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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)




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)

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)


IAS/SSCI Joint 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

13 Dec 2018

New Insights into Fundamental Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings & Exploring Pulsed Irradiation Strategies in Photocatalysis
By Professor Alexander C. Bissember

13 Dec 2018

Greenization for Organic Synthesis
By Professor Xuefeng Jiang

PhD Thesis Defence Seminar
– 14 Dec 2018

Synthesis of Medium-rings, Naphthalene Derivatives, Oxazoles and Vinyl Sulfides from Electron-rich Alkynes
By Mr. An WU

14 Dec 2018

New of Fluoroalkylating Reagents: Design, Preparation and Reactivity
By Professor Qilong Shen

18 Dec 2018

Single-molecule Experimentation: From DNA repair to Phamarcology
By Professor Terence Strick

19 Dec 2018

Development of Carbohydrate-based Vaccines for Infectious Diseases
By Dr. Chung-Yi Wu

IAS/SSCI Joint Lecture
20 Dec 2018

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

20 Dec 2018

Photoinduced Generation of C-N Bonds
By Professor Daniele Leonori

20 Dec 2018

Design and Evolution of Enzymes with “Chemically Programmed”
Active Site Functionality
By Professor Anthony Green

MPhil Thesis Seminar
– 27 Dec 2018

Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Conjugate Addition of Quinone Methides by Azlactones and Indoles
By Mr. Jiyao YAN





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