报告题目：Measuring interaction forces between colloidal particles in aqueous solution
魏涛教授于2003年获香港中文大学化学系化学博士学位，2003年-2005年在德国巴斯夫公司任职，2005年7-12月在美国明尼苏达大学做博士后研究，2006年1月起在香港中文大学任教。他的主要研究领域包括：高分子、胶体、软物质的设计和合成及其相互作用表征、纳米粒子合成与自组装、自组装理论与方法研究等。魏涛教授近年在AngewandteChemie International Edition，Macromolecules，Soft Matter，Langmuir等国际核心学术刊物发表论文100余篇。详细介绍见主页http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/research/NgaiToGroup/
To NGAIhas received his B.S. in chemistry at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 1999. In 2003, he obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry in the same university under the supervision of Professor Chi Wu. He moved to BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) in 2003 as the postdoctoral fellow for two years in Dr. Helmut Auweter and Dr. Sven-Holger Behrens’s research group. In 2005, he went to Professor Timothy P Lodge’s group in the Chemistry Department of the University of Minnesota and joined the Chemistry Department at CUHK in 2006 as a research assistant professor. He has been appointed as an assistant professor in 2008, and early promoted to associate professor in 2012. In 2017, he was promoted to Professor. His research interests center on various areas of surface and colloid science. He focuses on the design and study the particle behaviour at the fluid interfaces through combination of colloid science, polymer chemistry and soft matter physics. He also focuses on the developing and applying single-particle force microscopy, total internal reflection microscopy (TIRM), and active single-particle microrheometer, to measure the intermolecular and surface forces as well as viscoelastic properties of soft materials.