Wai-Yeung Wong received BSc and PhD degrees from the University of Hong Kong. After a postdoctoral year with Prof. F. Albert Cotton in Texas A&M University in 1996, he worked for Profs. The Lord Jack Lewis (FRS) and Paul R. Raithby at the University of Cambridge in 1997. He joined Hong Kong Baptist University as an Assistant Professor in 1998, rising through the academic ranks to Chair Professor in Chemistry in early 2011. Professor Wong is internationally renowned for his research in metallopolymers and metallo-organic molecules with energy functions and photofunctional properties. His research focuses on synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry and structural chemistry, with special emphasis on developing novel molecular functional materials and polymers containing late transition metal elements, setting a common goal especially towards advancing energy-related technologies. Professor Wong has a distinguished publication record of over 360 articles to date. He was awarded the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship by the Croucher Foundation in 2009 and the Chemistry of the Transition Metals Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2010. He is also the recipient of the First Class Prize in Natural Science Award from Ministry of Education of China in 2010 and the FACS Distinguished Young Chemist Award in 2011 from Federation of Asian Chemical Societies. In 2012, he also received the Distinguished Lectureship Award from The Chemical Society of Japan. He currently serves on the editorial/international advisory boards of journals such as Dalton Transactions, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics, Comments on Inorganic Chemistry, Macromolecular Research, Journal of Inorganic & Organometallic Polymers & Materials, and Current Organic Chemistry, etc. At present, he is also the Chairman of Hong Kong Chemical Society and the Secretary of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Hong Kong Section).
Biography Updated on 9 December 2012