.


Seminar – 1 Mar 2018
A Noninvasive Device for Early Detection / Prevention of Diabetes and Its Complication
By Prof. Nai-teng Yu

Seminar – 5 Mar 2018
Molecular Imaging, Image-Guided Drug Delivery, and Theranostics
By Prof. Weibo Cai

Seminar – 8 Mar 2018
Coarse-grained Simulations of Amyloid Formation and Conversion
By Prof. Ulrich H.E. Hansmann

Seminar – 23 Mar 2018
Quantum Mechanics Calculation to Analyze and Guide Synthesis. A Medicinal Chemist’s Perspective
By Dr. John S. Wai




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