Personal details

  • Ir. Dr. William W.F. Chong 
  • BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCert, FHEA, CEng, MIMechE, PEng
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William Chong Woei Fong holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) degree in Mechanical Engineering, which he earned in 2007 from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Johor, Malaysia. Subsequently, he pursued further studies, completing his Master of Science in Automotive Product Engineering in 2009 and earning his Ph.D. in Engineering in 2012, both from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.

Currently, Dr. William serves as an Associate Professor and Research Fellow at the Automotive Development Centre (ADC) within the School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at UTM. His research expertise encompasses a wide range of topics, including automotive tribology, the development of biodegradable lubricants, and the study of interfacial phenomena influenced by boundary friction. Notably, he has recently expanded his research portfolio to encompass waste valorization through thermal conversion techniques.

Dr. William’s multifaceted research background underscores his commitment to advancing knowledge in mechanical engineering and sustainability, particularly in areas that address automotive performance, lubrication, and waste management through innovative thermal conversion methods.

  •  (Associate Professor (Profesor Madya
  • Deputy Director
  • Automotive Development Centre
  •  Institute for Vehicle Systems and Engineering (IVeSE)
  • Faculty of Mechancial Engineering
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • 81310 Johor Bahru
  • Johor, Malaysia
  • Office: C23-436
  •  Email: or
  • PGCert in Academic Practices (University of Southampton, UK) – 2013-2015
  • PhD in Engineering (Cranfield University, UK) – 2009-2012
  • MSc in Automotive Product Engineering (Cranfield University, UK) – 2007-2008
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (Universiti Teknologi
  • Malaysia) – 2002-2007

         EVOLVE: Empowering Road Safety through Electric And Autonomous Vehicles (Event Chair)



          Citra Karisma UTM 2023:


          The 8th China International College Students’ “Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship      Competition (Neutral+ –> Silver Medal) – 2022:


           Professional Engineer (BEM) – 2022:


            Omnipreneurship 2021 (Top 10): Net Zero Bio-based Lubricant from Microwave-Assisted Transesterification Technology Towards Climate Positive (NeμtraL+)


           Automotive Development Centre – 2021:


           UTM (Promotion) 2020:


           Citra Karisma UTM 2020:


          TTRF Grant Award 2020:


          Citra Karisma UTM 2019:

  •        Majlis Hari Raya 2018
  •    AUN-SEED NET SRJP 2017