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Professor joins Mechanical Engineering Department

Tim Wong of Wellsville has joined Alfred University’s Mechanical Engineering Department as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering for the 2008-09 academic year.

Before coming to Alfred, Wong received both bachelor of science and master of science degrees in civil engineering from The University of California-Berkeley, and later a Ph.D. in materials science and mechanics from Michigan State University.

Wong focused his research on Dissolution Wear: Decomposition of Tool Material, and Concentration Profile into Chip” — Computer modeling of the heat transfer and tool wear in steel cutting above 900 degrees C. He has done his postdoctoral research at The Engineering Institute and the Physical Metallurgy Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM.

Wong has attended and presented papers at many conferences including a presentation in 2007 — Modeling Discontinuous Chips in Metal Cutting Simulations — at the Seventh Biennial Tri-Laboratory Engineering Conference, hosted by Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM.

Wong has also been published in the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, most recently with “Dissolution Profile of Tool Material into Chip Lattice.”