Prof. Vivian W.-W. Yam   任詠華教授

Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy
Chair Professor of Chemistry
B.Sc.(Hons), Ph.D. (HK)
CSci; CChem; FRSC
Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA
Foreign Member of Academia Europaea (MAE)
Fellow, TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences
Founding Member, The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong

Prof. V. W. W. Yam

   
 
Office: Room 504
Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong

Tel. No.:   +852 2859 2153
E-Mail: wwyam@hku.hk

Departmental Website

Research Interest            
           
   
The major focus of our research is on the molecular design and synthesis of novel inorganic/organometallic metal complexes that may find potential applications as functional metal-based molecular materials. Of particular interest are luminescent polynuclear metal complexes that show weak metal-metal interactions and luminescent metal complex and supramolecular systems of charge-transfer excited states, with d6, d8 or d10 metal centres, in particular those containing alkynyl, chalcogenido, chalcogenolato, pnictogenido and polypyridyl ligands. Through the systematic study of the electronic spectroscopy of the newly synthesized metal complex systems, a fundamental understanding of the spectroscopic and luminescence origin as well as the structure-property relationship of these complexes could be established. Apart from their fundamental spectroscopic, mechanistic, electrochemical, photoluminescence (PL), and photochemical studies, attempts will be made to explore their potential applications as functional molecular materials in the following areas:

Optoelectronic Materials

The exploration of triplet emitters for electroluminescence (EL) applications has attracted immense interest. The project involves the design and synthesis of novel metal-based molecular triplet emitters as the emissive layer for the fabrication of high-efficiency organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The emission colours could be readily tuned through a systematic variation of the nature of the metal centre and its ancillary ligands. Molecular materials for other optoelectronic applications will also be explored.

Spectrochemical and Luminescence Chemosensors and Biolabels

The project involves the design and synthesis of luminescent metal complexes capable of showing selective binding and molecular recognition properties to substrates of environmental and biological interests, such as ions, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), oxygen, gases and vapours, solvents, DNA and proteins, which could be accomplished through the incorporation of various functional ligands such as those containing macrocycles and calixarene-type receptor sites. Extension of the work will also be made to design molecular materials as probes for changes in temperature and the microenvironment.

Photochromic and Photoswitching Materials

The project involves the design and synthesis of metal complexes capable of exhibiting photochromic and photoswitching behaviour via photoinduced trans-cis isomerization or ring-opening/closing processes, which may find applications in optical switches, memory and storage. Intramolecular sensitization of the photochromic and photoswitching moieties by the metal complex chromophore will be explored.

Supramolecular Assemblies and Organogels

The project involves the design and synthesis of supramolecular assemblies and organogels through the control and utilization of various non-covalent interactions. Incorporation of metal-ligand chromophores into these assemblies and organogels will be made to produce stimuli-responsive materials with interesting optical and luminescence behaviour.

Molecular Electronics

The project involves the study of the electronic communication between metal centres across alkynyl bridges of our newly synthesized luminescent carbon-rich rigid-rod and hyperbranched metal alkynyl systems and their possible utilization as building blocks for molecular wires and junctions based on the intriguing electron delocalization properties and the molecular rigidity of the alkynyl unit.

Nanoclusters and Nanomaterials

The project involves the design and synthesis of metal chalcogenido, chalcogenolato, and pnictogenido clusters of various nuclearity and the study of their optical properties. The exploitation of these clusters as single-source molecular precursors for the synthesis of nanoparticles that may have interesting semiconducting and optical properties will be made. The controlled template-directed synthesis of nanomaterials will also be made.

 
 

 

Selected Major Research Programs

2010-17

Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator, "Institute of Molecular Functional Materials" supported by UGC Areas of Excellence (AoE) Scheme (5th Round)

2013-17

Principal investigator, “Phosphorus-Containing π-Conjugated Molecular Materials - Design, Synthesis and Their Supramolecular Assembly for Light-Emitting, Light-Harvesting, Electronic Communication and Charge Transport Functions” supported by ANR-RGC Joint Research Scheme Award

2011-16

Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator, “Challenges in Organic Photo-Voltaics and Light Emitting Diodes - A Concerted Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Institutional Effort” supported by RGC Theme-Based Research Scheme (TBRS) (1st Round)

2015-17 Principal investigator, “Solution-Processable Gold-Based OLED and WOLED Materials” supported by the Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP) Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (Tier 2) of the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF)
2007-08 Principal investigator, "Luminescent Gold-Based Materials for Organic Light-Emitting Device (OLED) Applications" supported by World Gold Council (GROW Programme), UK (registered in Switzerland)

Principal investigator of 1 AoE, 1 TBRS, 1 ANR-RGC, 25 General Research Fund (GRF), 3 ITF, 1 National Natural Science Foundation of China / Research Grants Council Joint Research Scheme (NSFC-RGC), 1 Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) and 1 Special Equipment Grant (SEG) (co-PI)
Convenor of the University's Strategic Research Theme (SRT) on Organic Optoelectronics (2004-2008), SRT on Molecular Materials (2008-2013) and SRT New Materials (since 2013)

 

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Memberships of Academies
   
2001 Elected to Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences
2012 Elected to Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences USA National Academy of Sciences (NAS), USA
2015 Elected to Foreign Member of Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe) Academia Europaea
2006 Elected to Fellow of TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences - for the advancement of science in developing countries The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
2015 Elected Founding Member of The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong
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Scholarships, Awards, Honours & Lectureships
   
2011 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science - Laureate (Asia-Pacific) UNESCO-L’ORÉAL Foundation
2016 Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) International Award Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC)
2016 APA Masuhara Lectureship Award Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA)
2015 RSC Ludwig Mond Award Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
2014 Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)-China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) Chemistry Contribution Prize Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)
2011 Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation
2006 Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA) Lectureship Award for Asian and Oceanian Photochemist (Eikohsha Award) Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA)
2005-06 RSC Centenary Lectureship and Medal Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
2005 State Natural Science Award (Second Class Prize of National Award) National Organization of Science and Technology Award (NOSTA), State Council, PR China
2013 Docteur Honoris Causa Université de Rennes 1, France
2018 Charles Force Hutchison Lectureship University of Rochester, USA
2016 Lavoisier Lectureship University of Paris Diderot 7, France
2015-16 2016 Julia S. and Edward C. Lee Memorial Lectureship (Lee Lectureship) University of Chicago, USA
2012-13 2013 Seaborg Lectureship University of California, Berkeley, USA
2007-08 Frontiers in Chemical Research Distinguished Lectureship Texas A & M University
2017 2017 KAIST Chemistry Lectureship Award Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)
2012-13 2014 Pacific Rim Visiting Speaker Lectureship (formerly Distinguished Asian Visiting Speaker Lectureship Award) University of Alberta, Canada
2007 Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Fulbright Program, USA
2015 Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) Hong Kong SAR Government
2015 Leader of the Year 2015 (Education/Professionals/Technology & Innovation) Sing Tao News Corporation Limited
2013 13th World Outstanding Chinese Award World Chinese Business Investment Foundation
2012 Jessica Most Successful Women Award 2012 Jessica Magazine Hong Kong, South China Media
2008 Outstanding Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Award Hong Kong Women Professional & Entrepreneur Association
2002 Ten Outstanding Young Persons (Professional) Hong Kong Junior Chamber
2000-01 Croucher Senior Research Fellowship Croucher Foundation
2017 Lu Jiaxi Lecture Professorship Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), CAS
2017 SINAP Physical Biology Lectureship (PBL) Shanghai Lightsource Synchrotron Facilities, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), CAS
2015 Forum of the Millennium Institution: Distinguished Scholar Lectureship in The Frontier of Chemistry and Biology Hunan University
2014 Peking University-Eli Lilly Lectureship Peking University & Eli Lilly
2012 Distinguished Honorary Professorship and Honorable Speaker for Applied Chemistry Lecture Series Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2011 Nanqiang Lecture Professorship and Lu Jiaxi Lecture Professorship Xiamen University
2011 Lanzhou University 100th Anniversary Lecture Professorship Lanzhou University
2010 Molecular Science Forum Lecture Professorship Institute of Chemistry,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
2006 Li Ka Shing Foundation Lectureship Shantou University
2002-04 RMIT Foundation International Visiting Fellowship Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
2009 Distinguished Alumni (honoured at the 70th Anniversary of the Faculty of Science) Faculty of Science,
University of Hong Kong
2006-07 Distinguished Research Achievement Award University of Hong Kong
1999-00 Outstanding Researcher Award University of Hong Kong
1986-88 Li Po Chun Scholarship University of Hong Kong
1985-88 Croucher Studentship Croucher Foundation
1985-88 Swire Scholarship University of Hong Kong
1985 G.T. Byrne Memorial Prize University of Hong Kong
1985 Douglas Payne Prize in Chemistry University of Hong Kong
1983 Ho Fook Prize University of Hong Kong
1983 Hong Kong Association of University Women Scholarship University of Hong Kong
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Teaching and Professional Experience
   
2010-2017 Director and Project Coordinator Institute of Molecular Functional Materials (supported by the University Grants Committee (UGC) Areas of Excellence (AoE) Scheme)
2012 Invited Visiting Professor Universities of Switzerland "Troisième Cycle" Lecture Tour Program, Switzerland (Hosted by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and the Universities of Basel, Neuchatel, Bern and Geneva)
2011 Invited Visiting Professor Université Bordeaux, CNRS, Bordeaux, France
2007 UMPC Visiting Professor Université de Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS (Université de Paris VI), Paris, France
2005-2006 RSC Centenary Lecturer & Medalist Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
2003-2005 Chair Hong Kong International Chemical Sciences - A Chapter of the American Chemical Society
2016-2018 President Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association
2013-2016 Vice-President Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association
2002-2018 Councilor Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association
2002-2004 Visiting Professor Université de Rennes 1, France
2001-2006 Deputy Director Institute of Molecular Technology for Drug Discovery and Synthesis (supported by the University Grants Committee (UGC) Areas of Excellence (AoE) Scheme)
1/2000-12/05 Head of Department of Chemistry The University of Hong Kong
2000-2001 Croucher Senior Research Fellow Awarded by the Croucher Foundation
2010-now Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy The University of Hong Kong
7/1999-now Chair Professor in Chemistry The University of Hong Kong
1997-1999 Professor (Reader) in Chemistry The University of Hong Kong
1995-1997 Senior Lecturer in Chemistry The University of Hong Kong
1990-95 Lecturer in Chemistry The University of Hong Kong
1988-90 Lecturer in Chemistry City Polytechnic of Hong Kong
1985-88 Teaching Assistant (Chemistry) The University of Hong Kong

 

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Professional Qualifications
   

Member (Academician)

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Foreign Associate

National Academy of Sciences, USA
Fellow of TWAS The World Academy of Sciences

Foreign Member

Academia Europaea
Founding Member The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong
Doctor Honoris Causa

Université de Rennes 1, France

Fellow, Chartered Chemist (CChem, FRSC) Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
Chartered Scientist (CSci) Science Council, UK
Member American Chemical Society
Member Materials Research Society
Member Chinese Chemical Society

Member

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Honorary Fellow The Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology
Founding Fellow Hong Kong Institution of Science

 

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Invited Editorships
     
   

Editorships / Guest Editorships :

Associate Editor of the journal Inorganic Chemistry published by American Chemical Society (ISSN 0020-1669) (2008-)

Volume Editor of the volume on Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry in the series Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II published by Elsevier (2010-13)

Series Editor of the series Topics in Current Chemistry published by Springer (ISSN 0340-1022) (2015-)

Series Editor of the book series Energy & Environment Series published by Royal Society of Chemistry (ISSN 2044-0774) (2016-)

Co-Guest Editor of a Hong Kong Special Issue of the journal Advanced Materials published by VCH-Wiley (ISSN 0935-9648) (2013-14)

Monograph Editor of WOLEDs and Organic Photovoltaics - Recent Advances and Applications, Springer (ISBN 978-3-642-14934-4) (2009-2010)

Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Inorganic Chemistry in Hong Kong of the journal Coordination Chemistry Reviews published by Elsevier Science (ISSN 0010-8545) (2006-07)

Volume Editor of the volume on Photofunctional Transition Metal Complexes in the series Structure and Bonding published by Springer (ISSN 0081-5993) (2005-07)

Guest Editor of a Special Issue on "15th International Symposium on the Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds, Hong Kong, July '04" of the journal Coordination Chemistry Reviews published by Elsevier Science (ISSN 0010-8545) (2004-05)

Guest Editor of a Special Issue on "6th National Conference on Coordination Chemistry (cum International Symposium on Coordination Chemistry)" of the journal Science China Chemistry (formly Science in China Series B: Chemistry), Science China Press - Springer-Verlag (ISSN 1674-7291) (2009-10)

International Editorial Advisory Board / Editorial Board :

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Accounts of Chemical Research published by American Chemical Society (ISSN 0001-4842) (2014-2019)

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Journal of the American Chemical Society published by American Chemical Society (ISSN 0002-7863) (2015-2020)

Member of the International Advisory Board of the journal Angewandte Chemie published by VCH-Wiley and owned by GDCh, German Chemical Society (2013-2020)

Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the journal Chemical Science published by Royal Society of Chemistry (new flagship journal of RSC) (2010-)

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Chemical Reviews published by American Chemical Society (ISSN 0009-2665) (2016-)

Member of the International Editorial Board of the journal Coordination Chemistry Reviews published by Elsevier Science (ISSN 0010-8545) (2004-)

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal ACS Nano published by American Chemical Society (ISSN 1936-0851) (2007-)

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Chemistry of Materials published by American Chemical Society (ISSN 0897-4756) (2013-2017)

Member of the Advisory Board of the journal Chem published by Cell Press (2015-2019)

Member of the Advisory Board of the series Progress in Inorganic Chemistry published by John Wiley and Sons (ISSN 0079-6379) (2012-)

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A - Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences published by the Royal Society, UK (ISSN 1364-503X) (2010-2015)

Member of the Asian Editorial Advisory Council for American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications (2016-2019)

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal ChemPhysChem published by Wiley-VCH (ISSN 1439-4235) (2015-2018)

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences published by Royal Society of Chemistry (ISSN 1474-905X) (2013-)

Member of the inaugural Advisory Board of the new journal Materials Chemistry Frontiers published by The Royal Society of Chemistry (2016-)

Member of the inaugural Editorial Advisory Board of the open access journal ACS Omega published by American Chemical Society (2016-)

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the open access journal ChemistryOpen published by ChemPubSoc Europe (2011-2019)

Member of the International Editorial Board of the journal Comments on Inorganic Chemistry published by Taylor & Francis (ISSN 0260-3594) (2005-)

Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Organometallics published by American Chemical Society (ISSN 0276-7333) (2006-2008)

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal New Journal of Chemistry published by Royal Society of Chemistry (ISSN 1144-0546) (2004-2009)

Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Inorganic Chemistry published by American Chemical Society (ISSN 0020-1669) (2001-2003)

Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Dalton Transactions published by Royal Society of Chemistry (ISSN 1472-7773) (2002-2007)

Member of the International Editorial Board of the journal Gold Bulletin published by the World Gold Council (ISSN 0017-1557) (2007-)

Member of the International Editorial Board of the journal Nano Research published by Springer (ISSN 1998-0124) (2008-)

Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of the journal New Journal of Chemistry published by Royal Society of Chemistry (ISSN 1144-0546) (2001-2003; 2010-)

Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Journal of Organometallic Chemistry published by Elsevier Science (ISSN 0022-328X) (2004-)

Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Inorganica Chimica Acta published by Elsevier Science (ISSN 0020-1693) (1999-)

Member of the International Advisory Board of the Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry, Second Edition, published by John-Wiley & Sons (2003-)

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews (the official journal of the Japanese Photochemistry Association) published by Elsevier Science (ISSN 1389-5567) (2014-)

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry published by Elsevier Science (ISSN 1010-6030) (2004-)

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Journal of Cluster Science published by Springer Publisher (ISSN 1040-7278) (2005-)

Member of the Editorial Board of the new journal National Science Review published by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Science Press and Oxford University Press (ISSN 2095-5138) (2012-)

Co-editor of a series entitled Advances in Transition Metal Coordination Chemistry published by the JAI Press Inc., Connecticut, USA (ISBN 1-55938-335-6)

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Science in China B: Chemistry (now Science China Chemistry) published by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Science China Press, Beijing, P.R. China (ISSN 1674-7291) (2008-)

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry published by the Chinese Chemical Society, Beijing, P.R. China (ISSN 1001-4861) (2005-)

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Progress in Chemistry published by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China (ISSN 1005-281X) (2011-)

Member of the Editorial Board of the series Nano Science and Technology published by Science Press, Beijing, P.R. China (2011-)

Member of the International Advisory Board of the journal Chinese Journal of Chemistry published by VCH-Wiley and in collaboration with Shanhai Institute of Organic Chemistry (ISSN 1614-7065) (2014-2017)

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities published by the Higher Education Press, Beijing, P.R. China (ISSN 0251-0790) (2007-)

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the quarterly journal Photographic Science and Photochemistry published by the Institute of Photographic Chemistry, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Science Press, Beijing, P.R. China (ISSN 1000-3231) (1998-)

- Invited to serve on the International Advisory Board of the journal Journal of Chinese Chemical Society (JCCS), published by Wiley-VCH and in collaboration with Chinese Chemical Society, Taipei (ISSN 2192-6549) (2016-19)

 

 
   
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Plenary / Award / Keynote / Session / Invited Lectureship in International Conferences
 
       
   

Plenary/Award Lectures in International Conferences :

Plenary speaker to give a lecture at the XI International School on Organometallic Chemistry "Marcial Moreno Mañas" (MMM), EuCheMS ORFEOCINQA Research Network, Oviedo, Spain, June 2018

Plenary speaker to give a lecture at the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry in conjunction with ISACS: Challenges in Organic Materials & Supramolecular Chemistry, organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Cambridge, July 2017

Plenary speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the 21st International Symposium on Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds (ISPPCC 2015), Kraków, Poland, July 2015

Plenary speaker to give a lecture at the 27th International Conference on Photochemistry (ICP-2015), Jeju Island, Korea, June 2015

Plenary speaker to give a lecture at the 7th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC-7), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, November - December 2014

Plenary speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC-41), Singapore, July 2014

Plenary speaker to give a one-hour lecture at the 26th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC-2014), Sapporo, Japan, July 2014

Plenary speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the 26th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC-2014) Pre-Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry and Furure Innovation, Tokyo, Japan, July 2014

Plenary speaker to give a one-hour lecture at the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) International Strategic Collaboration Program (ISCP) 2014 Ireland-China Nanotechnology Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, May 2014 (Plenary Lecture)

Plenary speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the International Symposium on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS-10) - "Challenges in Supramolecular Chemistry and Organic Materials" organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for the flagship journal Chemical Sciences, Kyoto, June 2013

Plenary speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 3rd Chemical Science Symposium on Functional Supramolecular Materials (satellite Chemical Science Symposium of the International Symposium on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS-10) - "Challenges in Supramolecular Chemistry and Organic Materials" organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, June 2013

Plenary speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the XXIVth IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry, Coimbra, Portugal, July 2012

Plenary speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the 2012 International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM2012), Atlanta, USA, July 2012

2012-13 Glenn Seaborg Lecturer to give two one-hour Seaborg Lectures in University of California, Berkeley, USA, March 2013 (Seaborg Lectureship)

2012-13 Distinguished Asian Visiting Speaker to give a one-hour Distinguished Asian Visiting Speaker Lecture in University of Alberta, Canada, May 2014 (Distinguished Asian Visiting Speaker Lectureship Award)

Plenary speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the 19th International Symposium on the Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds (ISPPCC), Strasbourg, France, July 2011

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Lecturer to give a 20-minute L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate Lecture at the French Academy of Sciences, Paris, March 2011

Plenary speaker to give a one-hour lecture at the 39th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC39), Adelaide, Australia, July 2010

Plenary speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the International Symposium on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS-3) on "Challenges in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry" organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for the inauguration of the new flagship journal Chemical Sciences, Hong Kong, July 2010

Plenary speaker to give a one-hour lecture at the 42nd IUPAC Congress, Glasgow, UK, August 2009

Plenary speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the 4th EuCheMS Conference on Nitrogen Ligands in Coordination Chemistry, Metal Organic Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry & Homogeneous Catalysis, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, August 2008

Plenary speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the RSC Dalton Division/Singapore National Institute of Chemistry: Joint Inorganic Chemistry Conference, Singapore, January 2013

Plenary speaker to give a 60-minute lecture at the 3rd Molecular Materials Meeting (M3) "Frontiers in Materials Science, Chemistry & Physics" IMRE, Singapore, January 2013

Plenary speaker to give a 50-minute lecture at the 3rd Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC-3), New Delhi, India, October 2011

Plenary speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the PRESTO International Symposium on Chemical Conversion of Light Energy at the Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan, Osaka, March 2010

Japan Photochemistry Association (JPA) Eikohsha Award Lecturer to give a 50-minute JPA Award Lecture at the JPA Annual Meeting, Sendai, September 2006

Plenary speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the Gold 2006, Limerick, Ireland, September 2006

RSC Centenary Lecturer to give a 50-minute RSC Centenary Lecture in the Dalton Division Symposium on Supramolecular Photochemistry for the Award Lecture and Presentation of Medals, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, May 2006

Plenary speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the 35th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC35), Heidelberg, Germany, July 2002

Plenary speaker to give a 50-minute lecture at the XVIth FECHEM Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (organized by the Federation of European Chemical Societies and Professional Institutions (FECS)), Budapest, Hungary, September 2005

Plenary speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the 11th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds (ISNA-11), Newfoundland, Canada, August 2005

Divisional Plenary speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the Australian Chemical Institute - National Convention Meeting (Connect 05), Sydney, Australia, July 2005

Plenary speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the International Symposium on Molecular Materials and Organometallics (MOLMAT 2004), Rennes, France, May 2004

Plenary speaker to give a 60-minute lecture at the One-Day International Meeting on "Some Emerging Trends in Chemistry at the Molecular Level" Melbourne, Australia, March 2004

Plenary speaker to give a lecture at the 9th Asian Photochemistry Conference 2016 (APC 2016), Singapore, December 2016

Plenary speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 12th Cross-Strait Symposium on Macromolecular Liquid Crystal and Supramolecular Assembly and Structure, Xiangtan, PR China, August 2012

Plenary speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the 12th International Symposium for Chinese Organic Chemists (ISCOC-9) and the 9th International Symposium for Chinese Inorganic Chemists (ISCOC-6), Lanzhou, August 2012

Plenary speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the 11th National Conference on Solid State Chemistry and Inorganic Synthesis joint with the 2nd Dalton Transactions International Symposium, Shanghai, November 2010

Plenary speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the International Workshop on Organic Photoswitchable Multifunctional Molecules and Materials, Shanghai, PR China, October 2009

Plenary speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the Fifth Asian Photochemistry Conference, Beijing, PR China, November 2008

Plenary speaker to give a 35-minute lecture at the 4th International Conference on Photoresponsive Organics and Polymers (ICPOP-2008), Hangzhou, PR China, October 2008

Plenary speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the Third Asian Photochemistry Conference, Mumbai, India, January 2002

Plenary speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 9th International Symposium for Chinese Organic Chemists (ISCOC-9) and the 6th International Symposium for Chinese Inorganic Chemists (ISCOC-6), Singapore, December 2006

Plenary speaker to give a 50-minute lecture at the 4th International Symposium for Chinese Inorganic Chemists, Taipei, November 2002

Plenary speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 3rd International Symposium on Organo-Metals, Metal Complexes and Catalysis (OMC-III), Harbin, PR China, August 1998

Plenary speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the Asian Photochemistry Conference, HKUST, Hong Kong, June 1996

Keynote/Session Lectures in International Conferences :

Keynote speaker to give a lecture at the 43rd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (43rd ICCC), Sendai, Japan, July 2018

Keynote Lecture at the ACS Annual Conference of Editors, San Diego, California, January 2016

Golden Jubilee Lecture to give a lecture at the Golden Jubilee Chemistry Conference – Commemorating Singapore’s 50th Birthday, Singapore, August 2015

Keynote speaker to give a lecture at Gold 2015, Cardiff, UK, July 2015

Keynote speaker to give a lecture at the Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin (DCH) symposium, coorganized by University of Zurich and ETH-Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, October 2014

Keynote speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) 10th Anniversary Symposium, Atlanta, USA, March 2014

Keynote speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 12th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry (ISABC12), Guangzhou, December 2013

Keynote speaker to give a lecture at the 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC-41) Thematic Pre-Symposium on “Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry”, Hong Kong, July 2014

Keynote speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 4th Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (4th ACCC), Jeju Island, Korea, November 2013

Keynote speaker to give a lecture at the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC-2012), Otago, New Zealand, January 2012

Keynote speaker to give a 35-minute lecture at the 5th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC-V), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 2010

Keynote speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the Singapore International Chemical Conference 6 (SICC6) - Chemical Synthesis: Creativity and Applications, Singapore, December 2009

Keynote speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 2nd Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (2nd ACCC), Nanjing, PR China, November 2009

Keynote speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 1st Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (1st ACCC), Okazaki, Japan, July 2007

Keynote speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 17th International Symposium on the Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds (ISPPCC), Dublin, Ireland, June 2007

Keynote speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 37th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (37th ICCC), Cape Town, South Africa, August 2006

Invited sessional speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the XXIst International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC), Vancouver, Canada, July 2004

Invited keynote speaker to give a 50-minute lecture at the Xiangshan Science Conference on Molecular Nano-Technology and Self-Assembly of Metallo-Nanosystems, Beijing, November 2003

Invited keynote speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the 39th IUPAC Congress and 86th Conference of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, Ottawa, Canada, August 2003

Invited session speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the Gold 2003, Vancouver, Canada, September 2003

Invited keynote speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the International Conference on Nano-Science of Advanced Metal Complexes, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki National Research Institutes, Okazaki, Japan, March 2003

Invited keynote speaker to give a 50-minute lecture at the Euresco Conference on Molecular Rods, Wires and Switches, San Feliu de Guixols, Spain, September 2002

Keynote speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 3rd Conference for Worldwide Chinese Young Chemists (CWCYC-3), Xiamen, PR China, December 2000

Invited Golden Jubilee Session Lecturer to give a 30-minute lecture at the 34th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC34), Edinburgh, UK, July 2000

Keynote speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the Seventh International Conference on the Chemistry of the Platinum Group Metals, Nottingham, UK, July 1999

Invited keynote speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the 12th International Symposium on the Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds (ISPPCC), Vermont, USA, June 1997

Invited Lectures in International Conferences :

Invited speaker to give a lecture at the Molecular Machines Nobel Prize Conference, Groningen, the Netherlands, November 2017

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Non-covalent Interactions in Coordination Systems" in the 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basins Societies (Pacifichem 2015), Honolulu, USA, December 2015

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Materials Advances in Organic Light-Emitting Diode Applications" in the 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basins Societies (Pacifichem 2015), Honolulu, USA, December 2015

Invited keynote speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Aggregation Induced Emission: Materials and Applications" in the 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basins Societies (Pacifichem 2015), Honolulu, USA, December 2015

Invited speaker to give a lecture at the Winter School (In honour of Harry B. Gray), Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, December 2015

Invited speaker to give a lecture at the Japan Photochemistry Association (JPA) International Symposium on Photochemistry - "Recent Development of Electroluminescent Materials", Osaka, Japan, September 2015

Invited speaker to give a lecture at the 2014 International Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry & Functional Materials [CEMS (2014 CEMSupra)], RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan, December 2014

Invited speaker to give a lecture at the 2014 Gordon Research Conference on Hybrid Electronic and Photonic Materials and Phenomena, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, June 2014

Invited speaker to give a lecture at the symposium entitled "Organic and Polymeric Materials for Semiconductor Applications" at the 2014 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2014

Invited speaker to give a lecture at the symposium entitled "Conjugated Polymers for Optoelectronics and Electronics and Biosensors" at the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, USA, March 2014

Invited speaker to give a lecture at the symposium entitled "Inorganic Supramolecular Chemistry" at the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, USA, March 2014

Invited speaker to give a lecture at the International Symposium on Coordination Programming of Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, Tokyo, January 2014

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Functional Coordination Complexes" at the 15th Asian Chemical Congress (ACC), Singapore, August 2013

Invited speaker to give a 20-minute lecture at the symposium on S & T Development in China at the 12th General Conference and 23rd General Meeting of TWAS, Tianjin, September 2012

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "International Year of Chemistry Symposium: Metal-Containing and Metallo-Supramolecular Polymers and Materials IV" at the 242th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, USA, August 2011

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Fifty Years of Inorganic Chemistry: A Celebration of Past, Present, and Future" at the 242th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, USA, August 2011

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the XXV International Conference on Photochemistry (ICP2011), Beijing, August 2011

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Synthesis and Processing of Organic and Polymeric Materials for Semiconductor Applications" at the 2011 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2011

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Supramolecular Photochemistry" at the 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2010), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, December 2010

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "The Construction of Photofunctional Supramolecular Metal Complexes" at the 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2010), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, December 2010

Invited speaker to give an invited lecture at the 2013 Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati, USA, October 2013

Invited speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the Second Dalton Transactions International Symposium on Solid-State and Molecular Functional Inorganic Materials, Hong Kong , November 2010

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at "Robert Bau Memorial Symposium" at the 11th International Symposium for Chinese Organic Chemists (ISCOC-11) and the 8th International Symposium for Chinese Inorganic Chemists (ISCOC-8), Taipei, October 2010

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the International Conference on Electroluminescence (ICEL2010), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, October 2010

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the Organometallics symposium in honor of Dietmar Seyferth at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, USA, August 2010

Invited speaker to give a lecture at the Post-ISMSC Satellite Meeting - International Symposium on Nano-Bio Molecular Assembly: Post-conference of 5th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry 2010 (post V ISMSC 2010), Seoul, Korea, June 2010

Invited speaker to give a lecture at the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Conference (ISMSC 2010), Nara, Japan, June 2010

Invited speaker to give a lecture at the "Frontiers in the Photocatalysis and Photochemistry of Advanced Materials" Asian Academic Seminar 2009, Kanagawa Science Park, Japan, March 2009

Invited speaker to give a 35-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "New Trends of Photofunctional Metal Complexes" at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Coordination Compounds, Kanazawa, Japan, September 2008

Invited speaker to give a 35-minute lecture at the International Karlsruhe Nanoscience Workshop: Symposium on Metal-Rich Compounds, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 2007

Invited speaker to give a 20-minute lecture at the Symposium on "Metal-Containing and Metallo-Supramolecular Polymers and Materials" at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Boston, USA, August 2007

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Hybrid Functional Materials for Optical Applications" at the 2007 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2007

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the France-Japan Symposium on Molecular Materials: Electronics, Photonics and Spintronics (CNRS-JSPS), Rennes, France, March 2006

Invited speaker to give a 2-hour lecture at the First France-Japan Advanced School on Chemistry and Physics of Molecular Materials (CNRS-JSPS), Rennes, France, March 2006

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "The Heavy Glow: Metal Complexes for Electrophosphorescent OLEDs" at the 2005 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2005), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, December 2005

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "The New Age of Advanced Materials: The Integration of Supramolecular/Macromolecular Chemistry and Biotechnology" at the 2005 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2005), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, December 2005

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) 2005, Sydney, Australia, October 2005

Invited speaker to give a 45-minute lecture at the 4th Taiwanese OLED and PLED Association (TOPLEDA) International Workshop, Academia Sinica, Taipei, November 2005

Invited speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Frontiers of Inorganic Photochemistry and Spectroscopy" at the 229th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, USA, March 2005

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "New Horizon in Organometallics" at the 11th Asian Chemical Congress (ACC), Seoul, Korea, August 2005

Invited speaker to give a 25-minute lecture at the joint Royal Society of Chemistry/Korean Chemical Society symposium entitled "Chemistry in Electronics" at the 11th Asian Chemical Congress (11th ACC), Seoul, Korea, August 2005

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Organic and Nanocomposite Optical Materials" at the 2004 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, November 2004 (Supported by the Window on Science (WOS) program)

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the Symposium on Polymer and Molecular Electronics and Devices, Singapore, January 2005

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 5th JOM symposium entitled "Frontiers in Organometallic Chemistry" at the 226th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New York, USA, September 2003

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Carbon-Rich Organometallics" at the 226th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New York, USA, September 2003

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Photochemistry and Photofunction of Coordination Compounds" at the 21st International Conference on Photochemistry (ICP), Nara, Japan, July 2003

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the Satellite Symposium of the 21st International Conference on Photochemistry (ICP) entitled "Symposium on Photochemistry and Photobiology of Complexes Including Supramolecular Systems and Coordination Compounds" Kusatsu, Japan, August 2003

Invited speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the 2001 Gordon Research Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, July 2001

Invited speaker to give a 20-minute lecture at the Singapore International Chemical Conference (SICC-2) -Frontiers in Chemical Design and Synthesis, Singapore, December 2001

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the International Symposium on the 21st Century Photochemistry, Kanazawa, Japan, September 2001

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Emerging Display Technology - Materials and Devices (Organic Display Technology)" at the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT-2001), Singapore, July 2001

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "Molecular and Supramolecular Photochemistry" at the 2000 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2000), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, December 2000

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the symposium entitled "The Inorganometallic Chemistry of Group 13-16 Elements" at the 2000 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2000), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, December 2000

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the XVIII-IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry into the New Century, Dresden, Germany, July 2000

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the US-German-French Workshop on Carbon-Rich Organometallic Compounds, Erlangen, Germany, July 2000

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the Second Asian Photochemistry Conference, Taejon, Korea, June 1999

Invited speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the 1997 Gordon Research Conference on Inorganic Chemistry, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, July 1997

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 1995 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basins Societies (Pacifichem 1995), Honolulu, USA, December 1995

Invited speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at an International Symposium on "New Trends in the Photochemistry of Coordination Compounds" held at The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan, July 1993

 
   
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Plenary / Keynote / Invited Speeches / Lectures / Documentaries / Videos for Promotion of Science and Women in Science
 
       
   

Plenary/Keynote/Invited Speeches/Lectures :

Invited Speaker to give a lecture at the EmTech Hong Kong, MIT Technology Review’s flagship event in the Pearl River Delta on EMerging TECHnologies, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, June 2017

Invited Speaker to give a lecture at the 2016 InnoTech Expo Public Lectures (“Hong Kong Scientists Special Topic Forum”), Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, September 2016

Associate Editor, ACS on Campus Panel Discussion on Publishing, ACS Spring National Meeting, San Diego, March 2016

Keynote Lecture to give a 45-minute lecture at the ACS Annual Conference of Editors, San Diego, January 2016

Associate Editor, ACS on Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, October 2015

Distinguished speaker to give a 60-minute lecture at the “Pathways to Excellence”, Distinguished Women Scientists in Hong Kong Lecture Series, jointly organized by L’Oréal Hong Kong and Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong, October 2014

Invited Speaker to give a 20-minute lecture at the 29th Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) Congress, CCS Women Chemists Forum, Beijing, August 2014

Invited speaker to give a talk on experience sharing at the RGC Town Hall Meeting on Collaborative Research, Research Grants Council, The University of Hong Kong, June 2014

Invited speaker to give a public lecture on "Challenges in Organic Photo-Voltaics and Light Emitting Diodes - A Concerted Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Institutional Effort" at the University Grants Committee (UGC) Theme-Based Research Scheme Public Symposia 2013, Hong Kong, December 2013

Plenary Speaker to give a 60-minute lecture at the UNESCO Hong Kong and UNESCO Beijing Popular Science Symposium, Beijing No. 4 High School, Beijing, November 2011

Plenary speaker to give a 30-minute lecture at the 23rd Annual Conference of Academia Europaea on "Chemistry, Sciences, Culture and Society in the making of Europe" UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, September 2011

Distinguished speaker to give a 60-minute lecture at the 2011 Distinguished Chinese Scientists Lecture Series, Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong, October 2011

Plenary Speaker to give a 40-minute lecture at the 21st Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Institution of Science, HKU, November 2013

Invited speaker at the HKU Chemistry Week Opening Ceremony and A Dialogue with Professor Vivian Yam - Chemistry at the Interface of Science: In the Eyes of A Woman Chemist, HKU, October 2011

Plenary Speaker to give a 60-minute lecture at the UNESCO Hong Kong - HKU Faculty of Science Public Lecture Series, HKU, November 2011

Invited speaker to give a speech at the "Women Sharing a Chemical Moment in Time" Breakfast Networking Meeting, organized by Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Beijing Section in conjunction with the British Embassy and supported by the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (CIESC) and Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing, January 2011

Invited speaker to give a speech at the L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science Ceremony at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, April 2011

Invited speaker to give a 20-minute lecture at the Women Scientists - Visit and Exchange in Peking University, Beijing, April 2011

Invited speaker to give a speech at the International Year of Chemistry 2011 Inauguration Ceremony in China, Great Hall of the People, Beijing, April 2011

Invited speaker to give a speech at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporations Limited (HKSTPC) 10th Anniversary Celebration Ceremony, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, Hong Kong, May 2011

Invited speaker at the "Sustaining the Future through Science and Engineering - Perspectives from Two Leading Women Scientists in UK and Hong Kong" Lunch Seminar, British Council, Hong Kong, January 2011

Documentaries/Videos :

The "Bright" Future of Scientific Research - Video documentary in the series "The Research Journey of Scientists - Accomplishment and Perseverance", 2013, Science Education Section, Education Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
(https://www.hkedcity.net/etv/en/resource/1805957624); (http://minisite.proj.hkedcity.net/stds_sci/eng/Video_of_Scientist/index.html)

TVB News on Women Scientist, November 2015
(https://youtu.be/7J8bJ7VA8m8); (http://news.tvb.com/local/56617cd86db28c3b62000003/)

Working Women 2015, RTHK
(http://podcast.rthk.hk/podcast/item_epi.php?pid=938&lang=zh-CN&id=62046)(http://programme.rthk.hk/rthk/tv/programme.php?d=2015-11-08&p=7036&e=329597&m=episode); (https://youtu.be/ndak8e8dJu4?list=PLuwJy35eAVaJLuHRTmhKyxy7VDewNWIRo)

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award 2011 Laureates
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfg4kzFb6g8)

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award 2011 Laureates
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVTWMNTbDN8)

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award 2011 Laureates
(http://www.loreal.com/_en/_ww/index.aspx?direct1=00008&direct2=00008/00001)

"For Women in Science 2011" 52-Minute Documentary broadcasted on TV5 World Channel, 8 March 2011 at 8:30pm GMT+1

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Women Scientists, International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011), Interview on 18 January 2011
(http://www.rsc.org/AboutUs/News/PressReleases/2011/WomensBreakfastIYC2011.asp)

"Hong Kong 100 VIPs" Ch. 33, broadcasted on Asian Television (ATV), 20 April 2011, Hong Kong
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6drKVsgn4g)

Interview broadcasted in "Sons of the Orient, Oriental Horizon" on CCTV1, 5 July 2002

 
   
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Invited Lectures in Universities, Institutions and Industries
 
       
   

KAIST Chemistry Lecturer to give one-hour KAIST Chemistry Award Lecture and four two-hours KAIST Chemistry Award Graduate Lectures in the Department of Chemistry, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, June 2017

Lavoisier Lecturer to give three one-hour Lavoisier Lectures in the Department of Chemistry, University of Paris Diderot 7, France, November 2016

RSC Ludwig Mond Award Lecturer to give a one-hour RSC Ludwig Mond Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, May 2016

RSC Ludwig Mond Award Lecturer to give a one-hour RSC Ludwig Mond Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of York, United Kingdom, May 2016

RSC Ludwig Mond Award Lecturer to give a one-hour RSC Ludwig Mond Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom, May 2016

Lee Lecturer to give two one-hour Julia S. and Edward C. Lee Memorial Lectures (Lee Lectures) in the Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, USA, April 2016

MRSEC Distinguished Speaker to give a one-hour MRSEC Distinguished Speaker Seminar in the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), Northwestern University, USA, May 2016

Seaborg Lecturer to give two one-hour Seaborg Lectures in the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA, March 2013

Pacific Rim Visiting Speaker (formerly Distinguished Asian Visiting Speaker) to give two one-hour Pacific Rim Visiting Lectures in the Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, May 2014

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland, May 2011 (Universities of Switzerland "Troisième Cycle" Program Lecture Tour)

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Bern, Switzerland, May 2011 (Universities of Switzerland "Troisième Cycle"Program Lecture Tour)

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, May 2011 (Universities of Switzerland "Troisième Cycle" Program Lecture Tour)

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2011 (Universities of Switzerland "Troisième Cycle" Program Lecture Tour)

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland, May 2011 (Universities of Switzerland "Troisième Cycle"Program Lecture Tour)

Invited speaker to give two one-hour Invited Visiting Professorship Lectures in the Department of Chemistry, Université Bourdeaux, CNRS, France, July 2011

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Rennes, CNRS, France, May 2014

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Rennes, CNRS, France, March 2013

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Rennes, CNRS, France, July 2011

Frontiers in Chemical Research Distinguished Lecturer to give three one-hour Frontiers in Chemical Research Distinguished Lecture Series in the Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M University, USA, March-April 2008

Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar to give a one-hour Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, March 2008

Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar to give a one-hour Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, Harvard University, USA, March 2008

Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar to give a one-hour Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, USA, March 2008

Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar to give a one-hour Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA, March 2008

Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar to give a one-hour Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, March 2008

Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar to give a one-hour Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, USA, March 2008

Invited speaker to give a one-hour UPMC Visiting Professorship Lecture in the Ecole Doctorale de Chimie Moléculaire de Paris Centre, Laboratoires de Chimie Organique, Université de Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS (Université Paris VI), Paris, France, April 2007

Invited speaker to give a one-hour UPMC Visiting Professorship Lecture in the Département de Chimie Inorganique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS (Université Paris VI), Paris, France, March 2007

RSC Centenary Lecturer to give a one-hour RSC Centenary Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, May 2006

RSC Centenary Lecturer to give a one-hour RSC Centenary Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, May 2006

RSC Centenary Lecturer to give a one-hour RSC Centenary Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Durham, United Kingdom, May 2006

RSC Centenary Lecturer to give a 50-minute RSC Centenary Lecture in the School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, May 2006 (in conjunction with the Dalton Division Symposium on Supramolecular Photochemistry for the Award Lecture and Presentation of Medals)

RSC Centenary Lecturer to give a one-hour RSC Centenary Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, May 2006

RSC Centenary Lecturer to give a one-hour RSC Centenary Lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Swansea, United Kingdom, May 2006

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Rennes, CNRS, France, May 2005

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, May 2004

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Applied Chemistry, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia, March 2004 (RMIT Foundation Fellow)

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, USA, September 2003

Invited speaker to give a 60-minute lecture at the E-Polymer Laboratory, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Seoul, Korea, December 2002

Invited speaker to give a 60-minute lecture at the Research and Development Laboratories PLED Group, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, USA, April 2002

Invited speaker to give a 60-minute lecture at the Dow Discussion Group on Interfacial Science (DDGIS), Dow Chemical Company, Midland, USA, April 2002

Invited speaker to give a 60-minute Weissberger-Williams Lecture at the Research and Development Laboratories, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, USA, July 2001

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2002

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, July 2002

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Zaragoza, Spain, July 2002

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Rennes, CNRS, France, July 2002

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Rennes, CNRS, France, December 2001

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Rennes, CNRS, France, July 2000

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Exeter, UK, October 1995

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, The University of Sheffield, UK, July 1994

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Anorganisch-chemisches Institut, Technische Universität München, Germany, July 1993

Invited speaker to give a one-hour lecture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK, September 1992

 
   
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Invited Appointments & Invitation as Member of Research Funding Bodies, Panel Member, External Assessor / Reviewer / Nominator
 
       
   

Invited Appointments :

Invited to serve as Member of European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants Panel, Physical Sciences and Engineering Panel, European Research Council (2007-2013; 2015-2016)

Invited to serve as Member of the International Jury in the Physical Sciences for the L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards 2017, L'Oréal Foundation, France (2016-2017)

Invited to serve as Member of the International Jury in the Physical Sciences for the L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards 2015, L'Oréal Foundation, France (2014-2015)

Invited to serve as Member of the TWAS Independent Expert Committee (IEC) for the review of TWAS Prize candidates in the field of Chemistry (2016-2018)

Invited to serve as Member of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Competitive Research Programme (CRP) Expert Panel on Natural Sciences, National Research Foundation, Singapore (2013-2017)

Invited to serve as Member of the Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Biology, Energy, Technology Program (2014-2019)

Invited to serve as Member of Fulbright Advisory Committee, US Consulate (2014-)

Invited to serve as External Expert Panel for Air Liquide Scientific Challenge, Paris, August 2016

Invited to serve on the Asian Editorial Advisory Council for American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications (2016-19)

Invited to serve as Member of the Executive Committee for 2016 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2016

Invited to serve as Member of the Jury for the French National Research Agency (ANR) "Investissements d'Avenir" (or "Investments for the future", "Laboratories of Excellence" (LABEX) Programme, French National Research Agency (ANR) (2010-)

Appointed as Country Representative of the Planning Committee for the International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC) since 2002

Invited to serve as Member of the Board of Trustees for the Croucher Foundation (2012-)

Appointed as Member of the Editor Search Committee for fully open-access, multidisciplinary journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS in Central Science, Americal Chemical Society, USA (2014)

Appointed as Member of the Editor Search Committee for fully open-access journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS Omega published by American Chemical Society (2015-16)

Invited to serve as Member of 2016 Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientist and Outstanding Scientific Research Team Awards Selection Committee in the Area of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Qiu Shi Science and Technologies Foundation (2015-16)

Appointed as Member of the Search Committee for Directorship of Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei (2013)

Appointed as Member of the Search Committee for Directorship of Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei (2010)

Appointed as Member of the Academic Advisory Committee for Academia Sinica, Taipei (2005-2019)

Appointed as Member of the Advisory Committee for the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei (2004-2019)

Elected as Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei (2004-2019)

Invited to serve as Chair of the Review Committee for the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2015)

Invited to serve as Expert Reviewer of the Evaluation Committee for the Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2015)

Appointed as Molecular Science Forum Lecture Professorship of Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010)

Appointed as Invited Professor of University of Bordeaux, CNRS, Bordeaux, France (2010-2011)

Appointed as UPMC Visiting Professor of Université Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS (Université Paris VI), Paris, France (2007)

Appointed as Visiting Professor of University of Rennes, CNRS, Rennes, France (2002-2004)

Appointed as Member of the Council of the Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Peking University-Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China

Appointed as Member of the Scientific Committee of the Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Peking University-Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China

Invited to serve as Member of the International Advisory Board (Advisor) for the PRESTO on "Chemical Conversion of Light Energy" of Japan Science and Technology (JST), Japan (2010-2016)

Invited to serve as Panel Member of the Evaluation Committee for the State Natural Science Award, National Organization of Science and Technology Awards (NOSTA), State Council, PR China (2010)

Invited to serve as Panel Member of the Evaluation Committee for the State Natural Science Award, National Organization of Science and Technology Awards (NOSTA), State Council, PR China (2008)

Invited to serve as Expert Reviewer of the Evaluation Committee for the feasibility of the establishment of the International Collaboration Joint Laboratory for Nano- and Micro- Assembly Chemistry, Jilin University, Ministry of Education (MOE), PR China (2014)

Invited to serve as Expert Reviewer of the Evaluation Committee for the feasibility of the establishment of the Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Peking University-Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Beijing, PR China (2007)

Invited to serve as Expert Reviewer of the Evaluation Committee for the mid-term evaluation of 973 Project on "Research on Frontier Topics in Materials Construction and Chemistry Conversion Processes" Jilin University, Zhuhai Campus, PR China (2007)

Appointed to serve as Vice-Chair of the Inaugural Committee for Women Chemists, Chinese Chemical Society, PR China (2014-2017)

Appointed to serve as Member of the Executive Committee, Chinese Chemical Society, PR China (2014-)

Appointed as Member of the Scientific Committee of the State Key Laboratory for Supramolecular Structure and Materials, Jilin University, Changchun, PR China

Appointed as Member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Key Laboratory for Supramolecular Structure and Materials of Ministry of Education, Jilin University, Changchun, PR China

Appointed as Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Advanced Materials and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China

Appointed as Member of Advisory Board of Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre, Hong Kong, PR China

Invited to serve as Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Functional Photonics, City University of Hong Kong (2010-)

Appointed as Professor-at-Large of Lehn Institute of Functional Materials, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, PR China

Appointed as Professor of South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, PR China

Appointed as Professor of Jilin University, Changchun, PR China

Appointed as Distinguished Honorary Professor of Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, PR China

Appointed as Nanqiang Lecture Professorship and Lu Jiaxi Lecture Professorship, Xiamen University, Xiamen, PR China

Appointed as Guest Professor of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, PR China

Appointed as Guest Professor of Sichuan University, Chengdu, PR China

Appointed as Guest Professor of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, PR China

Appointed as Guest Professor of Renmin University, Beijing, PR China

Appointed as Guest Professor of East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, PR China


Invited as Member of Research Funding Bodies :

Member of the Research Grants Council (RGC), 2003-2007


Invited as Panel Member in the Evaluation of Research Grant Applications and Research Assessment Exercises :

Invited to serve as Member of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Competitive Research Programme (CRP) Expert Panel on Natural Sciences, National Research Foundation, Singapore (2013-2017)

Member of European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants Panel, Physical Sciences and Engineering Panel, European Research Council (2007-2013; 2015)

Member of the Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Biology, Energy, Technology Program (2014-2019)

Member of Fulbright Advisory Committee, US Consulate (2014-)

Invited to serve as External Expert Panel for Air Liquide Scientific Challenge, Paris, August 2016

Member of the Jury for the French National Research Agency (ANR) "Investissements d'Avenir"(or "Investments for the future", "Laboratories of Excellence"(LABEX) Programme, French National Research Agency (ANR) (2010-)

Member of the University Grants Committee (UGC) Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2014 Physical Sciences Panel

Member of the 2006 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Physical Sciences Panel, Research Assessment Ad Hoc Group (RAG) of the University Grants Committee (UGC) (2005-2007)

Member of Panel of Assessors for the Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP) under the Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) (2007-2012)

Member of Assessment Panel for the Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS) under the Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) (2007-2012)

External Reviewer of Program for Promoting Academic Excellence of Universities (PPAEU, Phase II) Project Review (Review and On-Site Review), National Science Council, Taipei, 2008

External Reviewer of Program for Promoting Academic Excellence of Universities (PPAEU, Phase II) Mid-term Evaluation (Review and On-Site Review), National Science Council, Taipei, 2006

External Reviewer of Program for NTU Excellence Research Project, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 2009

External Reviewer of Program for NTU Excellence Research Project, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 2010

External Reviewer of Program for NTU Excellence Research Project (Review and On-Site Review), National Taiwan University, Taipei, 2008

Member of the Research Grants Council (RGC) Physical Sciences Panel (1999-2004)

Member of the Selection Committee of the NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme, Research Grants Council (2004-2005)

Member of the Joint Selection Committee for the France and Germany Joint Research Schemes of the Research Grants Council (2003-2004)


Invited as External Assessor in the Promotion or Recruitment Exercise of Academic Staff :

Evaluation of Promotion to Distinguished Professorship, Texas A & M University, USA, 2017

Evaluation of Promotion to Full Professorship, Case Western Reserve University, USA, 2017

Evaluation of Promotion to Reader, Imperial College London, UK, 2017

Evaluation of Promotion to Full Professorship (with indefinite tenure), Northwestern University, USA, 2016

Evaluation of Promotion to Full Professorship, University of Western Australia, Australia, 2016

Evaluation of Promotion to Full Professorship, University of Akron, USA, 2016

Evaluation of Promotion to Full Professorship, Georgetown University, USA, 2016

Evaluation of Promotion to Full Professorship, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2015

Evaluation of Tenured Professor Appointment, Peking University, 2015

Evaluation of Substantiation (Tenure) of Appointment to Professorship, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2014

Evaluation of Tenured Faculty Appointment, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, USA, 2014

Evaluation of Promotion to Distinguished Professorship, University of Florida, USA, 2013

Evaluation of Appointment to Full Professorship, University of Rochester, USA, 2013

Evaluation of Promotion to Full Professorship, University of Cincinnati, USA, 2013

Evaluation of Promotion to Full Professorship, Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2012

Evaluation of Promotion to Professor, Durham University, UK, 2012

Evaluation of Appointment to Chair Professorship, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2011

Evaluation of Promotion to Full Professorship, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 2010

Evaluation of Promotion to Chair Professor, Durham University, UK, 2010

Evaluation of Candidate for Headship of Department, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2010

Evaluation of Candidate for Full Professorship and Headship of Department, National University of Singapore, 2009

Evaluation of Tenured Associate Research Fellow Appointment, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 2009

Evaluation of Tenured Faculty Appointment, Ohio State University, USA, 2009

Evaluation of Promotion to Reader, Imperial College London, UK, 2007

Evaluation of Promotion to Full Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2006

Evaluation of Promotion to Chair Professor, Imperial College London, UK, 2006

Evaluation of Promotion to Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2006

Chairman of Academic Committee for the Promotion to Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 2008-09

Evaluation of Promotion to National Chair, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2016

Evaluation of Promotion to National Chair, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2015

Evaluation of Promotion to National Chair, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2014

Evaluation of Promotion to National Chair, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2013

Evaluation of Promotion to National Chair, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2012

Evaluation of Promotion to National Chair, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2011

Evaluation of Promotion to National Chair, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2010

Evaluation of Promotion to National Chair, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2009

Evaluation of Promotion to National Chair, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2008

Evaluation of Promotion to National Chair, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2007

Evaluation of Promotion to National Chair, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2006

Evaluation of Promotion to National Chair, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2005

Member of Search Committee for Director of Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 2010-11

Chairman of Academic Committee for the Promotion to Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 2005-06

Evaluation of Promotion to Associate Research Fellow with tenure, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 2008

Evaluation of Recruitment of Faculty Position, South University of Science and Technology (SUSTC), Shenzhen, 2011

Review of Appointment to Professorship, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2006

Review of Appointment to Professorship, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2005

Evaluation of Candidate for Headship of Department, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2004

Promotion to Senior Lectureship, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999

Promotion to Professor (Reader), City University of Hong Kong, 2000

Substantiation of Appointment to Associate Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2000

Promotion to Professor (Reader), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2002

Substantiation of Appointment, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2002


Invited as External Reviewer / Nominator in the Membership/Fellowship of National Academies, Award of Outstanding Researcher and Research Awards :

Invited Official Nominator, Japan Prize, Japan (since 2014)

Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 2017

Invited to serve as Member of the International Jury in the Physical Sciences for the L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards 2017, L'Oréal Foundation, France (2016-2017)

Invited to serve as Member of the International Jury in the Physical Sciences for the L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards 2015, L'Oréal Foundation, France, 2014-15

Fellow, TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences, 2015

Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 2014

Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, Australia, 2015

TWAS Prize in Chemistry, The World Academy of Sciences, 2015

TWAS Prize in Chemistry, The World Academy of Sciences, 2014

Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, Australia, 2014

Invited to serve as Member of the Executive Committee for 2016 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2016

Invited to serve as Member of the TWAS Independent Expert Committee (IEC) for the review of TWAS Prize candidates in the field of Chemistry (2016-2018)

Invited to serve as External Expert Panel for Air Liquide Scientific Challenge, Paris, August 2016

Gutenberg Chair, Cercle Gutenberg, Alsace region, France, 2014

President's Science Awards, A-Star, Singapore, 2013

Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, Australia, 2013

Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, Australia, 2012

Fellow, TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences, 2012

Invited nominator, 2013 Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry, The Welch Foundation, 2012

Invited nominator, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Sweden (since 2012)

James Cook Research Fellowship, Royal Society of New Zealand, New Zealand, 2012

Fellow, TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences, 2011

Gutenberg Chair and Prize, Cercle Gutenberg, Alsace region, France, 2011

RSC Corday-Morgan Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, 2011

James Cook Research Fellowship, Royal Society of New Zealand, New Zealand, 2011

Institute de France's Foundation Louis D. Scientific Award for 2010 for "Sustainable Energy" Scientific Prize, International Scientific Prize of the Louis D. Foundation, France, 2010

President's Science Awards, A-Star, Singapore, 2010

Invited to serve as Member of the Selection Committee for the assessment of applications for the State Natural Science Award (SNSA) in Hong Kong, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2012

State Natural Science Award, National Organization of Science and Technology Awards (NOSTA), State Council, PR China, 2011

Panel Member of the Evaluation Committee for the State Natural Science Award, National Organization of Science and Technology Awards (NOSTA), State Council, PR China, 2010

Panel Member of the Evaluation Committee for the State Natural Science Award, National Organization of Science and Technology Awards (NOSTA), State Council, PR China, 2008

Member of the Selection Committee for the assessment of applications for the State Natural Science Award (SNSA) in Hong Kong, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2008

State Natural Science Award, National Organization of Science and Technology Awards (NOSTA), State Council, PR China, 2007

State Natural Science Award, National Organization of Science and Technology Awards (NOSTA), State Council, PR China, 2006

Chairman, Pfizer Signature Lectureship Award Review Committee, 9th International Symposium for Chinese Organic Chemists (ISCOC-9) and the 6th International Symposium for Chinese Inorganic Chemists (ISCOC-6), Singapore, 2006

Chairman, German Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) Young Speaker Prizes Panel of Judges, 9th International Symposium for Chinese Organic Chemists (ISCOC-9) and the 6th International Symposium for Chinese Inorganic Chemists (ISCOC-6), Singapore, 2006

National Academic Awards in Chemistry, Ministry of Education, Taipei, 2010

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2015

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2014

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2013

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2012

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2011

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2010

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2009

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2008

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2007

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2006

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2004

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2003

Outstanding Research Awards in Chemistry, National Science Council, Taipei, 2002

 
   
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Selected Organizers and Chairs in International / National Conferences
 
       
   

Chairman, Organizing Committee of the 5th Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry, Hong Kong, 2015

Chairman, Organizing Committee of the 6th National Conference on Coordination Chemistry (cum International Symposium on Coordination Chemistry), Hong Kong, July 2009

Chairman, Organizing Committee of the 15th International Symposium on Photophysics and Photochemistry of Coordination Compounds (15th ISPPCC), Hong Kong, July 2003 (re-scheduled to July 4-9, 2004 due to SARS)

Invited to act as Co-organizer of a symposium entitled "Metal-containing π-Conjugated Systems: Syntheses, Properties, Applications" in the 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basins Societies (Pacifichem 2015), Honolulu, USA, December 2015

Invited to act as Co-organizer of a symposium entitled "Materials Advances in Organic Light-Emitting Diode Applications" in the 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basins Societies (Pacifichem 2015), Honolulu, USA, December 2015

Invited to act as Co-organizer of a symposium entitled "Molecular Photonics" in the 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basins Societies (Pacifichem 2010), Honolulu, USA, December 2010

Invited to act as Co-organizer of a symposium entitled "The Construction of Photofunctional Supramolecular Metal Complexes" in the 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basins Societies (Pacifichem 2010), Honolulu, USA, December 2010

Invited to act as Co-organizer of a symposium entitled "Photofunctional Molecular and Supramolecular Metal Complexes" in the 2005 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basins Societies (Pacifichem 2005), Honolulu, USA, December 2005

Invited to serve as Member of the International Advisory Board of the International Conference on the Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM2014) , Turku, Finland, June 2014

Invited to serve as Member of the Scientific Committee of the XXV IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry, Bordeaux, France, July 2014

Invited to serve as Chairman of the "Rising Stars" Evaluation Committee, 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC-41), Singapore, July 2014

Invited to serve as Member of the International Advisory Committee of the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Conference (ISMSC 2012), Otago, New Zealand, January 2012

Invited to serve as Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS-3) organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for the inauguration of the new journal Chemical Sciences, Hong Kong, July 2010

Invited to serve as Chairman of the Chemistry Technical Committee of Gold 2009 (organized by World Gold Council), Heidelberg, Germany, July 2009

Invited to serve as Member of the Organizing Committee of UK-Hong Kong Frontier of Science Symposium (jointly organized by the Royal Society UK and Croucher Foundation), Hong Kong, January 2008

Organizer of the WOLEDs and Organic Photovoltaics Workshop, Hong Kong, January 2009

Organizer of the HKU-ICCAS Workshop on Molecular Functional Materials, Hong Kong, December 2005

Appointed as Executive Chair of the Xiangshan Science Conference on Molecular Nano-Technology and Self-Assembly of Metallo-Nanosystems, Beijing, November 2003

Organizer of the Workshop on Molecular Functional Materials, Hong Kong, October 2003

Organizer of the HKU Foundation International Workshop on Carbon-Rich Molecular and Nano-scale Materials, Hong Kong, January 2003

Invited to serve as Country Representative of the Planning Committee for the International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC), 2003 - present

Invited to act as Co-organizer of a symposium entitled "Metal Complex Photochemistry: Applications in Bioinorganic Chemistry, Energy Conversion and Catalysis Research" in the 1995 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basins Societies (Pacifichem 1995), Honolulu, USA, December 1995

Invited to act as Vice-Chairman of the Asian Photochemistry Conference, HKUST, Hong Kong, June 1996

 
   
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Selected Publications, Patents & Articles / Reports in the News
 
           
   

Selected Publications :

  1. K.K. Zhang, M.C.L. Yeung, S.Y.L. Leung, V.W.W. Yam, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2017, accepted for publication.
  2. F.K.W. Kong, A.K.W. Chan, M. Ng, K.H. Low, V.W.W. Yam, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, accepted for publication.
  3. N.M.W. Wu, M. Ng, W.H. Lam, H.L. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, accepted for publication.
  4. Y.G. Li, L. Chen, Y.Y. Ai, E.Y.H. Hong, A.K.W. Chan, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 13858.
  5. B.Y.W. Wong, H.L. Wong, Y.C. Wong, V.K.M. Au, M.Y. Chan, V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 6936.
  6. A.K.W. Chan, M. Ng, Y.C. Wong, M.Y. Chan, W.T. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 10750.
  7. C.H. Lee, M.C. Tang, Y.C. Wong, M.Y. Chan, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 10539.
  8. M.C. Tang, C.H. Lee, S.L. Lai, M. Ng, M.Y. Chan, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 9341.
  9. M.H.Y. Chan, M. Ng, S.Y.L. Leung, W.H. Lam, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 8639.
  10. H. Chan, H.L. Wong, M. Ng, C.T. Poon, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 7256.
  11. K.K. Zhang, M.C.L. Yeung, S.Y.L. Leung, V.W.W. Yam, Chem, 2017, 2, 825.
  12. F.K.W. Kong, M.C. Tang, Y.C. Wong, M. Ng, M.Y. Chan, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 6351.
  13. H.L. Au-Yeung, A.Y.Y. Tam, S.Y.L. Leung, V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 2267.
  14. B.Y.W. Wong, H.L. Wong, Y.C. Wong, M.Y. Chan, V.W.W. Yam, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 302.
  15. N.M.W. Wu, H.L. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 1309.
  16. L.Y. Yao, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 15736.
  17. L.Y. Yao, T.K.M. Lee, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 7447.
  18. E.Y.H. Hong, C.T. Poon, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 6368.
  19. F.K.W. Kong, M.C. Tang, Y.C. Wong, M.Y. Chan, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 6281.
  20. F.C.M. Leung, S.Y.L. Leung, C.Y.S. Chung, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 2989.
  21. S.Y.L. Leung, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2016, 113, 2845.
  22. C.T. Poon, D. Wu, V.W.W. Yam, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 3647.
  23. C.T. Poon, D. Wu, W.H. Lam, V.W.W. Yam, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 10569.
  24. A.K.W. Chan, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 6920.
  25. V.W.W. Yam, V.K.M. Au, S.Y.L. Leung, Chem. Rev., 2015, 115, 7589.
  26. V.K.M. Au, D. Wu, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 4654.
  27. L.Y. Yao, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 3506.
  28. M.C.L. Yeung, V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 4192.
  29. A.K.W. Chan, W.H. Lam, Y. Tanaka, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2015, 112, 690.
  30. H.L. Au-Yeung, S.Y.L. Leung, A.Y.Y. Tam, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 17910.
  31. M.C. Tang, D.P.K. Tsang, Y.C. Wong, M.Y. Chan, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 17861.
  32. J.C.H. Chan, W.H. Lam, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 16994.
  33. C.Y. Chan, Y.C. Wong, M.Y. Chan, S.H. Cheung, S.K. So, V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Mater., 2014, 26, 6585.
  34. F.K.W. Hau, T.K.M. Lee, E.C.C. Cheng, V.K.M. Au, V.W.W. Yam, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2014, 111, 15900.
  35. C. Po, V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 4868.
  36. L.Y. Yao, F.K.W. Hau, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 10801.
  37. X.F. Jiang, F.K.W. Hau, Q.F. Sun, S.Y. Yu, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 10921.
  38. S.H. Lee, C.T.L. Chan, K.M.C. Wong, W.H. Lam, W.M. Kwok, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 10041.
  39. C. Po, V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 2688.
  40. K.M.C. Wong, M.Y. Chan, V.W.W. Yam, Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 5558.
  41. Y. Tanaka, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 14117.
  42. W.H. Lam, E.S.H. Lam, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 15135.
  43. S.Y.L. Leung, V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 4228.
  44. J.C.H. Chan, W.H. Lam, H.L. Wong, W.T. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 11504.
  45. M.C.L. Yeung, V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 2928.
  46. S.Y.L. Leung, W.H. Lam, V.W.W. Yam, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2013, 110, 7986.
  47. A.Y.Y. Tam, V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 1540.
  48. M. C. Tang, D.P.K. Tsang, M.Y. Chan, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 446.
  49. Y. Tanaka, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 1185.
  50. S.Y.L. Leung, C.H. Tao, A.Y.Y. Tam, H.S. Chow, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 1047.
  51. C.T. Poon, W.H. Lam, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 19622.
  52. C.Y.S. Chung, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 18775.
  53. C. Po, A.Y.Y. Tam, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 12136.
  54. K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, Acc. Chem. Res., 2011, 44, 424.
  55. T.K.M. Lee, N. Zhu, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 17646.
  56. V.K.M. Au, K.M.C. Wong, D.P.K. Tsang, M.Y. Chan, N. Zhu, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 14273.
  57. A.Y.Y. Tam, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 6253.
  58. V.W.W. Yam, J.K.W. Lee, C.C. Ko, N. Zhu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 912.
  59. M.J. Li, Z.F. Chen, V.W.W. Yam, Y.B. Zu, ACS Nano, 2008, 2, 905.
  60. K.M.C. Wong, L.L. Hung, W.H. Lam, N. Zhu, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 4350.
  61. C. Yu, K.H.Y. Chan, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2006, 103, 19652.
  62. V.W.W. Yam, K.H.Y. Chan, K.M.C. Wong, B.W.K. Chu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 6169.
  63. V.W.W. Yam, K.M.C. Wong, L.L. Hung, N. Zhu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 3107.
  64. C. Yu, K.M.C. Wong, K.H.Y. Chan, V.W.W. Yam, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 791.
  65. V.W.W. Yam, C.C. Ko, N. Zhu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 12734.
  66. S.K. Yip, E.C.C. Cheng, L.H. Yuan, N. Zhu, V.W.W. Yam, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2004, 43, 4954.
  67. V.W.W. Yam, Acc. Chem. Res., 2002, 35, 555.
  68. V.W.W. Yam, K.M.C. Wong, N. Zhu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 6506.
  69. V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Commun., 2001, 789.
  70. V.W.W. Yam, E.C.C. Cheng, Z.Y. Zhou, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2000, 39, 1683.
  71. V.W.W. Yam, C.K. Li, C.L. Chan, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 1998, 37, 2857.

Patents :

  1. Yam, V.W.W.; Ko, C.C. "Photochromic Diarylethene-Containing Coordination Compounds and the Production Thereof" US Provisional Patent (Filed on July 7, 2003; Application Number 60/484,668); US Non-Provisional Patent (Filed on July 6, 2004; Application Number 10/883,677; Issued on April 8, 2008, US Patent No. 7,355,775); Korean Patent (Filed on 6 January 2006; Application Number 2006-7000321; Issued on 29 November 2011, Korean Patent No. 10-1089640); Japan Patent (Filed on 6 July 2004; Application Number 2006-517941; Issued on 2 March 2012, Japan Patent No. 4939937); Chinese Patent (Filed on July 6, 2004; Application Number 200480019435.5; Issued on September 3, 2008, Chinese Patent No. ZL 200480019435.5); US Continuation in Part (CIP) Patent (Filed on November 13, 2006; Application Number 11/598,131; Issued on July 13, 2010, US Patent No. 7,755,826); US Divisional Patent (Filed on January 26, 2010; Application Number 12/657,705; Issued on January 31, 2012, US Patent No. 8,107,150); PCT Patent (Filed on July 6, 2004; Application Number PCT/CN2004/000755; Publication No. WO2005/003126).

  2. Yam, V.W.W.; Wong, K.M.C.; Kwok, H.S.; Zhu, X. "Luminescent Gold(III) Compounds, Their Preparation, And Light-Emitting Devices Containing Same" US Non-Provisional Patent (Filed on October 29, 2004; Application Number 10/977,200; Issued on August 11, 2009, US Patent No. 7,572,912); PCT Patent (Filed on September 28, 2005; Application Number PCT/CN2005/001589; Issued on December 5, 2012, Chinese Patent No. ZL 200580036932.0).

  3. Yam, V.W.W.; Au, V.K.M.; Chan, M.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Kwok, H.S. "Luminescent Gold(III) Compounds for Organic Light-Emitting Devices and Their Preparation" US Continuation in Part (CIP) Patent of US Non-Provisional Patent Application Number 10/977,200 (Filed on June 30, 2009; Application Number 12/494,765; Issued on April 9, 2013, US Patent No. 8,415,473 B2).

  4. Yam, V.W.W.; Au, V.K.M.; Yim, K.C.; Wong, K.M.C.; Chan, M.Y. "Luminescent Gold(III) Compounds for Organic Light-Emitting Devices and Their Preparation" US Continuation in Part (CIP) Patent (Filed on March 15, 2013; Application Number 13/838,185; Publication No. US 2013/0193428 A1).

  5. Yam, V.W.W.; Yu, C.; Chan, K.H.Y.; Wong, K.M.C. "Label-Free Optical Sensing and Characterization of Biomolecules by d8 or d10 Metal Complexes" US Provisional Patent (Filed on February 10, 2006; Application Number 60/772,090); US Non-Provisional Patent (Filed on January 19, 2007; Application Number 11/625,109; Issued on 15 November 2011, US Patent Number 8,057,989); PCT Patent (Filed on February 5, 2007; Application Number PCT/CN2007/000385; Issued on October 10, 2012, Chinese Patent No. ZL 200780001656.3); US Continuation in Part (CIP) Patent (Filed on January 21, 2008; Application Number 12/017,108; Issued on 13 November 2012, US Patent No. 8,309,304);

  6. Yam, V.W.W.; Au, V.K.M.; Chan, M.Y.; Wong, K.M.C. "Luminescent Gold(III) Compounds Containing Bidentate Ligand for Organic Light-Emitting Devices and Their Preparation" US Provisional Patent (Filed on July 14, 2009; Application Number 61/225,333); US Non-Provisional Patent (Filed on June 24, 2010; Application Number 12/822,812; Issued on February 12, 2013, US Patent Number 8,372,977 B2); PCT Patent (Filed on July 14, 2010; Application Number PCT/CN2010/001052; Publication No. WO 2011/006353); German Patent (Filed on June 14, 2012, Application Number DE 11 2010 002 628 T5); Korean Patent (Filed on April 5, 2012, Application Number 2012-0032525; Issued on May 16, 2014; Korean Patent No. 10-1398664); Chinese Patent (Filed on July 14, 2010, Application Number 201080031530.2; Publication No. CN 102574870 A).

  7. Yam, V.W.W.; Chu, B.W.K. "Sensitive Single-Layer Sensing Device of Covalently Attached Luminescent Indicator on Glass Surface for Measuring the Concentration of Analytes" Chinese Patent Application Number 03825295.3 (PCT Patent Filed on September 29, 2003; Application Number PCT/CN2003/000833; Issued on May 26, 2010, Chinese Patent No. ZL 03825295.3).

  8. Yam, V.W.W.; Tang, K.M.C.; Chan, M.M.Y.; Wong, K.M.C. "Dendrimers Containing Luminescent Gold(III) Compounds for Organic Light-Emitting Devices and Methods for Their Preparation" US Provisional Patent (Filed on March 1, 2012, Application Number 61/605,533); US Non-Provisional Patent (Filed on February 27, 2013, Application Number 13/799,021); PCT Patent (Filed on March 1, 2013, Application Number PCT/CN2013/072044; Publication No. WO2013/127358 A1); European Patent (Filed on June 24, 2014; Application No. 13754558.8).

  9. Yam, V.W.W.; Chan, J.C.H.; Wong, H.L.; Wu, N.M.W. "Robust Photochromic Compounds With Silicon- or Phosphorus-Containing Heterocyclic Ring and The Production Thereof" US Provisional Patent (Filed on June 13, 2014, Application Number 62/011,797); US Non-Provisional Patent (Filed on June 9, 2015; Application No. 14/734,233; Publication No. US2015/0361332 A1; Issued on July 18, 2017; US Patent No. 9,708,528 B2); PCT Patent (Filed on June 15, 2015; Application No. PCT/CN2015/081459); Korean Patent (Filed on December 12, 2016; Application No. 10-2016-7034778, Published on January 16, 2017; Publication No. 10-2017-0005846); Chinese Patent (Filed on December 13, 2016; Application No. 201580031762.0); European Patent (Filed on August 18, 2016; Application No. 15806710.8; Published on April 19, 2017; Publication No. 3154990).

  10. Yam, V.W.W.; Chan, C.Y.; Chan, M.Y. “Novel Carbo- and Heterocyclic Spiro Compounds as Donor Materials for Organic Photovoltaics and Their Preparation”, US Provisional Patent (Filed on August 11, 2014; Application No. 62/035,602); US Non-Provisional Patent (Filed on August 11, 2015; Application No. 14/823,520; Issued on June 7, 2017; US Patent No. 9,691,989 B2); PCT Patent (Filed on August 11, 2015; Application No. WO 2016/023458); Chinese Patent (Filed on February 10, 2017; Application No. 201580042803.6).

  11. Yam, V.W.W.; Poon, C.T.; Wu, D. “Solution-Processable Donor-Acceptor Compounds Containing Boron(III) Moieties for The Fabrication of Optical Reflectors and Organic Memory Devices and Their Preparation Thereof”, US Provisional Patent (Filed on May 21, 2015; Application No. 62/164,742); US Non-Provisional Patent (Filed on April 18, 2016; Application No. 15/131,229); PCT Patent (Filed on May 18, 2016; Application No. PCT/CN2016/082478; Published on November 24, 2016; Publication No. WO 2016/184388).

  12. Yam, V.W.W.; Zhang, K.K.; Leung, Y.L.; Yeung, M.C.L.; Chan, K.W. “Living Supramolecular Polymerization of Small Molecules Modulated by Polymers”, US Provisional Patent (Filed on March 16, 2016; Application No. 62/308,948); US Non-Provisional Patent (Filed on March 16, 2017; Application No. 15/460,532); PCT Patent (Filed on March 16, 2017; Application No. PCT/CN207/076887); Chinese Patent (Filed on April 1, 2017; Application No. 201710213486).

  13. Yam, V.W.W.; Wong, H.L.; Wong, Y.W.; Chan, M.Y. “Luminescent Tetradentate Gold(III) Compounds for Organic Light-Emitting Devices and Their Preparation”, US Provisional Patent (Filed on January 29, 2016; Application No. 62/288,514); US Non-Provisional Patent (Filed on January 30, 2017; Application No. 15/419,501; Published on August 3, 2017; Publication No. US2017/0222164 A1); PCT Patent (Filed on Jnauary 25, 2017; Application No. PCT/CN2017/072639).

  14. Yam, V.W.W.; Tang, M.C.; Chan, M.Y.; Lee, C.H. “Luminescent Cyclometalated Tridentate Ligand-Containing Gold(III) Compounds with Aryl Auxiliary Ligand for Organic Light-Emitting Devices and Their Preparation Thereof”, US Provisional Patent (Filed on October 4, 2016; Application No. 62/403,799).

  15. Yam, V.W.W.; Kong, K.W.; Tang, M.C.; Chan, M.Y. “Dendrimers Containing Luminescent Platinum(II) Compounds for Organic Light-Emitting Devices and Their Preparation”, US Provisional Patent (Filed on April 19, 2017; Application No. 62/487,152).

Articles/Reports in the News :

Freemantle, M. "Luminescent Organometallics - Materials Synthesized in Hong Kong Exhibit Rich Luminescence Behavior" in Chemical and Engineering News, 2001, Vol. 79, Issue 41 (October 8), p. 28-30.

Tang, B.Z. "Transmission Color and Emission Brightness Can Be Tuned By Solvent-induced Aggregation" highlighting the communication in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2002, 124, 6506-6507 in Heart Cut in Chemical Innovation, 2002, July 15 web issue.

Freemantle, M. "Ions Induce Isomerization" highlighting the communication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2003, 42, 3385-3388 in Science and Technology Concentrate, Chemical and Engineering News, 2003, Vol. 81, Issue 31 (August 4), p. 25.

Freemantle, M. "From Molecules and Metals to Materials" highlighting my keynote lecture in the Report on the 39th IUPAC Congress in Ottawa, Chemical and Engineering News, 2003, Vol. 81, Issue 37 (September 15), p. 25-29.

Szuromi, P.D. "Golden Chiral Rings" highlighting the communication in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2005, 127, 17994-17995 (10.1021/ja0565727) in Editors' Choice in Science, 2005, Vol. 310, (December 16), p. 1745.

Tang, B.Z. "A Versatile, Multifunctional Ruthenium Complex - This Multifunctional Ruthenium Complex is An "All-Round Player"", highlighting the article in Chemistry - A European Journal, 2006, 12, 3528-3537 (which has been selected for highlight as Cover Page of Issue 13 of Chemistry - A European Journal) in Heart Cut in Chemical Innovation, 2006, May 22 web issue.

Halford, B. "A Golden Crown" highlighting the communication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2008, 47, 4551-4554 (DOI: l0.l002/anie.20080l00l) in Science and Technology Concentrate, Chemical and Engineering News, 2008, Vol. 86, Issue 17 (April 28), p. 43.

Yam, V.W.W.; Lee, J.K.W.; Ko, C.C.; Zhu, N. "Photochromic Diarylethene-Containing Ionic Liquids and N-Heterocyclic Carbenes"in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 912-913 (Highlighted in JACS Select, Issue 6 on "Diverse Chemical Applications of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes".

Highlighted as "Featured Author" on the ACS Publications Author & Reviewer Resource Center Web Page http://pubs.acs.org/page/4authors/index.html, April -July 2010.

News on "L'Oreal UNESCO Award for Vivian W.-W. Yam" in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, 50, 7219 in Vol. 50, Issue 32, August 1, 2011.

Ahmed, F. "Author Profile of Vivian W.-W. Yam" in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA, 2013, 110, 7964-7966.

Li, Y.G.; Lam, E.S.H.; Tam, A.Y.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Lam, W.H.; Wu, L.X.; Yam, V.W.W. "Cholesterol-/Estradiol-Appended Alkynylplatinum(II) Complexes As Supramolecular Gelators: Synthesis, Characterization, Photophysical and Gelation Studies" in Chemistry - A European Journal, 2013, 19, 9987-9994 (Highlighted in Chemistry Views and Materials Views China).

Kwok, E.C.H.; Chan, M.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W. "Molecular Dyads Comprising Metalloporphyrin and Alkynylplatinum(II) Polypyridyl Terminals for Use as Sensitizer in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells" in Chemistry - A European Journal, 2014, 20, 3142-3153 (Highlighted in Chemistry Views as "New Class of Pt Complexes for Solar Cells").

Yim, K.C.; Lam, E.S.H.; Wong, K.M.C.; Au, V.K.M.; Ko, C.C.; Lam, W.H.; Yam, V.W.W. "Synthesis, Characterization, Self-Assembly, Gelation, Morphology and Computational Studies of Alkynylgold(III) Complexes of 2,6-Bis(benzimidazol-2'-yl)pyridine Derivatives" in Chemistry - A European Journal, 2014, 32, 9930-9939 (Highlighted in Chemistry Views as "New Class of Gold-based Gelators").

Yeung, M.C.L.; Chu, B.W.K.; Yam, V.W.W. “Anion-Binding Properties of Alkynylplatinum(II) Complexes with Amide-Functionalized Terpyridine: Host-Guest Interaction and F-Ion-Induced Deprotonation” in ChemistryOpen, 2014, 3, 162 (Selected as highlight on the front cover and as a cover profile; Invited article in Special Issue on Molecular Sensors).

Chan, J.C.H.; Lam, W.H.; Yam, V.W.W. “A Highly Efficient Silole-Containing Dithienylethene with Excellent Thermal Stability and Fatigue Resistance: A Promising Candidate for Optical Memory Storage Materials” in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 16994 (Selected for highlight as JACS Spotlight).

Au, V.K.M.; Wu, D.; Yam, V.W.W. “Organic Memory Devices Based on a Bis-Cyclometalated Alkynylgold(III) Complex” in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 4654 (Selected for highlight as JACS Spotlight).

Yao, L.Y.; Lee, T.K.M.; Yam, V.W.W. “Thermodynamic-Driven Self-Assembly: Heterochiral Self-Sorting and Structural Reconfiguration in Gold(I)-Sulfido Cluster System” in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 7260 (Selected for highlight as JACS Spotlight; “Heterochiral Self-Sorting and Assembly Get the Golden Touch”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 7447).

 
   
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