Prof. Dr Chong Kok Keong
Designation: Professor
Faculty / Institute / Centre : Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science
Department / Unit: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Telephone No: +603-90860288 ext
Fax: +603-90193886
Email Address: chongkk@utar.edu.my
Webpage Extension URL: http://staff.utar.edu.my/chongkk
Scopus Profile : https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=25934082000
Google Scholar Profile : https://scholar.google.com.my/citations?user=PefkKPgAAAAJ&hl=en
Orcid ID : https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7350-597X
Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia ( Optical Engineering )
Bachelor of Science (Hons), Universiti Malaya ( Physics )
Professional
Qualification:
SMIEEE, FAAET, FASc

Prof. Dr. Chong Kok-Keong received B.Sc. (Hons) 1st class degree from University of Malaya in 1998 and Ph.D. (Optical Engineering) degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2002. He is also Fulbright visiting scholar: Princeton University, USA for the period of Sep-Dec 2015. Currently, he is full professor in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman teaching the subjects of solar cell technology, renewable energy, optoelectronics, electronic circuit, microsystem technology, circuit theory, electronic power converter etc. He is a chartered engineer registered under the engineering council, United Kingdom and a certified HRDF trainer with certificate no. TTT/14963.

For research experience, he has been working in the field of solar energy and photovoltaic system for more than 17 years and his research interest including concentrating solar power, high concentrator photovoltaic system, organic solar cell, photovoltaic system, and solar thermal system. To date, he has produced more than 100 publications, including journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters. Up to today, he has been principal investigator and project leader for research grants with a total amount of around USD 1 Million, including the largest research grant with total amount of RM 1.988 Million from Ministry of Energy, Water and Green Technology to commercialize his research output.

For recognition, he has been honoured to receive Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) 2018, Malaysia Toray Science Foundation (MTSF) Science & Technology Award 2017, JCI Ten Young Outstanding Malaysian (TOYM) Award 2013, Fulbright Scholar Award 2015-16, Gold Award in PECIPTA’17, as well as UTAR Research Excellence Award 2010 and UTAR Innovation Excellence Award 2012 & 2014. He is also elected as Fellow of Academy of Science Malaysia 2019, Fellow of ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology (AAET) 2018, Associate Fellow of AAET 2013, Global Young Academy 2014, Young Affiliate Fellow for The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) 2011, Young Scientist Network-Academy of Science Malaysia 2012, and Honorary Treasury of Fulbright Alumni Association Malaysia 2018-2020. In addition, his invention, Dense-Array Concentrator Photovoltaic System, was featured in main exhibition hall of Malaysia Pavilion – World Expo 2017 Astana with theme “Future Energy”, which is the largest exhibition in the world.

For the community services, he is appointed as sub-group leader of Working Group on Solar Photovoltaic System (WG/E/8-1), SIRIM, and Accreditation Committee Member of Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA), Review Panel for MOSTI eDana, MOHE grants, International Research Grants from Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia. For editorial services, he is editorial board member for Frontiers in Energy Research (Swiss-based open access publisher part of the Nature Publishing Group) and International Journal of Photoenergy.