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Michael H W Lam

University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong


Prof. Michael Hon-Wah Lam received his Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong in 1990 and did his post-doctoral with the Nobel laureate (the late) Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson in the Johnson Matthey Laboratory of the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, UK. Before joining the City University of Hong Kong in 1994, he has also worked as a forensic scientist in the Government Laboratory of Hong Kong and as a water scientist in the Environmental Protection Department of Hong Kong.

Research Interest

Prof. Lam's current research interest lies in two areas: (1) the development of novel molecular, nano- and micro-scale materials for in vitro and in vivo imaging, and environmental analytical and biomedical applications; (2) in vitro and in vivo metabolomic studies of various environmental contaminations. His research group has applied the molecular imprinting technique to develop numerous chemosensors for environmental/food contaminants and "smart" stimuli-responsive polymer materials for controlled release and uptake of drugs. His group has also developed various highly luminescent organometallic platinum(II) complex systems and lanthanide-based nanomaterials for bio-labeling and cell imaging purposes.

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