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 >830 publications, given over 550 invited presentations, has 47,000 citations and an H-index of 112, 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. He was named 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.
Being an internationally recognized scholar, 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 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.