Wong named Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Pak Kin Wong, professor of biomedical engineering, has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Founded in 1841 as the Chemical Society of London, the Royal Society of Chemistry supports the advancement of the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity. The designation of Fellow is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences and/or to the advancement of the profession.
Wong joined the Penn State faculty in 2015. As head of the Systematic Bioengineering Laboratory, he leads a research team that develops advanced biomanufacturing strategies for translational applications, such as collective cell migration in tissue regeneration and cancer metastasis, as well as microfluidic systems for clinical diagnostics.
Wong holds Fellow status in two additional professional organizations: the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
His awards and honors include the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (2010), the University of Arizona Engineering Faculty Fellow (2011), the University of Arizona Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association’s Outstanding Faculty Award (2013), and JALA Ten – A Top 10 Breakthrough in Innovation (2015).
Wong is a section editor for IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, an associate editor for IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology, and an editorial board member for Scientific Reports. He has served on organizing committees for numerous international conferences, such as the general co-chair of IEEE NEMS 2017 in Los Angeles.
Wong received his doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2005. He is the holder of two patents and has published more than 90 peer-reviewed journal articles across multiple disciplines.