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Jianhua Hao received his BSc, MSc and PhD at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. After working at HUST, Penn State University, USA, University of Guelph, Canada and the University of Hong Kong, Jianhua Hao joined the faculty in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2006. He is currently a Chair Professor of Materials Physics and Devices in Department of Applied Physics. Jianhua Hao has published more than 300 SCI papers, including the recently published high-impact journal papers as corresponding author in Nature Materials, Nature Commun., Adv. Mater., JACS, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chem. Soc. Rev., Adv. Energy Mater., Nano Energy, ACS Nano, Adv. Funct. Mater., and Nano Lett.. He is the first inventor of 6 US patents. He serves as an Associate Editor of InfoMat (Wiley, IF: 25.405) and Editorial Board Member of several international journals, including Scientific Reports (NPG)and Advanced Optical Materials (Wiley). He is Member of Executive Board in Asian Electroceramics Association (AECA) and former Vice-President of Physical Society of Hong Kong (2015-2017). He has been General Chair/Lead Organizer/Symposium Chair/Organizing Committee Member for various international conferences. He was also invited to give a number of Plenary/Keynote/Tutorial/Invited Lectures in various international conferences. He serves reviewers for many journals such as ScienceNature Nanotech., Nature Reviews Materials, Nature Commun., Adv. Mater., JACS, Chem. Rev., Chem. Soc. Rev., Nano Energy., etc.. Prof. Hao is conferred as RGC Senior Research Fellow. He is selected as Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor by the Ministry of Education. He is elected as Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA Fellow), Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), and Fellow of Institute of Physics (FInstP).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Master of Philosophy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Doctor of Philosophy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology


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