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Chemistry researcher wins Young Scientist Award

2018.12.17

Dr Kwan Chak-shing’s (right) outstanding research into molecular machines was recognised.

Dr Kwan Chak-shing, a Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Chemistry, was recently awarded the Hong Kong Institution of Science (HKIS)-Towngas Young Scientist Award 2018 in the physical/mathematical science category.

Dr Kwan also delivered an invited presentation, entitled “Utilisation of Molecular Switching in Rotaxane for Manipulating Organocatalysis and Macromolecular Size”, at the HKIS’s 26th Annual Conference in early December. Through his research, he aims to develop a smart macromolecular machine which can enhance catalysis efficiency and controlled drug delivery systems.

Dr Kwan’s research mainly focuses on the design and synthesis of novel supramolecules and their applications.