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CHNG Shuyun (Dr)
Scientist II
6419 7405
Surface Technology

Dr Chng graduated with honours from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, majoring in Chemistry, and completed two minor programmes in Biological Sciences and Forensic Science. After working for a year at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), she was awarded the A*STAR Graduate Scholarship and embarked on her graduate studies at the University of Oxford, where she obtained her DPhil in Organic Chemistry.

Currently, Dr Chng is a scientist at SIMTech with the Surface Technology Group, Functional Coating Team, where she is actively involved in several in-house, collaborative and industry projects related to research and development of new surface functions and coatings on various materials for a wide range of applications, including microfluidics and anti-bacterial surfaces. Her other research interests include nano-particles synthesis with surface modifications, surface-interface chemistry, surface grafting, and functional coating formulation.

Research Interest:
  • Surface Chemistry

  • Nanoparticles Synthesis and Surface Modification

  • Material Science and Interfaces

  • Biological Surfaces and Coatings

  • Surface Grafting


BSc (Hons, National University of Singapore), DPhil (Organic Chemistry, University of Oxford)

  1. Chng S, Moloney, M G, & Wu, L Y (2018). Photochromic Materials by Postpolymerisation Surface Modification. ACS Omega3(11), 15554-15565
  2. Hu Z, Chng S, Liu Y, Moloney, M G, Parker, E M, and Wu L Y (2018). One-step chemical functionalisation of polyethylene surfaces via diarylcarbene insertion. Materials Letters218, 157-160
  3. Hu Z, Moloney, M G, Parker, E, Chng S, and Wu, L Y (2017). Chemical functionalisation of polyethylene surfaces by plasma-assisted carbene insertion. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A54(12), 938-943
  4. Chng S, Parker E M, Griffiths J P, Moloney M G, and Wu L Y (2017). A study of diazonium couplings with aromatic nucleophiles both in solution and on a polymer surface. Applied Surface Science401, 181-189
  5. Chng S, Moloney M G, and Wu L Y (2017). Antibacterial drug releasing materials by post-polymerisation surface modification. Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials5(01), 1740005
  6. Chen J, Chng S, Zhou L, and Yeung Y Y (2011). Scope and mechanistic studies of electrophilic alkoxyetherification. Organic letters13(24), 6456-6459