Vivian YAM Lab


29 Jul 2022Professor Vivian YAM receives the InnoStars Award by Our Hong Kong Foundation for her decades of dedication and hard work into Inorganic Chemistry and Photochemistry. The InnoStars Award aims to recognize Hong Kong leaders who innovate their way to excellence in science and technology, business model, social innovation, or culture and creativity by pushing beyond traditional boundaries and bringing innovative products and services to the Mainland and overseas. The Award serves to inspire creativity and innovation, promote entrepreneurship, foster economic diversification, and showcase Hong Kong people’s innovative talent. Please click here for more information.
27 Jul 2022Professor Vivian YAM has been awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) in 2022 Honours list, in recognition of her remarkable achievements and contribution to a wide spectrum of research areas in the chemistry discipline and services to innovation and technology community.
1 Mar 2022Professor Vivian YAM has been elected by the General Assembly of The International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development (IOCD) as its next President, following the footsteps of two top-notch scientists and former Presidents - Nobel Laureates Professors Glenn T SEABORG (USA), Founding President, and Jean-Marie LEHN (France), Immediate Past President. Please click here for more information.
3 Dec 2021Professor Vivian YAM has been selected as one of the three prominent scientists who have made significant fundamental contributions in their respective fields of energy research in the inaugural “Pioneers in Energy Research” (PIERs) programme by Energy & Fuels of American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications. She is honored in the field of solar energy and conversion of light for her outstanding contribution to the area of novel excited states for organic light-emitting materials/devices and solar energy conversion. Please click here for “The editorial of 2021 Pioneers in Energy Research: Vivian Yam”. Please click here for “The Q&A with Professor Vivian Yam”. Please click here for “The cover image of Professor Yam”.
24 Sep 2021Professor Vivian YAM receives 2022 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Award - the 2022 Josef Michl ACS Award in Photochemistry in recognition of her exceptional accomplishments in fundamental research in photochemistry. The award was made with citation for her contribution to inorganic/organometallic photochemistry through innovative design of chromophoric/luminescent metal complexes and their supramolecular assemblies for advancing OLED, sensing and solar energy research. Please click here for more information.
22 May 2021Prof. Vivian Yam, a Swire scholar being highlighted in John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited’s 150th anniversary. Please click here to watch the video.
26 Apr 2021Prof. Vivian Yam has joined the UNESCO International Day of Light 2021 as a Founding Signatory. She is also one of the champions of LightDay2021. Champions of LightDay2021 are people who are making contributions in light science and related technology. Please click here for more information.
08 Mar 2021To celebrate International Women’s Day, Asian Scientist Magazine published a feature of eight inspiring women in science. Professor Vivian YAM was featured in the article for her pioneering work in photochemistry. Please click here to view the article.
07 Mar 2021Prof. Vivian Yam will give a lecture at “CCS Chemistry庆祝三八妇女节网络高峰论坛”. The webinar will be held on March 8, 2021 at 09:00 to 12:00 (HKT). Please click here for more information.
20 Jan 2021Prof. Vivian Yam will give a lecture at the 3rd GOLD webinar on the topic of gold-containing molecular and supramolecular complexes! The 3rd GOLD webinar will be held on January 20, 2021 - 19:00 to 20:30 (EST; UTC-5); January 21, 2021 - 08:00 to 09:30 (HKT). Please click here for more information.
10 Dec 2020Prof. Vivian Yam will give a lecture at the ACS Science Live Virtual Lecture Series “Advancing Energy Conversion, Capture, & Storage”. The lecture series will be held at 8 p.m. (Hong Kong / Beijing); 7:00 a.m. EST (New York); 12:00 GMT p.m. (London) on 11 December 2020 via zoom.
17 Sep 2020Our work on boron(III) β-diketonate-based small molecules for functional non-fullerene polymer solar cells and organic resistive memory devices was accepted by Chemical Science.
10 Sep 2020Our work on stimuli-responsive two-dimensional supramolecular polymers based on trinuclear platinum(II) scaffolds was accepted by Journal of the American Chemical Society.
05 Aug 2020Our work on horizontally-oriented luminescent tetradentate ligand-containing gold(III) system was accepted by Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
29 Jul 2020Our work on heterochiral self‐discrimination‐driven supramolecular self‐assembly of decanuclear gold(I)‐sulfido was accepted by Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
26 Jun 2020Professor Vivian YAM has been bestowed with the prestigious The Porter Medal 2020, which was selected amongst European Photochemistry Association, the Inter-American Photochemistry Society, and the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association.