- Fellowship in 2019 at University of Tokyo
Alan obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1st Class Honor from the University of Hong Kong in 2011. Inspired by the interesting chemistry in color, luminescence and supramolecular assembly, Alan pursued the PhD study under the supervision of Prof. Vivian Wing-Wah Yam in the University of Hong Kong. The research focus on the structure and bonding features of platinum(II) and rhodium(I) systems, with their utilization in luminescence molecular devices and sensors. He received his PhD in 2016, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Hong Kong to explore new research areas in the field of molecular engineering for responsive materials and optoelectronics.
Alan's current research related to the development of new crystalline sponges by porous metal complexes to absorb and orient specific molecules in their pores and make them observable in conventional X-ray structure analysis. This allow the sophisticated analysis of drugs, biomolecules and environmental toxins.