Weng Chon CHEONG, Max張永臻
Lecturer (UM Macao Fellow)

Academic Qualifications | Research | Award | Representative Publication | Contact Details

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Tsinghua University, P. R. China (2019)
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry, Tsinghua University, P. R. China (2016)
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, Tsinghua University, P. R. China (2013)


Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials and atomically dispersed catalysts
  • Carbon-based materials
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Activation of small molecules (e.g. water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen)
  • Transmission electron microscopy


  • Postgraduate Scholarship from Higher Education Bureau (2017)
  • Baosteel Scholarship to Outstanding Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan (2012)
  • Choi Kai Yau Scholarship (2009)

Representative Publication

  1. Cheong WC†, Yang WJ†, Zhang J†, Li Y, Liu SJ, Wu KL, Liu QG, Zhang C, Wang DS, Peng Q, Chen C*, Li YD*. Isolated Iron Single-Atomic Site-Catalyzed Chemoselective Transfer Hydrogenation of Nitroarenes to Arylamines. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 33819—33824.
  2. Jiao JQ, Lin R, Liu SJ, Cheong WC, Zhang C, Chen Z, Pan Y, Tang JG, Wu KL, Hung SF, Chen HM, Zheng LR, Lu Q, Yang X, Xu BJ, Xiao H*, Li J, Wang DS, Peng Q, Chen C*, Li YD. Copper atom-pair catalyst anchored on alloy nanowires for selective and efficient electrochemical reduction of CO2. Nat. Chem. 2019, 11, 222–228.
  3. Cao X, Chen Z, Lin R, Cheong WC, Liu SJ, Zhang J, Peng Q*, Chen C*, Han T, Tong XJ, Wang Y, Shen RA, Zhu W, Wang DS, Li YD*. A photochromic composite with enhanced carrier separation for the photocatalytic activation of benzylic C-H bonds in toluene. Nat. Catal. 2018, 1, 704–710.
  4. Wu KL†, Chen Z†, Cheong WC†, Liu SJ, Zhu W, Cao X, Sun KA, Lin Y, Zheng LR, Yan WS, Pan Y*, Wang DS, Peng Q, Chen C*, Li YD. Toward bifunctional overall water splitting electrocatalyst: General preparation of transition metal phosphide nanoparticles decorated N-doped porous carbon spheres. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 44201–44208.
  5. Zhang J, Wu X, Cheong WC, Chen WX, Lin R, Li J, Zheng LR, Yan WS, Gu L, Chen C, Peng Q, Wang DS*, Li YD*. Cation vacancy stabilization of single-atomic-site Pt1/Ni(OH)x catalyst for diboration of alkynes and alkenes. Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 1002.
  6. Cheong WC, Liu CH, Jiang ML, Duan HH, Wang DS, Chen C*, Li YD*. Free-standing palladium-nickel alloy wavy nanosheets. Nano Res. 2016, 9, 2244–2250.

Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, E11
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China

Room: E11-4029
Telephone: 8822-4125
Fax: (853) 8822-2426
Email: maxcheong