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Alex Chong

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Dr. Chong is currently an Associate Professor and the Postgraduate Student Experience Director in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining the University of Nottingham, he was the Programme Director for Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham's Dubai campus in the United Arab Emirates and formerly a Principal Lecturer and Academic Lead for Aeronautical Engineering at the University of South Wales. Dr. Chong is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council and has accrued over 20 years of HE teaching experience on a range of engineering subjects in 5 countries including the United Kingdom, Portugal, Malaysia, China, and the UAE. On the research front, Dr. Chong has over 20 years of involvement in primarily energy based research work including NOx reduction in primary glass melters, efficiency enhancement in steel reheating furnaces and anaerobic digestion for green methane production with the UK and European industries. He has worked on research projects with total values of over £2M, published more than 50 scientific papers including a book chapter, co-own a patent and successfully supervised 7 PhD graduates and 5 post-doctoral fellows. His research portfolio also includes the development of non-invasive technique using acoustic emission (AE) technology for the measurement of two-phase flow for pulverised coal distribution, structural health monitoring and non-destructive-evaluation of damage in high-strength composite plate using AE technology. Dr Chong was a British Chevening Scholar who completed both his Bachelor of Engineering and PhD studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Glamorgan, UK in 1993 and 1999 respectively. Based upon his PhD work, he was subsequently awarded with a Portuguese Doctorate equivalence from the Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal in 2000.

Teaching Summary

Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals for Masters

Sustainable Energy Futures

MSc Individual Project (Summer)

Recent Publications

  • SAVVAS S, DONNELLY J, PATTERSON T, CHONG Z and ESTEVES S, 2018. High rate biomethanation delivered by mixed microbial cultures – pathways and performance In: REGATEC 2018 - 5th International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology in Toulouse (France).
  • PATTERSON T, SAVVAS S, CHONG Z, LAW I, DINSDALE R and ESTEVES S, 2017. Integration of power to methane in a waste water treatment plant – A feasibility study Bioresource Technology. 24(A), 1049-1057
  • SAVVAS S, DONNELLY J, PATTERSON T, CHONG Z and ESTEVES S, 2017. Biological methanation of CO2 in a novel biofilm plug-flow reactor: A high rate and low parasitic energy process Applied Energy. 202
  • JOAO RAMOS, ALEX CHONG and HUSSAM JOUHARA, 2016. Experimental & Numerical Investigation of a Cross Flow Air-to-Water Heat Pipe-Based Heat Exchanger Used in Waste Heat Recovery International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 102, 1267-1281
  • A. EZIMOKHAI, A. CHONG and J. MATTHEWS, 2015. Modelling and Assessment of Repairs Conducted on Composite Materials In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference Environmental and Computer Science (ICECS).
  • J.B. RAMOS, Z.S. CHONG and H. JOUHARA, 2015. Numerical investigation of a cross flow air-to-water heat pipe-based heat exchanger used in waste heat recovery In: Proceedings of the 2015 Sustainable Thermal Energy Management Network (SUsTeM) Conference.
  • J.B. RAMOS, A.Z. CHONG, C. TAN, J. MATTHEWS, M. BOOCOCK and H. JOUHARA, 2014. CFD Simulation and Analysis of a Gas to Water Two-Phase Closed Thermosyphon-Based Heat Exchanger Advanced Computational Methods and Experiments in Heat Transfer XIII: WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences. 83, 217-228
  • S.M. THAI, S.J. WILCOX, C.K. TAN, A.Z.S. CHONG, J. WARD and G. ANDREWS, 2014. Monitoring Regenerative Steel Reheating Burners using an Intelligent Flame Diagnostic System Journal of the Energy Institute. 87, 48–58
  • J.B. RAMOS, A.Z.S. CHONG, C.K. TAN, J. MATTHEWS, M. BOOCOCK and H. JOUHARA, 2014. Experimental Analysis of Gas to Water Two Phase Closed Thermosyphon Based Heat Exchanger In: The 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
  • J.B. RAMOS, A.Z.S. CHONG, C.K. TAN, J. MATTHEWS, M. BOOCOCK and H. JOUHARA, 2014. Simulation and Analysis of gas to water two phase closed thermosyphon heat exchanger In: Heat Transfer XIII Conference: Simulation and Experiments in Heat and Mass Transfer. 217 - 228
  • N C HII, C K TAN, A Z S CHONG, S J WILCOX and J. WARD, 2013. An Investigation of the Generation of Acoustic Emission from the Flow of Particulate Solids in Pipelines Powder Technology. 120-129
  • MOHAMMED B.Y., TAN C.K., WILCOX S.J. and CHONG A.Z.S., 2013. Damage Characterisation of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Composite Plate Using Acoustic Emission Key Engineering Materials. 558, 184-194
  • D. ALJETS, A. CHONG, S. WILCOX and K. HOLFORD, 2012. Acoustic emission source location on large plate-like structures using a local triangular sensor array Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 30, 91–102
  • B. Y. MOHAMMED, A.Z.S. CHONG, C.K. TAN and S.J. WILCOX, 2012. Experimental Investigation into the Damage Characterisation of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Composite Plate Using Acoustic Emission In: The 4th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Melbourne, Australia.
  • THAI, S.M., WILCOX, S.J., CHONG, A.Z.S., WARD, J. and PROCTOR, A., 2011. Development of fuzzy based methodology to commission co-combustion of unprepared biomass on chain grate stoker fired boilers Journal of the Energy Institute. 84(3), 123-131
  • D. ALJETS, A.Z.S. CHONG, S.J. WILCOX and K. HOLFORD, 2011. Acoustic Emission source location in plate-like structures using a closely arranged triangular sensor array Journal of Acoustic Emission.
  • D. ALJETS, S.J. WILCOX and A.Z.S. CHONG, 2011. Acoustic Emission Source Location During the Monitoring of Composite Fracture Using a Closely Arranged Sensor Array In: ASME IDETC/CIE Conference, DETC2011-48878.
  • D. ALJETS, A.Z.S. CHONG, S.J. WILCOX and K. HOLFORD, 2010. AE source location in large plate like structures using a local triangular sensor array In: 29th European Conference on Acoustic Emission Testing, Vienna, Austria.
  • ALJETS, D., CHONG, A., WILCOX, S., PULLIN, R. and EATON, M., 2009. Classification of delamination and matrix cracking in carbon fibre composite plates using Acoustic Emission (AE) In: Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, (PARTS A AND B). 29-36
  • WARD, J., TUCKER, R.J., CORREIA-EICHER, S.A.C., CHONG, A.Z.S. and RHINE, J., 2009. The effect of installing porous refractory panels on the transient start up performance of a gas-fired reheating furnace In: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. 537-544
  • D. ALJETS, A.Z.S. CHONG, S.J. WILCOX and K. HOLFORD, 2009. Monitoring and Diagnostics of Carbon Fibre Plate Damage In: 2009 ASME IDECT, San Diego, USA.
  • NEIL FRICKER, JOHN WARD, STEVE WILCOX, ALEX CHONG, CHEE TAN, BOB TUCKER, ERWIN GEORGE, CLOTILDE VILLERMAUX, THIERRY FERLIN and RICHARD PONT, 2009. Multimode Modelling Approach for NOx Reduction on Gas Fired Glass Melters through Flame/ Furnace Matching In: International Flame Research Foundation 16th Member's Conference.
  • R J TUCKER, J WARD, M HOLMES, Z S CHONG, J. RHINE and D. JONES, 2008. Development & Experimental Testing of a Porous Ceramic Zirconia Wall to Improve the Thermal Performance of a Steel Billet Reheating Furnace Journal of the Energy Institute. 81(3), 135-142
  • S. M. THAI, S. J. WILCOX, A. Z. S. CHONG and J. WARD, 2008. Combustion optimisation of stoker fired boiler plant by neural networks Journal of the Energy Institute. 81(3), 171-176
  • THAI, S.M., CHONG, A.Z.S., WILCOX, S.J. and WARD, J., 2008. Neural network modeling & control of stoker-fired boiler plant In: Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (DETC2007). 575-582
  • R J TUCKER, A Z CHONG, J WARD, N FRICKER, C K TAN, L PORCHERON and T FERLIN, 2008. Zone Modelling of Underport Firing of a Simulated Glass Melting Test Furnace In: International Gas Union Research Conference (IGURC), Paris, France.
  • S.M. THAI, A.Z.S. CHONG, S.J. WILCOX, J. WARD and A. PROCTOR, 2008. An Intelligent Methodology for the Co-Combustion of Blends of Coal and Unprepared Biomass In: 8th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces & Boilers, Villamoura, Portugal.
  • HII, N.C., TAN, C.K., CHONG, Z.S., WILCOX, S.J. and WARD, J., 2006. The Measurement of Pulverised Fuel Flows by High Frequency Acoustic Emission Techniques In: 7th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers Porto, Portugal.
  • Z.S. CHONG and I.S. TEOH, 2006. Apparatus & Method for the Combustion of Liquids International Patent No: WO2006136805 12/28/2006 00:00:00
  • J. WARD, C.K. TAN, A.Z.S. CHONG and S.J. WILCOX, 2006. The Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Combustion Systems. In: S. KALOGIROU, ed., Artificial Intelligence in Energy and Renewable Energy Systems Nova Publishers Inc..
  • HII, N.C., WILCOX, S.J., CHONG, A.Z.S. and WARD, J., 2005. The application of acoustic emission to monitor pulverised fuel flows Energy Conversion and Resources. 245-250
  • Z.S. CHONG, S.J. WILCOX and J. WARD, 2005. The Effects of Coal and Air Staging on the Transient Ignition Plane Movement and Carbon Monoxide Emissions During Rapid Large Load Changes in Chain Grate Stokers Journal of the Energy Institute. 78(2),
  • HII, N.C., TAN, C.K., CHONG, A.Z.S., WILCOX, S.J. and WARD, J., 2005. The Use of Flame Imaging Techniques to Monitor Pulverised Coal Flames Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques In: ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 5-11, 2005. Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • HII, N.C., TAN, C.K., CHONG, A.Z.S., WILCOX, S.J. and WARD, J., 2005. The Application of Acoustic Emission to Monitor Pulverised Fuel Flows In: ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 5-11, 2005. Orlando, Florida, USA..
  • CHONG, A.Z.S., WILCOX, S.J. and WARD, J., 2005. The Use of Artificial Intelligence in The Modelling and Heat Treatment Parameters Identification for Alloy-Steel Re-Heating Process In: The 20th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration & Noise (Symposium on Dynamic Signal Processing on Engineering System Monitoring & Diagnostics) September 24-28, 2005. Long Beach, California, USA..
  • CHONG, A.Z.S., WILCOX, S.J. and WARD, J., 2001. Prediction of the Gaseous Emissions from a Chain Grate Stoker Boiler using Neural Networks of ARX Structure IEE Proceedings, Science, Measurement and Technology. 148(3), 95-102
  • CHONG, A.Z.S., WILCOX, S.J. and WARD, J., 2000. Application of a neural-network-based controller on an industrial chain grate stoker fired boiler Journal of the Institute of Energy. 73, 497
  • A.Z.S. CHONG, S.J. WILCOX and J. WARD, 2000. Neural Network Models of the Combustion Derivatives Emanating from a Chain-Grate Stoker-Fired Boiler Plant In: IEE Control: Electronics and Communications, Seminar on ‘Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation Systems for Combustion Processes.

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