ASSOCIATE PROF. IR. DR. WONG YEW HOONG
|Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|Faculty of Engineering|
|+603-79677022 ext 2654|
|Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
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Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. WONG Yew Hoong received his B. Eng. (Hons.) in Materials Engineering in 2009 and Ph.D. in Electronic Materials in 2012 from the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. He was a Research Fellow with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore prior to joining University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia. He is now serving as an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UM. He is also the Programme Coordinator for Mechanical Engineering in the department since January 2016 to date.
Dr. Wong is actively engaging himself in research activities. His main research area is on semiconducting or electronic thin-film materials (including oxides, nitrides, and organic polymers), electronic device fabrication, electronic packaging, and gas sensing materials. To date, he has published more than 65 research papers in high impact factor ISI-indexed journals and 2 invited book chapters. His current standing of h-index is 14 (Web of Science) or 16 (Google Scholar). Owing to his expertise in the field, he was being invited as Invited Speaker in Nanomaterials Characterization and Applications Seminar 2013 in UM Malaysia, ISI Publication Workshop 2015 twice in Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) Malaysia, International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials (AFM) 2015 in New York, USA and 2016 in Jeju, South Korea, and Asia Pacific Ceramic Corporation Summit (APCCS) 2016 in Singapore. Besides, Dr. Wong is also being invited to serve as a reviewer for several refereed journals. To date, he has reviewed more than 70 manuscripts for ISI journals. He is also being invited as an examiner for theses, both internal and external.
On professional qualifications, he is a Professional Engineer (PEng) in Material Engineering discipline registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered with the Engineering Council UK. Outside University, Dr. Wong is also very active in professional and community activities. He was elected as Secretary-cum-Treasurer of Electronic Engineering Technical Division (eETD) under the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) in 2016/2017 and is serving as its Committee Member since 2013 to date. In addition, he has also been elected as Executive Committee Member in 2016 and Secretary from 2017 to 2020 for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) – Electronics Packaging Society (EPS) Malaysia Chapter.
He is the recipient of UM Excellence Service Award (2017) and UM Excellence Service Certificate (2019). Recently, he is being recognized globally by IEEE-EPS, USA and being awarded 2020 EPS Outstanding Young Engineer Award for his contributions to the field of electronic packaging materials and semiconductor fabrication technologies through novel material and process development, as well as continuous service to EPS (https://eps.ieee.org/awards/outstanding-young-engineer-award.html).