Faculty of Science, CUHK - Deanery

Deanery

The Faculty of Science is led by a team of dedicated faculty members who work hard to make the Faculty a better place for learning and research.

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Prof. XIE Zuowei
Interim Dean of Science

Professor Xie obtained his B.Sc. degree from Hangzhou University, followed by his M.Sc. degree from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (Chinese Academy of Sciences) in 1986, and his Ph.D. degree jointly from the Technische Universität Berlin and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (Chinese Academy of Sciences) in 1990. Professor Xie joined the CUHK in 1995 and has served as the Associate Dean (Research) since October 2009. In May 2018, he was officially appointed Interim Dean of Science.

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Prof. AU Kwok Keung Thomas
Associate Dean (Education)

Professor Au obtained his B.Sc. degree in Mathematics (1982, New Asia College) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Certificate of Education (distinction) from the University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of California, San Diego, under the supervision of Michael Freedman (Fields Medalist 1986). He then joined the Department of Mathematics in 1990 and was appointed as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Science in 2011. His contribution in teaching earned him the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2011 and he has participated in gifted mathematics education of Hong Kong for the past 10 years. In 2014, he was appointed as Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Science.

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Prof. WONG Hoi Ying
Associate Dean (Student Affairs)

Professor Wong obtained his B.Sc. degree with first class honours in Mathematical Sciences from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 1997 and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2001. He joined CUHK as Lecturer in the Department of Statistics in 2001. He is a founding Co-Director of the Quantitative Finance and Risk Management programme and the Director of the MSc in Risk Management Science programme. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Statistics. Professor Wong was appointed as Associate Dean (Student Affairs) of the Faculty of Science in 2015.

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Prof. XIE Zuowei
Associate Dean (Research)

Professor Xie obtained his B.Sc. degree from Hangzhou University, followed by his M.Sc. degree from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (Chinese Academy of Sciences) in 1986, and his Ph.D. degree jointly from the Technische Universität Berlin and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (Chinese Academy of Sciences) in 1990. Professor Xie joined the CUHK in 1995 and has served as the Associate Dean (Research) since October 2009. He works closely with the staff and students to improve the quality of research as the Faculty of Science at the CUHK leads Hong Kong in scientific innovation.

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Prof. AU Wing Ngor Shannon
Assistant Dean (Student Affairs)

Professor Shannon Au graduated from Portsmouth University, UK. She received her Ph.D. degree in Molecular Genetics and Structural Biology at the University of Hong Kong. She then pursued her postdoctoral training in protein x-ray crystallography at the University of Hong Kong, the University of Oxford and the Institute of Cancer Research, UK. She joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry. She was appointed as Assistant Dean (Student Affairs) of the Faculty of Science in August 2015.

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Prof. SONG Xin Yuan
Assistant Dean (Research)

Professor Song obtained her B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from Xiangtan University and M.Sc. degree in Statistics from Sun Yat-sen University, and then received her Ph.D. in Statistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000. Professor Song joined the Department of Statistics at the CUHK as a postdoctoral fellow in 2001 and then as an Assistant Professor in 2004. She was appointed as Assistant Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Science in 2014.

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Prof. WANG Jianfang
Assistant Dean (Education)

Professor Wang received his B.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry (major) and Software Design (minor) from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1993. He proceeded to obtaining a Master degree in Inorganic Chemistry at Peking University in 1996, and completed his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at Harvard University in 2002. He subsequently performed his postdoctoral research at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Professor Wang joined CUHK in 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics. He was appointed as Assistant Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Science in August 2015.