B.Sc. (Hons.), The University of Hong Kong, HK
Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong, HK
Postdoctoral: Texas A&M University, US; University of Cambridge, UK
Awards and Recognitions
Second Class Prize, State Natural Science Award of P.R. China (2013)
Asian Rising Star Award, Asian Chemical Congress (2013)
Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation (2012)
Distinguished Lectureship Award, The Chemical Society of Japan (2012)
FACS Distinguished Young Chemist Award, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (2011)
HKBU President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work (2011)
First Class Prize, Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education, P.R. China (2010)
Second Class Prize, Natural Science Award from the China Hubei Provincial Science & Technology Department, P.R. China (2010)
Overseas Renowned Scholar, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China (2010)
RSC Chemistry of the Transition Metals Award, Royal Society of Chemistry (2010)
Croucher Senior Research Fellowship Award, The Croucher Foundation (2009)
Asian Core Program Lectureship Awards (Taiwan 2013, Japan 2011, South Korea and Singapore 2009)
HKBU President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching (2007)
Honorary Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Chairman, Hong Kong Chemical Society
Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry C (RSC)
Regional Editor, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (Elsevier)
Co-editor, Central European Journal of Chemistry (Springer)
International Advisory Board Member, Dalton Transactions (RSC)
International Advisory Board Member, Macromolecular Rapid Communications (Wiley-VCH)
International Advisory Board Member, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics (Wiley-VCH)
International Advisory Board Member, Chemistry: An Asian Journal (Wiley-VCH)
International Advisory Board Member, Polymer Chemistry (RSC)
Editorial Board Member, Dyes and Pigments (Elsevier)
Editorial Board Member, Comments on Inorganic Chemistry (Taylor & Francis)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials (Springer)
Editorial Board Member, Current Organic Chemistry (Bentham Science)
Editorial Board Member, Polymer Bulletin (Springer)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Cluster Science (Springer)
Current Research Interests
Molecular materials for NLO, OLEDs and organic solar cells
Current Research activity
C. L. Ho, Z. Q. Yu and W. Y. Wong, “Multifunctional Polymetallaynes: Properties, Functions and Applications”, Chem. Soc. Rev., (2016), in press.
C. Cui, Z. He, Y. Wu, X. Cheng, H. Wu, Y. Li, Y. Cao and W. Y. Wong, “High-Performance Polymer Solar Cells Based on a 2D-Conjugated Polymer with an Alkylthio Side-Chain”, Energy Environ. Sci., 9, 885-891 (2016).
Y. Ma, H. Liang, Y. Zeng, H. Yang, C. L. Ho, W. Xu, Q. Zhao, W. Huang and W. Y. Wong, “Phosphorescent Soft Salt for Ratiometric and Lifetime Imaging of Intracellular pH Variations”, Chem. Sci., 7, 3338-3346 (2016).
R. Sakamoto, K. Hoshiko, Q. Liu, T. Yagi, T. Nagayama, S. Kusaka, M. Tsuchiya, Y. Kitagawa, W. Y. Wong and H. Nishihara, “A Photofunctional Bottom-up Bis(dipyrrinato)zinc(II) Complex Nanosheet”, Nat. Commun., 6, 6713 (2015).
X. Yang, G. Zhou and W. Y. Wong, “Functionalization of Phosphorescent Emitters and their Host Materials by Main-Group Elements for Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Devices”, Chem. Soc. Rev., 44, 8484-8575 (2015). (Highlighted as the Inside Front Cover)
C. Cui, W. Y. Wong and Y. Li, “Improvement of Open-Circuit Voltage and Photovoltaic Properties of 2D-Conjugated Polymers by Alkylthio Substitution”, Energy Environ. Sci., 7, 2276-2284 (2014). (Highlighted as the Inside Cover)
L. Ying, C. L. Ho, H. Wu, Y. Cao and W. Y. Wong, “White Polymer Light-Emitting Devices for Solid-State Lighting: Materials, Devices and Recent Progress”, Adv. Mater., 26, 2459-2473 (2014).
Q. Dong, G. Li, C. L. Ho, C. W. Leung, P. W. T. Pong, I. Manners and W. Y. Wong, “Facile Generation of L10FePt Nanodot Arrays from a Nanopatterned Metallopolymer Blend of Iron and Platinum Homopolymers”, Adv. Funct. Mater., 24, 857-862 (2014).
B. Zhang, G. Tan, C. S. Lam, B. Yao, C. L. Ho, L. Liu, Z. Xie, W. Y. Wong, J. Ding and L. Wang, “High-Efficiency Single Emissive Layer White Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Solution-Processed Dendritic Host and New Orange-Emitting Iridium Complex”, Adv. Mater., 24, 1873-1877 (2012).
Q. Dong, G. Li, C. L. Ho, M. Faisal, C. W. Leung, P. W. T. Pong, K. Liu, B. Z. Tang, I. Manners and W. Y. Wong, “A Polyferroplatinyne Precursor for the Rapid Fabrication of L10-FePt-type Bit Patterned Media by Nanoimprint Lithography”, Adv. Mater., 24, 1034-1040 (2012). (Highlighted as the Frontispiece Cover)
W. Y. Wong and C. L. Ho, “Organometallic Photovoltaics: A New and Versatile Approach for Harvesting Solar Energy Using Conjugated Polymetallaynes”, Acc. Chem. Res., 43, 1246-1256 (2010).
W. Y. Wong, X. Z. Wang, Z. He, A. B. Djuri?i?, C. T. Yip, K. Y. Cheung, H. Wang, C. S. K. Mak and W. K. Chan, “Metallated Conjugated Polymers as a New Avenue Towards High-efficiency Polymer Solar Cells”, Nat. Mater., 6, 521-527 (2007).
Editor: Jian Wei