The Department of Chemistry hosted the Phosphor Safari 2016 and the Hong Kong International Symposium on Luminescence, Spectroscopy and Applications in early December. More than 200 experts from the Mainland, the US, Europe, Japan, Oceania and other countries in Asia shared and exchanged the latest research results and insights gained from their multi-disciplinary areas of science.
This conference was supported by the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research and Development), said at the opening ceremony that the Department of Chemistry strives to set up a platform for sharing cutting-edge ideas and research results from all over the world, and in future, the Department will devote more effort to connecting local research scholars with experts from worldwide and to promoting HKBU scholars to the international level.
Plenary speakers included Professor Jean-Claude Bünzli from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne in Switzerland, Professor John A Capobianco from Concordia University in Canada, Professor Christophe Dujardin from Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 in France, Professor Andries Meijerink from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Professor Bruno Viana of the National Centre for Scientific Research in France, Professor Yan Chunhua from Peking University in China, and Professor Cordt Zollfrank from Technische Universität München in Germany.