Research and KE

Knowledge Exchange and Impact

Engagement with Industry

The University defines Knowledge Exchange (KE) as engaging, for mutual benefit, with business, government or the public to generate, acquire, apply and make accessible the knowledge needed to enhance material, human, social, cultural and environmental well-being.

The Department of Chemistry has engaged with industry in the following areas and projects:


  • HKU-TCL Joint Laboratory for New Printable OLED Materials and Technology


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The HKU-TCL Joint Laboratory for New Printable OLED Materials and Technology is to combine HKU’s strength in applying technological innovation and TCL’s leadership in the industry with an objective to collaborate in developing high performance solution-processable gold(III) complexes that are capable of serving as phosphorescent dopants in the fabrication of OLEDs, and to explore their possibilities for preparing printable inks for commercialization. 


The HKU-TCL Joint Laboratory is led by Professor Vivian W W Yam, Director and Chief Scientist.  She is also Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy.


For the news about the “HKU-TCL Joint Laboratory for New Printable OLED Materials and Technology”, please visit here.


  • Collaborating with Samsung


Professor Chi Ming Che has been actively involved in the development of new phosphorescent platinum(II) complexes for practical organic displays and lighting technology and has filed over twelve patents for these inventions.  Some of these patents were licensed to the world’s largest OLED manufacture company – Samsung.  Samsung is collaborating with Professor Che to fine-tune the systems aiming to use phosphorescent platinum(II) material(s) to replace the UDC-owned iridium(III) material(s). Prof. Che was awarded the Faculty Knowledge Exchange award in 2016.  


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For the news about Professor Che being conferred the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2016, please visit here.