Skip to main content
Start main content


22 Jun 2020

Professor Vivian W W Yam has been bestowed with the most prestigious Porter Medal 2020

    Professor Vivian Wing-wah Yam has been bestowed with the most prestigious The Porter Medal 2020.

    Professor Yam obtained both her BSc(Hons) and PhD from The University of Hong Kong, and is currently the Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy and Chair Professor of Chemistry at The University of Hong Kong. 

    She is an elected Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Foreign Associate of US National Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member of Academia Europaea, Fellow of TWAS and Founding Member of Hong Kong Academy of Sciences. She was Laureate of the 2011 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award.

    Her research interests include inorganic/organometallic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, photophysics and photochemistry, and metal-based molecular functional materials. She has contributed to the advancement of photochemistry, especially in the area of inorganic and organometallic photochemistry, luminescent metal-ligand coordination complexes and supramolecular assemblies, and photofunctional materials for sensing, organic optoelectronics and solar energy research.

    Congratulations to Professor Yam!

    About The Porter Medal 

    The Porter Medal is named after the late George Porter FRS, Nobel Laureate; and is awarded bi-annually to the scientist who has contributed to the science of photochemistry with particular emphasis on more physical aspects, reflecting George Porter’s own interests. 

    Visit the official website