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Prof. Vivian W.-W. Yam Visits FJIRSM


Prof. Vivian W.-W. Yam from the University of Hong Kong, visited Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM) on April 26th, 2017. During her stay at FJIRSM, Prof. Yam delivered a speech entitled "From Discrete Metal-Ligand Motifs to Supramolecular Assembly, Nanostructures and Functions", and carried out detailed discussion with the research staff at FJIRSM.

Prof. Yam obtained her BSc and PhD in chemistry at the University of Hong Kong in 1985 and 1988, respectively. She worked as a visiting research fellow with Prof. D.G. Whitten at the NSF Centre for Photoinduced Charge Transfer at the University of Rochester in the year of 1990, and during the period of 1991-1992, she was a visiting research fellow with Prof. Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson at the Johnson Matthey Laboratory at the Imperial College of Science and Technology. Her research interest focuses on the molecular design and synthesis of novel inorganic/organometallic metal complexes that may find potential applications as functional metal-based molecular materials. Of particular interest are luminescent polynuclear metal complexes that show weak metal-metal interactions and luminescent metal complex and supramolecular systems of charge-transfer excited states, with d6, d8 or d10 metal centres, in particular those containing alkynyl, chalcogenido, chalcogenolato, pnictogenido and polypyridyl ligands. For her outstanding research achievements, she has got many research awards, including L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science - Laureate (2011), RSC Ludwig Mond Award (2015), Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry International Award (2016).


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