Kong Ooi TAN


Junior Professor, Department of Chemistry

Welcome to my personal webpage. I am currently a junior professor in the Department of Chemistry, École Normale Supérieure. My research expertise is in methods development in solid-state NMR and Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP). I am mainly interested in developing both theory and instrumentation for pulsed dynamic nuclear polarization, which will be applied to study inorganic materials and biomolecules. I serve as an editor in the Magnetic Resonance journal, and run ssNMR/DNP Zoominar.

Here are my Google Scholar, Twitter, and YouTube channel. Additionally, if you want to learn more about me, here is an interview performed by ENS.

Office Location

Office number: ES 106. It is located in the basement, near the end of the corridor / besides the workshop in the Department of Chemistry at ENS. Click here for lab location.

Teaching Activities

I currently teach NMR for M1 students at ENS, and MR for M2 students at PSL.

  • Postdoc: Zhenfeng Pang
  • PhD Student: Utsab Banerjee, Jake Lumsden
  • Master Student: Ngoc Diep Le, Cyriaque Amerein
Education and Professional Career
  • 2020-now   Junior Professor (tenure-track), Ecole Normale Superieure, France
  • 2016-2020   Postdoc in Prof. Robert G. Griffin’s group, MIT, USA
  • 2011-2016   PhD student in Prof. Dr. Matthias Ernst / Prof. Dr. Beat H. Meier’s group, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2007-2011   Undergraduate in Physics, Imperial College London, UK


Fundings and Grants
Polarization Transfer Pathway during DNP.