Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 11:00 am
Talk Title: Nature-Inspired Materials for Sustainability
Location: Chemla Room (67-3111)
Dr. Tak-Sing Wong is currently Associate Professor and the inaugural holder of Wormley Family Early Career Professorship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Wong conducted his postdoctoral research at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University from 2010 – 2012 (with Prof. Joanna Aizenberg). He received his Ph.D. degree in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA in 2009 (with Prof. Chih-Ming Ho), following his B.Eng. degree in Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Wong’s research focuses on micro/nanoengineering, interfacial phenomena, and biologically inspired engineering with applications in materials science, water, health, and energy. His research has collectively led to a total of 40 granted and pending US and international patents, as well as >25 peer-reviewed publications, including papers in Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Sustainability, Nature Communications, Science Advances, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS). Six of these papers are listed as top 1% highly cited papers in his field according to ISI Web of Science.
Dr. Wong has received a number of international and national awards and recognitions including: the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review (2014), ASME Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award (2018), IEEE Early Career Award in Nanotechnology (2016), National Academy of Engineering U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Invitee (2014), NSF CAREER Award (2014), DARPA Young Faculty Award (2014).