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Kaufui Wong


1979-present: Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, U.S.A.


Life Member of the American Geophysical Union  
American Geophysical Union, January 1980 to January 2013

Write articles with respect to energy and the environment.

University of Miami, February 1979 to Present

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Director of Experimental Engineering Lab Faculty Senator, 2011-2014

Life AIAA Associate Fellow  
AIAA, January 1979 to January 2014

Write articles with respect to energy, transport phenomena in porous materials used in aerospace industry, nanotechnology.

Life ASME Fellow  
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, January 1976 to May 2014

Advanced Energy Division Chairman, 2009-2010 ASME Energy Committee Member, 2010-2012 Deputy Group Leader Energy Conversion Group 2012-2014 Chair, TCOB Committee on Honors 2012-2014 Chair, ASME Globalization Award 2012-2014 Assoc. Editor J. Energy Resources Technology 2011- 2016 Founding Administrator of ASME Advanced Energy Forum, 2008 - present


Case Western Reserve University  
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Sep, 1973 to Aug, 1976

Universiti Malaya  
Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, May, 1969 to Jan, 1973


  • Professional Engineer
    State of Florida 


Oil Containment Booms with Ramped or Horizontal Skirt Structure  (7,056,059)    
Inventors: Kau-Fui Wong, Michael Miller.  Issued   in us

Innovative oil containment booms that are the most effective in protecting wetlands, coastal areas, river estuaries, etc., from spilled oil or floating pollutants.


K.V. Wong and O. De Leon, “Review of Nanofluid Applications”, Advances in Numerical Heat Transfer, T     
Published by (Taylor and Francis)
Authors: Kau-Fui Wong, Omar De Leon.  Published January 01, 2012

Nanofluids are suspensions of nanoparticles in fluids that show significant enhancement of their properties at modest nanoparticle concentrations. Many of the publications on nanofluids are about understanding their behavior so that they can be utilized where straight heat transfer enhancement is paramount as in many industrial applications, nuclear reactors, transportation, electronics as well as biomedicine and food. Nanofluid as a smart fluid, where heat transfer can be reduced or enhanced at will, has also been reported. This paper focuses on presenting the broad range of current and future applications that involve nanofluids, emphasizing their improved heat transfer properties that are controllable and the specific characteristics that these nanofluids possess that make them suitable for such applications.

K.V. Wong, O. Ching, R.Chan, E. Pacewicz, UNESCO-EOLSS 6.6.74     
Published by (UNESCO-EOLSS online)
Authors: Kau-Fui Wong, O.Ching, R.Chan, E. Pacewicz.  Published January 01, 2012

K.V. Wong, A.Hernandez, “A Review of Additive Manufacturing,” ISRN Mechanical Engineering, Vol 2012     
Published by (ISRN Mechanical Engineering)
Authors: Kau-Fui Wong, A. Hernandez.  Published January 01, 2012

Additive manufacturing processes take the information from a computer-aided design (CAD) file that is later converted to a stereolithography (STL) file. In this process, the drawing made in the CAD software is approximated by triangles and sliced containing the information of each layer that is going to be printed. There is a discussion of the relevant additive manufacturing processes and their applications. The aerospace industry employs them because of the possibility of manufacturing lighter structures to reduce weight. Additive manufacturing is transforming the practice of medicine and making work easier for architects. In 2004, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers did a classification of the various technologies and there are at least four additional significant technologies in 2012. Studies are reviewed which were about the strength of products made in additive manufacturing processes. However, there is still a lot of work and research to be accomplished before additive manufacturing technologies become standard in the manufacturing industry because not every commonly used manufacturing material can be handled. The accuracy needs improvement to eliminate the necessity of a finishing process. The continuous and increasing growth experienced since the early days and the successful results up to the present time allow for optimism that additive manufacturing has a significant place in the future of manufacturing.

Publication List of Kaufui Vincent Wong     

Authors: Kaufui Vincent Wong.  Published 

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2015 Dixy Lee Ray Award
For environmental protection.