Dr. Fung Fun Man



Email: fun.man@u.nus.edu


Dr. Fun Man Fung is a trained Analytical Chemist. He earned his postgraduate degrees from NUS and Technische Universität München (TUM). As a passionate educator and aspiring change-maker, he has contributed articles for CNA Channel News Asia, The Straits Times, The Conversation, and the World Economic Forum. His research centers on STEAM Education, EdTech, Science of Learning, and 21st Century Skills.


In 2022, Fun Man was elected council member of the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC), and he served on the IUPAC Committee on Chemistry Education since 2020. Since 2021, Fun Man served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board at the Journal of Chemical Education, ACS Publications. He is the founding chair of the ACS International Chemical Sciences Chapter Singapore.


  • WLA Young Scientists, World Laureates Association
  • YSEALI Professional Fellows Program
  • ASEM-DUO Wallonia-Brussels Fellowship Program
  • Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) Scholars Award Program
  • CAS Future Leaders Program


  • International Younger Chemists Network (Elected Secretary, 2019—2021).
  • International Chemistry Olympiad steering committee (Elected member, 2014—2018 for two terms).
  • ChemVoices, affiliated with the International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry IUPAC, (Founding member).

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  • 2021
    Teaching in Virtual Environments: Global Educational Development to Respond to Challenges and Opportunities of the COVID-19 Pandemic., Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal
  • 2021
    Coding a Telegram Quiz Bot to Aid Learners in Environmental Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Education
  • 2021
    University-wide chronotyping shows late-type students have lower grades, shorter sleep, poorer well-being, lower self-regulation, and more absenteeism, BioRxiv
  • 2020
    Building an Interactive Immersive Virtual Reality Crime Scene for Future Chemists to Learn Forensic Science Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Education
  • 2020
    A diverse view of science to catalyse change, Nature Chemistry
  • 2019
    Bridges to the Future: Toward Future Ready Graduates in Chemistry Laboratories, Journal of Chemical Education
  • 2016
    Seeing through my lenses: A GoPro approach to teach a laboratory module, Asian Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Additionally, Dr Fung has co-edited two books on Chemistry Education:

  • 10 Things You Must Know About the International Chemistry Olympiad (World Scientific) and
  • Technology-Enabled Blended Learning Experiences for Chemistry Education and Outreach (Elsevier).


  • 2024 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, Germany
  • Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Scholars on Workforce Development, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, University of Montana. USA
  • Xilong Scientific-SNIC Industry Award in Chemistry Education, Singapore National Institute of Chemistry, Singapore
  • Institute of Advanced Study@Nanyang Technological University, Singapore-SNIC Chemistry National Meeting Singapore Award for Chemical Education, Singapore
  • 2019 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, La Société pour l’avancement de la pédagogie dans l’enseignement supérieur (La SAPES), Canada
  • IUPAC Periodic Table of Younger Chemists, (Fluorine), Paris, France

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