Vivian Wing-Wah Yam#

Vivian Wing-Wah Yam
Membership Number:3993
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:CHINA

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2009 - now Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy, The University of Hong Kong
  • 1999 - now Chair Professor in Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2000 - 2005 Head of Department of 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 - 1995 Lecturer in Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong
  • 1988 - 1990 Lecturer in Chemistry, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong (now City University of Hong Kong)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Inorganic and organometallic chemistry
  • Photophysics and photochemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry and assembly
  • Chromophoric and luminescent materials and triplet emitters
  • Molecular functional materials
  • Non-covalent metal-metal interactions and their nano-assemblies, clusters and aggregates
  • Photochromism, optical switching and memories
  • Optical and luminescence sensing
  • Organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs)
  • Solar energy harvesting and conversion

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Elected to Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), USA
  • 2006 Elected to Fellow of TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences (formerly The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World)
  • 2001 Elected to Member (Academician) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • 2015 RSC Ludwig Mond Award, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • 2014 Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)-China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) Chemistry Contribution Prize
  • 2013 Docteur Honoris Causa, Université de Rennes 1, France
  • 2011 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science (FWIS) Award, Laureate (Asia-Pacific), UNESCO-L’ORÉAL Foundation
  • 2011 Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress, Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation
  • 2008 Outstanding Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Award, Hong Kong Women Professional & Entrepreneur Association
  • 2007 Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, Fulbright Program, USA
  • 2006 Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA) Lectureship Award for Asian and Oceanian Photochemist (Eikohsha Award)
  • 2005 - 1006 RSC Centenary Lectureship and Medal (now re-named Centenary Prize), Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • 2005 State Natural Science Award (Second Class Prize), National Organization of Science and Technology Award, PR China
  • 2002 Ten Outstanding Young Persons (Professional), Hong Kong Junior Chamber
  • 2000 - 2001 Croucher Senior Research Fellowship (The Croucher Award), Croucher Foundation, Hong Kong
  • 1997 Fellow, Chartered Chemist (CChem, FRSC), Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • 2015 - 2016 Julia S. and Edward C. Lee Memorial Lectureship (Lee Lectureship), University of Chicago, USA
  • 2014, 2010 & 2002 Plenary speakers at the 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC-41), Singapore; ICCC-39, Adelaide, Australia; ICCC-35, Heidelberg, Germany on 3 separate occasions
  • 2012 - 2013 Seaborg Lectureship, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2007 - 2008 Frontiers in Chemical Research Distinguished Lectureship, Texas A & M University

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