Director, Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science and Technology.
Professor of Chemistry, Cheung Kong Distinguished Professor, and NSFC Distinguished Young Scholars.
Prof. Weihong Zhu received his Bachelor degree of Chemistry in 1992 from Nanjing Normal University, Master degree of Organic Chemistry in 1995 from Nankai University, Ph.D. degree of Applied Chemistry in 1999 from East China University of Science & Technology (ECUST), China. He worked in AIST Central 5, Tsukuba (Postdoctoral, 2001.10-2003.4) and in Tsukuba University (visiting professor, 2004.7-2005.3), Japan. He became a full professor in 2004, and has published more than 320 SCI papers in international journals with an H-index of 77. He has received several awards, such as NSFC for Distinguished Young Scholars (2013), and Cheung Kong Distinguished Professor by the Education Ministry of China (2015). His current research interests are focused on functional chromophores, including fluorescent sensors, photochromism, and metal free solar cell sensitizers.