General Chemistry

Zhou Guangzhao Professorship in Natural Sciences
Professor Chi-Ming CHE   支志明 講座教授
Chair Professor, Head of Department
B.Sc., Ph.D. (HKU); Postdoctoral (Caltech)
(1) Room G01C/505 Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building, Main Campus; (2) Room 810D The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research, Sassoon Road Campus
(852) 2859 2154 (Main Campus); (852) 2831 5558 (Sassoon Road Campus)

Research Topics:   Inorganic and organic synthesis, Green oxidations, Reactive metal-ligand multiple-bonded metal complexes​, C-H functionalizations, Luminescent materials, Self-assembled nanostructured materials, Bioinorganic chemistry, ​Inorganic medicines

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Norman and Cecilia Yip Professorship in Bioinorganic Chemistry
Professor Hongzhe SUN   孫紅哲 講座教授
Chair Professor, Acting Department Research Director
B.Sc. (Huabei); M.Sc. (CAS Wuhan); Ph.D. (London)
Room 304, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
(852) 2859 8974

Research Topics:   Biosensor, Antibiotics, Metallomics, Metalloproteomics, Integrative biology

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Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy
Professor Vivian Wing-Wah YAM   任詠華 講座教授
Chair Professor
B.Sc., Ph.D. (HKU)
Room 504, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
(852) 2859 2153

Research Topics:   Supramolecular assembly, Luminescence, Excited states, Solar energy research, Functional materials, Molecular materials, Optical memory/resistive memory, Chemosensing & bioimaging, Organic electronics/optoelectronics

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Professor David Lee PHILLIPS   裴達偉 講座教授
Chair Professor
B.Sc. (Iowa); Ph.D. (UC Irvine); Postdoctoral (Rochester)
Room 401, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
(852) 2859 2160

Research Topics:   Time-resolved spectroscopy, Reactive intermediates and reaction mechanisms, Water assisted reactions, Photoredox reactions, Photodeprotection, Photoactivated cancer therapy and drug delivery

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Professor Kwong Yu CHAN   陳光宇教授
B.Sc. (Alberta); M.Sc., Ph.D. (Cornell)
Room 501, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
(852) 2859 7917

Research Topics:   Batteries and fuel cells, Energy storage and conversion, Porous materials

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Professor Xuechen LI   李學臣 教授
B.Sc. (Nankai); M.Sc. (Alberta); Ph.D. (Harvard); Postdoctoral (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/Columbia)
Room 603, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
(852) 2219 4992

Research Topics:   Protein chemical synthesis, Protein chemistry, Chemical glycobiology, Protein bioconjugation, Drugs, Antibiotics, Antibody-drug conjugates antiviral agents, Peptide, Carbohydrate, Natural product, Total synthesis, Peptide modification

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Professor Xiang David LI   李祥 教授
B.Sc. (Fudan); Ph.D. (HKU); Postdoctoral (Rockefeller)
Room 8N-12, Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building
(852) 2299 0777

Research Topics:   Protein-protein interaction, Posttranslational modification, Epigenetics, Chemical proteomics, Target identification

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Dr. Jinyao TANG   唐晋堯 副教授
Associate Professor
B.A. (USTC); Ph.D. (Columbia); Postdoctoral (UCBerkeley)
Room 8N-20, Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building
(852) 2299 0369

Research Topic:   Soft materials, Active matter physics, Renewable energy, Nanomaterials

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Dr. Ho Yu AU-YEUNG   歐陽灝宇 助理教授
Associate Professor
B.Sc., MPhil (CUHK); Ph.D. (Cambridge); Postdoctoral (UCBerkeley)
Room 503, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
(852) 2219 4697

Research Topics:   Supramolecular chemistry, Mechanically interlocked molecules, Molecular machines, Molecular recognition, Chemical sensing

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Dr. Edmund Chun Ming TSE   謝俊銘 助理教授
Assistant Professor
B.Sc. (Virginia); Ph.D. (Illinois); Postdoctoral (Caltech)
Room 403, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
(852) 2859 8943

Research Topics:   Electrocatalysis, Bio​-inspired interfaces, Bioinorganic enyzmes, Self-assembling materials, Renewable energy, Biochemical pathways, Cancer bioinformatics

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Dr. Yufeng WANG   王宇鋒 助理教授
Assistant Professor
B.Sc. (Peking); Ph.D. (NYU); Postdoctoral (MIT)
Room 408, Hui Oi Chow Science Building
(852) 3917 6073

Research Topics:   Soft materials, Polymer, Colloid, Self-assembly

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Dr. Jun YANG   楊軍 助理教授
Assistant Professor
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Peking); Ph.D. (Köln); Postdoctoral (Princeton)
Room 409, Hui Oi Chow Science Building
(852) 3917 6074

Research Topics:   Quantum chemistry, Electronic structure theory, Low-scaling methodology, Computational modelling

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Dr. Wing-Tat CHAN   陳榮達 講師
Senior Lecturer
B.Sc. (CUHK); Ph.D. (Alberta)
Room 305, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
(852) 2859 2156

Dr. Angela Pui-Ling TONG   湯佩玲 講師
Lecturer, Associate Head of Department
B.Sc., Ph.D., PCEd (HKU)
Room 602, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
(852) 3917 7918

Dr. Angela Mai-Yan YUEN   袁美恩 講師
B.Sc., Ph.D. (HKU)
Room 407, Hui Oi Chow Science Building
(852) 3917 6077