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Jun (Joelle) Wang received her M.Sc. from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Science, and completed her Ph.D. at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After postdoctoral research at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas USA, she took up the position of research assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University in early 2011. She worked as an assistant and tenured associate professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology during 2012-2020. In 2020, she joined department of chemistry of the HKBU under the Talent 100 Scheme. Prof. Wang published more than 70 high calibre peer-reviewed papers, as well as 2 US patents and 7 Chinese patents. 

Dr. Wang received Thieme Chemistry Journals Award and Asian Core Program Lectureship Award (Singapore) in 2017. She is the founding Member (2014-2018) and Committee member (2018-2022, 2022-2026) of Woman’s Chemists, Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), and was elected to Senior Member of CCS in 2020.  In 2022, she has been elected a member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences (YASHK).

Research Interests

Her research interests are in the area of asymmetric catalysis, synthetic methodology, medicinal chemistry and cosmeceuticals, including:

  • Chiral phosphine ligand design and application in asymmetric catalysis
  • Asymmetric hydrofunctionalization of double bonds in heterocycles
  • Facile access of chiral flavanoids via asymmetric catalysis
  • Late-stage functionalization of natural products in Chinese Medicine
  • Structural modification of small molecules in cosmeceuticals

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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