(O6S4C4Ar) Lung Wa CHUNG

Associate Professor Department of Chemistry, Grubbs Institute

Dr. (Oscar) Lung Wa Chung received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees under

the supervision of Prof. Yun-Dong Wu at Hong Kong University of

Science and Technology in 2000 and 2006, respectively. He then

joined a new group of Prof. Keiji Morokuma at Fukui Institute for

Fundamental Chemistry (FIFC), Kyoto University, as a postdoctoral

fellow. He sadly gave up a postdoctoral offer from Prof. Martin Karplus

in 2012, since he started an independent position in 2013. In 2013,

he started his independent position as tenure-track Assistant Professor at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018 (Jan). He is very proud to follow four of the best computational chemistry families.

Personal Profile

Dr. Oscar Lung Wa Chung currently works at the Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology. Oscar does research in Multi-Scale Simulations of Complex Chemistry, Catalysis (thermal and photo-induced) and Biochemistry.

1. 2006     Ph.D. in Chemistry, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Supervisor: Prof. Yun-Dong Wu). 
Thesis: “Computational Studies of the Reaction Mechanisms and Stereochemistry of Metal-Mediated Organic Reactions”

2. 2003     M. Phil. in Chemistry, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Supervisor: Prof. Yun-Dong Wu). 
Thesis: “Theoretical Studies on Organometallic Reaction in Water and Mechanism and Stereochemistry of Hydrosilylation and Hydroacylation Reactions”

3. 2000     B. Sc. in Chemistry (1st Hon.), The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. (GGA: A)

Academic Experience:
1. 2018 Feb-present       Researcher/Associate Professor (tenure-track), Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology
2. 2013 Oct-2018 Jan    Associate Researcher/Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology
3. 2006-2013                   Postdoctoral Fellow, Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, Kyoto University (Advisor: Prof. Keiji Morokuma).

4. June-July 1999            Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong  (Supervisor: Dr. Tao Ye)


1. 2014                               Overseas High-Caliber Personnel from Shenzhen: Peacock Plan Awardee

2. 2006-2010                     Fukui Fellowship
3. M.Phil. & Ph.D.              Postgraduate Studentship
4. 2000                              The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Academic Achievement                                                  Medal Swire University Scholarship

5. 1997-2000                      Swire University Scholarship 
6. 1997-2000                      Dean's List
(Fall & Spring)


Serving as a Reviewer:

Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nature Communications, ACS Catal., Coord. Chem. Rev., Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Organic Letters, Chem. Commun., Journal of Catalysis, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Computational Chemistry, ChemCatChem, Organic Chemistry Frontiers, Journal of Physical Chemistry, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Frontier in Chemistry, Organometallics, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Applied Organometallic Chemistry, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, Molecular Informatics, Chemical Physics, 《化学学报》

Swiss National Science Foundation, National Natural Science Foundation of China


His research interests focus on multi-scale simulations of complex homogeneous catalysis on chemical, and biochemical systems, including sustainable/bio-inspired catalysis, biocatalysis, photochemistry and development of multi-scale simulation methods. Some of our proposed new mechanisms were supported or verified by experiments. Two of our proposed mechanisms can be collected and discussed in 《Organotransition Metal Chemistry》textbook and 《Encyclopedia of Biophysics》.

He published 68 papers (e.g. 1*Chem. Rev., 1*Acc. Chem. Res., 17*J. Am. Chem. Soc., 3*Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 4*Nat. Commun., 5*Chem. Sci., 4*ACS Catal., 5*JPC, 4*J. Chem. Theory Comput., 4*OL, 2*CC, 1*IC) as well as 3 Wiley book chapters. His Web of Science citations (~2650m ~2450 citations excluding self-citations),H-index: 28.

ResearcherID: B-6263-2011


ORCID: 0000-0001-9460-7812




General Chemistry A (4-credits, Fall Semester)

Bioinorganic Chemistry (2-credits, Spring Semester)

Computational Chemistry (3-credits, partly in 2013 Spring Semester)


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