Educational Background

  • B.Sc., Cal. State, USA
  • M.Sc., Imperial College (London)
  • Ph.D., Wisconsin, USA
  • Postdoctoral: UCLA; Imperial College (London)
  • Nobel Connection at HKBU
  • Nobel Connection - Geoffrey Wilkinson and Rick W. K. Wong

Current Research Interests

  • Organometallic synthesis, luminescent materials, bio-inorganic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis.

Selected Publications

  1. F. S. Wu, H. F. Su, Y. C. Cai, W. K. Wong, W. Q. Jiang, X. J. Zhu, “Porphyrin-implanted Carbon Nanodots for Photoacoustic Imaging and in Vivo Breast Cancer Ablation”, ACS Appl. Bio Mater., in press (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.8b00029.
  2. X. Zhou, W. Tang, P. Bi, L. Yan, X. Wang, W. R. Wong, X. Hao, B. S. Ong, and X. Zhu, “Chemically Driving Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Porphyrin Donors for High-Performance Organic Solar Cells”, J. Mater. Chem. A, in press (2018). DOI: 10.1039/C8TA04499F.
  3. Y. Zhou, C.-F. Chan, D. W.-J. Kwong, W. K. Wong and K. L. Wong, “αvb3-Isoform specific erbium complexes highly specific for bladder cancer imaging and photodynamic therapy”, Chem. Commun., 53, 557-560 (2017).
  4. L.-G. Xiao, S. Chen, K. Gao, X.-B. Peng, F. Liu, Y. Cao, W. Y. Wong, W. K. Wong and X.-J. Zhu, "New Terthiophene Conjugated Porphyrin Donors for Highly Efficient Organic Solar Cells", ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., 8(44), 30176-30183 (2016).
  5. F.-S. Wu, H.-F. Su, X.-J. Zhu, K. Wang, Z.-F. Zhang and W. K. Wong, “Near-Infrared Emissive Lanthanide Hybridized Carbon Quantum Dots for Bioimaging Applications”, J. Mater. Chem. B, 4, 6366-6372 (2016).
  6. J. Pan, B. Harriss, C.-F. Chan, L.-J. Jiang, T.-H. Tsoi, N. Long, W.-T. Wong, W. K. Wong, and K. L. Wong, “Gallium and functionalised-porphyrins combine to form potential lysosome-specific multi-modal bio-probes”, Inorg. Chem., 55, 6839-6841 (2016).
  7. A. Nonat, C.-F. Chan, T. Liu, C. Platas-Iglesias, Z.-Y. Liu, W.-T Wong, W. K. Wong, K. L. Wong and L.J. Charbonnière, “Room Temperature Molecular Up Conversion in solution”, Nature Commun., 7, 11978 (2016).
  8. X. Zhou, J. Jin, X.-J. Zhu, J. Huang, J.-G. Yu, W. Y. Wong and W. K. Wong, “New Co(OH)2/CdS Nanowires for Efficient Visible Light Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production”, J. Mat. Chem. A, 4, 5282-5287 (2016).
  9. H.-D. Wang, W. K. Wong and X.-J. Zhu, “Structural Engineering of Porphyrin-based Small Molecules as Donors for Efficient Organic Solar Cells”, Chem. Sci., 7, 4301-4307 (2016).
  10. T. Zhang, R.-F. Lan, L.-L. Gong, B.-Y. Wu, Y.-Z. Wang, D. W. J. Kwong, W. K. Wong, K. L. Wong and D. Xing, “An Amphiphilic BODIPY-Porphyrin Conjugate: Intense Two-Photon Absorption and Rapid Cellular Uptake for Two-Photon Induced Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy”, ChemBioChem, 16, 2357-2364 (2015).
  11. S. Chen, L.-G. Xiao, X.-J. Zhu, X.-B. Peng, W.-Y. Wong and W. K. Wong, “Solution-processed new porphyrin-based small-molecules as electron donors for highly efficient organic photovoltaics”, Chem. Comm., 51, 14439-14442 (2015).
  12. H. He, D.-W. Li, L.-Y. Yang, L. Fu, X.-J. Zhu, W. K. Wong, F.-L. Jiang and Y. Liu, “A novel bifunctional mitochondria targeted anticancer agent with high selectivity for cancer cells”, Sci. Rep., 5, 13543 (2015).