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Professor Wong.


Dr. Wong

Professor Michael S. Wong, PhD

Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor of Chemistry (Joint Appointment)
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Joint Appointment)
Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering (Joint Appointment)
Email: mswong(@)rice.edu

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Awards and Honors


American Chemical Society, Fellow 2018
Army Science Board, Member 2018 - 2020
TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) Conference – Protégé 2007, 2016, 2018
Chemical Engineering Magazine’s 2017 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award, Board of Judges 2017
AIChE Annual Gala, Host Committee Member 2016, 2017
Rice University Molecular Nanotechnology Faculty Search Committee Co-chair (2016 - Present)
ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology (CATL) Chair (2016-2017) Immediate Past-Chair (2018-2019) 2016 - 2019
North American Catalysis Society/Southwest Catalysis Society, Excellence in Applied Catalysis Award 2015
Appointment to Department Chair 2014
AIChE South Texas Section Best Applied Paper in 2012 Award 2013
Simmons Family Foundation Research Award 2011
Guest Professorship, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics 2013 - 2017
AIChE South Texas Section Best Fundamental Paper in 2011 Award 2012
Guest Professorship, University of Houston 2012
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Editorial Board Member (2012 - Present)
AIChE South Texas Section Best Applied Paper in 2010 Award 2011
Simmons Family Foundation Research Award 2011
Promotion to Full Professor 2010
Southwest Catalysis Society, Chair 2008 - 2010
AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum, Past-Chair 2011 - 2012
AIChE NSEF Awards Chair 2011 - 2012
Chemistry of Materials, Editorial Advisory Board Member 2010 - 2015
Faculty advisor for Phi Lambda Upsilon (PLU) Chemical Sciences Honorary Society 2003 - 2012
AIChE South Texas Section Best Fundamental Paper in 2008 Award 2009
IBB Hamill Innovations Award 2009
IBB Medical Innovations Award 2008
Early promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure 2007
Smithsonian Magazine "37 Under 36"; Young Innovator Award 2007
3M Non-tenured Faculty Award 2006, 2007
GOLD 2006 Conference Best Presentation Award, for "Best New Idea in Gold Catalysis" 2006
AIChE South Texas Section Best Applied Paper in 2005 Award 2006
AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Young Investigator Award 2006
MIT Technology Review's TR35 Young Innovator Award 2006
Hershel M. Rich Invention Award 2006
National Academy of Engineering Indo-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Invited Speaker 2006
Smalley/Curl Innovation Award 2005
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Symposium, Invited Participant 2004
Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award 2003
National Academy of Engineering Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE) Symposium, Invited Participant 2002
Rice Quantum Institute (RQI), Fellow 2002
Robert P. Goldberg Grand Prize, MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition 2001
Union Carbide Innovation Recognition Award 2000
MIT Chemical Engineering Edward W. Merrill Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award 1997