Hua-Zhong (Hogan) Yu, Simon Fraser University

Presented by Ken Yeung, Chair, Analytical Chemistry Division

Hua-Zhong “Hogan” Yu grew up in countryside China and received his BSc in 1991 and MSc, with Yueshu Gu in 1994, both from Shandong University. After obtaining a PhD from Peking University with Zhongfan Liu in 1997, Yu went for postdoctoral training at California Institute of Technology, with Fred Anson and Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail, and at National Research Council of Canada, with Dan Wayner. He started in the Department of Chemistry at Simon Fraser University as an assistant professor in 2001, and was granted early promotions to associate professor and professor in 2005 and 2009, respectively. Associated with 4D Labs and Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Yu’s research spans a broad range of topics in biosensors, surface electrochemistry, and nano-electronics. His invention of computer-readable bioDisc technology leads to the possibility of performing many medical tests at home, thereby significantly reducing hospital/laboratory wait time and healthcare cost. Yu was the recipient of the 2004 CSC Fred Beamish Award, the 2011 W. Lash Miller Award of the Electrochemical Society Canadian Section, and the 2012 Tajima Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry