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 leads his research group in Bioinspired Molecular Interfaces at the University of Strathclyde. He is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry and 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 mimicking the nanoscale organization and functionalities observed in natural molecular interfaces. This “biointerfacial” research is driven by both fundamental scientific inquiry and potential applications. The impact of Aaron’s research is in two main areas: i) sequence-specific “peptoids” as novel nanoassemblies, antibacterial surfaces, and biomaterials, and ii) surface modification of synthetic materials, especially cellulose, using “polyphenol coatings” for enzyme biocatalysis, and biomedical and environmental sensing 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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