Detail of Dr. Yuk Yu Matthew LUI

The research group focuses on the cleaner production of chemicals and materials for health and energy. Current research interests are chemistry of lignin and chitin.


Current research project:

We are currently studying the chemical modifications and conversions of chitin and lignin. These two biopolymers are major constituents of biomass waste but have tremendous potential as a source of aromatic compounds, healing materials and drug delivery systems. We are particularly interested in applying sustainable chemistry concepts in these investigations–for example, the use of novel green reagents/solvents in the processes.