Author: Elizabeth Suk-Hang Lam
I have always enjoyed the thrill of learning something new. It is this pursuit that propels me to move from one chapter to another: from undergraduate physics to PhD in inorganic and computational chemistry, and an R&D chemist in analytical chemistry. I am now driven by my curiosity to start my new chapter in science communication, and I am eager to share the wonders of the world with you!

The Roadmap to Polymer Modelling

Computation could offer valuable insights to chemistry. But how do chemists ensure the simulations are valid and realistic? This chembite will give you a roadmap of chemical simulations!


Stay young with Zinc!

We might have heard that antioxidants are good for our health. They help us to fight against oxidizing agents in our body and help us to stay young!
Recently, researchers have made a new breakthrough to help us fight against the oxides even with the inactive zinc!


Let machine teach about atoms

We have been trained to be adaptive to our environment in our daily life. Same for chemists to train computers to model atoms. Let’s look at how chemists make functions adaptive to different situations!


Charges that challenge scientists!

Rub a ruler with a wool and hold it towards paper bits, then you’d find the ruler attracts papers. This may sound a common sense to you – the two surfaces have opposite charges.
But now, researchers find that not all materials behave the same and the reason is still a mystery.
Let’s take a look at the charges that challenges scientists!


Turn on the lights and get your 3D printouts!

Printing is cool, but 3D printing is cooler! Instead of words on a page, you can print spoons and forks and even houses! And today, you’ll see the coolest 3D printing – printing chains of molecules, simply with light!


Lessons from Nature –New Glue Clues from Slugs

Feeling disgusted by slugs? It’s ugly, wet, and giving us an unpleasant slippery sensation. Yet it is the inspiration of new chemistry innovation!
Read this article and say thanks to slugs, which have inspired scientists to invent a new glue for medical therapies!


Drawing a map with chemicals!

Buildings and natural preserves create geographical maps. And now, molecules could build a molecular map! By investigating the presence of molecules in the environment, researchers have built some 3D molecular maps, which are the story tellers of our interactions with our living places!


How to unmask the disguised cooking oil from natural oil?!

In recent years, some traders were found to have recycled cooked oil and added to lard in order to reduce production costs. This oil mixture undoubtedly raised food hygiene and safety issues in the food industry. The big question is, how can we distinguish the disguised animal oil from their natural counterparts?