1983-1987 Department of Chemistry, NUS, BSc (First Class Honours)
1987-1993 Department of Chemistry, NUS, PhD1993-1994 University of Bristol, UK, Royal Society Developing Country Fellowship
1992-1993 Department of Chemistry, NUS, Senior Tutor
1993-1998 Department of Chemistry, NUS, Lecturer
1998-2006 Department of Chemistry, NUS, Assistant Professor
2006-2007 Faculty of Science, NUS, Assistant Dean
2007-2013 Faculty of Science, NUS, Vice-Dean
2006-Present Department of Chemistry, NUS, Associate Professor2019-Present Global Relations Office, NUS, Academic Director
1. Size- and morphology-controlled synthesis of nanostructured, plasmonic and doped nanomaterials
2. Design and additive manufacturing of hybrid and composite materials3. Physical properties and applications of nanomaterials and composites: optical and nonlinear properties, photocatalysis, supercapacitors, hydrogen fuel cells, etc.
Honor & Award
2005 NUS Quality Service Award
2006 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
2007 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
2013 The Cadi Scientific Medal Public Awareness of Physics Award, IPS Singapore2019 Singapore National Day Awards, Long Service Medal
 Rapid Fabrication of a Flexible and Transparent Ag Nanocubes@PDMS Film as a SERS Substrate with High Performance, Li. Limin, W. S. Chin, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12 (33), 37538-37548, 2020.
 Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance of PEDOT:PSS Films by Sequential Post-Treatment with Formamide, A K K Kyaw, T A Yemata, X Wang, S L Lim, W S Chin, K Hippalgaonkar, J Xu, Macromol. Mater. and Engin., 303(2), 1700429, 2018.
 Cobalt-based compounds and composites as electrode materials for high- performance electrochemical capacitors, K K Lee, W S Chin, C H Sow, Featured article, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2 (41), 17212 – 17248, 2014.
 Co/Al Layered Double Hydroxides Nanostructures: A Binderless Electrode for Electrochemical Capacitor, P Y Loh, K K Lee, Y Ng, C H Sow, W S Chin, Electrochem. Commun., 43, 9–12, 2014.
 Nanostructured Cu/ZnO Coupled Composites: Towards Tunable Cu Nanoparticle Sizes and Plasmon Absorption, Z Y Tan, D W Y Yong, Z Zhang, H Y Low, L Chen, W S Chin, J. Phys. Chem. C, 117 (20), 10780–10787, 2013.
 α-Fe2O3 nanotubes-reduced graphene oxide composites as synergistic electrochemical capacitor materials, K K Lee, S Deng, H M Fan, S Mhaisalkar, H R Tan, E S Tok, K P Loh, W S Chin, C H Sow, Nanoscale, 4, 2958, 2012.
 Synthesis and Characterization of Multifunctional FePt/ZnO Core/Shell Nanoparticles, T Zhou, M Lu, Z Zhang, H Gong , W S Chin, B Liu, Adv. Mater., 22, 403–406, 2010.
 Size-Dependent Optical Nonlinearities and Scattering Properties of PbS Nanoparticles, M. S. Neo, N. Venkatram, G. S. Li, W. S. Chin, J. Wei, J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 19055–19060, 2009.
 Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Zinc Oxide: A Simple Method for the Preparation of Metal Oxide Nanocrystals in Non-Aqueous Medium, Z.H. Zhang, M. Lu, H. Xu, W. S. Chin, Chem. Eur. J., 13, 632-638, 2007.
 Dodecanethiol-Protected Copper/Silver Bimetallic Nanoclusters and Their Surface Properties, T. P. Ang, W. S. Chin, J. Phys. Chem. B, 109, 22228, 2005.
 Preparation of Ag2S nanocrystals of Predictable Shape and Size, Lim W P, Zhang Z, Low H Y and Chin W S, Angew. Chem. Int. Edn, 43, 5685, 2004.
 Synthesis, Characterization and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Hybridized CdS-polystyrene Nanocomposites, Du H, Xu G Q, Chin W S, Huang L, Ji W, Chem. Mater. 14, 4473, 2002.
Science at the Nanoscale - An Introductory Textbook, Chin Wee Shong, Sow Chorng Haur, Andrew Wee TS, Pan Stanford Publishing, 2010, ISBN: 978-981-4241-03-8.