Biography

Professor Alex Jen

Provost

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Professor Alex Jen is the Provost and Chair Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science of City University of Hong Kong. Professor Jen is a renowned scientist and a distinguished researcher. He has co-authored >870 publications, given over 550 invited presentations, has 49,500 citations and an H-index of 113, and is co-inventor for more than 50 patents and invention disclosures. His research interests are inter-disciplinary, specializing in organic/hybrid functional materials and devices for photonics, energy, sensors, and nanomedicine.

For the pioneering contributions in organic photonics and electronics, Professor Jen has been elected as Fellow by several professional societies including AAAS, MRS, ACS, PMSE, OSA, SPIE, and as an Academician by the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He was also named by the Times Higher Education (THE) as one of the "Top 10 university researchers in Perovskite Solar Cell Research" from 2014 to 2017, also by Thomson Reuters as one of the "World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2015 and as one of the "Highly Cited researchers" in the area of materials science from 2014-2017. Professor Jen has been appointed as the 1000 Talent Chair Professor by Zhejiang University, the Changjiang Chair Professor by the Chinese Ministry of Education, as the World Class University Professor by the Korean National Research Foundation, and as the Distinguished Chair Professor by the National Taiwan University. He has been recently appointed as the Honorary Professor by the National Chiao-Tung University and elected as an Academician by the Washington State Academy of Sciences. Professor Jen has also demonstrated capability on technology transfer and fund raising, and is the founder of the Institute of Advanced Materials for Energy (i-AME) of the University of Washington.