Dr. Chun Ho (Jason) Lam is an assistant professor the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong. His research goal is to mitigate global dependence on fossil resources by promoting the production of sustainable energy and chemicals. Specifically, he explores how non-food grade biomass can be transformed into commodity chemicals through electro- and photocatalysis. He received his doctoral degree in chemistry from Michigan State University. He then became a Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University, where he developed a mild electrocatalytic protocol to convert biodiesel refinery waste into useful chemicals. He has also worked on highly porous aerobic catalysts for renewable chemical production and environmental remediation.
Outside of lab work, Dr. Lam is also an educator and an environment enthusiast. During his postdoc appointment, he was invited to design and teach a green chemistry and sustainability certificate program at The University of Washington’s Continuing Education Programs. After that, he became a visiting assistant professor at Wesleyan University for a year before joining City University of Hong Kong.