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Fun Man Fung, PhD

Dr. Fun Man Fung is a Singaporean teaching Chemistry at the National University of Singapore. He was a former Assistant Director of Education at the NUS Institute for Applied Learning Sciences & Education Technology. He is the elected secretary of the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN). He is passionate about education, mentorship, youth empowerment, and civic engagement.

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 20k learners from over 112 countries including Kenya, Jordan, Bulgaria, Uruguay, and Jamaica, with over 3.5 million views.

Fun Man has delivered invited keynotes/seminars/talks at Stanford University, University of Cambridge, UPenn, ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, OECD, Sciences Po, University of Hong Kong, Sorbonne Université, University of Paris, etc.

For this passion for teaching and learning, Fun Man was conferred the 2021 NUS Annual Digital Education Award, University Annual Teaching Excellence Award, and NUS Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. He is a distinguished recipient of the D2L award Innovation in Teaching and Learning and QS-Wharton STAR Reimagine Education Awards for his effort in innovative teaching and learning approaches.


  • 2020–present
    Affiliated Faculty at NUS ALSET, National University of Singapore
  • 2014–present
    Faculty at NUS Chemistry, National University of Singapore
  • 2018–2019
    Assistant Director at NUS ALSET, National University of Singapore


    PhD, National University of Singapore


  • 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
    Technology-Enabled Blended Learning Experiences for Chemistry Education and Outreach, Elsevier
  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Society of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, La Société pour l’avancement de la pédagogie dans l’enseignement supérieur (SAPES)
  • International Younger Chemist Network
  • Singapore National Institute of Chemistry
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)
  • EDUCAUSE, United States of America
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)


2020 CAS Future Leaders, 2019 D2L award Innovation in Teaching and Learning