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Hsi-Wu Wong

Hsi-Wu Wong is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Hsi-Wu WongAssistant Professor

Research Interests

Chemical reaction engineering; chemical kinetics; catalysis; kinetic modeling; sustainable chemical production.


  • Postdoc: Chemical Engineering, (2005), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA
  • Ph D: Chemical Engineering, (2003), Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • BS: Chemical Engineering, (1996), National Taiwan University - Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Awards and Honors

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2019)
  • North American Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (NASCRE) Travel Award (2019)
  • B. J. Martin Dissertation Year Fellowship, Northwestern University (2002)
  • International Symposia on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE) Travel Award (2002)

Selected Publications

  • Nallar, M., Wong, H. (2019) "Enhanced levoglucosan yields from the copyrolysis of cellulose and high-density polyethylene", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 7:10 pp. 9480-9488
  • Nallar, M., Wong, H. (2019) "Hydroxyl group stabilization for increased yields of low-molecular-weight products in the copyrolysis of cellulose and thermoplastics", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 58:25 pp. 10776-10784
  • Zuo, W., Wong, H. (2017) "Green synthesis of linear alkylbenzenes via Diels- Alder cycloaddition between furan and linear alkenes over niobic acid catalyst", Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews 10:4 pp. 393-403
  • Wong, H., Peck, J., Assif, J., Panerai, F., Lachaud, J., Mansour, N.N. (2016) "Detailed analysis of species production from the pyrolysis of the Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator", Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 122: pp. 258–267
  • Wong, H., Peck, J., Bonomi, R.E., Assif, J., Panerai, F., Reinisch, G., Lachaud, J., Mansour, N.N. (2015) "Quantitative determination of species production from phenol-formaldehyde resin pyrolysis", Polymer Degradation and Stability 112: pp. 122–131