Research Areas

Research and development within the Department focus on five main areas:


Analytical/Environmental Chemistry

Method development and applications for environmental and bioanalytical chemistry, atmospheric chemistry

Synthetic Chemistry

Synthesis methodology, organometallic chemistry and catalysis.

Materials Science

Nanomaterials, biomaterials, and polymeric and organic electronic materials

Molecular dynamic and structure of complex system

Laser-based spectroscopy, dynamics of biomolecular and supramolecular systems, computational chemistry (protein/RNA folding)

Chemical biology

Protein organization in metabolism, signal transduction


We have established international links with large chemical industries and have played a key role in setting up university-wide collaborations involving universities, research institutions and industries in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan, Europe and the US.