Principal Investigator

Zi Jing Wong

Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
[Major: MEMS/Nano, Minors: Physics & Electrical Engineering]

M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2008
[Thesis Excellence Award]

B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautics), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005
[Royal Education Award]

Zi Jing Wong began his assistant professorship at Texas A&M University in 2018. From 2015 to 2017, Zi Jing was a postdoctoral researcher at the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center at UC Berkeley. Previously he obtained his Ph.D. degree from UC Berkeley, M.S. degree from KAIST and B.Eng. degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He also did research at both the University of Cambridge and Peking University in 2008-2009. He has published in many prestigious journals such as Science, Nature Photonics, Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Communications with over 2500 citations. His work has led to numerous awards from the scientific societies such as IEEE, MRS, SPIE, OSA, IET, JSAP and the Electromagnetics Academy, as well as media coverage in CNN, BBC, Reuters, The Washington Post, New York Post, Los Angeles Times, etc. He is also a Fulbright fellow, an International Master and the National Chess Champion of Malaysia.