Teaching Staff
LEE, Albert W. M. - Chair Professor

  • B.Sc. (Hons.), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Ph.D., UCLA
  • Postdoctoral, MIT


Professional Membership
  • American Chemical Society
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow and Chartered Chemist, CChem. FRSC

  • Chair Professor in Chemistry
  • Director of Student Affairs (2012-2015)

  • President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Service, HKBU, 2016
  • Team Award, Reward and Recognition Scheme for Non-teaching Staff, HKBU, 2015
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching, HKBU, 2000-01

Current Research Interests
  • asymmetric synthesis
  • functional materials
  • chemical sensor
  • computer applications in chemistry
  • chemical education

Highlights in Current Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Thieme Stuttgart)

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Selected Publications
  1. Y. H. Tse, Q. H. Li, S. M. Chan, Q. H. You, A. W. M. Lee, W. H. Chan, “A Ratiometric Fluorescent and Colorimetric Probe for Selective Detection of Hydrazine”, RSC Adv., 6, 14678–14681 (2016).
  2. Q.-H. You, Y.M. Lee, W.-H. Chan, N.K. Mak, A.W.M. Lee, S.C.K. Hau, T.C.W. Mak, “ A colorimetric and ratiometric fluorescent pH probe based on ring opening/closing approach and its applications in monitoring cellular pH change”, RSC Adv., 5, 4099-4102 (2015).
  3. Q.-H. You, A.W.M. Lee, W.-H. Chan, X.-M. Zhu, K.C.-F. Leung, "A coumarin-based fluorescent probe for recognition of Cu2+ and fast detection of histidine in hard-to-transfect cells by a sensing ensemble approach", Chem. Comm, 50, 6207-6210 (2014).
  4. Q.-H. You, L. Fan, W.-H. Chan, A.W.M. Lee, S. Shuang, "Ratiometric spiropyran-based fluorescent pH probe", RSC Advances, 3, 15762-15768 (2013).
  5. Y.-P. Chan, F. Li, Q.-H. You, W.-H. Chan, A.W.M. Lee, "Ratiometric pH Responsive Fluorescent Probes Operative on ESIPT", Tetrahedron, 69, 5874-5879 (2013).
  6. A.W.M. Lee, J.K.Y. Ng, E.Y.W. Wong, Alfred Tan, A.K.Y. Lau, S.F.Y. Lai, "Lecture Rule No. 1: Cell Phones ON, Please! A Low-Cost Personal Response System for Learning and Teaching", J. Chem. Educ., 90, 388-389 (2013).
  7. Q.-H. You, P.-S. Chan, W.H. Chan, S.C.K. Hau, A.W.M. Lee, N.K. Mak, T.C.W. Mak, R.N.S. Wong, "A Quinolinyl Antipyrine Based Fluorescence Sensor for Zn2+ and its Application in Bioimaging", RSC Advances, 2, 11078-11083 (2012).
  8. L.-Y. Chen, H. He, W.-H. Chan, A.W.M. Lee, "Chiral Sulfonimide as a Brønsted Acid Organocatalysts for Asymmetric Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Indoles with Imines", J. Org. Chem., 76, 7141-7147 (2011). (Selected by SYNFACTS, p. 1132, 2011, as a "Highlight in Current Synthetic Organic Chemistry". Contributors: List, B.; Mahlau, M.).
  9. X.B. Zhou, Y. Lu, J.-F. Zhu, W.-H. Chan, A.W.M. Lee, P.-S. Chan, R.N.S. Wong, N.K. Mak, "Ratiometric Fluorescent Zn2+ Chemosensor Constructed by Appending a Pair of Carboxamidoquinoline on 1,2-diaminocyclohexane Scafford", Tetrahedron, 67, 3412-3419 (2011).
  10. B.-J. Pei, W.-H. Chan, A.W.M. Lee, "Anthracene Capped Isobenzofuran: A Synthon for the Preparations of Iptycenes and Iptycene Quinones", Org. Lett. 13, 1774-1777 (2011).
  11. Q. Li, W.Y. Wong, W.H. Chan, A.W.M. Lee, "Second Generation CaSH (Camphor Sulfonyl Hydrazine) Organocatalysis. Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reactions and Isolation of the Catalytic Intermediate", Adv. Synth. Catal., 352, 2142-2146 (2010).
  12. B.-J. Pei, W.-H. Chan, A.W.M. Lee, "Oxadisilole Fused Triptycene and Extended Triptycene: Precursors of Triptycene and Extended Triptycene," J. Org. Chem., 75, 7332-7337 (2010). (Selected by SYNFACTS, Jan, 2011, page 35, as one of the “Highlights in Current Synthetic Organic Chemistry”. Contributors: Timothy. M. Swager, Stefanie. A. Sydlik)