|Prof Loh Teck Peng |
Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
College of Science
- PhD Harvard University 1994
- MA Harvard University 1994
- MEng Tokyo Institute of Technology 1989
- BEng Tokyo Institute of Technology 1987
|Loh Teck Peng joined Nanyang Technological University as Professor since February 2005. He was the Head of Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry till June 2008 where he was promoted to the Associate Chair (Research). During his 11 years, from 1994 to 2005, at National University of Singapore, he had risen from the ranks of a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Associate Professor to a Professor in 2004. He was also the Program leader of the Medicinal Chemistry program in NUS.
Besides being engaged in teaching, research and participation in international conferences, his professional appointments include the Advisory Board Member of upcoming ISCFC-07 held in NTU 2007, Advisory Board Member of Chemistry Communications coordinator of “Asia Core Program”, Honorary Secretary of Singapore National Institute of Chemistry, Chairman of the Singapore International Chemistry Conference (SICC-4), External Advisory Board Member of Singapore Polytechnic, External Examiner of Singapore Polytechnic (Diploma of Chemical Process Technology) since 2007, Co-Chairman of the ISCIC-6 & ISCOC-9 2006 and sits in the Technical Committee on National Drinking Water Quality Standards. He is also a member of the SCBE Promotion and Tenure Committee.
|Teck Peng's research interests encompass a very wide array in organic synthesis. Research activities include green chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, the development of new synthetic methodology, and total synthesis of architecturally complex organic molecules with interesting biological activities. He also discovered many new concepts and methods for organic synthesis and completed the total synthesis of many complex molecules.
To date, he has published 153 papers in international refereed journals, 106 conference papers, 5 book chapters, Hirsch-index of 38 and a total number of 3891 citations.
He has been the Principal Investigator of several research grants, with total exceeding S$5 million, awarded by A*Star and Ministry of Education. Being the program leader of Medicinal Chemistry at National University of Singapore, he spearheaded a number of main programs and they were completed successfully.
He has been a frequent plenary speaker or invited speaker at many international conferences. Recently, he is invited to the Editorial Advisory Board of ChemComm to shape one of the world?s top chemistry journals. He has also been frequently invited to write book chapters, review articles, etc.
Teck Peng was awarded the prestigious Japanese Government (Mombusho) scholarship, which was only given to 5 students in Malaysia every year, from 1982 to 1989. In 1997, National University of Singapore bestowed him the University Outstanding Researcher Award. He has been the Adjunct Professor of Soo Chow University (China) and Tsukuba University (Japan) since 2002 and 2005 respectively. He was also the Visiting Professor of Columbia Medical School, Columbia University (USA) from 2002 to 2003. Recently, he was awarded by NTU for NTU Research Innovation Award.
|Research Grant |
- A*STAR Biomedical Research Council (2005-) [by A*STAR Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)]
- A*STAR Biomedical Research Council (2006-) [by A*STAR Biomedical Research Council (BMRC)]
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2005-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2009-)
- Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2008-)
- Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2009-)
- Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2011-)
- Environment & Water Industry Development Council (2011-)
- NEA Environment Technology Research Programme (2011-)
- NTU Internal Funding - New Initiative Funding (2011-)
- NTU-JSPS Joint Research Project (2011-)
- Start Up Grant (-)
- Supplementary Equipment Purchase (2005-) [by MOE]
|Current Projects |
- Asymmetric Homogeneous Catalysis: New Catalytic Enantioselective Methods for the Synthesis of Ultrapure Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemical
- BMRC SARS-Related Research Grant Application - In search of new and potential anti-SARS drugs: the chemical approach
- Biomass and Waste Conversion to Biofuels and High Value Materials
- Chiral Compounds Using Novel Chiral Media and Chiral Catalysts
- De Novo Approaches for Glycobiology-driven Oligosaccharide Synthesis
- Development of New Synthetic Methods and Concepts in Organic Synthesis
- Displacing Halogen Atoms of Halogenated Alkanes with Atmospheric Oxygen in Water: Controlled Decontamination of Aqueous Industrial Waste
- Green Chemical Processes and their Application to the Synthesis of Natural Products as well as Functionalization of Biomolecules
- Green Chemistry I: Ionic Liquids for Energy, Sustainable and Biomedical Research
- New Catalytic Systems for Unreactive C-H Bonds Functionalization
- New Catalytic Systems for the Construction of Carbon-Nitrogen Bond
- New Opportunities for Silyboranes in Organic Synthesis
- New Strategies for the Construction of 2, 6-anti Pyrans: Total Synthesis of Biologically Active natural Products
- New Strategies for the Stereo Control of Polyene Cyclization: Total Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Bioactive Natural Products
- Zhou H, Chung WJ, Xu YH, Loh TP. (2009). Direct arylation of cyclic enamides via Pd(II). Chemical Communications, (23), 3472-3474.
- Sampath M, Loh TP. (2009). Silicon as a directing group in the phosphine-catalyzed [2+3]-cycloaddition of aryl allenones with electron-deficient olefins. Chemical Communications, (12), 1568-1570.
- Yang YS, Shen ZL, Loh TP. (2009). Zn/InCl3-Mediated Pinacol Corss-Coupling Reactions fo Aldehydes with Alpha, beta-Unsaturated Ketones in Aqueous Media. Organic Letters, 11(10), 2213-2215.
- Hu XH, Liu F, Loh TP. (2009). Stereoelectronic verses Steric Tuning in the Prins Cyclization Reaction: Syntehsis of 2,6-tranas Pyranyl Motifs. Organic Letters, 11(8), 1741-1743.
- Xu YH, Lu J, Loh TP. (2009). Direct Cross-Coupling Reaction fo Simple Alkenes with Acrylates Catalyzed by Palladium Catalyst. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131(4), 1372.