Anderson Ho Cheung Shum

Anderson Shum



Dr. Anderson Ho Cheung Shum received his B.S.E. degree, summa cum laude, in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University (USA), S.M. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (USA). He is currently Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Programme at The University of Hong Kong.

His research interests include emulsions, biomicrofluidics, biomedical engineering and soft matter. The most significant contribution to the fields of microfluidics and soft matter is to introduce and elucidate possibilities offered by an all-aqueous multiphase system. His work has inspired a new way to achieve biomimetic behaviors in droplet-based materials, promising a new class of programmable carriers for nanomedicine and drugs.

Professor Shum is a rising star in his field, having published more than 100 ISI articles. His work has been highly influential, with more than 4,000 ISI citations which gained him an H index of 34. He has been recognized both locally and internationally, and received honors and awards, including Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) 2017, Founding Member of Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences (2018), IEEE Nanomed New Innovator 2018, Microsystems and Nanoengineering Young Scientists Award 2019,  International Exhibition of Inventions (Geneva, Switzerland) 2018 & 2019. He is currently an associate editor for Biomicrofluidics (American Institute of Physics), an editorial board member for Scientific Reports (Springer Nature) and an editorial advisory board member for Lab-on-a-Chip (RSC).