K. H. Aaron Lau, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
University of Strathclyde

Ph.D., Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

Sc.B., Sc.M., Materials Science and Engineering
Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

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2019 Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer)
2013 Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, UK

2011 NIH National Research Service Award NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
2008 Postdoctoral Fellow
Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

2004 Senior Research Officer
2002 Research Officer
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore

Aaron is a molecular materials engineer and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. He leads the Bioinspired Molecular Interfaces laboratory and is a founding member of the university’s bionanotechnology initiative. He obtained his ScB and ScM at Brown University, PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, and postdoctoral training at Northwestern University. His interest is in developing molecular materials and synthetic surfaces that mimic the nanoscale organization of functional groups observed in nature and hence enable advanced materials functionality. This “biointerfacial” research is driven by both fundamental scientific inquiry and potential applications in the biomedical, bioprocessing and environmental fields. The research is highly interdisciplinary and draws from the fields of chemistry, biophysics, chemical engineering and materials science. The impact of Aaron’s research is in two main areas: i) sequence-specific “peptoids” for generating novel nanostructures, bioactive surfaces and biomaterials, and ii) surface modification of synthetic materials using “polyphenol coatings” for antibacterial and enzyme biocatalysis applications. His awards include the US NIH National Research Service Award (2011), RSC mobility fellowship (2014), Scottish Crucible (2015), and the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Young Investigator award (2016).

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