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Professor LEMKE, Kono

Professor LEMKE, Kono

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

  • 2241 5474
  • Room 408, James Lee Science Building, The University of Hong Kong

Teaching areas:

  • Fluid/solid interactions in earth processes
  • Origin and Evolution of Life
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction: Science, Proliferation and Terrorism


Research areas:

  • Physical goechemistry of hydrothermal fluids
  • Mass spectrometry & IRMPD spectroscopy of clusters
  • Metal solvation and speciation



  • K.H. Lemke and T.M Seward (2018) Molecular clusters and solvation in volcanic and hydrothermal vapors. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 84, 57.
  • K.H. Lemke (2017) Structure and binding energy of the H2S dimer at the CCSD(T) complete basis set limit.  Journal of Chemical Physics, 146, 234301, doi: 10.1063/1.4985094
  • A. Stefansson, K.H. Lemke, P. Benezeth and J. Schott (2017) Magnesium bicarbonate and carbonate interactions in aqueous solutions: An infrared spectroscopic and quantum chemical study. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 198, 271, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.10.032.
  • K.H. Lemke (2014). Structures and thermodynamic properties of (C2H6)n (n=2-8) by M06-2X and DFT-D theory: Implications for Titan's atmospheric chemistry. Chemical Physics Letters, 601, 194, doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2014.03.051.
  • K.H. Lemke (2014). Gold Chloride Clusters with Au (III) and Au (I) probed by FT-ICR mass spectrometry and MP2 theory. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 16, 7813, doi:10.1039/c3cp55109a.