Spotlights & Hot News & Latest Events

Science Student Awards 2017
The annual Science Student Awards ceremony was held at the University Hall on 22nd September 2017. Medals, cash and book vouchers, many of them generously donated by individuals and corporations, were awarded to our top science students as a recognition of their academic excellence in AY2016/2017.
Congratulations to our Chemistry winners : Ethelynne Tan, Ang Shi Hui, Cao Xujun, Glenn Quek, Ong ...
Highly efficient on-chip direct electronic-plasmonic transducers
Prof Christian Nijhuis and his research group from the Department of Chemistry, NUS have developed electronic-plasmonic transducers operating at optical frequencies with high efficiencies which are important to bridge high speed photonics and nanoscale electronics. For integrated circuit (IC) technology, there is a need for optical elements and high speed interconnects with small footprints. Surface plasmon polaritons, which ...
Photoredox Functionalizaton of C(sp3)-H Bonds
Dr. Wu Jie and his research group from the Department of Chemistry, NUS have developed a visible-light-promoted Ni-catalyzed C(sp3)-H alkenylation of ethers and amides with excellent selectivity in a green fashion. The functionalization of carbon–hydrogen (C–H) bonds is one of the most attractive strategies for molecular construction in organic synthesis, owing to its relative abundance in organic ...
Tritium Workshop
A Big Thank You to all who supported the Tritium Workshop, held on 4th August 2017 @ NTU with lecturers/teachers from NUS & NTU!

Appreciations to all speakers and participants, do continue to support our events!
49th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO)
The 49th IChO was held in Nakhom, Thailand from 6 to 15 July 2017 with 297 students from 76 countries. Singapore team won two gold medals and two silver medals, ranking sixth amongst participating countries. Student, Mr ZHANG Zhiyuan, was also awarded the IUPAC Prize for achieving the second highest score in the theoretical tasks.
Molecular electronics scientists shatter 'impossible' record of rectification rate
Prof Christian NIJHUIS from the Department of Chemistry, NUS and his research team, in collaboration with Dr Damien Thompson (University of Limerick) and Prof Enrique del Barco (University of Central Florida), have fabricated molecular diodes with a rectification ratio (the ratio between the forward and reverse current) of nearly one million. The rectification ratio is a measure of the switching performance of the device. Although the value is similar to that of conventional diodes, it is achieved at much smaller physical dimensions. These diodes change the number of molecules contributing to charge transport ...
Chemistry Research Awards
Congratulations to
A/P Zhao Yu for winning the Department Outstanding Chemist Award 2017.
Congratulations to
Dr Ge Shaozhong for winning the Department Young Chemist Award 2017.

Congratulations to Prof Richard WONG Ming Wah for winning the 2018 Fukui Medal awarded by the Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (APATCC) for his outstanding contributions to theoretical and computational chemistry! Prof Wong will be receiving the medal and delivering a plenary lecture at the APCTCC-8 conference in Mumbai come Dec 17.
Read more about his research:

Congratulations to Mr Fung Fun Man for winning the Annual Teaching Excellence Award.