HKUST(GZ) PG Programs 2024-25

3 School of SCIENCE Dean Research Interest Condensed matter physics Prof. Wen received his PhD degree in condensed matter physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a leading expert in the field of soft matter, smart materials, wave metamaterials, nanometer biomaterials, advanced functional structural materials, optoelectronic advanced materials and microfluidic chip design and fabrication. A highly respected researcher with excellent experience, Prof. Wen has won a series of awards and had taken up various important academic leadership roles, such as: In 2000, he was awarded the National Outstanding Youth Fund (overseas); He served as the chief expert of the Public Welfare projects (Agriculture) in 2013. His research achievement on the electrorheological fluids won the second prize of the National Natural Science Award. Prof. Wen has published more than 350 papers and most of them have been published in top scientific journals with total citation more than 13,000 times and h-index of 57. He has obtained 19 US and more than 40 Chinese patents, respectively. He has organized some important international conferences and given more than 50 times invited talk to date. He supervised more than 40 PhD. graduates. Served as a PI and Co-I, Prof. Wen has received more than 50 research grants. A number of his research outcomes successfully industrialized and commercialized to date. Vision To unlock the potential of basic elements in hard and natural sciences, and seek advanced and sustainable solutions to address real-world problems, thus benefitting mankind and the advancement of humanity. Mission To rigorously discover and comprehend the fundamental properties and characteristics of hard and natural sciences, and bring profound knowledge into an innovative process of merging and reassembling through continuous breakthrough and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and finally to champion the leading-edge ideas for practical advancements which make significant impact on society. While the scope of cross-disciplinary research will serve the national development strategy and respond to market demand, Function Hub focuses in the near term on the following four thrust areas: Advanced Materials (AMAT); Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS); Microelectronics (MICS); and Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE). And currently Function Hub offers four programs accordingly both in Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy. Function Hub welcomes students with strong analytical mind from a diverse set of backgrounds. We will strive to provide an environment to facilitate collaboration among students and between students and faculty members across disciplines and across the Hubs. We aim to nurture graduates with independent mind, critical thinking skills, research capability, and relevant domain knowledge highly valued by the scientific, industrial, and technology communities. Prof. Weijia WEN Chair Professor Dean of Function Hub, HKUST(GZ) Function Hub wechat