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TCH Lab conducts research in the field of catalysis,

in particular the development of new catalysts towards practical asymmetric synthesis.

your attitude determines your altitude.


The Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship provides the opportunity for early career scientists, engineers and scholars from Singapore and around the world to conduct independent investigations in any discipline at NTU, often regarded as the most research intensive university in Asia. The postdoc appointment is intended to provide a pathway to an academic appointment as an assistant professor or another international postdoctoral assignment. The Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship will be awarded to individuals who demonstrate the intellectual capacity and rigor to drive their own research in the broad and multi-disciplinary areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data and data analytics.
We invite applications for a Wallenberg-NTU Presidential postdoctoral fellow in translational and technological chemistry – especially in the direction of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation research.
Applicants should possess a recent PhD degree within 5 years in either chemistry, robotics, computer science, and other related disciplines.
Experience in mentorship would be advantageous.
The Wallenberg- NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship provides:
For first year at NTU Singapore:
A one-year research grant of up to SGD$100,000
An annual salary of up to SGD$80,000
Relocation allowance and generous housing grant for entire duration of Fellowship
Opportunity to work with alongside leaders in science and engineering in the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning in chemical processes at Nanyang Technological University
To apply: Kindly email your application package and the following documents to Prof. Tan Choon-Hong ( before 23rd Nov 2018.
1. Cover Letter
2. Comprehensive CV (with full publication list)
3. Official transcript or Degree Certificate in English (PhD’s degree)
4. Research proposal (in no more than 2 pages)
5. Contact information of two referees (one must be your PhD Supervisor)
6. Top 3 publications (in PDF) and any other supporting documents (scanned copy)
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
More information can be found at:

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About TCH Lab

Prof. Tan received his BSc (Hons) First Class from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1995 and completed his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1999. Following that, he carried out two years postdoctoral training at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University. Subsequently, he worked as a Research Associate at Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School for another year before joined the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore as Assistant Professor in 2003. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010. He joined Nanyang Technological University in 2012. He was promoted to Professor in 2016.

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Recent News

New publication

(Guanidine)copper Complex-Catalyzed Enantioselective Dynamic Kinetic Allylic Alkynylation under Biphasic Condition in JACS- by Xiyang Cui, et al.

Enantioselective 1,2-Aniono-tropic Rearrangement of Acylsilane through a Bisguanidinium Silicate Ion Pair in JACS- by Weidi Cao, et al.

Latest activity

We had group outing and enjoyed a Chongqing hotpot dinner.

New members

A warm welcome to Yang Ziqi, Esther, Adil, Nicholas, Joyce joining our lab.


Congratulations to Kek Foo, Wang Yang, Jiang Huan, Yicen, Yao Zhen and Xiyang for passing their PhD oral defence!

Congratulations to Dr Cao Weidi and Mr Chen Wenchao for winning the SNIC poster award at ISCOC-ISCIC 2016!

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Research Highlight

Brønsted Base Catalyzed Reactions

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Phase Transfer Catalysis

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Slow H2S Donors

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Synthetic Water Channel for ...

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