Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS
BIOGRAPHY

   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.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Head, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 13/04/2021 to present
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Penilai Harta Intelek Universiti Malaya di UMCIC, University Malaya, 02/03/2020 to present
  • International Journal of Energy Research (Wiley) - Editorial Board Member, International, 01/04/2019 to 31/03/2022
  • Head, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 13/04/2019 to 12/04/2021
  • AJK Makmal - JKM, Faculty, 01/08/2020 to 31/07/2021
  • Alumni Committee. Coordinator: Research talk. Industry activity, Faculty, 01/08/2020 to 31/07/2021
  • HEAD OF UNIT, University Malaya, 13/04/2019 to 12/04/2021
  • Panel Penilai - IIRG Cycle 3/2020, University Malaya, 01/09/2020 to 31/12/2020
  • Guest Editor - IJER_Wiley (Special Issue entitled Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies ), International, 01/05/2019 to 31/10/2019
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Lawatan (JKM), Faculty, 21/09/2017 to 20/09/2019
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Pelaksana Makmal, Faculty, 11/09/2017 to 10/09/2019
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Penilai Harta Intelek UM di UMCIC, University Malaya, 01/07/2016 to 30/06/2018
  • Deputy Director - CES, Faculty, 24/11/2016 to 29/12/2017
  • AJK Penyelaras Makmal dan Peralatan JKM, Faculty, 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2017
  • International Scientific Committee - 12th International Green Energy Conference (IGEC), International, 15/05/2016 to 02/08/2017
  • JAWATANKUASA PENILAIAN TEKNIKAL DAN HARGA -CONCRETE RESISTIVITY METER, Faculty, 25/07/2016 to 08/08/2016
  • Program Organising Committee Member: March@UM (Renewable Energy Activities). March@UM-Empowering Sustainable Development Through Renewable and Green Energy Solutions, University Malaya, 27/11/2015 to 31/03/2016
  • Organizing Committee - ISGMA 2016, International, 10/08/2015 to 25/06/2016
  • ACTING HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, Faculty, 20/07/2015 to 21/07/2015
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Penilaian Harga (Mengubahsuai Makmal Biobank dan Membekal "Ultralow Temperature Freezer" di Fakulti Perubatan Universiti Malaya , University Malaya, 11/06/2015 to 30/11/2015
  • Propose External Assessor Appointment, Faculty, 01/04/2015 to 30/09/2015
  • ACTING DEPUTY DEAN, Faculty, 13/03/2015 to 16/03/2015
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Pemilihan Kemasukan bagi Program Sarjana Muda Kejuruteraan (Sesi 2015/2016), Faculty, 06/02/2015 to 31/08/2015
  • Committee Member: Preparation for EAC & WA Accreditation Audit 2015, Faculty, 01/01/2015 to 30/09/2015
  • International Steering Committee (WORLD RENEWABLE ENERGY CONGRESS 14, WREC XIV, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Bucharest Romania, June 8 12, 2015) , International, 01/01/2015 to 12/06/2015
  • PROGRAMME COORDINATOR, Faculty, 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • Committee Member - Jawatankuasa Pengajian Mahasiswa, Faculty, 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • Program Committee Member - 2015 4th International Conference on Machine Design and Manufacturing Engineering (4th ICMDME2015) , International, 01/01/2015 to 17/05/2015
  • ASM Task Force on Carbon Free Energy, National, 01/01/2015 to 30/09/2015
  • Commitee Member - Rimba Ilmu Revitalization Project, University Malaya, 09/09/2014 to 08/09/2015
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Kurikulum Jabatan - Program Ijazah Tinggi, Fakulti Kejuruteraan., Faculty, 10/03/2014 to 09/03/2015
  • Committee Member - Research Grants (Peruntukan Penyelidikan Pascasiswazah, PPP & Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan, BKP), University Malaya, 01/08/2013 to 31/12/2015
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Semakan Kurikulum dan Penambahbaikan Program Ijazah Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Mekanik), Faculty, 10/11/2014 to 31/12/2014
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Rundingan Harga - Supercontinuum Source (HIR), Faculty, 28/08/2014 to 12/09/2014
  • Penyelaras Program Ijazah Dasar: Sarjana Muda Kejuruteraan (Mekanik), Faculty, 19/08/2014 to 18/08/2014
  • ACTING HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, University Malaya, 12/08/2014 to 12/08/2014
  • ACTING HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, Faculty, 24/07/2014 to 25/07/2014
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Penilaian Spesifikal & Teknikal bagi Pembelian Fermentation System, University Malaya, 03/07/2014 to 31/07/2014
  • Representative of Dean, Faculty of Engineering (Prof. Dr. Azuan) - Visit from Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School, China to University of Malaya., University Malaya, 09/05/2014 to 09/05/2014
  • Paper Reviewing Committee - AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (RCMME-2014), International, 05/05/2014 to 10/10/2014
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Kurikulum (Peringkat Jabatan), Faculty, 19/03/2014 to 31/07/2014
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Kurikulum Jabatan - Program Ijazah Tinggi (FK, UM), Faculty, 10/03/2014 to 30/09/2014
  • Programme Committee - 2014 3rd International Conference on Machine Design and Manufacturing Engineering (3rd ICMDME 2014). Jeju Island, South Korea. May.24-25, 2014., International, 07/03/2014 to 25/05/2014
  • International Conference on Industrial Design and Mechanics Power, ICIDMP 2014 -International Program Committee Chair (Malaysia), International, 03/03/2014 to 22/06/2014
  • Programme Committee (ICMDME 2014. Jeju, Korea). http://www.icmdme.org, International, 03/03/2014 to 11/08/2014
  • Delegate - Lawatan Kerja ke Universiti/Institusi di Negara Taiwan, University Malaya, 16/02/2014 to 21/02/2014
  • Bendahari (Honorary Treasurer) - EI Malaysia (PERTUBUHAN INSTITUT TENAGA MALAYSIA), International, 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014
  • Committee Member - Jawatankuasa Pemeriksa Fakulti Kejuruteraan, Faculty, 01/07/2013 to 30/06/2014
  • Technical / Spec. Committee - Solar Array Simulator with Programmable AC Power Source Purchase, University Malaya, 09/12/2013 to 09/12/2013
  • International Programme Committee Chair (Malaysia) - The 2nd 2013 International Conference on Mechanical Design and Power Engineering (ICMDPE2013). Beijing, China. November 29-30, 2013., International, 09/09/2013 to 30/11/2013
  • Technical Program Committee Chair - 2013 International Conference on Mechanical Structures and Smart Materials (ICMSSM 2013). Xiamen, China. November 16-17, 2013., International, 02/09/2013 to 17/11/2013
  • Mentor - mentoring new lecturer in the department (JKM) - Dr. OngZC, Faculty, 01/07/2013 to present
  • International Program Committee Chair (Malaysia) - 2013 2nd International Conference on Industrial Design and Mechanics Power (ICIDMP2013), August 24-25, 2013. Nanjing, China., International, 20/06/2013 to 25/08/2013
  • Representative (Department of Mechanical Engineering) - Visit from Nakhom Rajabhat University, Thailand to UM, University Malaya, 07/05/2013 to 07/05/2013
  • Representative of Dean, Faculty of Engineering (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Faisal Rafiq) - Visit from Guangdong Pharmaceutical University , China to University of Malaya. , University Malaya, 25/04/2013 to 25/04/2013
  • ACTING HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, Faculty, 29/01/2013 to 31/01/2013
  • Programme Coordinator - Mechanical Engineering (July, 2011 - Jun, 2013), Faculty, 01/07/2011 to 30/06/2013
  • Committee Member - Jawatankuasa Pemeriksa untuk Peperiksaan Ijazah Sarjana Muda (Program Mekanik ), Faculty, 01/07/2011 to 30/06/2013
  • Jawatankuasa Pengajian Mahasiswa (JPM) - Penyelaras Program Kejuruteraan Mekanik, Faculty, 01/07/2011 to 30/06/2013
  • Committee Member (Jawatankuasa Semakan Kurikulum Peringkat Fakulti), Faculty, 01/07/2011 to 30/06/2013
  • Programme Organizer / Lead - Teambuilding Programme, Faculty, 03/09/2012 to 07/10/2012
  • ACTING HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, Faculty, 14/08/2012 to 02/09/2012
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Makmal - Meeting (08/Aug/2012), Faculty, 01/08/2012 to 30/08/2012
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Penyaringan (Moderation) Kertas Soalan Peperiksaan, Faculty, 24/07/2012 to present
  • Committee - Jawatankuasa Kurikulum Fakulti Kejuruteraan (Jul, 2011 - Jun, 2013), Faculty, 01/07/2012 to 30/06/2012
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa (Committee Member) - Penilaian Harga bagi Pembelian Peralatan (Vector Network Analyser) , Faculty, 21/11/2011 to 21/11/2011
  • Chairman - PhD Candidature Defence Seminar (Tey Jing Yuen), Faculty, 19/11/2011 to 19/11/2011
  • ACTING HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, Faculty, 29/08/2011 to 29/08/2011
  • Chairman - M.Eng.Sc. Candidature Defence Seminar (Sim HY), Faculty, 22/07/2011 to 22/07/2011
  • Industrial Training Coordinator (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering), Faculty, 01/08/2008 to 01/05/2011
  • Committee Member (Ahli Jawatankuasa Alumni), Faculty, 01/01/2010 to 31/05/2010
  • Committee Member (Jawatankuasa Galakan Kelayakan Profesional), Faculty, 20/10/2009 to 20/12/2010
  • Committee Member - Industrial Advisory Panel, Faculty, 07/09/2009 to 31/12/2010
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa (Committee Member) - Penilaian Harga bagi Pembelian Peralatan (Fluorescence Spectrometer) , Faculty, 31/07/2009 to 31/08/2009
  • Committee Member (Ahli Jawatankuasa Halatuju Pendidikan Kejuruteraan), Faculty, 23/06/2009 to 20/09/2009
  • Committee Member (Jawatankuasa 'Faculty-Industry Day'), Faculty, 23/06/2008 to 25/07/2008
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • Ph.D.(Mechanical Engineering-Industrial Aerodynamics), MECHANICAL ENGINEERING(AERODINAMIK INDUSTRI), UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA, SKUDAI
  • M.Eng.(Mechanical Engineering), MECHANICAL ENGINEERING(AERODINAMIK INDUSTRI), UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA, SKUDAI
  • B.Eng. (Hons)(Mechanical-Aeronautical)(UTM) - Best Student Award, KEJURUTERAAN MEKANIKAL / JENTERA(KAJITERBANG), UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA, SKUDAI
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Academic Committee, Committee Member, 2021 to present (International)
  • MEMBER OF ACCCIM SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION COMMITTEE FOR THE 75TH TO 77TH TERMS (2021-2024), Member, 2021 to present (National)
  • Editorial Board - Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, Editorial Board, 2021 to 2021 (International)
  • LEMBAGA JURUTERA MALAYSIA / Board of Engineers Malaysia, Corporate Member, 2019 to 2019 (National)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • WIND (Wind Energy Conversion System)
  • Industrial Design (Aesthetic & Functional Design)
  • Green Technology (Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Techno-economic analysis, Innovative Design)
  • AIR-CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION (Energy Recovery, Air Quality)
  • MACHINE DESIGN (Solar Thermal, Wind Generator, Hydro Turbine)
  • Research, Design & Development of Product (Product Design, Assembly, Manufacturing & Statistical Tolerance Analysis)
  • Wind, Solar & Hydro (Renewable Energy, Wind Turbine Technology, Wind Energy, Solar Energy)
  • Research Interest
  • Renewable Energy (Green Technology, Environmental friendly, CO2 reduction, CFD)
  • Wind-Solar Hybrid Renewable Energy System
  • Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
  • Industrial Aerodynamics & Flow Simulation
  • Wind Turbine Technology
  • Product Research, Design, Development & Manufacturing
  • Urban Wind-Solar Energy System
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • KXGM6307 - Renewable Energy, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 1 )
  • KMEB1170 - General Engineering Practice (Teaching Evaluation: 5.73/6.00), First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 1 )
  • KXGM6307 - RENEWABLE ENERGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • KMEB1170 - GENERAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 1 )
  • KMEM4124 - PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • KQE7006 - RENEWABLE ENERGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • KMEM4124 - PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 2 )
  • KMEM2217 - MECHANICS OF APPLIED MATERIALS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • KIG2004 - MECHANICS OF MATERIALS II, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • KQE7006 - RENEWABLE ENERGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • KQE7006 - RENEWABLE ENERGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 1 )
  • KXGM6302 - ENERGY EFFICIENCY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 1 )
  • KXGM6307 - Renewable Energy, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2013/2014 - 1 )
  • KMEM4124 - PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • KIG 2004 - MEKANIK BAHAN II, First Degree (2018/2019 - 1 )
  • KMEM3191 - Industrial Training, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2008/2009 - 2 )
  • KMEM2217 - MECHANICS OF APPLIED MATERIALS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2007/2008 - 3 )
  • KXGM6307 - RENEWABLE ENERGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2014/2015 - 1 )
  • KMEM4124 - Production, Operation and Management, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2009/2010 - 2 )
  • KMEM4124 - Production and Operation Management, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011 - 2 )
  • KMEB2112 - Solids Mechanics, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011 - 1 )
  • KXGM6307 - RENEWABLE ENERGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • KMEM1104 - ENGINEERING DRAWING & COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • KMEM4124 - Production and Operation Management, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 2 )
  • KMEB1170 - GENERAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2014/2015 - 1 )
  • KXGM6307 - RENEWABLE ENERGY (Teaching Performance Evaluation-Excellent Level, 5.37/6.00), Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012 - 1 )
  • KMEM1104 - Engineering Drawing & Computer-aided-design (CAD), First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011 - 1 )
  • KXGM6301 - Computer Aided Design (Teaching Evaluation: 5.03,5.43/6.00), Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012 - 2 )