Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Chemistry Lecture Hall, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Siming Campus, Xiamen University
ACS on Campus, the American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program, is coming to Xiamen University for a half-day event on April 16! You’ll learn how to choose the best journal for your research, publishing tips, career advice, and much more!
You’ll hear from Prof. Guangjun Nie, Associate Editor, Nano Letters, Prof. Vivian W.W. Yam, Associate Editor, Inorganic Chemistry, Prof. Bo-Qing Xu, Associate Editor, ACS Catalysis, and more!
The program is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences – not just chemistry. The event is FREE but registration is highly recommended.
Check back soon for program announcements.
Vivian W.W. Yam, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Inorganic Chemistry
Chair Professor, Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Vivian Wing-Wah Yam CSci, CChem, FRSC, is Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy and the Chair Professor of Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong. The youngest member to be elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (as of 2013), she was a 2011 L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science laureate“for her work on light-emitting materials and innovative ways of capturing solar energy.” In 1988, she became a junior faculty member at the Department of Applied Science, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong; at the time, there were no facilities at all for teaching chemistry. She helped with establishing the first chemistry books in the library as well as ordering the first beakers and chemicals. Yam’s work took her to Caltech in the late 1980s. After a spell at the University of Rochester in 1990 she went to study at the Imperial College London in 1991 and stayed until 1992. She worked with the Nobel laureate Geoffrey Wilkinson. Her research turned to organometallic synthesis “studying the luminescence of complexes with metal–metal interactions”. She worked with tetraethyllead which at the time was not a banned additives for petrol. This work was on the border between organic and inorganic chemicals. Yam has been associated particularly with the elements osmium, platinum and ruthenium. She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World in 2006 and a member of the Foreign Associate of National Academy of Sciences in 2012.
Bo-Qing Xu, Ph.D.
Associate, ACS Catalysis
Professor, Tsinghua University
Professor Bo-Qing Xu received his B.S. in Chemistry at Jiangxi University (1982), Master (1985) and PhD (1988) degree in Physical Chemistry at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Academia Sinica. Dr. Xu started his career as a professor at Dalian University of Technology in 1992, worked as a visiting scientist at Northwestern University (USA, 1995 & 1997) and Georgia Tech (USA, 1996), he moved to Tsinghua University in 1998. He has also worked as a research student at Hokkaido University (Japan, 1986-1988), a short-term visiting professor at UC Berkeley (2002) and Hong Kong Baptist University (2003). He works in the field of Heterogeneous Catalysis with main interest on the physical chemistry aspects of new catalytic materials and catalytic reactions.