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LAM Kwok-ho

BSc, MPhil, PhD
Assistant Professor

Room: CF631
Personal webpage : http://www.kokokhlam.com/



Dr. Lam received the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPolyU) in 2002 and 2006, respectively. During his graduate studies, he worked on the processing and characterization of piezoelectric materials and their applications in sensors and actuators. Dr. Lam was a visiting scholar in Stanford University in 2007. From 2007 to 2009, he acquired the HKPolyU-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and worked on the applications of smart materials in civil engineering structures at HKPolyU. Meanwhile, he also joined an international project (collaborated with Stanford University, University of Michigan, and Georgia Institute of Technology) to conduct wireless vibration monitoring of Guangzhou Television and Sightseeing Tower in China. Dr. Lam became a Research Associate at the NIH Resource Center on Medical Ultrasonic Transducer Technology in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of University of Southern California (USC) from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Lam started his academic career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at HKPolyU in 2013.

Dr. Lam has been working in the field of smart materials and applications including multifunctional smart materials, smart sensor and actuator technology, condition and health structural monitoring, and biomedical applications of ultrasonic transducers. He has achieved 90+ publications, including 5 granted patents for 4 inventions, 75+ SCI journal papers (50+ in Grade-A journals), and 10+ international conference papers.

Dr. Lam is a member of the IEEE Society and the American Chemical Society. He has also served as a reviewer for over 15 prestigious international SCI journals.

Refereed Journals

2016 - 2017


1. DENG,Yunlong, MOU,Jirong, WU,Huali, JIANG,Na, ZHENG,Qiaoji, LAM,K.H. , XU,Chenggang and LIN,Dunmin, "A superior Li2SiO3 -Composited LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 Cathode for High-Voltage and High-Performance Lithium-ion Batteries". Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 235, pp.19-31 (May 2017) ISSN 00134686(print)


2. XING,Guangzhen, YANG,Ping, HU,Pengcheng, LAM,K.H. , HE,Longbiao and ZHANG,Zhonghua, "Field characterization of steady state focused transducers using hydrophones based on Fresnel approximation". Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp.65005 (Apr 2017) ISSN 0957-0233(print), 1361-6501(electronic)


3. HE,Fu-An, KIM,Min-Ji, CHEN,Shui-Mei, WU,Yuen-Shing, LAM,K.H. , CHAN,H.L.W. and FAN,J., "Tough and porous piezoelectric P(VDF-TrFE)/organosilicate composite membrane". High Performance Polymers, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp.133-140 (Mar 2017) ISSN 0954-0083(print), 1361-6412(electronic)


4. DENG,Yunlong, MOU,Jirong, WU,Huali, ZHOU,Lin, ZHENG,Qiaoji, LAM,K.H. , XU,Chenggang and LIN,Dunmin, "Enhanced Electrochemical Performance in Ni-Doped LiMn2O4 -Based Composite Cathodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries". ChemElectroChem, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp.1362-1371 (Mar 2017) ISSN 21960216


5. CHEN,Hedong, HOU,Xianhua, QU,Lina, QIN,Haiqing, RU,Qiang, HUANG,Yuan, HU,Shejun and LAM,K.H., "Electrochemical properties of core–shell nano-Si@carbon composites as superior anode materials for high-performance Li-ion batteries". Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp.250-258 (Jan 2017) ISSN 0957-4522(print), 1573-482X(electronic)


6. WONG,Chi Man#, CHEN,Y., LUO,Haosu, DAI,J.Y., LAM,K.H. and CHAN,H.L.W., "Development of a 20-MHz wide-bandwidth PMN-PT single crystal phased-array ultrasound transducer". Ultrasonics, Vol. 73, pp.181-186 (Jan 2017) ISSN 0041624X


7. CHEN,Jun-Jun, QIN,Shi-Hao, LV,Qun-Chen, SHI,Dongliang#, ZHENG,Xu-Min, WU,Hui-Jun, HUANG,Hua-Kun, LIAN,Liu-Guang, HE,Fu-An and LAM,K.H., "Preparation of novel xGNPs/SBS composites with enhanced dielectric constant and thermal conductivity". Advances in Polymer Technology, pp.1-8 (Jan 2017) ISSN 07306679(print)


8. HE,Fu-An, LIN,Kai, SHI,Dongliang#, WU,Hui-Jun, HUANG,Hua-Kun, CHEN,Jun-Jun, CHEN,Fang and LAM,K.H., "Preparation of organosilicate/PVDF composites with enhanced piezoelectricity and pyroelectricity by stretching". Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 137, pp.138-147 (Dec 2016) ISSN 02663538(print)


9. LAM,K.H. , LI,Ying, LI,Yang, LIM,Hae Gyun, ZHOU,Qifa and SHUNG,Koping Kirk, "Multifunctional single beam acoustic tweezer for non-invasive cell/organism manipulation and tissue imaging". Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp.1-7 (Dec 2016) ISSN 2045-2322


10. GUO,Yongquan, WANG,Tao, SHI,Dongliang#, XIAO,Ping, ZHENG,Qiaoji, XU,Chenggang, LAM,K.H. and LIN,Dunmin, "Strong piezoelectricity and multiferroicity in BiFeO3–BaTiO3–NdCoO3 lead-free piezoelectric ceramics with high Curie temperature for current sensing application". Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol. 28, No. 7, pp.5531-5547 (Dec 2016) ISSN 0957-4522(print), 1573-482X(electronic)


11. MAO,Junwei, HOU,Xianhua, CHEN,Hedong, RU,Qiang, HU,Shejun and LAM,K.H. , "Facile spray drying synthesis of porous structured ZnFe2O4 as high-performance anode material for lithium-ion batteries". Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp.3709-3715 (Nov 2016) ISSN 0957-4522(print), 1573-482X(electronic)


12. TIAN,Mijie, ZHOU,Lin, WU,Huali, JIANG,Na, ZHENG,Qiaoji, XU,Chenggang, LAM,K.H. and LIN,Dunmin, "Phase structure and electrochemical performance of layered-spinel integrated LiNi0.5Mn0.5O2-LiMn1.9Al0.1O4 composite cathodes for lithium ion batteries". Ceramics International, Vol. 42, No. 15, pp.16916-16926 (Nov 2016) ISSN 02728842


13. LI,Yana, HOU,Xianhua, LI,Yajie, RU,Qiang, HU,Shejun and LAM,K.H. , "The design and synthesis of polyhedral Ti-doped Co3O4 with enhanced lithium-storage properties for Li-ion batteries". Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol. 27, No. 11, pp.11439-11446 (Nov 2016) ISSN 0957-4522(print), 1573-482X(electronic)


14. MA,Shaomeng, HOU,Xianhua, LI,Yajie, RU,Qiang, HU,Shejun and LAM,K.H. , "Performance and mechanism research of hierarchically structured Li-rich cathode materials for advanced lithium–ion batteries". Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp.2705-2715 (Oct 2016) ISSN 0957-4522(print), 1573-482X(electronic)


15. ZHANG,Hongfang, SUN,T.Y., WANG,Yu, KONG,Ling Bing, KWOK,K.W., KARAKI,Tomoaki, LAM,K.H. , MAK,C.L. and HOU,Fang, "Studies of interface characteristics of fine-grain ferroelectric based glass-ceramic composites using impedance spectroscopy". Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 682, pp.196-202 (Oct 2016) ISSN 09258388(print)


16. QU,Lina, HOU,Xianhua, MAO,Junwei, RU,Qiang, HU,Shejun, LIU,Xiang and LAM,K.H. , "3-Dimensional cuboid structured ZnFe2O4@C nano-whiskers as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries based on the in situ graft polymerization method". RSC Adv., Vol. 6, No. 99, pp.96743-96751 (Sep 2016) ISSN 2046-2069(electronic)


17. MAO,Junwei, HOU,Xianhua, HUANG,Fengsi, SHEN,Kaixiang, LAM,K.H. , RU,Qiang and HU,Shejun, "Zn substitution NiFe2O4 nanoparticles with enhanced conductivity as high-performances electrodes for lithium ion batteries". Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 676, pp.265-274 (Aug 2016) ISSN 09258388(print)


18. CHEN,Z H, LAM,K.H. and NI,Y.Q., "Enhanced damping for bridge cables using a self-sensing MR damper". Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 25, No. 8, pp.85019 (Jul 2016) ISSN 0964-1726(print), 1361-665X(electronic)



Invited Conference Papers

2016 - 2017


1. LI,Siyang#, LAM,K.H. and CHENG,K.W.E., "Development of a motor waste heat power generation system based on thermoelectric generators". 2016 International Symposium on Electrical Engineering (ISEE), Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 14-16 December, 2016, IEEE, pp.1-5 (Dec 2016) ISBN 978-1-5090-5883-9(print), 978-1-5090-5884-6(electronic)


2. WONG,Chi Man#, CHEN,Y., LUO,Haosu, DAI,J.Y., LAM,K.H. and CHAN,H.L.W., "An ultrawide bandwidth high frequency phased-array ultrasound transducer fabricated using the PMN-0.3PT single crystal". 2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Tours, France, 19-21 September, 2016, IEEE, pp.1-4 (Sep 2016) ISBN 978-1-4673-9897-8(electronic)

Honours and Awards

Patents granted