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Prof. Jun WANG

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry


Jun (Joelle) Wang received her M.Sc. from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Science (Professor Weisheng Tian), and completed her Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Albert S. C. Chan at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After postdoctoral research in Professor Jef DeBrabander’s group at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas USA, she took up the position of research assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University in early 2011. She worked as an assistant and tenured associate professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology during 2012-2020. In 2020, She joined department of chemistry of the HKBU under the Talent 100 Scheme. Dr. Wang published high calibre peer-reviewed papers, including Nature Catalysis, Nature Communications, Journal of American Chemical Society, Angewande Chemie International Edition, ACS Catalysis, Chemical Science, CCS Chemistry as well as 1 US patent and 7 Chinese patents. Her research interests are in the area of asymmetric catalysis, medicinal chemistry and cosmetical chemistry.

Dr. Wang received Thieme Chemistry Journals Award (Nominated by Prof. Benjamin List, Max-Planck-Institute) and Asian Core Program Lectureship Award (Singapore) in 2017. She is the founding Member (2014-2018) and Committee member (2018-2022) of Woman’s Chemists, Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), and was elected to Senior Member of CCS in 2020. Recently, She was elected as member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences.