ProfileSang Lam studied electronic engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree. In his final year project, he worked on a gigahertz low-noise amplifier and downconversion mixer realised using a 0.5-micron CMOS process. Then he carried out research in silicon CMOS devices for radio-frequency (RF) integrated circuits (ICs) and received his Master of Philosophy degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Physics from HKUST. After working for a few years in Hong Kong, he went to the UK to pursue doctoral research on semiconductor photonics at the nanometre scale. Participating a multi-university and interdisciplinary project funded by EPSRC of the UK, he worked on photonic crystal cavities with embedded quantum dots (QDs) at the University of Sheffield. On completion of his PhD research, Dr. Lam returned to Hong Kong to co-found a start-up company. After building the foundation of the start-up, he worked as an R&D engineer for Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI), an R&D organization established by the Hong Kong Government. Prior to joining Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) as an academic staff member of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), he worked on a PEM fuel cell project at ASTRI. Besides, he also assisted in R&D projects on lithium-ion batteries and the ink-jet print-heads at the same company.
Dr. Lam's academic interests cover a broad range, from semiconductor electronics to applied electromagnetics, from device fabrication to integrated circuit (IC) physical design, from fundamental physics to alternative energy technologies, from a few hertz (Hz) to a few hundred terahertz (THz) in the electromagnetic spectrum. His current research focuses mainly on semiconductor devices and RF passive components implemented by screen-printing.
Outside work, Dr. Lam enjoys listening to music, especially Christian hymns. He also likes hiking and walking or cycling around.