Associate Professor LAI Yee Hing

(Associate Dean - Education and International Programmes)

B.Sc., Nanyang University, 1976; Ph. D., University of Victoria, 1980; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1980-1982.

Contact Information

Office: MD1-17-03H
Tel: (65)-6516-2914 | Fax: (65)-6779-1691


Research Interests

My primary interest lies on organic chemistry.


Research Highlight

Our research interests are centred mainly on the studies of conjugated aromatic systems going from theoretically interesting molecules to organic materials for specific applications.


Representative Publications   

  • Wang, W. L.; Xu, J. W.; Sun, Z.; Zhang, X. H.; Lu, Y.; Lai, Y. H. Effect of Transannular p-p Interaction on Emission Spectral Shift and Fluorescence Quenching in Dithia 3.3 Paracyclophane-Fluorene Copolymers. Macromolecules 2006, 39, 7277-7285.
  • Wang, F.; Han, M. Y.; Mya, K. Y.; Wang, Y. B.; Lai, Y. H. Aggregation-Driven Growth of Size-Tunable Organic Nanoparticles using Electronically Altered Conjugated Polymers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 10350-10355.
  • Ting, Y. H.; Lai, Y. H. Extreme Projection of a Proton into the p-cloud of an Aromatic Ring: Record Shielding of an Aromatic Proton in Trans-10b-Methyl-10c-(1-Naphthyl)-10b,10c-Dihydropyrene. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 909-914.
  • Zhang, Y. P.; Yong, K. S.; Lai, Y. H.; Xu, G. Q.; Wang, X. S. Formation of Order Molecular Nanostructures on the Si(111)-(7x7) Surface by Patterned Assembly. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2004, 85, 2926-2928.
  • Wang, F.; Lai, Y. H.; Han, M. Y. Post-Coordination of Multinuclear Transitional Metal Clusters to Azulene-Based Polymers: A Novel Strategy for Tuning Properties in p-conjugated Polymers. Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 4791-4794.