Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal covering fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.

Anderson H.C. Shum

Editorial Board Member of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Research Areas

Soft Matter, Emulsions, Microfluidics, Microscaled Flows


2010-2010Visiting research studentEindhoven University of Technology
2007-2010Doctor of PhilosophyHarvard University
2001-2005BachelorPrinceton University


2005Summer Intern, Air Modeling Group, Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government
2004-2005Senior Thesis Student, Princeton University
2004Research Experience for Undergraduates, Harvard University
2003Summer Engineering Trainee, Waste & Environmental Technologies Ltd
2002Site Administrator, Super Camp, Proactive-Learning Ltd
2001SciTech 2001 participant, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
2000-2001Co-chairperson, Li Po Chun United World College, Open Day Organizing Committee

Academic Achievement

Materials Research Society Graduate Student Silver Award, Spring 2010
Robert L. Wallace Prize Fellowship, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (HSEAS), 2006-2007
Notable mention, Art of Science Competition 2005, Princeton University
Central Jersey Section, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Award for Overall Excellence in Chemical Engineering, 2005
Procter & Gamble (P&G) Award for Outstanding Design Project, 2005
Ticona Award for Outstanding Senior Thesis, 2005
Elected member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Academic Honor Society, 2005
Elected member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, 2005
Elected member of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, 2004
Davis-United World Colleges (UWC) Scholarship, 2001-2005
Outstanding Achievement Certificates in Spring 2002, Fall 2003, Spring 2004 and Fall 2004 by School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Princeton University
Lord Wilson United World Scholarship, 1999-2001

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Phase separation-induced janus droplets by Bingjie Sun, Ho Cheung Shum, David A. Weitz, in preparation
[2]  Early development drug formulation on a chip: Fabrication of nanoparticles using a microfluidic spray dryer by J. Thiele, M. Windbergs, A. R. Abate, M. Trebbin, H.-C. Shum, S. Forster, D. A. Weitz, Lab on a Chip, DOI: 10.1039/C1LC20298G (2011).
[3]  Microfluidic generation of multifunctional quantum dot barcode particles by Yuanjin Zhao, Ho Cheung Shum*, Haosheng Chen, Laura L. A. Adams, Zhongze Gu*, David A. Weitz*, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Article ASAP (2011)
[4]  Dewetting-induced membrane formation by adhesion of amphiphile-laden interfaces by Ho Cheung Shum, Enric Santanach-Carreras, jin-Woong Kim, Allen Ehrlicher, Jerome Bibette, and David A. Weitz, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133(12), 4420-4426 (2011)
[5]  Breakup of double emulsions in constrictions by Haosheng Chen, Jiang Li, Ho Cheung Shum, Howard A. Stone and David A. Weitz, Soft Matter, 7, 2345-2347 (2011)
[6]  Multicompartment polymersomes from double emulsions by Ho Cheung Shum, Yuan-jin Zhao, Shin-Hyun Kim, and David A. Weitz, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50(7), 1648-1651 (2011)
[7]  Hierarchical porous materials made by drying complex suspensions by Andre R. Studart, Julia Studer, Lei Xi, Kisun Yoon, Ho Cheung Shum, and David A. Weitz, Langmuir 27(3), 955-964 (2011)
[8]  Controlled buckling and crumpling of nanoparticle-coated droplets by Sujit S. Datta, Ho Cheung Shum, and David A. Weitz, Langmuir, 26(24), 18612-18616 (2010)
[9]  Gel-Immobilized colloidal crystal shell with high thermal sensitivity by Toshimitsu Kanai, Daeyeon Lee, Ho Cheung Shum, Rhutesh K. Shah, and David A. Weitz, Advanced Materials 22(44), 4998-5002 (2010)
[10]  Corrugated interfaces in multiphase core-annular flow by Ho Cheung Shum, Alban Sauret, Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, Howard A. Stone and David A. Weitz, Physics of Fluids 22(8), 082002 (2010)
[11]  Fabrication of polymersomes using double emulsion templates in glass-coated stamped microfluidic devices by Julian Thiele, Adam R. Abate, Ho Cheung Shum, Simone Bachtler, Stephan Forster, David A. Weitz, Small 6(16), 1723-1727 (2010)
[12]  Microfluidic melt emulsification for encapsulation and release of actives by Bingjie Sun, Ho Cheung Shum, David A. Weitz, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2(12), 3411-3416 (2010)
[13]  Fabrication of tunable spherical colloidal crystals immobilized in soft hydrogels by Toshimitsu Kanai, Daeyeon Lee, Ho Cheung Shum, David A. Weitz, Small 6(7) 807-810 (2010)
[14]  Droplet microfluidics for fabrication of non-spherical particles by Ho Cheung Shum, Adam R. Abate, Daeyeon Lee, Andre′ R. Studart, Baoguo Wang, Chia-Hung Chen, Julian Thiele, Rhutesh K. Shah, Amber Krummel, David A. Weitz, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 31, 108-118 (2010)
[15]  Double emulsion droplets as microreactors for synthesis of mesoporous hydroxyapatite by Ho Cheung Shum, Amit Bandyopadhyay, Susmita Bose and David A. Weitz, Chemistry of Materials 21(22), 5548–5555 (2009)
[16]  Fabrication of monodisperse toroidal particles by polymer solidification in microfluidics by Baoguo Wang, Ho Cheung Shum, David A. Weitz, ChemPhysChem 10, 641-645 (2009)
[17]  Arrested coalescence of particle-coated droplets into non-spherical supracolloidal structures by Andre Studart, Ho Cheung Shum, David Weitz, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 113, 3914-3919 (2009)
[18]  Orientational order of molecular assemblies on rough surfaces by H.C. Schniepp, H.C. Shum, D.A. Saville and I.A. Aksay, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112, 14902-14906 (2008)
[19]  Double emulsion template monodisperse phospholipid vesicles by Ho Cheung Shum, Daeyeon Lee, Insun Yoon, Tom Kodger, and David A. Weitz, Langmuir 24, 7651-7653 (2008)
[20]  Microfluidic fabrication of monodisperse biocompatible and biodegradable polymersomes with controlled permeability by Ho Cheung Shum, Jin-Woong Kim and David A. Weitz, Journal of the American Chemical Society 130, 9543-9549 (2008)
[21]  Colloid surfactants for emulsion stabilization by Jin-Woong Kim, Daeyeon Lee, Ho Cheung Shum and David A. Weitz, Advanced Materials 20, 3239-3243 (2008)
[22]  Designer emulsions using microfluidics by Rhutesh K. Shah, Ho Cheung Shum, Amy C. Rowat, Daeyeon Lee, Jeremy J. Agresti, Andrew S. Utada, Liang-Yin Chu, Jin-Woong Kim, Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, Carlos J. Martinez and David A. Weitz. Materials Today 11(4), 18-27 (2008) [Cover Article]
[23]  Surfactant aggregates at rough solid-liquid interfaces by H.C. Schniepp, H.C. Shum, D.A. Saville, I.A. Aksay. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 111, 8707-8712 (2007