Prof. Vivian Wing-Wah YAM (Chinese Hong Kong)

Present Position & Address: Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy and Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Areas of Specialism/Research Interests: Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry, Photochemistry and Solar Energy Research, Supramolecular Chemistry, Molecular Functional Materials.
Qualifications: PhD 1988 (HKU); BSc (First Class Hons) 1985 (HKU); Member (Academician), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences (NAS), USA; Foreign Member, Academia Europaea; Fellow, TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences; Founding Member, The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong (ASHK); CSci, CChem, FRSC; Docteur Honoris Causa (U Rennes 1)
Experience (Teaching/Professional): Lecturer, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong (1988-90); Lecturer(1990-95), Senior Lecturer (1995-97), Reader (Professor) (1997-99), Chair Professor (1999-), Head of Chemistry (1/2000-12/2005), Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy (2009-), The University of Hong Kong; Director, Areas of Excellence on Institute of Molecular Functional Materials, UGC (2010-)
Honors, Awards & Lectureships: Member (Academician), CAS (2001-); Foreign Associate, NAS, USA (2012-); Foreign Member, Academia Europaea (2015-); Fellow, TWAS (2006-); Founding Member, ASHK (2015-); 2011 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Award (Laureate); 2015 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Ludwig Mond Award; 2005/06 RSC Centenary Lectureship & Medal; 2005 State Natural Science Award; 2018 Huang Yao-Zeng Organometallic Chemistry Award of the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS); 2016 Jpn Soc of Coord Chem (JSCC) International Award; 2006 Jpn Photochem Assoc (JPA) Lectureship Award for Asian & Oceanian Photochemist (Eikohsha Award); 2016 Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) Masuhara Lectureship Award; 2014 CCS-China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) Chemistry Contribution Prize; Docteur Honoris Causa (2013, U Rennes 1); Selected as Science Stars of East Asia by Nature (2018); 2013 Seaborg Lectureship (UC Berkeley); 2016 Lee Lectureship (UChicago); 2016 Lavoisier Lectureship (U Paris Diderot 7); 2017 KAIST Chemistry Distinguished Lectureship Award (KAIST); 2018 Hutchison Lectureship (U Rochester); 2007-08 Frontiers in Chemical Research Distinguished Lectureship (Texas A & M U), 2011 Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Tech Progress; 2007 HK Fulbright Distinguished Scholar; 2000-01 Croucher Foundation Senior Research Fellow; 2006-07 HKU Distinguished Research Achievement Award; 1999-2000 HKU Outstanding Researcher Award; 2015 Bronze Bauhinia Star; 2015 Leader of the Year; 2002 Ten Outstanding Young Persons of HK; 2008 HK Outstanding
Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Award; 2012 Jessica Most Successful Women Award; 2013 13th World Outstanding Chinese Award; 2012 U Switzerland Troisième Cycle Lectureship; 2013 Distinguished Asian Visiting Speaker Lectureship Award (U Alberta)