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Academic Qualification:

BSc (CityU HK),MSc (HKU), PhD (CityU HK)

Professional Experience:

  • Chemical Engineer, 2005-2006, Alstom Power Service (HK).
  • Research Fellow, 2008-2012, City University of Hong Kong.
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher (Summer), 2012 & 2013, Université Paris.
  • Lecturer, 2012-2015, The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
  • Assist. Professor, 2015-present, The Education University of Hong Kong.

Research interests

  • Photochemical energy conversion and Photocatalysis
  • Photochemical and photophysical properties of transition metal compounds
  • Anticancer Metallodrugs
  • Metal-ligand multiple bonds
  • Chemical degradation of persisting organic pollutants

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (2010 onward):

Ÿ Chi-Fai Leung, Shek-Man Yiu, Jing Xiang and Tai-Chu Lau, Addition of [CH(CN)2]- and [TCNE]- to RuVIN bearing 8-Quinolinolato ligands, Chem. Comm., 2010, 46, 7575-7577.

Ÿ Chi-Fai Leung, Yong-Zhen Chen, Han-Qing Yu, Shek-Man Yiu, Chi-Chiu Ko, Tai-Chu Lau, Electro- and Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation in acetonitrile and aqueous solutions by a Cobalt Macrocyclic Schiff-base Complex, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2011, 36, 11640 – 11645.

Ÿ Zongmin Hu, Chi-Fai Leung, Yat-Kwai Tsang, Hongxia Du, Haojun Liang, Yongfu Qiu and Tai-Chu Lau, Recyclable Polymer-supported Ruthenium Catalyst for the Oxidative Degradation of Bisphenol A in Water using Hydrogen Peroxide, New J. Chem. 2011, 35, 149 – 155.

Ÿ Zongmin Hu, Hongxia Du, Chi-Fai Leung, Haojun Liang, Tai-Chu Lau, A Highly Active and Robust Solid-Supported Polypyridylruthenium(II) Catalyst for the Oxidation of Alcohols and Alkenes by Cerium(IV) and Periodate in Water, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2011, 50, 12288–12292.

Ÿ Yongfu Qiu, Lei Wang, Chi-Fai Leung, Guijian Liu, Shihe Yang, Tai-Chu Lau, Preparation of Nitrogen doped K2Nb4O11 with High Photocatalytic Activity for Degradation of Organic Pollutants, Appl. Catal. A General, 2011, 402, 23 – 30.

Ÿ Zongmin Hu, Hongxia Du,Wai-Lun Man, Chi-Fai Leung, Haojun Liang and Tai-Chu Lau, Catalytic Reactions of Chlorite with Polypyridylruthenium(II) complex: Disproportionation, Chlorine Dioxide formation and Alcohol Oxidation, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1102–1104.

Ÿ Chi-Fai Leung , Siu-Mui Ng , Chi-Chiu Ko , Wai-Lun Man , Jiashou Wu , Lingjing Chen and Tai-Chu Lau , A cobalt(II) quaterpyridine complex as a visible light-driven catalyst for both water oxidation and reduction, Energy and Environmental Science, 2012, 5, 7903-7907.

Ÿ Jing Xiang, Larry Tso-Lun Lo, Chi-Fai Leung, Shek-Man Yiu, Chi-Chiu Ko, and Tai-Chu Lau, Synthesis, Structures, and Photophysical Properties of Ruthenium(II) Quinolinolato Complexes, Organometallics, 2012, 31, 7101–7108.

Ruwei Wang, Yufeng Zhu, Yongfu Qiu, Chi-Fai Leung, Jun He, Guijian Liu and Tai-Chu Lau (2013). Synthesis of nitrogen-doped KNbO3 nanocubes with high photocatalytic activity for water splitting and degradation of organic pollutants under visible light. Chemical Engineering Journal, 226, 123-130.

Quan Tang, Wen-Xiu Ni, Chi-Fai Leung, Wai-Lun Man, Kenneth King-Kwan Lau, Yimin Liang, Yun-Wah Lam, Wai-Yeung Wong, Shie-Ming Peng, Gui-Jian Liu and Tai-Chu Lau (2013). Synthesis and antitumor activity of a series of osmium(VI) nitrido complexes bearing quinolinolato ligands. Chemical Communications, 49, 9980-9982.

Lu-Lu Fu, Ya Luo, Jing Xiang and Chi-Fai Leung (2015). Construction of Three Coordination Compounds Formed by in-situ Ligand Reaction of 1-Cyanobenzoimidazole. Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie, 641(5), 842-847.

Lingjing Chen, Gui Chen, Chi-Fai Leung, Shek-Man Yiu, Chi-Chiu Ko, Elodie Anxolabéhère-Mallart, Marc Robert, and Tai-Chu Lau (2014). Dual Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Pathways in Photo- and Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution with Nickel(II) Catalysts Bearing Tetradentate Macrocyclic Ligands. ACS Catal, 5(1), 356-364.

Conference Papers (2012 onward):

A Visible Light-Driven Cobalt Catalyst for both Water Oxidation and Reduction, 20th EuCheMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, St. Andrews (2013).

A Cobalt Catalyst for Light-driven Water Oxidation and Reduction, International Conference for Hydrogen Atom Transfer (iCHAT), Rome (2014).

Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of Isocyano Ruthenium(II) Quinoline-8-thiolate Complexes with Visible-light and Near-Infrared Emission, 27th International Conference on Photochemistry (ICP), Jeju (2015).

Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of Ruthenium(II) Isocyanide Complexes with Visible-light and Infrared Emission, 5th Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC5), Hong Kong (2015).

Visible Light-driven Solar Fuels Generation with Cobalt(II) Tripodal Iminopyridine Complexes, 42nd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC), Brest-France (2016).

Oral Presentation (2012 onward):

Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of Isocyano Ruthenium(II) Quinoline-8-thiolate Complexes with Visible-light and Near-Infrared Emission, 27th International Conference on Photochemistry, Jeju (2015).

Teaching Interests

  • Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies

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