Microfluidics and Soft Matter Group

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Hong Kong



2012 summer!We are pleased to have the following visiting summer students:
- Flora (MIT, USA), Dan (Dartmouth, USA), Gregory (Imperial College, UK)
16/7/2012We welcome Charles HUGENTOBLER to join our group!
We welcome Zida LI to join our group! We also welcome Lei ZHANG visiting us as a representative of our collaborators in Tsinghua!


Anderson Ho Cheung, Shum

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

& Medical Engineering Programme

University of Hong Kong



Dr. Anderson Ho Cheung Shum received his B.S.E. degree, summa cum laude, in Chemical engineering from Princeton University in 2005, S.M. and Ph.D. in applied Physics from Harvard University in 2007 and in 2010. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor in December 2010.

His research interests include emulsions, microfluidics, emulsion-templated materials and soft matter. He received the Early Career Award by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong in 2012, Graduate Student Silver Award from the Materials Research Society in Spring 2010, Robert L. Wallace Prize Fellowship from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 2006-2007, as well as Notable mention in Art of Competition, Award for Overall Excellence in Chemical Engineering, Proctor & Gamble (P&G) Award for Outstanding Design Project, and Ticona Award for Outstanding Student Thesis from Princeton University in 2005.

He is an elected member of Phi Beta Kappa (Academic Honor Society), Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society), and Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society). He is also a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


Institution/Degree Year
Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Harvard University, USA
Nov. 2010
S.M. in Applied Physics, Harvard University, USA
June 2007
B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering, summa cum laude, Princeton University, USA
June 2005
Study abroad at the department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, London, UK


Selected Awards Year
Early Career Award by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong2012
Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Silver Award
Spring 2010
Robert L. Wallace Prize Fellowship, Harvard SEAS
Central Jersey Section, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Award for Overall Excellence in Chemical Engineering
Procter & Gamble (P&G) Award for Outstanding Design Project