Educational Background

  • B.Sc., The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Ph.D., The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Postdoctoral: The University of California, Los Angeles

Current Research Interests

Selected Publications

(See also:
  1. D. N. Tritton, G. B. Bodedla, G. Tang, J. Zhao, C.-S. Kwan, K. C.-F. Leung, W.-Y. Wong, X. Zhu, “Iridium Motif Linked Porphyrins for Efficient Light-driven Hydrogen Evolution via Triplet State Stabilization of Porphyrin”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 8, 3005-3010 (2020).
  2. F.-K. Tang, J. Zhu, F. K.-W. Kong, M. Ng, Q. Bian, V. W.-W. Yam, A. K.-W. Tse, Y.-C. Tse, K. C.-F. Leung, “A BODIPY-based Fluorescent Sensor for the Detection of Pt2+ and Pt drugs”, Chem. Commun., 56, 2695-2698 (2020).
  3. X. Li, R. Huang, F.-K. Tang, W.-C. Li, S. S. W. Wong, K. C.-F. Leung, L. Jin, “Red-emissive Guanylated Polyene-Functionalized Carbon Dots Arm Oral Epithelia Against Invasive Fungal Infections”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 11, 46591-46603 (2019).
  4. L. Yang, C.-S. Kwan, L. Zhang, X. Li, Y. Han, K. C.-F. Leung, Y. Yang, Z. Huang, “Helical Nanoparticle-Induced Enantioselective Amplification of Molecular Optical Activity”, Adv. Funct. Mater., 29, 1807307 (2019).
  5. C.-S. Kwan, R. Zhao, M. A. Van Hove, Z. Cai, K. C.-F. Leung, “Higher-Generation Type III-B Rotaxane Dendrimers with Controlling Particle Size in Three-Dimensional Molecular Switching”, Nature Commun., 9, 497 (2018).
  6. X. Li, W. Luo, T.-W. Ng, P. C. Leung, C. F. Zhang, K. C.-F. Leung, L. J. Jin, “Nanoparticle-encapsulated Baicalein Markedly Modulates Pro-inflammatory Response in Gingival Epithelial Cells”, Nanoscale, 9, 12897-12907 (2017). [Hot Article]
  7. Q. L. Fang, S. X. Duan, J. F. Zhang, J. X. Li, K. C.-F. Leung, “Dual Shelled Fe3O4/Polydopamine Hollow Microspheres as an Effective Eu(III) Absorbent”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 5, 2947-2958 (2017). [Highlighted in Advances in Engineering]
  8. C.-S. Kwan, A. S. C. Chan, K. C.-F. Leung, “A Fluorescent and Switchable Rotaxane Dual Organocatalyst”, Org. Lett. 18, 976-979 (2016).
  9. Y.-X. J. Wang, X.-M. Zhu, Q. Liang, C. H. K. Cheng, W. Wang, K. C.-F. Leung, "In Vivo Liver Cancer Chemoembolisation and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Iron Oxide Nanoshell/Doxorubicin/Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Hybrid Composites", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53, 4812-4815 (2014). [Very Important Paper]
  10. S.-F. Lee, X.-M. Zhu, Y.-X. J. Wang, S. H. Xuan, Q.-H. You, W.-H. Chan, C.-H. Wong, F. Wang, J. C. Yu, C. H. K. Cheng, K. C.-F. Leung, "Ultrasound, pH, and Magnetic Responsive Crown Ether-coated Core/shell Nanoparticles as Drug Encapsulation and Release Systems", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 5, 1566-1574 (2013).
  11. K. C.-F. Leung, S. H. Xuan, X. M. Zhu, D. W. Wang, C.-P. Chak, S.-F. Lee, W. K.-W. Ho, B. C.-T. Chung, “Gold and Iron Oxide Hybrid Nanocomposite Materials”, Chem. Soc. Rev., 41, 1911-1928 (2012).
  12. H. Hou, K. C.-F. Leung, D. Lanari, A. Nelson, J. F. Stoddart, R. H. Grubbs, “Template-Directed One-Step Synthesis of Cyclic Trimers by ADMET”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128, 15358-15359 (2006).


  • Advanced Materials
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopic Techniques for Structural Determination

Notice: (For further information and details, please contact Dr. Leung by e-mail)

  • Research Associate/Post-doctoral position available in Dr. K.C.F. Leung's group. Requirement: PhD degree and specialized in Materials Chemistry, Nanoscience, Supramolecular Chemistry, or related disciplines.
  • Laboratory research assistant position available in a university-funded institute. Requirement: BSc, MSc, or MPhil degree specialized in Materials Chemistry, or related disciplines.
  • Researcher position available in a chemical industry located at HK/Mainland. Requirement: BSc degree or above in Chemistry or related disciplines.
  • Students who have excellent academic scores can apply for The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship scheme.