Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Thursday, April 19, 2018
HKUST Jockey Club, Institute for Advanced Study
Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus
HKUST, Clear Water Bay
Kowloon, Hong Kong
ACS on Campus is coming to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for a day of publishing talks and science communication sessions! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from ACS Editor-in-Chiefs on how to advance your research and career in the sciences. Network with your peers and make lasting connections over networking breaks.
The program will feature world-class researchers, including Prof. J. Justin Gooding, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors; Prof. Prashant Kamat, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Energy Letters; Prof. Vivian Yam, Chair Professor, Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy, The University of Hong Kong; Eric C.H. KWOK, Technical Manager, The Nano and Advanced Material Institute Limited (NAMI); and Victoria Caplan, Head of Reference & Collection Services, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The event is free and open to all students studying the sciences – not just chemistry! You do not have to be a student of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Registration is recommended.
Write it, Speak it: Effective Communications, How to Talk and Write About Your Research
Peer Review: Why, How To, and What Not to Do
10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing with the ACS Editors (Panel)
ChemProfiles: Careers in Industry
Library Research Support Service
Q&A and Closing Remarks
J. Justin Gooding, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors
Scientia Professor of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney
Scientia Professor Justin Gooding graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from Melbourne University before spending two years working for ICI Research on explosives. He then obtained a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and received post-doctoral training at the Institute of Biotechnology at Cambridge University. He returned to Australia in 1997 as a Vice-Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales. He was promoted to full professor in 2006 and Scientia Professor in 2011. He is currently a founding co-Director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine, Node Leader for The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology and Deputy Head of the School of Chemistry. Before being appointed as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of ACS Sensors, he served on the editorial board of the Analyst, The Australian Journal of Chemistry and several other research journals. He leads an interdisciplinary research group of 40 people with students and post-doctoral fellows gaining expertise in areas as diverse as surface chemistry, electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, optical physics, advanced microscopy, surface characterisation, cell biology and nanofabrication.
Prashant V. Kamat, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Energy Letters
Zahm Professor of Science, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame
Professor Kamat earned his doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry from the Bombay University (1979), and carried out postdoctoral research at Boston University (1979-1981) and the University of Texas at Austin (1981-1983). He joined the Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame in 1983 and initiated a project on utilizing semiconductor nanostructures for light energy conversion. He is currently a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Notre Dame. He has published more than 350 papers in peer reviewed journals. He has edited two books on nanostructured materials. He served as the Deputy Editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters from 2010 to 2016. For the past 25 years Prof. Kamat has been conducting DOE-BES supported research in the areas of photochemistry and photoelectrochemistry of semiconductor nanostructures and sensitizing dyes at Notre Dame. During the early years, his research was focused on understanding interfacial charge transfer processes in semiconductor and metal colloids and nanostructures.
Victoria F. Caplan
Head of Reference and Collection Services, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library
Victoria F. Caplan is the Head of Reference and Collection Services at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library (since 2012). She joined HKUST Library in 1992 and since then has been highly involved in the library’s instruction and research service. In addition to teaching library research skills to both undergraduates and PGs, she serves on teams that develop the Library’s Institutional Repository, Scholarly Publication Database, and DataSpace. She also served as a coordinator for intellectual property permissions for the Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise in 2014. She received her BA in East Asian Studies from Yale, her MSc from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and an MPhil (Cultural Anthropology) from the University of Hong Kong.
Jenny KY Wong, Ph.D.
Racing Chemist, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Dr. Jenny obtained her PhD from Edinburgh University, UK, where her research focus was using supramolecular chemistry to design molecular machines based on rotaxanes and catenanes with Professor David Leigh. Afterwards, Jenny moved to Hong Kong where she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in The University of Hong Kong on luminescent metal complexes with Professor Vivian Yam. In 2005, she joined the Racing Laboratory of The Hong Kong Jockey Club where she is now head of the Development Section in the laboratory. The main focus of the Development section is to develop new test methods for the detection of prohibited substances in equine biological matrices. She is a Fellow of the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) since 2015 and also acts as a technical assessor for the Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) since 2011. Jenny is author or co-author of over 40 refereed scientific papers and was awarded the Young Scientist Award in 2012 for her research work in the area of performing in vitro studies using horse liver.
Eric Kwok, Ph.D.
Technical Manager of Nano and Advanced Material Instituted Limited
Dr. Eric KWOK, technical manager of Nano and Advanced Material Instituted Limited, Hong Kong, under the division of Solid State Lighting, Display and Printed Electronics. He received his PhD. degree in Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong, focusing on molecular design and synthesis of novel organic/organometallic metal complexes that may find potential applications in solar cells and light emitting devices with his research work was featured by ChemistryViews. After his PhD. study in 2012, he joined DuPont (PV industry) as a Senior Material Engineer, focusing on material engineering for solar module development in back end technology. Eric joined NAMI since 2014, focusing on developing nanomaterials in the electronics. He is now owned his research teams targeting on quantum dot technology in lighting and display, nanofiber technology in lithium ion batteries and thermal management materials in the area of high-ended electronics.
Chunxiao Zheng, Ph.D.
Director of Strategy & Scientific Advancement, ACS China
Dr. Chunxiao Zheng received her PhD in polymer science from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She spent more than 10 years at the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and took various roles such as Beijing Rep, China Rep and then Chief Rep for the RSC in China. In 2017, Dr. Zheng joined ACS China office as the Director of Strategy & Scientific Advancement and led the society side activities for ACS in China.
Jinqing Huang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, HKUST
Dr. Jinqing Huang received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Sun Yat-sen University, and her PhD in physical chemistry from The University of Hong Kong. She then worked as a postdoctoral associate in biophysical chemistry at Yale University. Last year, she joined the Department of Chemistry at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as assistant professor. Her research focuses on combing single-molecule manipulation and spectroscopy techniques to investigate structures and dynamics of bio-molecules.