- Chair Professor of Chemical Technology (since 2016), Clarea Au Professor in Energy (since 2018) and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles (since 2016) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Founding Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences
- Research focus on the design and synthesis of new metallopolymers and metallo-organic molecules with photofunctional properties and energy functions
- SRFS project — to initiate a new programme of designing and synthesizing metallated graphynes (MGYs), graphdiynes (MGDYs) and their derivatives by the facile bottom-up approach, to find applications in the fields of electronics (including thermoelectrics, optoelectronics and spintronics) and catalysis (e.g. electrocatalysis)
- Awards and Honours:
- RGC Senior Research Fellow (2020)
- Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher Award (2014–2020)
- The State Natural Science Award (2nd class) (2013)
- RSC Chemistry of the Transition Metals Award (2010)
- Metallated Graphyne-Based Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, Properties, Functionalization and Application Studies
Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung was born in Hong Kong and educated locally. He is currently Chair Professor of Chemical Technology at the Department of Applied Biology & Chemical Technology, Clarea Au Professor in Energy and Associate Dean (Research) of Faculty of Applied Science & Textiles at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The research of Professor Wong focuses on the design and synthesis of new metallopolymers and metallo-organic molecules with photofunctional properties and energy functions. His work ranges from innovative basic research to application studies. Currently, his team aims at developing sustainable energy sources and improving the technologies for energy conversions in order to meet the world’s future energy demand while working towards a cleaner environment.
Professor Wong has produced more than 650 research papers in leading international scientific journals with an H-index of 83. He is featured among the world’s top 1% on the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) list of most-cited chemists and materials scientists. He was named on the list of Highly Cited Researchers for six consecutive years (2014–2019) published by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics.
Professor Wong was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2005 and a Founding Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences in 2018. He has earned a number of international and national awards. He became the first Chinese scientist to be presented with the RSC Chemistry of the Transition Metals Award, and won the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship, the Natural Science Award (First Class) of the Ministry of Education, the FACS Distinguished Young Chemist Award, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation, the State Natural Science Award (Second Class) and the JPA Lectureship Award for Asian and Oceanian Photochemist, among others.