Dr. Wallace W. H. Wong

Dr Wong is a Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He is also one of the research theme leaders in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx). He has been working in the area of organic electronics with particular focus on organic solar cells. Dr Wong has been an investigator on a number of projects including the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium, the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics as well as ARC Discovery Projects. Dr Wong has been invited to speak at a number of international conferences and has published 5 book chapters and filed 8 patents. Dr Wong is also the secretary of the Melbourne University Chemical Society (MUCS) in 2017.

Career and Education

Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne

ARC Future Fellow, University of Melbourne
Self-Organised Materials for Flexible Electronics

ARENA Research Fellow, Chemistry Tutor, University of Melbourne
Continuous Flow Synthesis of Organic Photovoltaic Materials

Research Fellow, Chemistry Tutor, University of Melbourne
Novel Materials for Organic Electronic Device
Prof. Andrew Holmes

Postdoctoral Research Associate, ETH-Zürich
Regio- and Stereoselective Functionalization of Fullerenes
Prof. François Diederich

DPhil, University of Oxford
Transition Metal Dithiocarbamate and Imidazolium Receptors for a Variety of Guest Molecules
Prof. Paul Beer

BSc(Hons) and MSc, University of Sydney
Synthesis, Characterisation and Biological Activities of a Water-Soluble C60-Porphyrin Dyad
Prof. Peter Lay

2017 to

04-2014 to 04-2018

04-2011 to 04-2014

10-2006 to 04-2011
Academic mentor

03-2005 to 09-2006
Project Leader

10-2001 to 10-2004

02-1997 to 09-2001

Grants and Awards

ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx), Chief Investigator

International Research and Research Training Fund, University of Melbourne

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, University of Melbourne

Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT130100500) 
Self-organised materials for flexible electronics ($755,320)

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund
Nanomaterials workshop ($34,500)

Australia-Germany Collaborative Solar R&D Projects (ARENA) 
Enhanced efficiencies by controlled morphology development in printed solar cells ($500,000)

Australian Renewable Energy Agency Research Fellowship
Synthesis of organic photovoltaic materials using continuous flow methods ($324,500)

Australia-Germany Solar Photovoltaics Research Program 
Advanced materials for organic photovoltaics ($51,300)

Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Program

Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP0877325) 
Novel organic materials for efficient low-cost solar cells ($138,000)

Go8-DAAD Australia Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme ($27,320)

2017 to 2023

2016 to 2018


2014 to 2018

2013 to 2014

2012 to 2014

2011 to 2014

2010 to 2011

Sept 2010

2008 to 2012

2008 to 2009

Teaching Expertise

  • Lecturer and coordinator for MSc courses on Organic Electronics and Catalysis at the University of Melbourne.
  • Head demonstrator in 3rd year chemistry laboratory at the University of Melbourne.
  • Chemistry Tutor – 1st, 2nd and 3rd year chemistry at the University of Melbourne.
  • Invited lecturer in the Master of Engineering course at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Professional Activities and Outreach

  • University Committees: Chemistry OHS, Science International Advisory Committee.
  • Melbourne University Chemical Society (MUCS) Secretary (2017) Treasurer (2013).
  • International advisory board member of the International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds.
  • Editorial board member for Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group.
  • Reviewed over 100 manuscripts for American Chemical Society including J. Am. Chem. Soc., Org. Lett., Chem. Mater.
  • Reviewed numerous manuscripts for top international journals including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., Chem. Commun.
  • Assessor of grant applications for the Australian Research Council, the Georgian Chemical Society and the European Research Council.
  • Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the American Chemical Society.
  • Author of articles for The Conversation (https://theconversation.com/au), an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.
  • Teacher of science classes for the general public through Laneway Learning (http://www.lanewaylearning.com/).