Kam Tong Leung - Chemistry
Dr. Kam Tong Leung has been a professor in the department of Chemistry since 1987; and has been the recipient of countless prestigious research grants over the past 27 years. He was the faculty leader of the collaborative graduate program in Nanotechnology in its infancy, and has supervised 21 postdoctoral fellows, 17 doctoral students and 8 Master’s students, both in Chemistry and Physics.
Dr. Leung provides an outstanding example of how a supervisor should mentor graduate students. He works closely with them in the laboratory, ensures that they have the latest and most up-to-date equipment, even when the commitment entails the design and construction of unique instrumentation needed for a research project. He readily acknowledges the strengths of his students and provides them a nurturing environment in which they can develop as top ranked scientists. His international students, of which there have been many, point out his devotion to making them feel welcome at the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Leung is noted as a caring and compassionate supervisor who maintains relationships with his students long after they leave his lab. His students consider themselves extremely fortunate to have him as a mentor.