The Zhao research group focuses on organic and materials chemistry and branches out into the related fields of biological, physical, and medicinal chemistry. We utilize interdisciplinary approaches to investigate the emerging problems at the forefront of chemistry and materials, aiming to address some of the technological needs in today's society, such as responsive nanomaterials, general approach for controlled drug delivery, and sensing devices for medical diagnostics and gene-chip technologies. The applications in cancer therapy, energy, and sensor technology are keenly investigated at the more advanced stages.
Those undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars who get involved in these programs will gain multi-faceted knowledge in several areas. They will participate in the transformation of simple compounds into more complex ones, and ultimately into advanced materials for real life applications. Along the way, students will learn the design, synthesis, and characterization skills. The research experience will leave students with a broad and balanced expertise, capable of undertaking challenges in the academic and in a variety of industrial settings.
Welcome Research fellow, Dr Swarup Kumar Maji and Dr Zou Ruyi joined the group in Feb 2013.
Welcome Research fellow, Dr Amal Kumar Mandal, Dr Avijit Jana joined the group in Jan 2013.
Welcome PhD graduate students Bai Linyi (CBC), Qu Jiuyu (CBC), Zhang Yuanyuan (CBC).
Welcome Final year undergraduate student Eng You Guan (CBC).
Congrats Tan Si Yu and Wu Shaojue for advancement to PhD candidate!
Welcome Research fellow, Dr Yin Bin, joined the group in December 2012.
Welcome Research fellow, Dr Gao Qiang, joined the group in November 2012.
Welcome Research fellow, Dr Zeng Yongfei, joined the group in October 2012.
Welcome Research fellow, Dr Duan Hui, joined the group in August 2012.
Welcome PhD graduate students Ang Chung Yen (CBC), Lee Sie Huey (CBC-Part Time), Yao Xin (CBC).
Welcome Final year undergraduate student Tan Rong He Desmond, Eyo Zhi Wei, Chen Yun Yao Shane and Ang Hao Tong.
Congratulations to graduate student Ang Chung Yen for receiving the prestigious Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship 2012!
Welcome research fellow, Dr Luo Zhong, joined the group in July 2012.
Congrats Parijat Borah and Nguyen Kim Truc for advancement to PhD candidate!
Welcome research fellows Dr Peizhou Li and Dr Zhang Huacheng, and summer research students Chan Xiu Xiang, Cheong Ying Yi, Jordan Ong Han Hui, and Lim Wei Quan.
Congratulations to undergraduate student Li Xing for receiving the 2nd award and the Popularity Votes award at the Discover URECA@NTU Poster Exhibition 2012. More information can be found from http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ureca/awards/Pages/posterwin.aspx
Congratulations to Dr. Zhao who has won the inaugural TR35@Singapore Award that recognizes outstanding young innovators under the age of 35 years in the region of Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, sponsored by MIT's Technology Review and Cyber Media. Dr. Zhao was recognized at a ceremony at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore on 16 March 2012. The news can be found from Technology Review: http://www.technologyreview.in/computing/39920/
Prof Sir Fraser Stoddart, from Northwestern University, visits our group from 4 to 11 Feb 2012.
Prof Ken Cham-Fai Leung, from The Hong Kong Baptist University, visits our group from 8 to 10 Feb 2012.