Prof. WEN Weijia, PhD
Chair Professor
Dean of Function Hub

Research Interest

  • Condensed matter physics


Professor Weijia WEN is currently chair professor of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Dean of Function Hub of HKUST(GZ).

He received his Ph.D. 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, Professor 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. 

Professor WEN has published more than 350 papers and most of them have been published in top scientific journals with total citation more than 10,000 times and h-index of 52. 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 30 Ph.D. graduates. Served as a PI and Co-I, professor Wen has received more than 50 research grants with total amount of 120 million dollars. A number of his research outcomes successfully industrialized and commercialized to date.