The Fourth Inauguration of Endowed Professorships cum the First Inauguration of Endowed Young Scholars was held on 31 Aug 2022 to pay tribute to distinguished scholars for their outstanding academic and research achievements, and demonstrate community support and recognition to PolyU for its research excellence.
Prof. Raymond Wong, Interim Dean of SFT, was conferred the Clarea Au Endowed Professorship in Energy. Prof. Wong is devoted to the development of advanced materials for enhanced energy uses and tells us that “The Endowed Professorship will further strengthen my research in developing new molecular and nano materials for energy conversion (light/electrical and thermal/electrical)”.
Prof. Wong is currently Chair Professor of Chemical Technology in the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology and Dean of the Faculty of Science at PolyU. Prof. Wong is very interested in the design and synthesis of new molecular functional materials, and metallopolymers with photo functional properties and energy functions. The scope of his work ranges from innovative research to application studies. At present, his team is working on sustainable energy sources and improving energy conversion technologies to meet future global energy demands and work towards a cleaner environment.
Prof. Wong has published more than 700 research papers in leading international scientific journals and is among the world’s top 1% on the Institute for Scientific Information list of most-cited chemists and materials scientists. He was named a Thomson Reuters (now Clarivate Analytics) Highly Cited Researcher for seven consecutive years (2014–2020).
Prof. Wong was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2005 and a Founding Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences. He is the first Chinese scientist presented with the RSC Chemistry of the Transition Metals Award, and subsequently decorated with countless international and national awards. He also received the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship, Natural Science Award (First Class) of the Ministry of Education, FACS Distinguished Young Chemist Award, JPA Lectureship Award for Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry, Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation, State Natural Science Award (Second Class), and Research Grants Council (RGC) Senior Research Fellow Award, among others.
Congratulations Prof. Wong.