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Page personnelle de Michel Wong Chi Man

Dr. Michel Wong Chi Man

Senior CNRS Researcher

ICG Montpellier UMR 5253 / Equipe AM2N

ENSCM 8 rue de l’Ecole Normale 34296 Montpellier Cedex 5

Tel : 04 67 14 72 19 E-mail :

Michel WONG CHI MAN is a senior CNRS researcher developing his research at the Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier (ICGM). He received a PhD degree from the University of Montpellier 2 in France and then did a postdoc as a Humboldt (AvH) fellow at the University of Heidelberg in Germany (1989).

He is an expert in organosilicon and hybrid silica chemistry and has published over 130 articles in these fields. He has been an invited guest professor or scientist at several universities or institutions : University Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain (2004) ; Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Lucas Heights, Australia (2006) ; University of Western Sydney (UWS), Australia (2011) and National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS-MANA), Tsukuba, Japan (2012). His main research interests focus on the functionalization of hybrid silica (mainly bridged silsesquioxanes) and he is developing these hybrids in different areas : controlled structuring of hybrid silicas through weak forces and covalent bonding to finely tune their properties, reactive C-Si bonds to create porous and degradable silica, supported catalysis for recyclability, solid phase extraction for heavy metals uptake and for the purification of water waste ; photoluminescence for energy saving and enhancement and stimuli-responsive silica nanoparticles for drug delivery. He is also involved in the synthesis of porous silicon carbide.

He has served on the French Scientific Research Council (CNRS) as a member of the National committee evaluators for Section 12 (Architectures moléculaires ; syntheses, mécanismes et proprieties) from 2000 to 2003 and he was also a member of the French University Council (Physics Department – Section 28) from 2006 to 2008. He is also serving on the Board of the ISGS (International Sol-Gel Society) since 2011.

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