2019 Top Research Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) Head, Universiti Malaya Center for Energy Sciences (CES) Editorial Board Member (IJER,Wiley ; IJPEM-GT,Springer - SCI-Q1 ; ASEAN Engineering Journal) Guest Editor- International Journal of Energy Research (SI: Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies) Conference Chair - International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology (SEGT) Visiting Professor - Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai & North China Institute of Aerospace Engineering Adjunct Professor - ITM Universe Vadodara, India Member - Academy of Science Malaysia (ASM) Task Force on Carbon Free Energy Darjah Ahli Mahkota Perlis (A.M.P.), 2018 First Prize - Anugerah Harta Intelek Negara (AHIN) 2016 - Paten
Ir. Dr. Chong Wen Tong is a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaya. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UTM (Mechanical-Aeronautics). He was awarded the Best Student Award for his academic achievement; and obtained his Ph.D. from the same university. Dr. Chong joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya (UM) after spending 10 years in various industries. Before joining UM, he was the Head of Technology and Mechanical Team in Dyson Malaysia, and has been responsible for research, design and development works on vacuum cleaner, hand dryer and bladeless fan. He led more than 30 engineers and technicians, and participated in several projects, award-winning products, patents and the creation of Dyson new technology. He is a Chartered Engineer registered by the Engineering Council (UK). He served as the Programme Coordinator (Mechanical) for about 5 years (2011-2015) and teaches Renewable Energy at the M.Eng. level in UM. His research focus is Renewable Energy & Green Technology; and he has secured more than RM 7 million research grants (HIR-MOHE, PRGS, ERGS, FRGS, UMRG, PJP, Global Partnership Award-University of Southampton and RCETS-NCKU, Taiwan). He has completed 18 research projects as principal investigator (PI) and 6 projects as co-researcher, and graduated 35 post-grad. candidates. In 2013, his FRGS project (PI) was selected as the Best FRGS 2010 Project by Malaysian Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) and awarded RM 50,000 for the extension works. Recently, his joint-research project with collaborators from Taiwan (National Cheng Kung University & National Ilan University) was selected for the 2016 SATU Joint Research Scheme. Dr. Chong has filed 12 intellectual property rights (3 listed in Derwent Innovation Index, ISI WoS). He is the inventor of Wind, Solar and Rain Harvester, Exhaust Air Energy Recovery System, Solar-Hydro Energy System, Eco Roof System, Eco-GreeneryTM Outdoor Lighting System and Cross-Axis-Wind-Turbine (First Prize of the National Intellectual Property Award, AHIN 2016 (Patent Category) & WIPO Medal for Inventors). Dr. Chong won more than 25 invention and innovation awards and was invited as judge for The Crown Prince CIPTA Award 2017 in Brunei.He is the Editorial Board Member of two SCI-Q1 journal (top 10%), i.e. the International Journal of Energy Research (IJER) and International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology (IJPEM-GT). He has co-authored >135 ISI technical articles (h-index = 41). He is also the recipient of the University of Malaya Excellence Award 2016, Excellent Lecturer (Science & Technology). He was awarded "Energy Invention Order of Merit" in World Inventor Award Festival 2012, and "Young Researcher Award" in ISGMA 2014, Busan. He also won the "Best of the Best Award" for the research poster participated in UMRC 2013. He involves in several professional bodies (EI, IET, IEM, WREN, IAET, AUN/SEED-Net) and served as the Honorary Treasurer of the Energy Institute, EI Malaysia. He also contributed to the development of Malaysian Standards on Dependability Management (SIRIM). He served as the National Industrial Expert (machinery & manufacturing, 2010-2012). He was invited to deliver a talk in Green Technology Seminar by the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) and participated in Malaysian Wind Energy Roadmap. He was invited to showcase and pilot-test his lighting system in the Kuala Lumpur Town Council (DBKL) Bicycle Track. He is the Member of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) Task Force on Carbon Free Energy, and the Member of ACCCIM Science, Technology and Innovations Committee (2017-2021). He has established strong collaboration with researchers from China and Taiwan, and is appointed as the Visiting Professor of Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai and North China Institute of Aerospace Engineering. He is the Conference Chair of International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology (SEGT 2018 & 2019). He won the Second Place in the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Leaders in Innovation Fellowships – Final Pitch Session 2016/17. In 2018, Dr. Chong was awarded the WSSET Innovation Award (Renewable Energy Systems) and conferred with the Darjah Ahli Mahkota Perlis (AMP) award by His Royal Highness Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin ibni Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, The Raja of Perlis. Dr. Chong was selected for the 2019 Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and 2020 World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University.