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Professor AU YEUNG, Ho Yu

Professor AU YEUNG, Ho Yu

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, HKU

B.Sc. (CUHK); MPhil (CUHK); Ph.D. (Cantab)

  • 2219 4697
  • 503 Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Teaching Areas:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Supramolecular Chemistry

Research Areas:

  • Supramolecular Chemistry of Topologically Non - Trivial Molecules

  • Molecular Recognition and Detection of Challenging Species


Current Research:

We are currently developing new synthetic strategies for the efficient and high-yielding synthesis of complex mechanically interlocked structures such as catenanes and molecular knots, and are exploiting their unique mechanical properties in polymeric materials and novel molecular machines. We are also interested in devising new recognition strategies for the selective recognition and detection of challenging molecules of biological and environmental importance.


Publications and News:

  • H. Y. Au-Yeung, C.-C. Yee, A. W. H. Ng, K. Hu, "Strategies To Assemble Cantenanes with Multiple Interlocked Macrocycles", Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 3475-3485

  • Z. H. Yu, C. Y.-S. Chung, F. K. Tang, T. F. Brewer, H. Y. Au-Yeung, " A Modular Trigger for the Development of Selective Superoxide Probes", Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 10042-10045

  • K. Wang, C.-C. Yee, H. Y. Au-Yeung, "Facile Syntheses of [3]-, [4]- and [6]Cantenanes Templated by Orthogonal Supramolecular interactions", Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 2787-2792

Awards and Honours:

2018  Asian Core Program Lectureship Award (Taiwan)

2016  Croucher Innovation Award, The Croucher Foundation

2016  Graeme Hanson Early Career Researcher Award, Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Society

2016  Thieme Chemistry Journals Award, Thieme Chemistry