Professor Raymond WONG Wai Yeung is currently a Chair Professor in Chemistry at Hong Kong Baptist University. Professor Wong is internationally renowned for his research in metallopolymers and metallo-organic molecules with energy functions and photofunctional properties. He has made profound contributions in the field of organometallic optoelectronics and photovoltaics. 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. His latest work published in Nature Materials (2007) on developing metallated conjugated polymers for high-efficiency polymer solar cells opens up new area of research and was featured in Nature China.
Professor Wong has a distinguished publication record of over 330 scientific articles to date and ranks among the world’s top 1% in the ISI list of most cited chemists. He becomes the first Chinese scientist to be presented with the Chemistry of the Transition Metals Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2010. His research accomplishment has also led him to a Croucher Senior Research Fellowship in 2009, a First Class Prize in Natural Science Award from the Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China in 2010, a President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work in 2011 at HKBU and a FACS Distinguished Young Chemist Award by the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies in 2011.
Professor Wong currently serves on the editorial/international advisory boards of some key international scientific journals in the field including Dalton Transactions, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics, Comments on Inorganic Chemistry, 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). (2009/2010)Homepage of Professor Raymond WONG Wai Yeung