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Richmond Lee
SUTD Faculty Fellow
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Richmond could be considered a Singapore heartlander and did his undergraduate in chemistry, B(Appl)Sc, at the National University of Singapore which his honours was advised by both Profs Kuo-Wei Huang and Choon-Hong Tan. He then took on an adventure at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia where he did research, a MSc degree and helped setup a lab headed by Kuo-Wei Huang. Lured by better weather and wildlife, he chose to do his PhD and Postdoctoral stint under the auspices of Prof. Michelle L. Coote at the Australian National University.


  • PhD, Australian National University
  • MSc, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • B(Appl)Sc, National University of Singapore

Research Interests

Richmond has diverse interest in chemistry, but is focused on employing theoretical calculations to understand chemical reactions and also design and model molecules that enable catalysis and important organic transformations.


  • PhD and Research Scholarship (ANU)
  • Discovery Fellowship (KAUST)
  • Provost Award (KAUST)


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