Felix T. Hong, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Physiology-Emeritus
540 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 577-1538 FAX: (313) 577-5494

Dr. Felix T. Hong has been with Wayne State University since 1977. He served as an assistant professor for four years at The Rockefeller University after he received his Ph.D. degree in Biophysics there. His research interest centers around basic research in membrane biophysics and photobiology.
He has proposed, in his early work, diamagnetic anisotropy as the mechanism for the magnetoorientation effect of isolated rod outer segments and unicellular alga Chlorella. Subsequently, he concentrated his research effort on the development of a mathematical and molecular model and methodology for the photoelectric effect in an artificial black lipid membrane that contains magnesium porphyrin.

Since he joined Wayne State University, he turned his research effort to the light- induced molecular processes in bacteriorhodopsin, and other related biopigments. He also extended his research interest to include molecular electronics, biomolecular computing and artificial solar energy conversion. His research in biocomputing also led him to the topic education and science philosophy.

He established the Molecular Electronics Track for the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in 1988, and served as the Track Chair for four consecutive terms until he stepped down in 1992. He has also organized molecular electronics symposia for the Fine Particle Society (1988), and the Bioelectrochemical Society (1992). He has served on the panels of several federal agencies on matter related to molecular electronics and nanotechnology research. He edited a symposium volume "Molecular Electronics: Biosensors and Biocomputers" (Plenum, 1989) and guest-edited a special issue on molecular electronics for the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine (1994). He currently serves on the editorial board of the following journals: Advanced Materials for Optics and Electronics, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, and BioSystems. He was recipient of the Victor K. LaMer Award (American Chemical Society, 1976).


Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research THEORY LAB

Selected Publications:

Human Creativity


Photoelectric Effect in Biomembranes and Thin Films


Molecular Electronics and Biocomputing

Books and Magazines Edited

Physical Indeterminism and Free Will Problem

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