Wei Ru Wong obtained her Ph.D. and B.Eng. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya.
Her research interests span widely across the photonics areas, especially in the development of planar waveguides and optical fibers using surface plasmon for sensing applications. She was the recipient of Malaysia Toray Science Foundation (MTSF) Science and Technology Award in 2017 and she was one of the 20 honourees of the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific competition in 2020. She has published more than 40 top quality internationally refereed journal papers with over 600 citations. She is also a Professional Engineer registered under the Board of Engineers Malaysia.