Professor

Chair

School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry

Nanyang Technological University

Fellow

Singapore National Academy of Science 

Office: SPMS-CBC-04-18

Address: 21 Nanyang Link Singapore 637371

Email: choonhong@ntu.edu.sg

Singapore National Institute of Chemistry

Immediate Past President

SNIC Council 2017 - 2021

About Prof Tan Choon Hong

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Professional Experience

Sep 2016 - present

  • Professor, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nanyang Technological University

Apr 2012 - Aug 2016

  • Associate Professor, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nanyang Technological University

2010 - Mar 2012

  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore

  • Dean's Chair Professor (2011 - 2012)

May 2003 - 2009 

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore

2002 - 2003

  • Research Associate (Supervisor: Prof. Robert R. Rando), Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

2000 - 2002

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor: Prof. Yoshito Kishi), Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Educational Background

1996 - 1999

PhD, University of Cambridge
(Supervisor: Prof. Andrew B. Holmes)

1994 - 1995
B. Sc. (Hons), First Class, National University of Singapore

1991 - 1994
B. Sc., National University of Singapore

 

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Administrative Experience

Jan 2018 - Mar 2022

  • Chair, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

Sep 2016 - present

  • Cluster Leader, Singapore Membrane Technology Centre, Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute

Oct 2013 - Dec 2019

  • Director, CN Yang Scholars Programme

Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

  • NTU Drug Discovery Engine Steering Committee

Feb 2017 - Feb 2018

  • School Review Committee for Promotion and Tenure

2017

  • Chair Advisory Committee members for the 6th Lecturer Promotion, Exercise and Division Faculty Search Committee

Sep 2016 - Dec 2017

  • NTU Research Council (EP1 Chemical Sciences & Chemical Engineering) and NTU Teaching Council

Aug 2014 - Dec 2017

  • Resource & Advisory Committee Member, Crescent Hall NTU

Mar 2013 - Dec 2017

  • Program Leader, NITHM (Nanyang Institute of Technology in Health and Medicine) Drug Discovery and Synthetic Biology/Chemical Biology Program

Jan 2013 - May 2014

  • Associate Chair, Outreach and Undergraduate Admissions

Oct 2012 - Dec 2012

  • Associate Chair, Outreach and Undergraduate Admissions

2011 - 2012

  • Member, Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee

2005 – 2010

  • Chair of Graduate Committee, Medicinal Chemistry Program, Office of Life Sciences

2004 - 2007

  • Member, Graduate Program in Bioengineering, Centre of Life Sciences

2005 - 2007

  • Member, Cardiovascular Program, Office of Life Sciences

Research Interests

Understanding catalysis. Find out more about our projects here.