Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802, USA
Tak-Sing Wong is an assistant professor in mechanical and nuclear engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on surface and interface, micro- and nanomanufacturing, as well as designing multi-functional biologically inspired surfaces with applications in materials, energy, and health. His research has been published in Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, and The Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA.
His work on bio-inspired surfaces has been recognized with a 2012 R&D 100 Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2014) and a Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (2014). He has been an invited participant in the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering symposium. In addition, he has been named one of the world’s top 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2014. He received a bachelor’s degree in automation and computer-aided engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his postdoctoral research at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.