Professor Wong is currently Advisor/Research Chair Professor of Environmental Science, The Education University of Hong Kong; Distinguished Visiting Professor of School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology; Emeritus Chair Professor of Hong Kong Baptist University, and Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Springer).
Professor Wong served as the Coordinator of Central and North-East Asia of the project “Regionally based assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances”, and as a Panel Member (of three experts) of another project “Chemicals Management Issues of developing countries and countries with economies in transition”, both sponsored by UNEP/GEF, during 2001-2003, and 2010-2012, respectively.
Professor Wong’s research areas included “environmental and health risk assessments of persistent toxic substances”, “ecological restoration of contaminated sites”, and “recycling of organic wastes, with emphasis on upgrading food wastes as fish feeds”. He has published over 740 papers, edited 26 books/special issues of scientific journals, and filed 5 patents. In addition to his PhD (Durham) Degree, he has been awarded two DSc Degrees, by University of Durham and University of Strathclyde in 1992 and 2004, respectively, based on his publications. He is one of the 3160 highly cited researchers (all disciplines) in the world, with an H-index>100, according to the Ranking Web of Universities (August, 2018). http://www.webometrics.info/en/hlargerthan100
He was awarded the Croucher Senior Fellow (Croucher Foundation of Hong Kong) in 1997, the Royal Society Visiting Fellow (Royal Society, UK) in 2000, Chang Jiang Chair Professor of Environmental Science (Ministry of Education of China) in 2014, the Milton Gordon Award for Excellence in Phytoremediation (International Phytotechnology Society) in 2016, and the Silver Medal (Upgrading food wastes as fish feeds) of Salon International des Inventions (Geneva), in 2019.