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Department of Food and Health Sciences

Academic Staff


  • Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Food Testing and Certification
  • Analytical Chemistry


2012 PhD in Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong
2006 BSc in Applied Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong


2019 - Present Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Technology, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
2015 - 2019 Senior Research Assistant, City University of Hong Kong
2012 - 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, City University of Hong Kong
2012 - 2012 Senior Research Assistant, City University of Hong Kong
2011 - 2012 Research Assistant, City University of Hong Kong


  • Catalysis for Water Splitting
  • Catalysis for Carbon Dioxide Reduction


  • Guo, Zhenguo; Yu, Fei; Yang, Ying; Leung Chi-Fai; Ng Siu-Mui; Ko, Chi-Chiu; Cometto, Claudio, Lau, Tai-Chu; Robert, Marc, Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 to CO by a Copper(II) Quaterpyridine Complex, ChemSusChem, 2017, 10(20), 4009-4013.
  • Guo, Zhenguo; Cheng, Siwei; Cometto, Claudio; Anxolabehere-Mallart, Elodie; Ng Siu-Mui; Ko, Chi-Chiu; Liu Guijian; Chen Lingjing, Robert, Marc; Lau Tai-Chu. Highly Efficient and Selective Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction by Iron and Cobalt Quaterpyridine Complexes, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138(30), 9413-9416.
  • Liu, Yingying; Ng, Siu-Mui; Lam, William W. Y.; Yiu, Shek-Man; Lau, Tai-Chu, A Highly Reactive Seven-Coorinate Osmium(V) Oxo Complex: [OsV(O)(qpy)(pic)Cl]2+, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2016, 55 (1), 288-291.
  • Liu, Yingying; Ng, Siu-Mui; Yiu, Shek-Man; Lam, William W. Y.; Wei, Xi-Guang; Lau, Kai-Chung; Lau, Tai-Chu, Catalytic Water Oxidation by Ruthenium(II) Quaterpyridine (qpy) Complexes: Evidence for Ruthenium(III) qpy-N,N'''-dioxide as the Real Catalysts, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2014, 53(52), 14468-14471.
  • Chen, Man; Ng, Siu-Mui; Yiu, Shek-Man; Lau, Kai-Chung; Zeng, Raymond J.; Lau, Tai-Chu, Photoinduced water oxidation catalyzed by a double-helical dicobalt(II) sexipyridine complex, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50(95), 14956-14959.
  • Chen, Gui; Chen, Lingjing; Ng, Siu-Mui; Lau, Tai-Chu, Efficient Chemical and Visible-Light-Driven Water Oxidation using Nickel Complexes and Salts as Precatalysts, ChemSusChem, 2014, 7(1), 127-134.
  • Leung, Chi-Fai; Ng, Siu-Mui; Ko, Chi-Chiu; Man, Wai-Lun; Wu, Jiashou; Chen, Lingjing; Lau, Tai-Chu, A cobalt(II) quaterpyridine complex as a visible light-driven catalyst for both water oxidation and reduction, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5(7), 7903-7909.
  • Man, Wai-Lun; Lam, William W. Y.; Ng, Siu-Mui; Tsang, Wenny Y. K.; Lau, Tai-Chu, Oxygen Atom Transfer from a trans-Dioxoruthenium(VI) Complex to Nitric Oxide, Chem. Eur. J, 2012, 18(1), 138-144.
  • Yiu, Shek-Man; Man, Wai-Lun; Wang, Xin; Lam, William W. Y.; Ng, Siu-Mui; Kwong, Hoi-Ki; Lau, Kai-Chung; Lau, Tai-Chu, Oxygen evolution from BF3/MnO4-, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47(14), 4159-4161.
  • Ng, Chi-On; Tso-Lun Lo, Larry; Ng, Siu-Mui; Ko, Chi-Chiu; Zhu, Nianyong, A New Class of Isocyanide-Containing Rhenium(I) Bipyridyl Luminophore with Readily Tunable and Highly Environmentally Sensitive Excited-State Properties, Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47(17), 7447-7449.