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Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Email: william.tong@sdsu.edu 
Phone: (619) 594-2442
Office: CSL-304

Bill Tong, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, joined SDSU as an associate professor in 1985 after working as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy.  In 1989, five years after receiving his Ph.D., he was promoted to full professor.  He was the Director of SDSU China Studies Institute from 1999 to 2000.  He has supervised 16 Ph.D. (University of California San Diego – San Diego State University) and several M.S. and postdoctoral students and visiting scientists and professors.  He holds U.S. patents on nonlinear laser methods and regularly serves on NIH and NSF review panels and study sections.  He also serves as a reviewer for many international research journals.  He was named the 2003 Distinguished Scientist (San Diego Region) by the American Chemical Society.  He received the Albert Johnson University Research Award, SDSU’s top research award, in 2005, and the 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Sigma Xi Research Society.  He also received the 2008 SDSU President Leadership Award. He was awarded Outstanding SDSU Faculty Awards in 1990, 1991 and 2000, and the SDSU Technology Innovation Award in 2002.  His research projects have been reported by Analytical Chemistry, Applied Spectroscopy (cover story), San Diego Union-Tribune (front page) and San Diego TV stations (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, KUSI, KPBS, UCSD-TV and UC-TV).


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