Gerard Wong | AIChE

Gerard Wong


Gerard C. L. Wong is a Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry, and the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. Wong received his BS and PhD at Caltech physics and Berkeley physics respectively. He joined the Materials Science & Engineering Dept and Physics Dept at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000 and moved to UCLA in 2009.

His research recognition includes: the Beckman Young Investigator Award, Alfred P Sloan Fellowship, and Sackler Distinguished Speaker. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2011), a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (2016), and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2018). His current research interests include bacterial biofilm communities, innate immunity, and antibiotic design.