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Professor YAM, Vivian Wing Wah

Professor YAM, Vivian Wing Wah

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, HKU

B.Sc., Ph.D. (HK); Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); Foreign Associate of National Academy of Sciences (USA);Fellow of TWAS,The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World; CSci, CChem, FRSC


  • 2859 2153
  • 504 Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road Hong Kong

Research area:

  • Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
  • Photophysics and Photochemistry
  • Supramolecular Assemblies and Organogels
  • Molecular Functional Materials for Optoelectronic and Solar Energy Conversion
  • Photochromic Materials
  • Luminescence Chemosensors and Biolabe

 

Achievements:

  • Elected Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences, USA (since 2012)
  • L'OREAL-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science - Laureate (Asia-Pacific) (2011)
  • Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress (2011)
  • Member, International Advisory Board (Advisor) for the PRESTO on "Chemical Conversion of Light Energy" of Japan Science and Technology (JST), Japan (2010-2016)
  • Associate Editor, Inorganic Chemistry (2008-)
  • Hong Kong Fulbright Distinguished Scholar (2007)
  • Elected Fellow, TWAS, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (since 2006)
  • Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA) Lectureship Award for Asian and Oceanian Photochemist (Eikosha Award) (2006)
  • Volume Editor, Structure and Bonding (2005-07); Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II (2010-13)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Lectureship Award & Medal (2005-06)
  • State Natural Science Award (2005)
  • Member, Council of Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Peking University- Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2005- )
  • Member, Editorial Board of New Journal of Chemistry (2004-09), Coordination Chemistry Reviews (2004- ), Comments on Inorganic Chemistry (2005- ), Gold Bulletin (2007-), Nano Research (2008-), Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. A - Math, Phys. Engin. Sci. (2010-15)
  • Guest Editor, Special Issues of Coordination Chemistry Reviews (2004-05; 2006-07)
  • Chair, Advisory Committee for Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei (2004-13)
  • Member, Academic Advisory Committee for Academia Sinica, Taipei (2004-13)
  • Member, International Advisory Board of Progress in Inorganic Chemistry (2012-), Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry, 2nd Ed. (2003-)
  • Chair, Hong Kong International Chemical Sciences - A Chapter of the American Chemical Society (2003-05); Councilor, Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (2002-10)
  • Plenary Lecturer, 42nd IUPAC Congress, Glasgow, UK (2009); 39th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC-39), Adelaide, Australia (2010); 35th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC-35), Heidelberg, Germany (2002)
  • Ten Outstanding Young Persons (Professional) (2002); HKWPEA Outstanding Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Award (2008)
  • Croucher Senior Research Fellowship (2000-01)
  • Elected Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences (since 2001)
  • HKU Distinguished Research Achievement Award (2006-07) Outstanding Researcher Award (1999-2000)
  • Member, International Editorial Advisory Board of: Angewandte Chemie (2013-), Chemical Science (2010-), Organometallics (2006-08), ACS Nano (2007- ), Chemistry of Materials (2013-15), Inorganic Chemistry (2001-03), New Journal of Chemistry (2001-03; 2010-), Dalton Transactions (2002-07), Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2004-), Inorganic Chimica Acta (1999-), Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry (2004-), Journal of Cluster Science (2005-)
  • Member, European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants Panel, Physical Sciences and Engineering, European Research Council (2007-2013); Member, Research Grants Council (2003- 07); Member, UGC Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Physical Sciences Panel (2005-07); Member, Physical Sciences Panel, Research Grants Council (1999-2004); Member, Assessor Panel, Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) (2007-12)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (2005-09), Photographic Science and Photochemistry (1998- ); Member, Editorial Board of Science in China: Chemistry (2008-13)

 

Publications:

  1. S.Y.L. Leung, C.H. Tao, A.Y.Y. Tam, H.S. Chow, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 1047.
  2. C.T. Poon, W.H. Lam, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 19622.
  3. C.Y.S. Chung, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 18775.
  4. C. Po, A.Y.Y. Tam, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 12136.
  5. K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, Acc. Chem. Res., 2011, 44, 424.
  6. T.K.M. Lee, N. Zhu, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 17646.
  7. V.K.M. Au, K.M.C. Wong, D.P.K. Tsang, M.Y. Chan, N. Zhu, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 14273.
  8. M.C.L. Yeung, K.M.C. Wong, Y.K.T. Tsang, V.W.W. Yam, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7709.
  9. A.Y.Y. Tam, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 6253.
  10. V.W.W. Yam, J.K.W. Lee, C.C. Ko, N. Zhu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 912.
  11. M.J. Li, Z.F. Chen, V.W.W. Yam, Y.B. Zu, ACS Nano, 2008, 2, 905.
  12. K.M.C. Wong, L.L. Hung, W.H. Lam, N. Zhu, V.W.W. Yam, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 4350.
  13. C. Yu, K.H.Y. Chan, K.M.C. Wong, V.W.W. Yam, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2006, 103, 19652.
  14. Yam, V.W.W.; Chan, K.H.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Chu, B.W.K. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 6169.
  15. V.W.W. Yam, C.C. Ko, N. Zhu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 12734.
  16. V.W.W. Yam, Acc. Chem. Res., 2002, 35, 555.
  17. V.W.W. Yam, K.M.C. Wong, N. Zhu, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 6506.