Professor Vivian Yam
Croucher Senior Research Fellow in 2000
Professor Vivian YAM Wing Wah is the Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy at The University of Hong Kong. Professor Yam was elected to the Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2001 as the youngest member of the Academy, Fellow of the TWAS, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World in 2006, and Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences USA in 2012. Professor Yam is well known for her work in the areas of inorganic/organometallic chemistry, inorganic/organometallic photophysics and photochemistry, luminescent materials, polynuclear metal complexes and clusters, molecular functional materials, spectrochemical and luminescence sensing, and solar energy conversion. Professor Yam was awarded the 2005 State Natural Science Award (Second Class Award), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Centenary Lectureship & Medal (2005-06), the Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA) Lectureship Award for Asian and Oceanian Photochemist (Eikohsha Award) (2006), and the 2011 L’OREAL-UNESCO for Women in Science Award. She was also the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar (2007) and the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Awards and the 2002 Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong.