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Dr. Ng Chee Koon

Scientist I


Structural Materials (STR) Department


2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

- Metal powder development for additive manufacturing

- Anion- π interaction in organic materials

- Electrochemical reduction of metal oxide powders

- Synthesis of organic and organometallic materials

- Catalyst design for homogenous and heterogenous catalysts for CO2 activation

- Material characterization

- High-strength lightweight metals and soft magnetic materials

- Metal Alloy Design and Synthesis

- Advanced Metallurgy

- Development of High Toughness Steel for Additive Manufacturing

- Next Generation Organic Electronics


Jan 2017 to date              Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR

Oct 2011 – Jan 2012       Research officer, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR

Jul 2007 – Jun 2011        Teacher, River Valley High School

Ph.D, NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering , 2017

Post graduate Diploma, Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore, 2008

B.Sc. (Hons), Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 2007

A*STAR Graduate Scholarship, 2012

Ministry of Education Teaching Scholarship, 2003

Since 2013,         Member, Singapore National Institute of Chemistry

C. K. Ng, R. W. Toh, T. T. Lin, H. K. Luo, T. S. A. Hor, J. Wu, “Metal–salen molecular cages as efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalysts for cycloaddition of CO2 with epoxides under ambient conditions”, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 1549-1554.

C. K. Ng, T. L. D. Tam, F. Wei, X. Lu, J. Wu, “Anion–π and anion–π-radical interactions in bis(triphenylphosphonium)-naphthalene diimide salts”, Org. Chem. Front., 2019, 6, 110-115.


Z. Wang, L. Jiang, C. K. Ng, X. Song, T. S. A. Hor, J. Zhao, “Isolation and Crystallographic Identification of Photoactive PtII Tris‐ and Bis(N‐methylbenzimidazole‐NHC) Complexes”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2018, 4338-4344.

T. L. D. Tam, C. K. Ng (co-first author),  X. Lu,  Z. L. Lim, J. Wu, “Anion–π interactions of highly π-acidic dipyridinium-naphthalene diimide salts”, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 7374-7377.

C. K. Ng, J. Wu, T. S. A. Hor, H. K. Luo, “A binary catalyst system of a cationic Ru–CNC pincer complex with an alkali metal salt for selective hydroboration of carbon dioxide”, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 11842-11845.

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