Singapore National Institute of Chemistry
Yun Zong is the Head of the Department of Molecular Materials at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. He was an Organometallic Chemist by training from Wuhan University and completed his PhD in Materials Science at the Max-Planck Institute of Polymer Research, Germany. He has been in various management positions and sits at in a number of committees which helped to manage research and innovation, industry and enterprise, space and procurement, as well as nurturing and development of talents. His major scientific achievements include a number of inventions, e.g. Optics-integrated Quartz Crystal Microbalance; A low-temperature method to producing white-light emitting nanocrystals; An approach for high-quality ternary and quaternary quantum dots to be produced in bulk cost-effectively; A low-cost UV-blocking materials system. In service, he was a founding member of A*STAR Chemistry Club, a Technical Advisor of Int-Mat Technologies Pte Ltd., and is the Vice President of Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC), an Associate Editor of Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials (World Scientific Publishing), and an Editorial Board member of Translational Materials Research under IOP Publishing, United Kingdom. He has co-led the organising committees of a number of international conferences, represented by The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Molecular Materials Meeting (M3)@Singapore, The 15th Asian Chemical Congress, and The 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry. As a Senior Scientist at IMRE he concurrently heads the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC)'s Advanced Energy Storage Research Programme, and his research mainly focuses on the development of new materials and systems for rechargeable Zinc-air and Lithium-Sulfur batteries.
new materials and systems for rechargeable Zinc-air and Lithium-Sulfur batteries