Dr. Fun Man Fung is a Singaporean lecturer in Learning Sciences and Chemistry at the National University of Singapore. He was part of the founding leadership at the NUS Institute for Applied Learning Sciences & Education Technology and is the elected secretary of the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN). He is passionate about education, mentorship, youth empowerment, and civic engagement.
Fun Man’s story is featured on The World Economic Forum, The Conversation, and VeeR.TV. He is the host of the ALS1010: Learning to Learn Better, a highly popular NUS course. Fun Man was awarded the “Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative“ Fellowship organized by the U.S. Embassy in Singapore.
He was recognized as the sole Singaporean on the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists selected by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Fun Man is an avid volunteer and served on the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) steering board for two terms (2014—2018), head mentor of the IChO Team Singapore, and WorldSkills International Competition as a Technical Expert for “Chemical Laboratory Technology” (SG). Colleagues and friends know Fun Man as an outstanding youth mentor characterized by his tremendous energy and care for students’ well-being and personal development.
Fuelled by his desire to make science and learning accessible to as wide an audience as possible, videos exhibiting the use of these tools are extensively featured on Fun Man’s educational YouTube Channel. The multimedia has benefited learners from over 112 countries including Kenya, Jordan, Bulgaria, Uruguay, and Jamaica, with over 2 million views. He is the co-author is the top International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) book “10 Things You Must Know About IChO”
Fun Man has delivered invited seminars at Stanford University, University of Cambridge, OECD, Sciences Po, University of Hong Kong, Sorbonne Université, Politecnico di Milano, Université Paris, University of Wyoming, Chulalongkorn University, CRI-Paris, Kanagawa University, Saitama University, National Taipei Normal University, Singapore Polytechnic, Raffles Institution, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent).
Fun Man was conferred the prestigious University Annual Teaching Excellence Award in 2017 and NUS Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2016. He is a distinguished recipient of the D2L award Innovation in Teaching and Learning (2019) and QS-Wharton STAR Reimagine Education Awards (2017, 2018) for his effort in innovative teaching and learning approach.
He was the Singaporean representative for Global Young Scientists Summit 2020, and a member of the CAS Future Leaders Program 2020, selected by the American Chemical Society.
2020 CAS Future Leaders, 2019 D2L award Innovation in Teaching and Learning, YSEALI US Department of State Professional Fellowship