Prof. Raymond Wong W Y, Prof. Ricky Wong M S and Dr. Edmond Ma D L listed in Nature Index 2014 China
Prof. Raymond Wong W Y, Prof. Ricky Wong M S and Dr. Edmond Ma D L from our Department were listed in the Nature Index 2014 China by the Nature Publishing Group, which tracked the research outputs of scholars from the six universities in Hong Kong to selected scientific journals of high-quality research from 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014. The output-per-subject results showed that HKBU has the highest proportion (66%) of publications in chemistry, which was described as “well above the national average”, according to the Nature Index 2014 China report 1. The index was produced based on the “weighted fractional count (WFC)” which is a measure of the contribution of an institution by the papers its scientists have co-authored.
Professor Raymond Wong said, “HKBU encourages interdisciplinary research and academic exchange, all these have facilitated cooperation and generated valuable advice from colleagues outside my field to help further my research.” He has six articles (WFC = 1.6) in the index covering heterometallic complexes, which are used in highly efficient organic solar cells and light-emitting diodes.
Professor Ricky Wong is the largest contributor in terms of the WFC index, with two articles on the development of fluorescent probes (WFC = 1.8). He mentioned that an efficient multi-photon system for turning red light blue can serve as high-energy coherent sources for use in lasers and imaging applications.
Dr Edmond Ma has published three articles (WFC = 1.7) in the related field of luminescent probes as a result of a collaboration with researchers from HKBU’s School of Chinese Medicine, leading to the discovery of novel metal complexes for treating skin cancer. He said, “At HKBU, departments work very closely together, and this has been an important factor in research collaborations”.
The Nature Index tracks the affiliations of high-quality scientific articles. It is a global indicator of high-quality research by institution and country, and can be used to benchmark research performance. The Index counts articles from 68 high-quality journals which are most favoured by the scientific community to publish their best research.