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Dr. Wong Ngie Hing (Matthew)

Senior Lecturer / Master of Construction Management / CEng, MWA, BEM, IEM, EIT

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Environmental) (Tennessee Technology University, USA)
M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Environmental) (Tennessee Technology University, USA)
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Structural) (Tennessee Technology University, USA)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 935
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E613, Building E, FECS
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Matthew specializes in Environmental Engineering, with a particular interest in Water and Wastewater Engineering and Waste Management. He has 20 years of teaching and industrial experience with supervisory roles under the USA, Singapore, and Malaysia’s KPI-driven environment. Matthew managed to develop strategic plans and proposals for securing research and industrial project funding from the government agencies and industrial partners, such as Zabel (USA), NEA-ETRP Grant (Singapore), MIT-SMART Grant (Singapore), SRDC Grant (Malaysia), and FRGS Grant (Malaysia). He led an academic team to develop and deliver a new Master of Construction Management (by coursework) program for adult learners using the Problem-based Learning (PBL) pedagogy approach. He has been nominated and received a few awards, including Vice-Chancellor’s Industry Engagement Award (2019), Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence (2019), Top 3 Winner of Most Innovative Project Awards (2015), Commendation Award from Sembcorp Marine’s Green Wave Environmental Care Project (2015), Most Appreciated Student Mentors (2013 & 2014), and Best Certified PBL Facilitator (2011). Lastly, he is actively involved in several international community engagement projects in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia, Taiwan, USA, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Research Interests

  • Food waste processing – anaerobic co-digestion and multi-stage systems;
  • Kitchen wastewater treatment and management – fat, oil and grease (FOG) modelling and grease traps;
  • Unit operations and processes for water and wastewater treatment plants – modelling and optimization;
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Treatment and Management – upcycling for construction materials

Professional Memberships

  • Graduate Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
  • Chartered Engineer and Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the areas listed above. Please email for more information.

Research Grants

  • Study of the Governing Key Factors for A Novel Two-Stage Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Municipal Food Waste and Sewage Sludge in Kuching City Sarawak; Ngie Hing Wong (PI); Catalyst Grant by Sarawak Research and Development Council (SRDC), Awarded Amount, MYR200,000 (3 years); 2020 to 2023.
  • Mechanistic Model of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Deposit Formation and Accumulation in Grease Traps; Ngie Hing Wong (PI), Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) Grant by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Awarded Amount, MYR179,940 (3 years); 2021 to 2024.