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Ir. Dr. Chong Kok Hing

Senior Lecturer
PhD (UNIMAS), BEng (Hons), MEng (UNIMAS),PEng

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 623
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E613, Building E, FECS
Email: kchong@swinburne.edu.my
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Chong received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (UNIMAS). His principal research interests include thermal fluids, renewable energy, biomass combustion development and performance, sustainable energy management, building services, and educational research. He worked as an engineer at JKR Sarawak, Mechanical Branch, from 2017 until 2018. Chong is a registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Charted Engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Registered Electrical Energy Manager (REEM) with Energy Commission, and member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).  His recognition in teaching has been demonstrated via the grants/competition awarded in the Adobe Innovation Grant 2021, Swinburne Sarawak Learning and Teaching Grant 2020 and winner for Innovate Malaysia Design Competition (Shell Design Challenge) 2019.

Research Interests

    • Biomass
    • Renewable energy
    • Sustainable energy management
    • Development and performance of biomass combustion
    • Energy analysis

    Professional Memberships

    • Chartered Engineer and Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
    • Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Malaysia
    • Member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
    • Graduate member of The Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)
    • Associate ASEAN Engineer (AAE)

    PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

    Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the areas listed above. Please e-mail twong@swinburne.edu.my for more information.


    Research Grants

    • Catalyst Grant by Sarawak Research and Development Council (SRDC) 2020
    • Title: Towards Energy-Efficient Buildings in Sarawak: Development of Smart Energy Savings Scheme in Heating-Ventilation-Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
    • Adobe Innovation Grants 2021
    • Title: Building digital literacy via engineering competition
    • Swinburne Sarawak Learning & Teaching Grant 2020
    • Title: Impact of Low-End High Immersion Virtual Reality Head-Mounted Displayed Toward Deep Learning in Fluid Mechanics
    • IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) / Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) grant 2021
    • Title: IoT In The Community – Evolving Home Farming With The Internet


    • Winner, “Crashworthiness and Aerodynamic Optimization of Prototype FSAE through Biomimetic Approach” Innovate Malaysia Design Competition (Shell Design Challenge) 2019.
    • Success in Phase 3 Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2020, Malaysia.


    • Justin C-K Tay, Basil T. Wong and Kok Hing Chong (2021). The impact of anti-reflective coating and optical bandpass interference filter on solar cell electrical-thermal performance. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Science, 15(1), 7807-7823. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15282/jmes.15.1.2021.16.0616
    • Jonathan Ho Siew Kit, Chong Kok Hing, Basil Wong Tong Liong, Victor Bong Nee Shin, Lee Man Djun, Christopher Jantai Anak Boniface (2021). Numerical Simulation of Alternative Smoke Control Approach in a High-Rise Building. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 80(2), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.80.2.112 (SCOPUS indexed)
    • ChinYao Tan, KokHing Chong, Saravana Kannan Thangavelu, ChinVoon Charlie Sia (2021) Development of coir-fiber-reinforced nanocomposite for shell eco marathon vehicle body application. Materials Today: Proceedings. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.04.170 (SCOPUS indexed)
    • Eric Wei Xiang Ting, Charlie Chin Voon Sia, Saravana Kannan Thangavelu, Kok Hing Chong, Annie Joseph (2021) Mode II fracture toughness of glass–epoxy laminated composites under various heating conditions and strain rates. Materials Today: Proceedings. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.04.091 (SCOPUS indexed)
    • Saravana Kannan Thangavelu, Shin Fatt Chow, Charlie Chin Voon Sia, Kok Hing Chong (2021) Aeroelastic performance analysis of horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) swept blades. Materials Today: Proceedings. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.04.315 (SCOPUS indexed)
    • Teh Kai Yuan, Saravana Kannan Thangavelu, Charlie Chin Voon Sia, Kok Hing Chong (2021) Flutter analysis of wind turbine blade with carbon nanotube reinforced vinyl ester. Materials Today: Proceedings. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.04.574 (SCOPUS indexed)
    • Man Djun Lee, Pui San Lee and Kok Hing Chong (2020). Treatment Performance of Palm Oil Mill Effluent by Utilizing Chitosan and Ferric Chloride Coupled with Activated Carbon and Ultra Sound Bath. Desalination and Water Treatment, 174(2020), 136-142. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2020.24838 (SCOPUS indexed)
    • Tristan Yeo Eng Kee, Chong Kok Hing, Basil Wong Tong Liong, Victor Bong Nee Shin, Lee Man Djun, Christopher Jantai Anak Boniface (2020). Alternative Design of Air Ventilation in Passenger Lift for Thermal Comfort. CFD Letters, 12(1), 37-47. (SCOPUS indexed)
    • Teng, T.H., Chong, K.H., Elammaran, J., Muhammad Khusairy, B.B., Sia, C.Y., Law, P.L. & Rubiyah, B. (2020) Effect of biomass ash mixture composite on sound absorption. Materials Today: Proceedings. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.05.533 (SCOPUS indexed)
    • M. Chan, K.H. Chong and Basil T.Wong (2018). The effect of 10µm microchannel on thermal-hydraulic performance for single-phase flow in semi-circular cross-section serpentine. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences, 12(2). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15282/jmes.12.2.2018.17.0329 (SCOPUS indexed)
    • Chong, K.H.; Law, P.L.; Rigit, A.R.H.; Baini, R.;Saleh, S.F. (2014). Performance evaluation of a horizontal air staged inclined biomass-to-heat energy converter for drying purpose in the production of paper egg trays. Internatinoal Journal of Renewable Energy Research, 4(1), 159-167. (SCOPUS indexed)