ChemistryWestern Science

Tsun-Kong (T.K.) Sham

Tsun-Kong (T.K.) Sham

Contact Information

Title: Distinguished University Professor
Office: Rm 030A ChB,
Lab: Rm 030, 030C, 032, 125
Phone (Office): ext 86341
Phone (Lab): 86297

Research Areas

Electronic Structure, Synchrotron Spectroscopy and Energy Materials

Traditional Research Division:
Physical & Analytical


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



My research centres on the experimental and theoretical investigation of the electronic structure of matter and its interplay with materials properties, materials performance in a designed functionality and spectroscopy. Emphasis is placed on nanomaterials in general and energy materials and nano carrier for drug delivery in particular. Major ongoing thrusts are (1) synthesis, assembly and characterization of nanomaterials and composites; (2) development and applications of synchrotron capabilities at the Canadian Light Source, a national facility in Saskatoon and the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. Detailed description of research areas can be found at the research group homepage.

Professional Activities:

Director, Soochow University-Western University Centre for Synchrotron Radiation Research (2012-2017); Co-organizer, Synchrotron Radiation Symposium Pacifichem, Honolulu, December, (2015); Chair, Board of Ontario Synchrotron Consortium (2006 - ); Board of Directors of the Canadian Light Source (2001-2006); International Review Committee, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (2009), Member, Foreign Editorial Board, Chinese Physics C (2009 - ).