Department of
Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

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Ing Kong

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering


  • workRoom BB38 B-Block
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
  • work+6 (03) 8924 8362

Expertise Summary

  • Functional polymer nanocomposites
  • Magnetic polymer composites
  • Natural fibre reinforced composites and biocomposites
  • Magnetic nanomaterials
  • Carbon nanotubes and graphenes

Teaching Summary

2013-Present University of Nottingham, UK Campus, Dept. Mechanical, Materials &Manufacturing Engineering

Module co-lecturer for Advanced Technology Review (MSc/MEng)

2012-Present University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, Dept. Mechanical, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering

Module convenor for (a) Advanced Technology Review (MSc/MEng)

(b) Professing of Engineering Alloys (MSc/MEng)

(c) Conservation and Recycling Materials (MSc/MEng)

Module co-lecturer for (a) Solid Mechanics II (Year 2, BEng)

(b) Materials in Design (Year 2, BEng)

(c) Design and Manufacture I (Year 1, BEng)

(d) Design and Manufacture II (Year 2, BEng)

Research Summary

2012-Present University of Nottingham, Malaysia/UK/China Campus, Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

  • Deriving, designing, characterizing and fabricating advanced palm-fibre composites for large non-primary load carrying aerospace interior structure in aircraft industries (Malaysia/UK)
  • Preparing and characterizing the irradiation modified biocomposites reinforced with isolated cellulose nanocrystals (Malaysia/UK)
  • Investigating the thermal properties of biodegradable polymer and the effect of the introduction of natural fibre such as kenaf, empty fruit bunch, coconut fibre (Malaysia/UK)
  • Synthesizing and studying the properties of carbon materials (graphene, carbon nanotube, etc.)-magnetic nanoparticles hybrids and their polymer nanocomposites (Malaysia/UK)
  • Setting up the automated manufacturing process of discontinuous fibre composites in China campus (Malaysia/UK/China)
  • Developing new experimental methods for wide variety of composites samples (Malaysia)
  • Training on a comprehensive array of the state-of-the-art computational methods (Malaysia)

2010-Present RMIT University, School of Applied Sciences

  • Developing the natural fibre reinforced and self-fibre-reinforced poly(lactic acid) (PLA) biocomposites
  • Studying the creep-recovery and tensile properties of luffa fibre
  • Developing a simple, rapid and economy method for graphene production from intercalated graphite
  • Synthesizing magnetite-multiwalled carbon nanotubes hybrid via chemical co-precipitation method and magnetite nanoparticles onto graphene oxide sheets via in situ deposition method
  • Studying the effect of introduction of magnetite-multiwalled carbon nanotubes on the mechanical properties of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) composites film, -silicone rubber nanocomposites, -polyurethane (PU) nanocomposites
  • Examining the effect of micro and nano porosity on the mechanical properties of bone scaffold via rapid prototyping method (Collaborated with Dr Ansari from Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia)
  • Synthesizing ferrofluid and ferrogel which are responsive to magnetic field

2005-2010 National University of Malaysia, School of Applied Physics

  • Investigating the effect of electron beam and gamma ray irradiation on magnetic and microwave absorption properties of magnetite filled thermoplastic natural rubber composites
  • Studying the effect of temperature (93 to 1273 K) on magnetic behaviour of magnetite nanoparticles and its nanocomposites
  • Involving in the production and characterization of kenaf fibre reinforced polymer composites
  • Developing a simple and cheap ball-milling mixing method to facilitate the mixing of filler-filler and filler-matrix for an effective dispersion of nanofiller in polymer matrix

Department of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering

The University of Nottingham
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