Welcome to Ling research lab at Chemistry and Biological Chemistry at NTU, Singapore!


Our research programs in our laboratory combine chemistry, nanotechnology, and materials science approaches to develop functional nanostructures for novel catalysis, diagnosis and sensing applications. Our research activities involve nanoparticle synthesis, surface chemistry, self-assembly, nanopatterning, nanofabrication, materials and device characterization. We use molecular-specific surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to perform study on the fundamentals and applications of catalysis, sensing, diagnosis and plasmonic studies at real time, within nanometer range of spatial resolution and spectroscopically.

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Jun 2017: Hiang Kwee attends the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2017! He joins 420 next generation scientists from all over the world in meeting 30 Nobel Laureates at Lindau, Germany.


Jun 2017: Congrats to Chee Leng for winning the 2017 MRS-Singapore Graduate Student Award at the ICMAT 2017!


Dec 2016: Congrats to Yang Zhe for winning the poster prizes at the 9th Asian Photochemistry Conference!


Nov 2016: Yejing successfully defended her thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Liu!


Oct 2016: Congrats to Yijie and Chee Leng for winning the poster prizes at the 2016 Asian Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology!


July 2016: Congrats to Charlynn for winning the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal! The gold medal is the higest honor that is presented to NTU graduates who have demonstrated academic excellence.


May 2016: Congrats to Yih Hong, Chuong and Wee Shern for winning the poster prizes at the 2nd Workshop on the Chemistry of Energy Conversion!


Dec 2015: Qi successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Zhang!


Nov 2015: Xing Yi was awarded L'Oréal Singapore For Women In Science National Fellowship 2015 in the Physical and Engineering Science category.


Nov 2015: Srikanth successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Pedireddy!


Feb 2015: Gao Wei and Hiang Kwee's paper on graphene liquid marble is highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology.


Dec 2014: Xing Yi was awarded The Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) prize for Young Scientist 2014 .


Dec 2014: Srikanth was awarded the Best Poster Award at 8th Asian Photochemistry Conference 2014 held at Trivandrum, India.


June 2014: Prof. Jurriaan Huskens, University of Twente, Netherlands visited us at CBC and gave a seminar on "Supramolecular Strategies for the Control of Size and Functionalization of Organic and Metal-Organic Framework Nanoparticles ".


May 2014: Prof. Bin Ren, Xiamen University, China visited us at CBC and gave a seminar on "The Fundamentals of Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering Spectroscopy".


Jan 2014: Dr. Wui Siew Tan, IMRE, A*STAR, visited us at CBC and gave a group seminar on superhydrophobic surfaces.


Dec 2013: Srikanth won the Best Poster Award at 4th Asian Spectroscopy Conference 2013! Congrats!


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