Outstanding Alumni

Name : Prof. Wong Tak Sing
Academic Qualification :
  • BEng (ACAE), 2003
Current Post and Institution :
Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Prof. Tak-Sing Wong is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA. Prior to joining Penn State, he was the Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Prof. Wong's current research focuses on micro/nanoengineering, interfacial phenomena, and biologically inspired engineering with applications in materials science, energy and health. His research has collectively led to >25 peer-reviewed publications, including papers in Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, and the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS). Prof. Wong has served as a guest editor for MRS Bulletin on topics related to interfacial materials with special wettability. Prof. Wong was a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2013), the R&D 100 Award (2012), Best Inventions of Biomimicry (2011), the Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010 - 2012), the Intel Foundation PhD Fellowship (2007 - 2009), and a number of best paper awards from IEEE. Prof. Wong's research has been featured in a number of international news outlets, including BBC, PBS NOVA, Reuters, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Nature.

Message from Alumni :
First of all, congratulations for the 20th Anniversary of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering!! It has been about 10 years since I graduated with my Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Department (which was named as the Department of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering). The truly interdisciplinary training I had received from my undergraduate education was extraordinary, which has served as a solid foundation for my graduate school education and career development in the United States. Here, I would like to thank all the faculty members and staff, who have provided a highly interactive and open environment throughout my education at CUHK. I wish the Department every success, and keep up the great work in educating the best and brightest engineers of the future generations!!