Chong is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, as recently highlighted at the departmental website of UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry. Chong joined the UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty in 2017 as an assistant professor.
Chong receives the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. We are grateful for NSF’s five-year support for us to develop solution catalysis containing seemingly incompatible steps. Thank you very much!
The news report at UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry can be found here.
Chong received the UCLA 2022 Alpha Chi Sigma (AXΣ) Glenn T. Seaborg Award, which is presented every year and recognizes outstanding achievements of early-career faculty in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA. The Glenn T. Seaborg award places an emphasis on honoring the recipient’s research and scholarly impact, as well as outstanding teaching, mentoring, and professional services.
This award is sponsored by the Beta Gamma (ΒΓ) chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma (AXΣ), the only national co-educational, professional chemistry fraternity in the United States. The Beta Gamma (ΒΓ) chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma (AXΣ) at UCLA was founded on March 30, 1935.
This award is presented at the annual Glenn T. Seaborg Award Banquet held at the Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica on the evening of May 7th, 2022. Thank you so much for the reception!
This award is also reported by UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry.
Chong has been selected to receive a 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship. Awarded annually since 1955, the Sloan Fellowships honor scholars in the U.S. and Canada whose creativity, leadership, and independent research achievements make them some of the most promising researchers working today.
Chong gave an invited departmental webinar at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Los Angeles. We appreciate the kind invitation from Prof. Yixian Wang.
It is wonderful for us to share our latest research progress with our neighbor! We hope to get hang out more in-person in the future!
Chong is invited to give a Nanoscience Global Lecture webinar presented by Nano Letters on Oct. 23rd, along with Prof. Tao Zhang from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. Naomi Halas from Rice University. Feel free to register here.
In celebration of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the journal, the Nano Letters team is excited to announce the launch of the new Nanoscience Global Lecture. This monthly series features engaging talks from leaders across nanoscience research highlighting exciting nanoscience progress. Each event will include two featured talks as well as a talk from an early career researcher.
Oct. 23rd lecture is the second in its series. The first one took place on Sep. 25, 2020, featuring Prof. Paul Alivisatos, Prof. Steven Chu, and Prof. Laura Na Liu as the speakers.
Chong and other Scialog fellows will join a conference that explores how to advance fundamental science in the design of novel approaches for rapidly removing and utilizing or sequestering greenhouse gases. As of 2020, this conference will be held virtually.
After a beautiful drive along the coast, Chong gave an invited talk at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Diego State University. We are grateful to Prof. Jin Gu for the kind invitation.
Chong gave an invited talk in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, UC Riverside. It was a great exchange of exchanging ideas and forging collaborations! And Chong is grateful for the host, Prof. Ruoxue Yan!
Chong gave an invited talk, hosted by Prof. Fangyuan Tian, at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Long Beach. It was a great experience to visit the beautiful campus, meet wonderful people, and learn exciting science!