Professor Zidan Wang currently holds the position of Chair Professor of Physics at the University of Hong Kong. He also serves as the Council Chairman of the Physical Society of Hong Kong. His primary research interests lie in theoretical quantum physics, and he has made a series of research achievements in areas such as quantum computing, quantum phases, topological metals, and superconducting physics. His work includes the development of (1) the theory of novel topological quantum matter, (2) quantum computing and quantum information theory, and (3) the study of new superconductors. Professor Wang has received a number of awards for his work, including the China National Natural Science Award in 2013 and 1995, the First Prize of the Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education of China in 2007, the First Prize of the Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Award in 2011, the Croucher Foundation Outstanding Researcher Award in 2007, and the University of Hong Kong Outstanding Research Award in 2001.
Professor Wang has held various academic admin positions, including President of the Physical Society Hong Kong (2017-2019), Head of the Department of Physics at the University of Hong Kong, Director of the Centre for Theoretical and Computational Physics at the University of Hong Kong, and Member of the Panel of Physical Sciences at the Hong Kong Research Grant Council.