Michael C W Chan
University of Hong Kong
Michael Chan was born in Hong Kong, and emigrated to England in 1978. He received his Ph.D. in 1995 from Durham University under the tutelage of Prof. Vernon C. Gibson FRS (Imperial) in the field of catalyst design and polymerization technology. His studies continued as a post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Chi-Ming Che in the area of light-emitting materials at the University of Hong Kong, where he was appointed Research Assistant Professor in 1998. He joined City University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor in 2004, and became Associate Professor in 2009.
The following topics, underpinned by utilization of supramolecular strategies, are under investigation: (i) design of novel catalyst systems for polymerization reactions, and development of 'weak attractive ligand-polymer interactions' in catalysis; (ii) crowded and shape-persistent luminescent molecular architectures and polymeric assemblies exhibiting unusual photophysical, conformational and sensing characteristics; (iii) development of 'shape-persistent bimetallic design' approach for catalytic production of valuable polymers and feedstock from sustainable resources.