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Professor CHAN, Godwin Kwong Yu

Professor CHAN, Godwin Kwong Yu

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, HKU

  • 2859 7917
  • 501 Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Research areas:

  • Materials and Electrochemistry for Energy and Environment.



  • Sino-British Fellowship Trust Visitorship (2017)
  • HKU Outstanding Research Award (1998, 2012)
  • Croucher Foundation Senior Research Fellow (2010)
  • Universitas 21 Fellow (2010)
  • Salzburg Global Fellow (2008)



  1. M. Zhou, C.Y.V. Li, and K.Y. Chan*, Advancing Li-O2 Battery Technology with Durable High Capacity Cathode Composed of Iron-Nitrogen-Doped Mesoporous Core-Shell Carbon Loaded with RuO2 Nanoparticles, Energy Technol., 2017, 5, 732-739.
  2. V.K.W. Chau, Z. Chen, K.Y. Chan* and H. Hu, Exploring Solvent Stability Against Nucleophilic Attack by Solvated LiO2- in an Aprotic Li-O2 Battery, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2017, 164, A284-A289.
  3. C.K. Ho, C.Y.V. Li* and K.Y. Chan, Scalable Template-Free Synthesis of Na2Ti3O7/Na2Ti6O13 Nanorods with Composition Tunable for Synergistic Performance in Sodium Ion Batteries, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2016, 55, 10065-10072.
  4. A.A. Voskanyan, K.Y. Chan*, and C.Y.V. Li, Colloidal Solution Combustion Synthesis: Toward Mass Production of a Crystalline Uniform Mesoporous CeO2 Catalyst with Tunable Porosity, Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 2768-2775.
  5. M. Zhou, C. Yang, and K.Y. Chan*, Structuring Porous Iron-Nitrogen-Doped Carbon in a Core-Shell Geometry for Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Adv. Energy Mater. 2014, 4, 1400840.
  6. L. Gao, C.Y.V. Li*, K.Y. Chan*, and Z. N. Chen, Metal-Organic Framework Threaded with Aminated Polymer Formed in Situ for Fast and Reversible Ion Exchange, J. Am.     Chem.Soc., 2014, 136, 7209-7212.
  7. G. Weng, C.Y.V. Li*, and K.Y. Chan*, High Voltage Vanadium-Metal Hydride Rechargeable Semi-Flow Battery, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2013, 160, A1384-A1389.
  8. F. Li, M. Morris and K.Y. Chan*, Electrochemical Capacitance and Ionic Transport in the Mesoporous Shell of a Hierarchical Porous Core-Shell Carbon Structure, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 8880-8886.
  9. K.Y. Chan*, J. Ding, J.W. Ren, S.A. Cheng and K.Y. Tsang, Supported Mixed Metal Nanoparticles as Electrocatalysts in Low Temperature Fuel Cells, J. Mater. Chem., 2004, 14, 505-516.
  10. Y.W. Tang, K.Y. Chan* and I. Szalai, One-Dimensional Capacitance Behavior of Electrolytes in a Nanopore, Nano Lett., 2003, 3, 217-221.