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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News Board

Aug 2020: Congratulations to Carice for winning the Odyssey Research Symposium - Coolest Poster Award, and Jaslyn for the Coolest Poster Award and Best Presentation Award!


Aug 2020: Yih Hong's work on "Modulating Orientational Order to Organize Polyhedral Nanoparticles into Plastic Crystals and Uniform Metacrystals" is now publised in Ange. Chem. , congrats!


June 2020: Shi Xuan's work on "In Situ Differentiation of Multiplex Noncovalent Interactions Using SERS and Chemometrics" is now publised in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces , congrats!


June 2020: Congratulations to Hiang Kwee on his paper "Applying Nanoparticle@MOF Interface to Activate an Unconventional Regioselectivity of an Inert Reaction at Ambient Conditions" in JACS !


June 2020: Congratulations to Howard on his paper "ZIF-induced d-band Modification in Bimetallic Nanocatalyst: Achieving >44% Efficiency in Ambient Nitrogen Reduction Reaction" in Angew. Chem. !


March 2020: Congratulations to Haitao on his paper "A Wearable Solar-Thermal-Pyroelectric Harvester: Achieving High Power Output using Modified rGO-PEI and Polarized PVDF" in Nano Energy !


Feb 2020: Congratulations to Ya-Chuan on his paper "Multiplex Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Identification and Quantification of Urine Metabolites in Patient Samples within 30 Minutes" in ACS Nano !


Feb 2020: Congratulations to Chee Leng on her review article "Two-Photon-Assisted Polymerization and Reduction: Emerging Formulations and Applicationsn" in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces!


Jan 2020: Congratulations to Charlynn on her paper "Turning Water from a Hindrance to the Promotor of Preferential Electrochemical Nitrogen Reduction" in Chem. Mater.!


Nov 2019: Ya-Chuan won the Best Student Poster Award at the ACS Publication Symposium - Innovation in Materials Science & Technology, congrats!


Nov 2019: Li Shiuan and Chee Leng are awarded the Dr. Goh Lai Yoong Award, congrats!


Oct 2019: Howard and Chuong won the Best Student Oral Presentation at the International Chemistry and Materials Research Workshop 2019, congrats!


July 2019: Jaslyn won the CNYang Research Award, congrats!


May 2019: Chuong won the Gold Award of SNIC Prof Lee Soo Ying's Young Chemist 2019, congrats!


May 2019: Chuong won the 1st Prize of SPMS Science Writing Competition 2019, congrats!


Nov 2018: Mian Rong is awarded the Dr. Goh Lai Yoong Award for her Ph.D. work, congrats!


Oct 2018: Congrats to Chee Leng for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis! Congrats, Dr. Lay!


September 2018: Our work is featured in Royal Society of Chemistry themed collection, ‘Celebrating Excellence in Research: 100 Women of Chemistry’ !


August 2018: Charlynn won the Best Poster Award at "ACS on Campus" event!


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