Prof. Henry Nai Ching WONG
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Research Professor, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Wong is currently Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Research Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and the X.Q. Deng Presidential Chair Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.
He obtained his B.Sc. degree with first class honours from CUHK in 1973, and was subsequently awarded a Shell Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies in the United Kingdom. He furthered his studies at University College London where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1976.
After two postdoctoral research years at Harvard University, Professor Wong returned to University College London to begin his independent research undertaking as Ramsay Memorial Fellow.
From 1980 to 1982, he did research at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, The Chinese Academy of Sciences.
He returned to CUHK in 1983 and was the Chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1995 to 1997. He was Head of New Asia College of CUHK 2002-2010, Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President of CUHK 2009-2013, and Dean of Science of CUHK 2012-2018. He was also the Head of New Asia College of CUHK from 2014 to 2020.
Professor Wong’s research interests are concerned with the syntheses and studies of natural and non-natural molecules. He serves on the editorial boards of several international and national journals. He received the degree of Doctor of Science from the University of London in 1994.
He has also been actively contributing to the research and scientific development on the mainland. He is Chairman of the Management Committee, Shanghai-Hong Kong Joint Laboratory in Chemical Synthesis, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, The Chinese Academy of Sciences.
He is also an honorary professor and guest professor of many tertiary institutions in the Chinese mainland.
Professor Wong has received many prestigious awards over the years. He won the 2nd Class State Natural Science Award of China in 1997. He was a Croucher Senior Research Fellow in 1999-2000 and was elected to The Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999, The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS) in 2004, and The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences in 2015.