2008 Award Recipient

Professor Hong Guo (Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics)

Professor Hong Guo (McGill University)
Professor Hong Guo is cited for his unique research in the field of theoretical and computational condensed matter physics in Canada. His pioneering work in nano and mesoscopic physics, quantum transport theory, and molecular electronics has been stellar, and has contributed to further research in nanotechnology.

Educational Background
Professor Guo completed his B.Sc. in Physics in 1979 at the Sichuan Normal University, China, a M.Sc. in Software Engineering and a 2nd M.Sc. in Experimental Atomic Physics, and then his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh in 1987. He became Professor of Physics at McGill University in 2000, and since 2004 he is the James McGill Chair Professor. He is also an Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong, the Senior Visiting Fellow of the National University of Singapore, Overseas Advisor for the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, and a Fellow in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Nanoelectronics Program. He is the Director of the Centre for the Physics of Materials at McGill University, and also the Coordinator of Canadian European Research Initiative on Nanostructures.

Major Contributions
His achievements have been celebrated by being named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 2007, and being honored with the Brockhouse Medal of the Canadian Association of Physicists for outstanding Experimental or Theoretical Contributions to Condensed Matter and Materials Physics in 2006.

Other Contributions
Professor Guo has been invited to lecture numerous times both internationally and nationally from 2000 on, and is on the Editorial boards of 3 major journals. He has organized many Conferences, and recently in June 2008 the ICQS Workshop on Carbon Nanastructures in Beijing. He is the author of over 200 peer reviewed papers and book chapters.

As an educator, Professor Guo has supervised 11 post-doctoral fellows, 21 doctoral students and 11 Master students. He was awarded the 2005 David Thomson Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision and Teaching at McGill.