Exploring Innovations and Technologies for Sustainability

Exploring Innovations and Technologies for Sustainability

14 September 2019

01:00PM - 01:45PM


INFUSE Theatre, Connexis South, Level 14

The talk will involve sharing of the speaker’s experiences and involvement with sustainability through his teaching and research. The theme of sustainability is critical and embedded in the teaching of materials design and selection and energy resources. Research on lightweight composites and the use of microwave heating will be used to explain their importance in reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency. 



A/Prof Eugene Wong

A/Prof Eugene Wong

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Newcastle University (Singapore)

Eugene Wong is an Associate Professor at Newcastle University in Singapore. He is currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies looking after the six engineering joint degree programmes offered in partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology.

He received his BEng and PhD degrees from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and was a recipient of NUS President’s Graduate Fellowship. His research interests include the development of lightweight magnesium composites, repair of composite materials, energy efficient microwave processing of materials and additive manufacturing technologies. He has co-authored a book on “Microwaves and Metals” and has published more 50 publications in international journals and conferences.

In 2015, Eugene was awarded the SAF National Serviceman of the Year for his contributions to engineering projects and was promoted to Military Expert 4 under the Expertise Conversion Scheme.