About Assoc. Prof. Tiow-Gan Ong Tiow-Gan Ong, a Malaysian born scientist, is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and also holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Taiwan National Chiao Tung University. He received his B.S. Chemistry from the Winona State University in 1994 and his PhD Chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 2000.His research interests are in the following:• Organometallic chemistry and organic synthesis • Molecular ligand design based N-heterocyclic carbene platform • Fundamental probe on the C-H bond activation to innovate in molecular synthesis • Engineering a new catalytic synthetic attack by adopting green chemistry strategy T-Gan’s research team has a vested interest in developing green catalysis process in a more sustainable manner, based on C-H activation and functionalization. Catalytic C-H bond activation is a highly attractive strategy in green and sustainable covalent synthesis for drugs, natural products and advance materials from simple organic hydrocarbons. T-Gan and his team members systematically established a revolutionary approach in exploiting synergistic effect between main and transition metal to promote efficient selective C-H activation.