HKUST PG Programs 2023-24 for School of Science

School of SCIENCE 6 Department of Chemistry Research Foci Research and development within the Department focus on five main areas: Facilities The Department is well equipped with modern laboratories and state-of-the-art instrumentation. Equipment includes FT-NMR and spectrometers, one mass spectrometer equipped with a GC-TOF module and a MALDI Micro module, one triple-quadrupole MS/MS system, an ion-trap MSn system, X-ray diffractometers, a Bruker FT-IR / FT-Raman system, a UV-Vis fluorimeter, GC / MS, HPLC. Relevant central University facilities include the Materials Characterization and Preparation Facility, the Nanoelectronics Fabrication Facility and Environmental Central Facility, all offering a wide range of advanced instruments. Computer facilities for postgraduate students include molecular graphic/ modeling, quantummechanics and molecular dynamics computations. Analytical/ Environmental Chemistry Method development and applications for environmental and bioanalytical chemistry, atmospher ic chemi s tr y, food and drug analysis,microfluidics. Synthetic Chemistry Organicmethodology,totalsynthesis,organometallic chemistry and catalysis, coordination chemistry. Materials Chemistry Inorganic and hybrid materials, nanomaterials, polymeric AIE and organic electronic materials. Physical/ Computational Chemistry Laser-basedspectroscopy,dynamicsofbiomolecular and supramolecular systems, computational chemistry. Chemical Biology/ Medicinal Chemistry Protein organization in metabolism, signal transduction, medicinal chemistry, drug design, pharmaceutical formulation, application of AIE materials. The Department has established international links with major chemical industries and has played a key role in setting up university-wide collaborations involving universities, research institutions and companies in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan, Europe and the US.