Jackson Dasheng Leow

Research & Institution

Institutional Contact

Nanyang Technological University

Chemistry and Biological Chemistry

School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry Nanyang Technological University

SPMS-CBC-04-18, 21 Nanyang Link Singapore 637371


I was born in Singapore in 1981. I received both my undergraduate and a Ph.D. (medicinal chemistry) degrees from the National University of Singapore in 2005 and 2009 respectively. In between, I worked at S*Bio Pharma and accumulated industrial experience in drug discovery. From 2010 to 2012, I pursued my postdoctoral studies at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. Following that, I worked as research scientist II at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR Singapore). In August 2013, I assumed the position of Assistant Professor at the National Tsing Hua University of Taiwan. I commenced my current position in NTU since 2016. In all, I have accumulated more than 15 years of research experience in green chemistry research and authored/co-authored high impact research papers in top journals such as Nature, Journal of the American Chemical Society and Angewandte Chemie. They are widely featured in the international media and news. These works are recognized with numerous awards including Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Kiang Ai Kim scholarship and A*STAR postdoctoral fellowship. I am elected as a Fellow of the World Technology Network. In additional, I am admitted into the Global Young Academy (GYA) in 2014. I am also member of several of international academic societies, including International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and Sigma Xi. Other than doing excellent research, I actively promote chemistry to the the mass and let them appreciate the beauty of the science. Through various educational activities, they are able to understand how chemistry is the basic tools for enabling everyday applications. I aim to inspire the bright brains of our young generation to cultivate their interests and spur them to tread on this never-ending discovery path.

Awards & Affiliations


Thieme Chemistry Journal Award

Fellow of the World Technology Network

Kiang Ai Kim scholarship