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“Earth” Won a Research Award!

Supphachok Chanmungkalakul (aka “Earth”) won a prestigious research award from the National Research Council of Thailand in Feb 2020, for the work done during his Master studies. Congratulations! Earth joined the Fluorescence Research group in Jan 2020. He will work … Continue reading

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Illuminating the Path for Super-Resolution Imaging with Improved Rhodamine Dyes

By collaborating with Professor Xiao Yi’s group from the Dalian University of Technology, we have developed a new strategy that enhances the brightness and clarity of sub-cellular structures when dyed with novel rhodamine fluorophores, laying the ground for the advancement … Continue reading

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SUTD co-hosted Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad 2019

SUTD hosted >400 students from secondary schools in Singapore, during the Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad on 18 May 2019. It is for the first time that Chemistry Olympiad came to SUTD. During this event,  members of the Fluorescence Research Group played … Continue reading

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Twisted Intramolecular Charge Shuttle (TICS) in the News

Our work on Twisted Intramolecular Charge Shuttle (TICS) has been featured in SUTD Research News and reported in various media, such as: Eurekalert Science Daily Phys.org 中国科学报/科学网 Figure 1. (a) Schematic illustration of the twisted intramolecular charge shuttle (TICS) mechanisms; “D” … Continue reading

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Congratulations for the acceptance of Weijie’s paper by Angew. Chemie.

Families of the Fluorescence Research Group gathered at Chinatown for a sumptuous dinner in Mar 2019, to celebrate the acceptance of Weijie’s paper “Photoexcitation Induced Twisted Intramolecular Charge Shuttle (TICS)” by Angew. Chemie. Congratulations, Weijie! And thank you, our collaborators … Continue reading

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Dr. Liu was elected as the Council Member of Singapore National Institute of Chemistry

Members of the Fluorescence Research Group attended the 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Golden Jubilee Celebration Dinner of the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC) on 29 Mar 2019.  “SNIC was established in March 1970 as a national body for the chemical profession … Continue reading

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Dr. Dai Liang visited the Fluorescence Research Group.

Dr. Dai Liang from the Department of Physics at the City University of Hong Kong visited us in Jan 2019. Dr. Dai was an expert in multi-scale modeling, and we had a fruitful discussion on combining quantum chemical calculations and … Continue reading

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Welcome New Group Members

The Fluorescence Research Group welcomes its new members: Dr. Ying GAO (Visiting Researcher) and Dr. Chao WANG (Research Fellow). We welcomed our members with a hot-pot lunch in a hot country. We also look forward to delivering good research results … Continue reading

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FB3 conference in Glasgow, UK

Dr. Liu attended the conference of Fluorescent Biomolecules and their Building Blocks (FB3), held in Glasgow, UK from Sat 30th June to Tue 3rd July, 2018. He gave a talk on combining chemical “big data” and quantum chemical calculations to … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Dinner for the Extended Fluorescence Research Group

The Fluorescence Research Group of SUTD and its families and friends had a wonderful dinner in May 2018. We enjoyed our night but regretted the buffet dinner was not good for losing weight.  

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