Invited talks

2024 9th International Conference on Control and Robotics Engineering (ICCRE 2024) (May 2024)

Zhejiang Lab (Nov 2021)

2019 Conference on Ultrasonic Transducers and Materials (Nov 2019)
South China Normal University (Nov 2018)

GP Battery Workshop on Electrochemical Energy Storage (May 2018)

International Conference on Biomedical Ultrasound 2017 (Dec 2017)

The Tenth Conference on High-performance Ceramics (Nov 2017)

2017 Conference on Piezoelectric Materials, Acoustic Devices and Their Applications (May 2017)

National Tsing Hua University (Feb 2017)

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Aug 2016)

13th Annual Ultrasonic Transducer Engineering Conference (UTEC 2016) (May 2016)

Workshop of Theranostics with Sound and Light (Oct 2015)

Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Sep 2015)

South China Normal University (Jun 2015)

The University of Hong Kong (Apr 2015)

National Institute of Metrology (Jan 2015)

Second International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (Oct 2014)

Sichuan Normal University (Jun 2014) 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Apr 2014)

K. H. (Koko) Lam - University of Glasgow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University © All rights reserved.

Research topics

research Funding

Co-Investigator (2024 – 2027)
Strategic Equipment Grant, EPSRC, “Automated Nano AnaLysing, characterisatiOn and additive packaGing sUitE (ANALOGUE)” (EP/Y015215/1 for £3,053,976)

Co-Principal Investigator (2022 – 2023)

Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Commission, “A Reliable Battery Converter for Ultra-Fast Charging and Discharging of Next-Generation Electric Vehicles” (ITS/108/21 for HKD 1,235,100).

Principal Investigator (2021 – 2024)
General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, “Dual-function Ultrasonic Transducers for Simultaneous Micro-particles Manipulation and Imaging” (15220920, Q80M for HKD 1,058,793).

​Principal Coordinator (2020 – 2024)
Research Impact Fund, Research Grants Council, “Forward-looking Intravascular Photoacoustic/Ultrasound Imaging Technology for the Assessment and Guidance of Cardiovascular Chronic Total Occlusion Intervention” (R5029-19, RC31 for HKD 6,179,200).

Co-Principal Investigator (2020 – 2022)
Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Commission, “Development of Gas Pipe Diagnostic Technology by Nondestructive Thermographic and Ultrasonic Methods” (PRP/014/19FX, ZM34 for HKD 1,999,850).

Co-Principal Investigator (2018 – 2021)
Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS)(2018 年广东省科技创新战略专项资金粤港联合资助计划 (粤港联合研究中心)), Guangdong Science and Technology Department, “Guangdong-Hong Kong Joint Research Center of High Energy Density Dual-ion Cathode Material for Batteries” (2018B05052010 for RMB 1,500,000)

Principal Investigator (2019  – 2020)
Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Commission, “Development of Novel Dual-modality Catheter Technology for Intravascular Photoacoustic/Ultrasound Imaging” (ITF/082/18, K-ZPBX for HKD 1,261,450).

Co-Principal Investigator (2018 – 2021)
National Key Research and Development Program of China (国家重点研发计划“数字诊疗装备”专项项目), Ministry of Science and Technology, “High-resolution, High-speed, Intelligent Cardiac Interventional Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging System” (2018YFC01163 for RMB 21,560,000).​

Co-Investigator (2018  – 2019)
Innovation and Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Commission, “High-frequency Phase Array Medical Ultrasound Transducer for Eye Imaging” (ITF/044/17, K-ZPBE for HKD 1,281,000).

Co-Principal Investigator (2017 – 2019)
The Scientific and Technological Plan of Guangdong Province (广东省科学技术厅广东省前沿与关键技术创新专项资金项目(粤港联合创新领域)), Guangdong Science and Technology Department, “Development of High-power Ultrasonic Welding System for Battery Packaging” (2017A050506036, H-ZG5U for RMB 500,000).​

Principal Investigator (2017 – 2019)
Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme, HKPolyU, “Development of a Spinel Zinc Ferrite/Enzyme Coupling Biomimetic System for Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2” (G-YW2J for HKD 700,000).​

Co-Principal Investigator (2016 – 2018)
The Scientific and Technological Plan of Guangdong Province (广东省科学技术厅广东省前沿与关键技术创新专项资金项目(粤港联合创新领域)), Guangdong Science and Technology Department, “Development of High-performance Electrode Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries” (2016A050503040, 2016B010114002 for RMB 1,000,000).​

Principal Investigator (2017 – 2018)
Internal Grant, HKPolyU, “Development of a Novel Acoustic Tweezing Method” (G-YBPN for HKD 205,000).​

Principal Investigator (2016 – 2017)
Internal Grant, HKPolyU, “Development of a Novel Acoustic Tweezing Method” (G-YBLM for HKD 160,000).​

Co-Investigator (2016 – 2017)

Shantou Institute of Ultrasonic Instrument Co. Ltd. “Fabrication of High Frequency Phased-array Transducer” (H-ZG4S for HKD 450,000).​

Co-Investigator (2016 – 2018)
Research Funding Scheme for Supporting Intra-Faculty Interdisciplinary Projects, HKPolyU, “Fundamental Investigation of Ultrasonic Neuromodulation” (1-ZVGK for HKD 400,000).​

Co-Investigator (2016 – 2021)
Project for University Research Facility in Materials Characterization and Device Fabrication (UMF), HKPolyU, “Novel Materials for Emerging Energy, Electronic, and Photonic Devices” (1-ZVGH for HKD 23,950,000).​

Co-Investigator (2015 – 2017)
Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme, HKPolyU, “Study the Mechanism of Ultrasound Induced Brain Stimulation” (G–YW0Q for HKD 700,000).​

Team Leader (2015 – 2017)
Large Equipment Fund, HKPolyU, “Equipment for High-temperature Thermal and Electrical Characterization” (DD7F for HKD 2,200,000).

Principal Investigator (2015 – 2017)
Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council, Development of a Radiation Force-calibrated Acoustic Tweezing Method for the Characterization of Biological Cell Deformation(F–PP1S for HKD 1,158,901 + HKD 100,000 (ECS Award) + HKD 90,890 (Matching Grant)).
Team Member (2014  – 2016)
Large Equipment Fund, HKPolyU, “Microscopy, Mechanics and Reliability of Novel, Nano-scale Electrode Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems” (DD6Z for HKD 3,120,000).

Co-Investigator (2014 – 2016)
Project of Strategic Importance, HKPolyU, “Advanced Smart Materials–Nanoscale Phenomena and Novel Applications” (1–ZVCG for HKD 2,500,000).

Principal Investigator (2014)
Start-up grant, Department of Electrical Engineering, HKPolyU, “Development of acoustic transducers for engineering applications” (4–ZZDC for HKD 1,000,000).

K. H. (Koko) LAM Research group

Professional Activities

Winter School, Electroceramics for End Users XII (ECEUXII) - The 12th
 Joint International Meeting- PIEZO 2023 with Ferroelectrics UK

Associate Editor:
Frontiers in Smart Materials

Journal of Electronic Materials

Guest Editor:
Journal of Composites Science, Special Issue "Progress and Prospects of Flexible Composites", 2023

Materials, Special Issue "Design and Characterization of Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage", 2023

Coatings, Special Issue "Thick and Thin Films for Functional Device Applications", 2021

Micromachines, Special Issue "Miniature Ultrasonic Devices and Their Applications", 2021

Editorial Board Member:

Materials (Energy Materials Section)

Organization Committee Member:

Electroceramics for End Users XII (ECEUXII), 2023

The 17th Congress of the Asian-Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCChE 2017), 2017 

The 6th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications (PESA), 2015

Technical Program Committee Member:
2024 9th International Conference on Control and Robotics Engineering (ICCRE 2024), Osaka, Japan

2023 8th ICCRE 2023, Niigata, Japan

2023 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Montreal, Canada

2022 IEEE IUS, Venice, Italy

2021 IEEE IUS, Virtual

Session Chair:

Electroceramics for End Users XII (ECEUXII), 2023, Glasgow Scotland

2023 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Montreal, Canada

2022 IEEE IUS, Venice, Italy
2019 IEEE IUS, Glasgow, Scotland

The 17th Congress of the Asian-Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCChE 2017), Hong Kong

Reviewer Editorial Board Member:


Reviewer for Research Funding Bodies:
Dutch Research Council of Netherlands

​EPSRC Peer Review College

Fondecyt (Chile Research Council)

Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong

Reviewer for SCI Journals:
ACS Applied Energy Materials

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
​ACS Nano
ACS Omega
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
Acta Acustica united with Acustica
Advanced Functional Materials
​Advanced Materials
Applied Physics Letters
Applied Sciences
Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Ceramics International​
​Chemical Engineering Journal
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Composites Communications
Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 
Composites Science and Technology

​Crystal Growth and Design
Crystal Research and Technology

​Dalton Transactions
Electrochemistry Communications
Electrochimica Acta
Energy Technology
Engineering Structures
​European Biophysics Journal
​Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
​Green Energy
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
​IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
​IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
IET Power Electronics
​Infrared Physics and Technology

​International Journal of Energy Research
Journal of Alloys and Compounds
Journal of Applied Physics

Journal of Biomechanics
Journal of Electroceramics

​Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Journal of Electronic Materials
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Journal of Materials Chemistry C
Journal of Materials Processing Technology

Journal of Materials Research and Technology
Journal of Materials Science

Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Journal of Materiomics
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

Journal of Sound and Vibration
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Journal of the European Ceramic Society

​Materials & Design
Materials Letters
Materials Science and Engineering: B – Advanced Functional Solid-State Materials

Materials Today Energy
Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids
Measurement Science and Technology

​Microsystems & Nanoengineering 
Nano Energy
Physica Scripta

Research in Nondestructive Evaluation
RSC Advances
Review of Scientific Instruments
Scientific Reports
Sensors (Reviewer Board Member)
​Sensors and Actuators A:
Smart Materials and Structures
​Synthetic Metals