Dr. Ang Wee Han

Potrait of Dr. Ang Wee Han

Dr. Ang Wee Han obtained a BSc with first class honours in Chemistry at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London in 1995 where he developed a passion for synthetic organometallic chemistry.

After spending 8 years with the Republic of Singapore Navy, he joined the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2003 under the Roche Research Fellowship to pursue a PhD with Prof. Paul Dyson, looking into strategies to overcome drug resistance in metal-based anticancer compounds. He was awarded the Prix EPFL de Doctorats for best thesis and the Prix Alliance de l'Invention for his doctoral work.

Building on his deep interest in bioinorganic chemistry, he joined Prof. Stephen Lippard at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the NUS Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2007 to investigate the phenomenon of transcription inhibition by platinated DNA lesions in cells. He started his independent research career as a principal investigator at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Department of Chemistry since 2009.

ResearcherID: L-2249-2013

ORCID: 0000-0003-2027-356X

Professional Experience

2017 - presentDeputy Head (Administration and Student Life), Department of Chemistry
2017 - presentFaculty Member/Investigator, Drug Discovery Unit (DDU)
2015 - 2017Assistant Head (Graudate Affairs and Outreach), Department of Chemistry
2015 - presentAssociate Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS)
2014 - presentFaculty Member, NUS Graduate School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS)
2009 - 2015Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS)
2007 - 2009Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2003 - 2007PhD Graduate Student, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
1995 - 2003Naval Officer (Rank of Major), Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)

Academic Qualifications

2003 - 2007Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Awarded PhD in Chemistry, EPFL Doctorate Award.
1992 - 1995Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (London, UK)
Awarded BSc(Hons) in Chemistry, First Class Honors.


2008Prix EPFL de doctorats (for best doctoral thesis)
2008Prix Alliance de l'invention, EPFL (Paul J. Dyson and Wee Han Ang)
2007National University of Singapore Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship
2007Swiss National Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
2003Roche Research Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship
1995Evan's Medal, Imperial College
1992Singapore Armed Forces Merit Scholarship