Professor Wong looks forward to the academic exchange and collaboration opportunities during the lecture tour to be held in Taiwan next year


黃教授將於明年前往台灣巡迴演講一星期,他期待行程有助促進學者交流與合作

Date: 19 Dec 2013 (Thursday)

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HKBU Chemistry scholar wins Asian Core Program Lectureship Award

化學系黃維揚教授獲頒「亞洲核心計劃講學獎」

Professor Raymond Wong, Chair Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Chemistry, recently won the Asian Core Program Lectureship Award at the 4th New Phase International Conference of Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia. Professor Wong has been invited to undertake a one-week lecture tour in Taiwan in 2014. 

The award was presented to Professor Wong in recognition of his outstanding presentation entitled “A new two-dimensional oligothiophene end-capped with alkyl cyanoacetate groups for highly efficient solution-processed organic solar cells” as well as his overall research profile in the field.

Unlike three-dimensional and linear small molecules, this new two-dimensional small molecule affords a high power conversion efficiency. This compound shows excellent solution processability and thermal stability as well as broad and strong absorption band in the visible region. The conjugated thiophene side chain is desirable for obtaining high open-circuit voltage. This demonstrates that the molecule could be used in the design of new photovoltaic small molecule-based donor materials for high-efficiency organic solar cells. 

Speaking after the award ceremony which was held in Osaka, Japan from 25 to 28 November 2013, Professor Wong said, “The award acknowledges my efforts in research work over the years. The Conference was a great occasion for chemists from Asian countries and Pacific regions to exchange views and to explore collaboration opportunities. I believe that it plays a powerful role in strengthening the advancement of research in chemistry in Asia.”  

The materials developed by Professor Wong’s research team have found applications as molecular sensors or eye protectors against harmful intense laser beams, as converters for light/electricity signals in organic solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes and as patternable precursors for the fabrication of nanoscale magnetic data storage devices.  

The Asian Core Program aims at promoting innovative research areas by organising annual international conferences in Asia that strengthen ties between Asian chemists and stimulate their research collaborations. The awards are presented to scientists who show promise in their field.

浸大化學系講座教授兼副系主任黃維揚教授在「第四屆新階段亞洲尖端有機化學國際會議」獲頒發「亞洲核心計劃講學獎」,黃教授亦應邀於明年前往台灣作一星期的巡迴演講。 

黃教授在會上發表的「新型烷氰基封端的二維寡聚噻吩高效率、可通過溶液加工的有機太陽能電池的應用」研究報告,以及他在該範疇的整體研究成果令他獲得這個獎項。 

有別於三維和線性的小份子,這項新研發的二維小份子具有高能量轉換效率。此化合物具有良好的溶液加工性和耐熱穩定性,並在可見光區域內具備廣泛而強的光譜吸收帶,側鏈上接合的共軛噻吩亦有助於提高開路電壓。這些都顯示了這種二維的小份子是可用於設計新的製作高效率有機太陽能電池的好材料。 

頒獎禮於上月二十五至二十八日在日本大阪舉行,黃教授於會後說﹕「這項國際榮譽肯定了我多年來在研究工作上作出的努力。研討會讓來自亞太區域的化學家交流和探討合作機會,我相信會議有助促進並加強亞洲的化學研究的發展。」 

黃教授與其團隊至今研發的材料可廣泛應用於雷射光感測器及保護眼罩、有機太陽能電池和有機發光二極管的光電信號轉換器和納米磁性資料記憶體。 

亞洲核心計劃旨在透過舉辦年度國際研討會,加強亞洲化學家的交流,促進雙方研究合作,「亞洲核心計劃講學獎」則頒發予優秀的科學家,表揚他們的傑出研究。