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Prof. Tsun-Kong (TK) Sham

Officer of the Order of Canada

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

 

Canada Research Chair

 

Director of Soochow University-Western University Centre

B.Sc. Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ph.D. University of Western Ontario

Awards & Honors

Officer of the Order of Canada (2016)

 

Distinguished University Professorship (2015)

 

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division) (2012)

 

The John C. Polanyi Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (2010)

Distinguished Research Professor (2005)

Award of Merit of the Federation of
Chinese Canadian Professionals (2004)

Florence Bucke Award (1994)

 

 

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Our research centers on the experimental and theoretical investigation of the electronic structure of matter and its interplay with material properties and spectroscopy. Emphasis is placed on metallic and semiconductor materials in low dimensions, and more recently nano systems, OLED materials, biomaterials and soft matters.


A major ongoing thrust is the development and applications of synchrotron radiation techniques at facilities including Advanced Photon Source at Argonnie National Laboratory (Illinois), Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California) and the Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan.

 

Another experimental centre: Soochow University-Western University Centre which focuses on the development of varieties of nanomaterials for synchrotron radiation is founded in Suzhou, China, in Nov. 2012

 

 

Interested in joining us?

Potential graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to contact Prof. Sham for possible openings.

New Research Highlight Available!!!