Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Chiba Shunsuke
Chair, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
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Professor Shunsuke Chiba is Chair in School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB), a newly launched interdisciplinary school under College of Engineering and College of Science at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
Professor Chiba is a synthetic organic chemist, who is interested in the development of fundamentally novel and practical synthetic reactions and catalysis that are useful for efficient supply of complex organic molecules of pharmaceutical interests. He completed his PhD in 2006 at the University of Tokyo, Department of Chemistry. In 2007, he embarked on his independent career as Assistant Professor at NTU Singapore in School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (CBC), and was then promoted to Associate Professor and then Professor. He served as Head of CBC in 2012-2016 and 2021-2022, Acting co-Chair of CCEB on its foundation in April 2022, and sole Acting Chair of CCEB in April 2023. He was appointed Chair of CCEB in October 2023.
Professor Chiba is the recipient of Mukaiyama Award, Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award, GSK-SINC Award in Organic Chemistry, and Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry.
Synthetic chemistry and catalysis
 
  • Deep generative approach for de novo cancer drug discovery with desired mechanism of action
  • Development of Catalytic Aerobic Oxidation
  • Multi-stated organic photocatalysts for sustainable molecular transformations
  • Project 2: Photosensitizers for efficient electrophotocatalytic transformations
  • Project 3: Photo-HAT catalysts (NUS: Wu Jie)
  • Project 4: High-Throughput Exploration of Discovery Space (NUS: Wu Zhe)
  • Project 5: Development Space – Towards Scalable Reactor Systems (NUS: Saif Khan)
  • School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering - Cat8 EOM
  • Traversing Geodesics in Discovery-Development Space - from Novel Electrophotocatalysis to Sustainable and Scalable Manufacturing Processes
Awards
2019 Mukaiyama Award (SSOCJ, Japan)
2018 NISTEP Award 2018 (MEXT Japan)
2017 The Zasshi-Kai Lectureship 2017 (The University of Tokyo)
2015 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award 2015
2014 Asian Core Program Lectureship Award 2014, Malaysia
2014 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award of Encouragement 2014
2014 GSK-SNIC Award in Organic Chemistry 2014
2013 Asian Core Program Lectureship Award 2013, Taiwan
2012 The 62nd Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists
2012 Asian Core Program Lectureship Award 2012, China
2012 Asian Core Program Lectureship Award 2012, Korea
2011 SPMS Young Researcher Award
2010 Asian Core Program Lectureship Award 2010, Japan
2010 Asian Core Program Lectureship Award 2010, Thailand
 
Fellowships & Other Recognition
2020 A Fellow of Singapore National Institute of Chemistry 2020
2013 A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
 
Courses Taught
CM3031 Organic Reaction Mechanisms & Synthesis