Ir. Dr. Wong Yew Hoong received his B. Eng. (Hons.) in Materials Engineering and Ph.D. in Electronic Materials from the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. After graduated with Ph.D., he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore as a Research Fellow. In the beginning of 2013, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Univesity of Malaya (UM), Malaysia as a Senior Lecturer. He is currently appointed as Materials Engineering Programme Coordinator in the department since January 2016.
Dr. Wong is actively engaging himself in research activities. His main research area is on thin films (including oxides, nitrides, and polymer), electronic device fabrication, electronic packaging, gas sensing materials, and characterization. To date, he has published more than 45 research papers in high impact factor ISI-indexed journals and 1 invited book chapter. 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 50 manuscripts. 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 Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered with 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 Committee Member of eETD IEM since 2013 to date. In addition, he has been elected as Executive Commitee Member and Secretary of the Institute of Electrical, Electronic Engineers (IEEE) – Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Malaysia Chapter in 2016 and 2017, respectively.