K. H. Aaron Lau, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (UK equivalent rank: Lecturer)
Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
University of Strathclyde
Sc.B., Sc.M., Materials Science and Engineering
Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Ph.D., Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
Postdoctoral training: Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Scopus ID (King Hang Aaron Lau):55729134700
Dr. King Hang Aaron Lau joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde as lecturer (assistant professor) in 2013, and is a founding member of the university’s bionanotechnology initiative. Aaron's research in bioinspired materials focuses on convenient material systems that can exert molecular-level control. Current projects explore peptide-mimetic polymers and their self-assembled nanostructures as novel biomaterials and molecular scaffolds, as well as nanopores for controlling protein transport and separation. Aaron earned his Sc.B. and Sc.M. in materials science at Brown University and his Ph.D. in chemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. He was then a postdoctoral fellow in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University, during which he received a US National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Research Service Award (2011). Aaron was also recently a Royal Society of Chemistry mobility fellow (2014), a Scottish Cruciblist (2015), and he holds a Human Frontier Science Program early career award (2016).