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Dr. Wong Ngie Hing (Matthew)

Senior Lecturer
BSc (cum laude), MSc, PhD (Tennessee, USA), CEng, MIET, MWA, BEM, IEM, EIT

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 935
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E207, Building E, FECS
Email: nhwong@swinburne.edu.my
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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

  • Water supply and pollution control
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Treatment and Management

Professional Memberships

  • Graduate Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
  • Graduate Member, Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)
  • Ordinary Member, The Malaysian Water Association (MWA)
  • Chartered Engineer, Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK-IET)
  • Engineer Interns, Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners (USA)

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the following areas/ projects:

  1. Anaerobic co-digestion
  2. Fat, Oil And Grease Wastewater
  3. Recycling/Upcycling Solid And Hazardous Waste Materials

Please contact Dr. Matthew Wong for more information on the above topic.

Current RHD Supervision

Name Degree Area of Research Start year Role
Louis Teng Yeow Haur PhD Hydrology 2016 Co-Supervisor
Chukwuka Christian Ohueri PhD Construction Management 2017 Co-Supervisor
Mohanad Fouad Akeila PhD Construction Management Completed Co-Supervisor
Melissa Wen Wen SIA PhD Environmental Engineering 2021 Principal Supervisor

  • Publications


  • Journal paper N. H. Wong, P. L. Law, and S. H. Lai, “Field tests on a grease trap effluent filter,” Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 345–350, 2007, doi: 10.1007/BF03326292.
  • Journal paper Foh, S.J., Wong, N.H. (2017). Fish Feed Formulation Using Black Soldier Fly Pre-Pupae from Fruit Waste. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 12 (Special Issue 3): 6393-397 (ISSN: 1816-949X). 
  • Journal paper Chukwuka, C. O., W. I. Enegbuma, N. H. Wong, K. K. Kuok, R. Kenley (2018). Labor productivity motivation framework for Iskandar Malaysia. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, May 2018.
  • Journal paper Ohueri, C.C., Enegbuma, W.I., Kuok, K.K., Wong, N.M., Ng, L.T. and Kenley, R. (2019), “Preliminary evaluation of synergizing BIM and Malaysian carbon reduction and environmental sustainability tool,” in Kaparaju, P., Howlett, R., Littlewood, J., Ekanyake, C. and Vlacic, L. (Eds), Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2018. KES-SEB 2018, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol. 131, Springer, Cham, available at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04293-6_22
  • Journal paper Mohanad Akeila, K.K. Kuok, N. H. Wong (2019). Evaluating the Visibility of Building Syrian Refugee Shelters by 3D Printing Technology in Jordan. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2019)
  • Journal paper Wong, N.H., Chai, C.S., Bamgbade, J.A., Ma, G.F., Hii, G.W. (2021). Detection of Microplastics in Bottled Water. Materials Science Forum, Vol. 1030, pp 169-176 (2021)
  • Journal paper J. A. Bamgbade, Olga Postnikova & N. H. Matthew Wong (2021): Performance index for public housing in East Malaysia, Architectural Engineering and Design Management, DOI: 10.1080/17452007.2021.1956418
  • Journal paper Chen, Guihua, Ngie Hing Wong, Jaka Sunarso, Yong Wang, Xiaojian Huang, Xianqiang Xiong, and Fengxiang Wang. 2021. “Characterization of BiOBr/g-C3N4 Heterostructures Immobilized on Flexible Electrospun Polyacrylonitrile Nanofibers for Photocatalytic Applications.” Applied Surface Science, August, 151011. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.APSUSC.2021.151011.
  • Journal paper Wang, Yong, Qiang Liu, Ngie Hing Wong, Jaka Sunarso, Juntong Huang, Guoliang Dai, Xifeng Hou, and Xibao Li. 2021. “Near-Infrared (NIR) Light Responsiveness of CuS/S–C3N4 Heterojunction Photocatalyst with Enhanced Tetracycline Degradation Activity.” Ceramics International, no. July. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.10.027.
  • Book ChapterOhueri C.C., Enegbuma W.I., Kuok K.K., Wong N.M., Ng L.T., Kenley R. (2019) Preliminary Evaluation of Synergizing BIM and Malaysian Carbon Reduction and Environmental Sustainability Tool. In: Kaparaju P., Howlett R., Littlewood J., Ekanyake C., Vlacic L. (eds) Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2018. KES-SEB 2018. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 131. Springer, Cham
  • Conference paper N. H. Wong, and R. Lowhorn. “Total Suspended Solids and Oil & Grease Removal by a Grease-trap Effluent”, Proceedings of the National Onsite Water Recycling Association, 7th Annual Conference, Ft. Mitchell, KY, 1998.