Photo-active materials

The research from the chemist Vivian Yam Wing-Wah focuses on light absorbing or emitting materials. Her work combines, among other disciplines, photochemistry, luminescence, photophysics, and material sciences. The discovery of new materials capable of absorbing or emitting light in an accommodated way contributes to novel technology for solar energy, as well as innovative materials for light displays.

Vivian Yam Wing-Wah describes chemistry as “a science of great creativity”, enabling to create, study, and manipulate molecules. She tackles environmental and energy related problems. She fosters and motivates students and she champions multidisciplinary teams to achieve our common goals for a better world.

On top of may awards, she was the youngest person elected to Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Recommended source for more info: Vivian YAM Lab.

Written by: Enriqueta Vallejo-Yagüe.