Oral Defense

2019

 

Past Oral Defense

Date Time Venue Student Topic Supervisor Co-Supervisor
​24 January 2019 2 PM ​​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office BAN XU​​ Asymmetric Nucleophilic Substitutions to Construct All-carbon Quaternary Stereocenters under PTC Conditions​ Prof Tan Choon Hong
​​28 January 2019​ ​2 PM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​NG SHUE MEI ​Design and Development of Novel Fluorescence-based Detection Methods for Bio-Analytes​ ​Assoc Prof Edwin Yeow
​29 January 2019​ ​​​​2 PM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​​ZHANG QIUCHI Part I: α,β-dehydrogenation of carbonyl compounds via selenium reagents elimination
Part II: Indium catalyzed cyclization reaction of acrylate​
​​Assoc Prof Li Tianhu
​14 February 2019 ​​​​​2 PM ​​​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​ERIC SHIM KIAN SHIUN ​THE CHEMISTRY OF MUCIN GLYCOPROTEIN IN SWIFTLET (AERODRAMUS FUCIPHAGUS) EDIBLE BIRD’S NEST​​ ​​Prof Lee Soo Ying​ ​​Assoc Prof Liu Xuewei & Dr Alessandra Bonanni
​​​18 February 2019 ​​​​​​2 PM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​​MUHAMMAD FAISAL BIN KHYASUDEEN Studies on the Basic Building Blocks of Light-Harvesting Complexes Using Ultrafast Two-Dimensional​​​ Electronic​ Spectroscopy ​ ​Assoc Prof Tan Howe Siang
​​​​19 February 2019 ​10AM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​NG YIK YIE ​​Development of Earth-Abundant Copper Photosensitizers for Artificial Photosynthesis​​ ​​Asst Prof Soo Han Sen
​​27 February 2019 ​​​​​​4 PM ​​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​​SARKAR JIT Functional Polymeric Assembly Materials via non-Transition Metal Iodide Catalyzed Controlled Radical Polymerization​ ​​Assoc Prof Atsushi Goto
​​12 April 2019 ​3 PM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office​ ​ZHANG XIN ​​Enantioconvergent Halogenophilic Nucleophilic​ Substitution (SN​2X) Reaction​ ​by Chiral Phase-​​Transfer Catalysis ​Prof Tan Choon Hong
15 April 2019
​​3 PM ​MAS EC Room 1 , Level 3, SPMS ​WANG RUOXU​ ​​Solute Induced Phase Separation and Droplet Encapsulation​​ ​Prof Zhao Yanli
​23 Apri2019 ​11AM​ ​​MAS EC Room 2 , Level 3, SPMS, MAS Atrium ​​YE XINYI Peroxytungstate Anions in Asymmetric Ion Pair Catalyzed Oxidations​ ​​Assoc Prof Li Tianhu​ ​Prof Tan Choon Hong​
​​24 April 2019 ​​​​​​3 PM ​​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office​ ​CSOKAS DANIEL The Intramolecular oxa-Michael Reaction for Tetra ​Assoc Prof Roderick Bates
​25 April 2019 ​​​​​​​3 PM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​XU YUAN ​​Design and synthesis of (glyco)polymers and peptidoglycan complex with new bacterial killing mechanism​​ ​Assoc Prof Liu Xuewei​
​30 April 2019 ​​​​​​​​4 PM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​NAZIAH BINTE MOHAMAD LATIFF ​​​​​LAYERED MATERIALS FOR ENERGY

APPLICATIONS: ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND TOXICITY STUDIES

​​Asst Prof Jason England ​​Dr Adrian Fisher​​
​16 May 2019 ​3PM​ ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS ​YANG LIXIA Combining single-molecule manipulation and peptide nucleic acid binding studies for unraveling​ ​​​how RNA structures regulate ribosomal frameshifting and alternative splicing​​ ​Asst Prof Chen Gang
​29 May 2019 ​3PM ​MAS EC Room 1 , Level 3, SPMS ​MUHAMMAD LUTHFI BIN ISMAIL SIMPLE SYNTHETIC METHODS TOWARDS REACTIVE LOW VALENT GERMANIUM COMPOUNDS​​ Assoc Prof So Cheuk Wai
​25 June 2019 ​2PM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​SEBASTIAN QUEK YONGSEN Stabilization of Superoxocopper(II) and Oxoiron(IV) Complexes using Bulky Bis- and Tris(2-​pyridylmethyl)amine Ligand ​Asst Prof Jason England
​2 July 2019​ ​​​​​3PM ​​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​HU MING ​​Nanoformulation of Metal Complexes: Intelligent Stimuli-responsive Platforms for Biomedical Applications​ ​Assoc Prof Xing Bengang ​​
​18 September 2019  ​2PM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​LEE WEN-CHIEN Determining Polarity Distribution of Atmospheric Water-Soluble Organic Matter​ ​Assoc Prof Naohiko Yoshikai, Asst Prof Mikinori Kuwata
​​15 October 2019​ ​2PM​ ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​​XU WEICHANG Synthesis of Au@Pd Core/Shell Nanomaterials for High- Performance Ethanol Oxidation Reactions ​​Assoc Prof Chen Hongyu, Prof Zhao Yanli
​22 October 2019 ​10AM ​​​​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​SUN QIAO Cobalt-Catalyzed Directed ortho-C–H Alkylation of Arenes via Radical Processes​​ ​Assoc Prof Naohiko Yoshikai
​31 October 2019 ​3PM ​SPMS-LT1, Level 3, SPMS ​PHUA SOO ZENG FIONA  Fabrication of Stimuli Responsive Hyaluronic Acid-Based Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment​​​ ​Prof Zhao Yanli  ​
21 November 2019​
​​​3PM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​HAYASHI HIROHITO  ​​Development of Linking Methods of Alcohols and Thiols with Vinyl Azides for Bio-application

Prof Chiba Shunsuke  ​​Assoc Prof Xing Bengang
​26 November 2019 ​10AM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​PHAN QUANG GIA CHUONG  Plasmonic Colloidosomes: Dynamic Three-dimensional Platform for Biphasic, Microfluidic and Airborne Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering Applications.​ ​ Assoc Prof Ling Xing Yi 
​27 
November 
2019
10AM
​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​XU HESHENG VICTOR  Molecular Engineering of Biomolecule-based Functional Nanodots for Biomedical Applications ​Prof Zhao Yanli   
​27 November 2019 ​3PM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​LIU YINGGUO  Carbene-Catalyzed Asymmetric Modification of Carboxylic Acids and Sulfonamides​ ​​Prof Robin Chi
​​​6 December 2019 ​3.30PM ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​WANG SHAOYAN​  ​​​​​Morphological Transformation of Nanocrystals ​Prof Zhao Yanli 
​​12 December 2019   ​10AM ​​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​​WANG YONG  ​​ELECTROCHEMISTRY OF LAYERED MATERIALS FOR ENERGY APPLICATIONS ​Asst Prof Jason England ​ 
​12 December 2019 ​​3pm ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office​ BUDANOVIC MAJA ​​ Organic compounds for improving quantification of environmental trace elements and to study CO2 conversion via combination of analytical and electrochemical techniques ​Prof Richard Webster 
​​13 December 2019   ​​10.30am ​​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office ​​ABDUL SADEER BIN ABD SALAM  ​​Development of Catalytic Asymmetric P(III)-C Bond Formations in Ferrocenyl, Heterobicyclic & Exocyclic Olefins ​Prof Leung Pak Hing  ​Dr Pullarkat Appukuttan Sumod
​16 December 2019   ​3pm ​​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office​ ​HAN FEI ​​​Fullerene Nanopottery: Shaping and Interconnecting Hollow Nanostructures​ ​Prof Zhao Yanli ​
​17 December 2019   ​​4.30pm ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office​ ​DO THANH NHUT  ​​Topics in Multidimensional Optical Spectroscopy

I. Theoretical Studies of Finite Pulse Effects

II. Applications to Plant Light-Harvesting Complex and Nanomaterials​

​​Assoc Prof Tan Howe Siang   
​17 December 2019   ​​11am  ​Conference Room, Level 2, SPMS Research and Graduate Studies Office​​ ​CHEN CHEN  ​​Chain-end modification of polymer-iodide synthesized via organocatalyzed living radical polymerization and its application in functional materials​ ​Assoc Prof Atsushi Goto  
 

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