Horace Luong, Ph.D.

Current Rank: Associate Dean (Student Experience), Faculty of Science

Current Rank: Senior Instructor, Department of Chemistry


Ph.D., University of Victoria, 2008

B.Sc., Dalhousie University, 2003

Contact Information:

Dr. Horace Luong

Department of Chemistry

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

R3T 2N2


Office: Parker 264B

Phone: (204) 474-7916

Fax: (204) 474-7608


e-mail: Horace.Luong@umanitoba.ca




About Horace Luong

Horace was born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  He completed a BSc (Honours) at Dalhousie University in 2003 and a Ph.D. at the University of Victoria in 2008.  Spending almost five years under the supervision of Professor Tom Fyles, Horace conducted research in the area of solid-phase synthesized ion channels.  Following his graduate studies, he then worked with Professor Cornelia Bohne (University of Victoria) for a short post-doctoral fellow term before relocating to the University of Manitoba.


Horace not only believes in educating the leaders of tomorrow in chemistry, but he is also a strong believer of building a healthy community through ballroom dancing and tai chi practice. Visit Horace's personal page for more information.


Scientific Interests


Supramolecular chemistry, chemistry education, synthetic ion channels, green chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry.




Horace strongly believes in bringing science and chemistry to the public.

Photo taken at a Let’s Talk Science outreach activity at St.Vital Mall


On a regular basis school teachers contact Horace to arrange a field trip to the Department of Chemistry at U of M. If you are a school teacher, feel free to contact Horace to see what he can do for your class.


Teaching Responsibilites


CHEM 1320:  University 1 Chemistry: An Introduction to Organic Chemistry (2009-2021)

CHEM 2110: Organic Chemistry 2: Foundations of Organic Synthesis (Winter 2022)

CHEM 2122: Experimental Organic Chemistry (Fall 2021)

CHEM 2210: Introductory Organic Chemistry 1: Structure and Function (Laboratory) (2008-2020)

CHEM 2220: Introductory Organic Chemistry 2: Reactivity and Synthesis (Laboratory) (2009-2021)

CHEM 3120: Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory Techniques (Winter 2022)

CHEM 3390: Structural Transformations (Laboratory) (fall 2012 only)

CHEM 3580: Methods in Physical Organic Chemistry (winter 2014 only)

CHEM 4600: Advanced Chemical Techniques


Professional Experience



March 2022 - Present Associate Dean (Student Experience)

                                      Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba


July 2020 - June 2021 Associate Head (Undergraduate)

                                      Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba


April 2015 - Present   Senior Instructor

                                         University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba


July 2008 – March 2015 Instructor II

                                         University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba


March 2008 – June 2008    Research Associate/ Post Doctoral Fellow

                                             University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia


Winter 2008                   Sessional Lecturer – First-Year Chemistry

                                        University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia


2003 –2008                   Chemistry Laboratory Teaching Assistant

                                        University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia


Spring 2007                   Sessional Lecturer and Lab Instructor – Organic Chemistry

                                        Camosun College, Victoria, British Columbia




Horace Luong, Thomas Falkenberg, Mahdi Rahimian. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2021, 47(1)

Mahdi Kamaee, Ming Sun, Horace Luong, Jennifer van Wijngaarden. J. Phys. Chem. A. 2015, 119, 10279-10292

Pascal Cardinal, Brandon Greer, Horace Luong and  Yevgeniya Tyagunova.  J. Chem. Ed. 2012, 89, 1061-1063.

Jonathan K.W. Chui, Thomas M. Fyles and Horace Luong.  Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1562-1569.

Thomas Murray Fyles and Horace Luong. Org. Biomol. Chem.   2009, 7, 725.

Thomas Murray Fyles and Horace Luong. Org. Biomol. Chem.   2009, 7, 733.

Thomas M. Fyles, Chi-Wei Hu, Horace Luong.  J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 8545-8551.

Horace Luong, Melanie D. Eelman, and Mark Stradiotto.  Can. J. Chem. 2004, 82, 533-538.


Awards and Grants


2020 Merit Award - Combination of Teaching, Service, and/or Research, Scholarly Work & Other Creative Activities (2021)

CBC Manitoba Future 40 Finalist (2020)

University of Manitoba Faculty of Science Pedagogy Award (2019)

University of Manitoba Department of Chemistry Service Award (Teaching) (2018)

University of Manitoba Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017)

University of Manitoba Annual Outreach Award (2014-2015)

University of Manitoba Faculty of Science Blended Learning Microgrant (2014)

University of Manitoba Faculty Association Teaching Merit Award (2012)

University of Manitoba Summer Session Innovation Fund (2013)

University of Manitoba Recreation Services Award of Recognition (2011)

Chemical Institute of Canada Chemical Education Fund (2010)

University of Manitoba Science Student’s Association Teaching Award (2009-2010)

Let’s Talk Science Faculty Participation Award (2008-2009)

Andy Farquharson Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching (2007)

Nora and Mark Degoutiere Memorial Scholarship (2006)

University of Victoria Fellowship (2003-2006)

Lewis J. Clark Memorial Fellowship (2004-2005)


Last updated: May 20, 2022