Researcher

Mr Choon Jie Wong

Fields of Research (FoR)

Process control and simulation, Electrochemistry, Engineering instrumentation, Computational methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics)

Biography

Choon Jie Wong is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Process Control Group under the supervision of Prof. Jie Bao, Emeritus Prof. Maria Skyllas-Kazacos AM FTSE, and Emeritus Prof. Barry Welch. He is part of the Australian Research Council Research Hub (ARC IESS Hub).

His research direction is to use high-temperature aluminium smelting cells as virtual batteries to smoothen the mismatch between energy supply and demand while enabling...view more

Choon Jie Wong is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Process Control Group under the supervision of Prof. Jie Bao, Emeritus Prof. Maria Skyllas-Kazacos AM FTSE, and Emeritus Prof. Barry Welch. He is part of the Australian Research Council Research Hub (ARC IESS Hub).

His research direction is to use high-temperature aluminium smelting cells as virtual batteries to smoothen the mismatch between energy supply and demand while enabling flexible manufacturing. With skills and experience in heat and mass transfer in high temperature systems, phase change in aluminium electrolytic cells, and applied estimation and control technologies, he actively works with a major aluminium smelter in the world in three industrial projects worth over A$2M in total. Choon Jie has presented his work in conferences in multiple countries, and was awarded a University Medal and two Dean's Awards.


My Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia.
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons), School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia.

My Awards

  • University Medallist (top in Chemical Engineering programme) and Class 1 Honours.
  • 2 Dean's Lists (2014-15, 2015-16).
  • 5 Scholarships covering tuition fees, stipend, and health insurance:
    • UNSW-funded ‘UIPA’ and 'HDR Completion Scholarship.'
    • Chemical sciences funded scholarship.
    • Industry-funded scholarship.
    • 'Taste of Research' summer scholarship.
  • 'Fuel Technology Staff' Prize winner.

My Teaching

Academic tutoring:

CEIC2001 "Fluid and Particle Mechanics"- 2019T1, 2021T1
CEIC3000 "Process Modelling and Analysis"- 2020T1
CEIC3006 "Process Dynamics and Control"- 2019T2, 2020T2, 2021T2
CEIC8102 "Advanced Process Control"- 2019T3, 2020T3, 2021T3

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Research Activities

Primary production of aluminium is highly energy intensive, with energy costs representing 22-36% of operating costs in smelters. The Australian aluminium smelting…