Brief Introduction of Professor Henry N.C. Wong
Professor Henry N.C. Wong is currently Head of New Asia College, Dean of Science and Professor of Chemistry. He obtained his B.Sc. degree with first class honours from CUHK in 1973, and was subsequently awarded a Shell Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies in the United Kingdom. He furthered his studies at University College London where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1976. After two postdoctoral research years at Harvard University, Professor Wong returned to University College London to begin his independent research undertaking as Ramsay Memorial Fellow. From 1980 to 1982, Professor Wong did research at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, The Chinese Academy of Sciences. He returned to CUHK in 1983 and was the Chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1995 to 1997, and the Senate Committee on Student Discipline from 1997 to 2002. Professor Wong was Head of New Asia College of CUHK from 2002 to July 2010 and was Pro-Vice-Chancellor/ Vice-President from 2009 to 2013. He chaired the Research Committee from 2004 to 2013 and the Academic Equipment Grant Committee from 2006 to 2013 respectively.
Professor Wong’s research interests are concerned with the syntheses and studies of natural and non-natural molecules. He serves on the editorial boards of several international and national journals. He 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. He is Chairman of the Management Committee, Shanghai-Hong Kong Joint Laboratory in Chemical Synthesis, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, The Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also an honorary professor and guest professor of many tertiary institutions in Mainland China. Professor Wong has received many prestigious awards over the years. He won the 2nd Class State Natural Science Award of China in 1997. He was a Croucher Senior Research Fellow in 1999-2000 and was elected to The Chinese Academy of Sciences, The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS) (formerly known as The Third World Academy of Sciences), and The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong in 1999, 2004 and 2015 respectively.
Brief Introduction of Professor Song Jiang
Song Jiang, an applied mathematician, is Professor at the Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (IAPCM). He took an undergraduate degree (B.Sc) in 1982 at Sichuan University, received a master degree in 1984 at Xi'an Jiaotong University and a Ph.D in 1988 at University of Bonn. He also received a Habilitation degree in 1996 at Germany. He was elected as an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015.
Song Jiang’s main research areas lie in mathematical theory, computing methods for compressible fluid mechanics and their applications. He has made a series of significant achievements in well-posedness and low Mach number limits for (multi-dimensional) compressible Navier-Stokes equations, and the mathematical analysis for the Rayleigh-Taylor instability in gas dynamics and MHD. Especially, for any adiabatic exponent γ>1, collaborated with others, he proved existence of weak solutions to three-dimensional steady compressible Navier-Stokes equations with large forces. Besides, aiming at the difficulties of multicomponent large distortion and mesh distortion in numerical simulation of weapon physics, he put forward in cooperation several practical new algorithms and developed a software platform for numerical simulation of major weapon models.
Among many awards he has received include: Second prize of Chinese National Natural Science, First Prize of the Military Science and Technology Progress, The National Award for Youth in Science and Technology, and Qiushi Outstanding Youth Award.