Title :

Recent Developments in Energy Research

Speaker :

Dr. WONG King-Lap


American Physical Society, USA

Venue :

Room 215, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building, CUHK

Date :

Dec 3, 2012, Monday
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Abstract :

Research funding for the development of various forms of energy has been growing rapidly in this new millennium, and significant progress was made in many fronts. This seminar provides an overview of recent achievements with emphasis on biomass, wind, solar, nuclear power, smart grid and energy storage technology. The current status of the shale gas industry in the United States is also described. Its impact on the US energy policy and renewable energy development is discussed.

Biography :

Dr. Wong graduated from the physics department of CUHK in 1968. He obtained a MS degree in experimental nuclear physics from University of Delaware in 1970, and a PhD degree in experimental plasma physics from University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1975. After one year as a postdoctoral research associate in Columbia University, he went to work for Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) at Princeton University from March 1, 1976 until he retired in December 2011 at the rank of principal research physicist. PPPL is a US Department of Energy premier laboratory managed by Princeton University. It has been dedicated to the development of controlled nuclear fusion energy since 1954. Dr. Wong was elected as a fellow member of the American Physical Society in 1993. He was a co-winner of the John Dawson Award in 2004, awarded by the American Physical Society for important breakthrough research in plasma physics. Although Dr. Wong’s expertise is in fusion energy research, he maintains a broad interest in all forms of energy research and various climate change issues.

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