Dr. Shing-Chung "Josh" Wong
Dr. Wong began his graduate training in mechanics and mechanisms of fracture of polymer blends with and without glass fiber reinforcements at UMass Amherst, working with Shanti V. Nair and Lloyd A. Goettler. Later he joined the group of Yiu-Wing Mai, FRS, at University of Sydney on identifying the roles of maleated block copolymers as a sequence of events in toughening nylon polypropylene blends. He later pursued an academic career in Singapore, teaching at the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Nanyang Technological University.
In 1999-2012, Dr. Wong has directly supervised 13 masters, 7 PhDs and 6 postdocs. In addition to pursuing bio-inspired materials research, he has worked on mechanical behavior and functional properties of polymers, electrospinning, processing-structure-property relationships, coatings, bio- and nano-materials and composites. Dr. Wong has authored and coauthored 70 archived articles in book, journal and patent literatures. His work is widely cited with a Hirsh index ~ 16. One of his pioneering papers on graphite nanocomposites was cited well over a hundred times. He was awarded the competitive Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Australian Research Council and in 2007 he was selected as a recipient for the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
- Q. Shi, K.-T. Wan, S.-C. Wong, P. Chen, T.A. Blackledge "Do Electrospun Polymer Fibers Stick?" Langmuir, Vol. 26 (2010) 14188-14193
- W. Zheng and S. C. Wong “Electrical conductivity and dielectric properties of PMMA/expanded graphite composites” Composite Science and Technology, Vol 63 (2002) 225-235
- S.-C. Wong, A. Baji and S. Leng “Effect of Fiber Diameter on Tensile Properties of Electrospun Poly(eps-caprolactone)” Polymer, Vol. 49 (2008) 4713-4722
- S.-C. Wong and A. Baji “Fracture Strength and Adhesive Strength of Hydroxyapatite-Filled Polycaprolactone” Journal of Materials Science Materials in Medicine, Vol. 19 (2008) 929-936
- S. C. Wong and Y. W. Mai “Effect of Rubber Functionality on Microstructures and Fracture Toughness of Impact Modified Nylon 6,6/PP Blends Part I Structure-Property Relationships”, Polymer Vol. 40 (1999) 1553-1566
- S. C. Wong and Y. W. Mai “Effect of Rubber Functionality on Microstructures and Fracture Toughness of Impact Modified Nylon 6,6/PP Blends Part II Toughening Mechanisms”, Polymer Vol. 41 (2000) 5471-5483
- S.-C. Wong, H. Lee, S. Qu, S. Mall, L. Chen, A Study of Global vs. Local Properties for Maleic Anhydride Modified Polypropylene Nanocomposites” Polymer, Vol 47 (2006) 7477-7484
- P. Chen and S.-C. Wong "Piezoresistive Behavior of Polymers Filled by Carbonaceous Nanoinclusions" in Physical Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites, eds. S.-C. Tjong and Y.-W. Mai Woodhead Publishing Ltd. Cambridge, UK, 2010, ISBN 978-1-84569-672-6, Chapter 16, pp. 404-427.
- S. C. Wong, Y. W. Mai and X. H. Chen “Fracture Behavior of Polymer Blends”, in Polymer Characterization Techniques and Their Applications to Blends, ed. G. P. Simon, American Chemical Society and Oxford University Press, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-8412-3818-9, Chapter 7, pp. 191-234
- A. Baji, S.-C. Wong, T.X. Liu, T. C. Li, S.T. Srivatsan “Morphological and X-ray Diffraction Studies of Crystalline Hydroxyapatite Reinforced Polycaprolactone” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, Vol 81B (2007) 343-350
Ph.D., University of Sydney (1999); M.S.M.E., University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1995); B.S., West Virginia Wesleyan College (1993)