Dr. Sam Chun Kit HAU(侯俊傑博士)


location Room 156 Science Centre
Phone No. (852) 3943 8135
Email sckhau@cuhk.edu.hk










2010 Ph.D. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2005 B.Sc. (1st Class Hon.), Applied Chemistry Hong Kong Baptist University



Current Research Interests

Coordination Network Assembly
Crystal Engineering




Since 2019 Lecturer, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2014 – 2019 Lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist University


Selected Publications

1. S. C. K. Hau, T. C. W. Mak, “Assembly of high-symmetry silver(I) alkyl-1,3-diynyl cluster complexes via core transformation”,
Dalton Trans., 46, 14098-14101 (2017).
2. G. Ji, S. Zhang, S. C. K. Hau, L. Zhao, “Macrocyclic-ligand Induced Synthesis of Aryl Ethynides with Divergent Silver(I) Clusters”,
Chin. J. Chem., 35, 1824-1828 (2017).
3. S. C. K. Hau, M. C.-L. Yeung, V. W.-W. Yam, T. C. W. Mak, “Assembly of Heterometallic Silver(I)-Copper(I) Alkyl-1,3-diynyl Clusters via Inner-Core Expansion”,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 13732-13739 (2016).
4. S. C. K. Hau, T. C. W. Mak, “Assembly of Layer-Type Organosilver(I) Complexes Incorporating Nitrate and Isomeric Halophenylethynide Ligands”,
J. Organometallic Chem., 792, 123-133 (2015).
5. S. C. K. Hau, P.-S. Cheng, T. C. W. Mak, “Ligand-Induced Assembly of Coordination Chains and Columns Containing High-Nuclearity Silver(I) Ethynide Cluster Units”,
Organometallics, 33, 3231-3234 (2014).
6. S. C. K. Hau, T. C. W. Mak, “Organosilver(I) Framework Assembly with Trifluoroacetate and Diethynyl-Functionalized Isomeric Stilbenes”,
Cryst. Growth Des., 14, 3567-3575 (2014).
7. S. C. K. Hau, T. C. W. Mak, “Synthesis of Unstable Carbides Ag2C2n (n = 3, 4) and Characterization via Crystallographic Analysis of their Double Salts with Silver(I) Trifluorocetate”,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 902-905 (2014).
8. S. C. K. Hau, T. C. W. Mak, “Systematic Investigation of Silver-Carbon Bonding in Coordination Frameworks with Aryl Ligands That Contain Ethynyl and Ethenyl Substituents”,
Chem. Eur. J. 19, 5387-5400 (2013).
9. S. C. K. Hau, P.-S. Cheng, T. C. W. Mak, “Enlargement of Globular Silver Alkynide Cluster via Core Transformation”,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 2922-2925 (2012).
10. C.-K. Hau, S. S.-Y. Chui, W. Lu, C.-M. Che, P.-S. Cheng, T. C. W. Mak, Q. Miao and H. N. C. Wong, “Thermotropic liquid crystals based on 1,8,9,16-tetrasubstituted tetraphenylenes and their structure-property relationship studies”,
Chem. Sci., 2, 1068-1075 (2011).