Title: Engineering Executive
Location: Potomac, Maryland, United States of America
Kin Fai Wong, Engineering Executive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of chemical engineering.
After leaving Hong Kong in 1961 to further his education in the United States, Dr. Wong wanted an innovative profession that would also allow him to do something good for the community. He was always interested in chemistry and he decided that engineering would allow him to improve the lives of others. As the oldest of his siblings and the first in his family to go to college, Dr. Wong attended Arizona State University, earning a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in 1965.
Dr. Wong continued his studies at the University of Illinois, earning a Master of Science in chemical engineering in 1967 and a PhD in chemical engineering in 1970. He immediately put his knowledge to use as a senior research engineer in California from 1870 to 1979, transitioning into a position as a senior chemical engineer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1979 to 1993. Dr. Wong excelled as a program manager for the U.S. Bureau of Mines for the next three years, after which he became the vice president of Riverdale International Inc. In addition, he currently works as a transportation specialist for the Office of Hazardous Material at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
A member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and as a former chair and secretary of the National Capital Chapter, Dr. Wong has been actively involved in his field. Over an impressive career, he has served as the president of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council, the president of the Zheng He Society of the Americas, and as the treasurer for the National Coalition for Equity in Public Service. He is the author of “Cybersecurity of Transportation Systems,” a chapter in the college textbook, “Protect Our Future: Education of a Cybersecurity Workforce, Volume 2,” and has been awarded three Bronze Medals for rule-making on asbestos and creating a list of acute hazardous materials under the Right to Know statute for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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