Mr Kelvin Tong

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Ph.D. student in organometallic chemistry, University of Auckland (2017 - Present) under the supervision of Prof. Christian Hartinger and Prof. L. J. Wright

MSc First Class Honours, University of Auckland (2015 - 2016) under the supervision of Prof. Christian Hartinger 

BSc(Hons) First Class HonoursUniversity of Auckland (2014) under the supervision of Prof. Christian Hartinger

BSc, University of Auckland (2011 - 2013)

Research | Current

Kelvin's Ph.D. research has primarily focused on the synthesis of novel organometallic compounds featuring Ir, Os, Rh, or Ru as metal centres for anticancer treatments. The chemical and biological properties of these complexes were also evaluated to elucidate their structure-activity relationships.



School of Chemical Sciences Research Showcase Second Year Poster Competition Third Prize (2019)

Travel award 9th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC9) awarded by the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC) (2019)


Conduct cancer cell growth inhibition assays at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (2017 - present)

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Affiliate investigator of Maurice Wilkins Centre (2019 - present)

Student member of Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC) (2018 - present)


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 10, Room 1013
New Zealand