Shenzhen honour for Croucher Fellow

27 April 2020

Congratulations to Professor Che Chi Ming (Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 1997), who has received a 2019 Shenzhen Science and Technology Prize (First Class) from the Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission.

Che is Chair Professor and Zhou Guangzhao Professor in Natural Sciences, in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Hong Kong (HKU), specialising in synthesis of inorganic and organic chemistry, inorganic and metal organic photochemistry, photocatalysis and bioinorganic medicine.

He has made innovative discoveries in inorganic photochemistry, electron transfer in multinuclear compounds and atom transfer chemistry. In 2007, he became the first Hong Kong scientist to receive a State Natural Science Award (First Class) for his contribution to the study of reactive metal-ligand multiple bonded complexes.

Che was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1995, US National Academy of Sciences as a foreign associate in 2013, and Hong Kong Academy of Sciences as founding member and vice president in 2015.

He is now Director of the Synthetic Chemistry State Key Laboratory, HKU-CAS Joint Laboratory on New Materials, and Shanghai-Hong Kong Joint Laboratory in Chemical Synthesis. He also serves on the editorial board of Chemical Review and other internationally recognised academic journals.

In February 2020, he received the Luigi Sacconi Medal 2020. The award is given annually by the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society and the Luigi Sacconi Foundation to a scientist with outstanding contributions to inorganic chemistry.

To view Che’s Croucher profile, please click here.