Henry N C Wong

  • Senior Research Fellowship in 1999 at Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Henry N. C. Wong is Professor of Chemistry and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Wong is distinguished for the syntheses of non-natural molecules of theoretical and applicable interests. He has identified the world’s most strained five-membered cumulenes. He is also active in the use of furan, a renewable resource, as precursor in the total synthesis of  structurally complex and biologically significant natural product. Professor Wong received the degree of Doctor of Science from the University of London in 1994. Professor Wong has also been actively contributing to the research and scientific development on the mainland. Professor Wong is Chairman of the Management Committee, Shanghai-Hong Kong Joint Laboratory in Chemical Synthesis, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, The Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Wong also serves on the editorial boards of several international and national journals. Professor Wong has been the Chairman of the Research Committee and the Academic Equipment Grant Committee of the Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2004 and 2006, respectively.  He has received many prestigious awards over the years. Professor Wong won the 2nd Class State Natural Science Award of China in 1997 and was a Croucher Senior Research Fellow in 1999-2000. Professor Wong is also committed to public services. In 2011, he has been appointed by the Education Bureau as a member of the Research Grants Council for a period of 2 years. Professor Wong was elected as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999, and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (formerly known as the Third World Academy of Sciences) in 2004. (1999/2000)


Professor Henry Wong’s research interests are concerned with the syntheses and studies of natural and non-natural molecules.