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Ir. Professor Basil T. Wong

Director, School of Research,
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, PEng, CEng, MIMechE
PhD in Mech. Eng. (Thermal-Fluid) (University of Kentucky, USA)
M.Sc. in Mech. Eng. (Thermal-Fluid) (University of Kentucky, USA)
B.Sc. in Mech. Eng. (University of Kentucky, USA)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 942
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E307, Building E
Email: twong@swinburne.edu.my
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Dr. Basil T. Wong obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1999, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with research emphasis on radiation/light scattering in participating media in 2001, and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 at the University of Kentucky, USA. His Ph.D. dissertation topic was on modeling thermal transport due to an impinging electron beam/field emission of electrons from a nanoprobe. Since graduation, he worked as a post-doctoral scholar under Professor M. Pınar Mengüç and focused on research area in the field of near-field radiation, light scattering, and most importantly nanoscale thermal conduction. He joined Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing, and Science in September 2010, and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. 

His research interests include theoretical modeling of nanoscale heat transport, heat removal (cooling) at nanoscales, improving solar/thermal photovoltaic cell efficiency (near-field radiation coupled with nanoscale thermal transport), applications of electron-beam, and radiative heat transfer in participating media.

Research Interests

  • Nanoscale heat conduction by electrons and phonons;
  • Advanced cooling methods at micro/nanoscales;
  • Renewable/sustainable energy – solar photovoltaic cell improvement;
  • Electron-beam based applications;
  • Radiative heat transfer in participating media;
  • Monte Carlo Method;

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Malaysia
  • Chartered Engineer and Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK

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.


  • Journal paper Japheth Z-J Lau, Victor N-S Bong, and Basil T. Wong, “Parametric Investigation of Nano-gap Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion,” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 171, 2016, pp. 39-49
  • Journal paper Basil T. Wong, Mathieu Francoeur, and M. Pınar Mengüç, “A Monte Carlo Simulation for Phonon Transport within Silicon Structures at Nanoscales with Heat Generation,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, Issues 9-10, 2011, pp. 1825-1838.
  • Journal paper Basil T. Wong and Pınar Mengüç, “A Unified Monte Carlo Treatment of the Transport of Electromagnetic Energy, Electrons, and Phonons in Absorbing and Scattering Media,” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 111, No. 3, 2010, pp. 399-419.
  • Journal paper Basil T. Wong and Pınar Mengüç, “Analysis of Electrical and Thermal Responses of n-Doped Silicon to an Impinging Electron Beam and Joule Heating,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 52, Issues 11-12, 2009, pp. 2632-2645.
  • Journal paper Basil T. Wong and Pınar Mengüç, “Thermal Transport for Applications in Micro/Nanomachining,” Berlin, Springer, 2008, XVIII, 232 p. 69 illus., 8 in color., Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-540-73605-9. (http://www.springer.com/materials/nanotechnology/book/978-3-540-73605-9)
  • Journal paper Basil T. Wong and Pınar Mengüç, “Comparison of Monte Carlo Techniques to Predict the Propagation of a Collimated Beam in Participating Media,” Numerical Heat Transfer: Part B Fundamentals, Vol. 42, 2002, pp. 1-22.

Only selected publications are given in the above. For up-to-date and complete list of publications, please refer to https://sites.google.com/view/basiltwong/.