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Professor CHEN, Guanhua

Professor CHEN, Guanhua

Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, HKU

B.Sc. (Fudan, 86), Ph.D. (Caltech, 92)

  • 2859 2164
  • 601 Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Research areas:

  • O(N) first-principle methods for complex systems;

  • Time-dependent density functional theory for open systems;
  • Modeling and simulation of emerging electronics;
  • System biology



  • Fellow of American Physical Society (2014-)
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (2011-)
  • Outstanding Young Scholar Award, NSFC (2009-2010)
  • National Natural Science Award (First Class), Education Ministry of China (2008)
  • Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2001-2002, The University of Hong Kong
  • Co-1st place in China-US Physics Examination and Application (CUSPEA) program (1985)



  1. "A multiscale quantum mechanics/electromagnetics method for device simulations", C.Y. Yam, L.Y. Meng, Y. Zhang and G.H. Chen, Chem. Soc. Rev. 44, 1763 (2015).
  2. "Interference and Molecular Transport?A Dynamical View: Time-Dependent Analysis of Disubstituted Benzenes", S.G. Chen, Y. Zhang, S. K. Koo, H. Tian, C. Y. Yam, G.H. Chen, M. A. Ratner, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 5 (15), 2748?2752 (2014).
  3. "Quantum-Mechanical Prediction of Nanoscale Photovoltaics", Y. Zhang, L.Y. Meng, C.Y. Yam and G.H. Chen, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 5, 272 (2014).
  4. "A multi-scale modeling of junctionless field-effect transistors", C.Y. Yam, J. Peng, Q. Chen, S. Markov, J.Z. Huang, N. Wong, W.C. Chew, and G.H. Chen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 062109 (2013).
  5. "Linear-Scaling Quantum Mechanical Methods for Excited States", ChiYung Yam, Qing Zhang, Fan Wang and G.H. Chen, Chem. Soc. Rev. 41, 3821 (2012).
  6. "Time-dependent density functional theory for quantum transport", X. Zheng, G.H. Chen, Y. Mo, S.K. Koo. H. Tian, C.Y. Yam and Y.J. Yan, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 114101 (2010).
  7. "Time-dependent density-functional theory for open systems", X. Zheng, F. Wang, C.Y. Yam, M. Yan and G.H. Chen, Phys. Rev. B 75, 195122 (2007).
  8. "Quantum mechanical investigation of field emission mechanism of a micrometer-long single-walled carbon nanotube", X. Zheng, G.H. Chen, Z.B. Li, S.Z. Deng and N.S. Xu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 106803 (2004).
  9. "Energy dissipation mechanisms in carbon nanotube oscillators", Y. Zhao, C.C. Ma, G.H. Chen, and Q. Jiang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 175504 (2003).
  10. "Linear-scaling time-dependent density functional theory", ChiYung Yam, Satoshi Yokojima and G.H. Chen, Phys. Rev. B 68, 153105 (2003).
  11. "Optical Properties of Single-Walled 4 A Carbon Nanotubes", W.Z. Liang, S. Yokojima, M.F. Ng, G.H. Chen and G. He, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 123, 9830 (2001).
  12. "Electronic Structures and Optical Properties of Open and Capped Carbon Nanotubes", WanZhen Liang, XiuJun Wang, Satoshi Yokojima and GuanHua Chen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 11129 (2000).
  13. "Nonlinear Susceptibilities of Donor-Acceptor Conjugated Systems: Coupled-Oscillator Representation", Guanhua Chen and Shaul Mukamel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 117, 4945 (1995).
  14. "Resonant Tunneling through Quantum-Dot Arrays", Guanlong Chen, Gerhard Klimeck, Supriyo Datta, Guanhua Chen and William A. Goddard III, Phys. Rev. B 50, 8035 (1994).
  15. "The magnon pairing mechanism of Superconductivity in Cuprate Ceramics", Guanhua Chen and William A. Goddard III, Science 239, 899 (1988).