Hsi-Wu Wong


Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Contact Information:

Phone: 978-934-5290

Office: Kitson Hall 204B

Email: hsiwu_wong@uml.edu


Educational Background

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical Engineering, MIT, 2003-2005

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2003

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1996


Dr. Wong joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an assistant professor in 2014. His research focuses on both experimental and computational methods to unravel complex reaction systems in energy and environmental applications, particularly the production of sustainable value-added chemicals and fuels. Before joining the faculty at UMass Lowell, Dr. Wong was a principal engineer at Aerodyne Research, Inc. and served as Principal Investigator for several federally funded, multi-institutional projects. Dr. Wong earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University and was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT.


Chemical reaction engineering; chemical kinetics; catalysis; detailed kinetic modeling

Research Interests

Macromolecule pyrolysis and gasification; production of sustainable value-added chemicals and fuels; complex reaction systems

Honors and Awards

National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2019)

B. J. Martin Dissertation Year Fellowship, Northwestern University (2002)

International Symposia on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE) Travel Award (2002)

Professional Highlights

Principal Engineer, Aerodyne Research, Inc., 2010-2014

Senior Engineer, Aerodyne Research, Inc., 2005-2010