Guochen Jia received his B.S. degree from Wuhan University in 1983. He completed his PhD degree in 1989 from The Ohio State University. After carrying out postdoctoral work at University of Toronto and The University of Western Ontario, he joined The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1992. He is now a Chair Professor of Chemistry at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a recipient of the Chinese Chemical Society Yaozeng Huang Award in Organometallic Chemistry (2013). His research interest is in the areas of organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis.