The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. L. Q. “Rick” Wang received his PhD from University of Alberta, Canada, and is currently a Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He also serves as the Director and the Chief Scientist for the Laboratory for Nanofluids and Thermal Engineering at the Zhejiang Institute of Research and Innovation (HKU-ZIRI), the University of Hong Kong. Prof. Wang has 24 years of HKU experience in transport phenomena, materials, nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy & environment, thermal & power engineering, and mathematics, and ~2 years of industry experience in technology and IP development/management/transfer as the Chief Scientist & the Global CTO. In addition to 70 funded projects of totalling US$>30M, 6 authored scholarly monographs/books, 4 edited scholarly monographs, 5 book chapters, 70+ keynote lectures at international conferences and 160+ invited lectures in universities/industries/organizations, Prof. Wang has published 470+ papers, many of which have been widely used by researchers all over the world, and been ranked amongst the top 1% of most-cited scientists according to Clarivate Analytics' Essential Science Indicator. Prof. Wang has also filed 30+ patents/software copyrights, and developed, with an international team consisting of about 100 scientists and engineers, a state-of-the-art thermal control system for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) on the International Space Station (ISS) that ensures AMS and all its sub-detectors working at their designed temperatures ± 1 ℃ for an environment temperature variation from -40 ℃ to 60 ℃ every 90 minutes.
Prof. Wang has served on editorial boards of 30+ international journals as the board member to the Editor-in-Chief. His work has been widely featured by local, national and international media and journals, and received recognition through a number of awards, including the TechConnect Global Innovation Award (2018), the Silver Medal of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2018), the OSA Innovation Award (2017), the First Outstanding Achievement Award of Hangzhou Oversea Scholars (2016), the Zhejiang Qianren Chair Professorship (2012), and the Taishan Chair Professorship (2010).