Public Short Bio
Dr. Kin F. Wong retired recently from the federal government after a career in private and public sector. Dr. Wong started his career in research and development with a major chemical company prior to entering public service. He served as project engineer at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He later served as Program Manager for Environmental Technology at the U. S. Bureau of Mines, managing a multi-million- research program on acid drainage in coal and metal mining.
In 1997 he moved to Department of Transportation’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety until his retirement in October 2015. Dr. Wong holds a B.S.E. degree summa cum laude from Arizona State University, and a MS and Ph.D. from University of Illinois, all in Chemical Engineering.
He has published widely in scientific journals and was cited in Who’s Who in the West and the American Men and Women of Science. He was also an editor for the 7 th edition of Asian American Yearbook and author for the chapter on cybersecurity in transportation in a textbook “Protect Our Future – Education of a Cybersecurity Workforce - Volume 2”, published by the National Cybersecurity Institute, Washington, DC in 2015.
Dr. Wong is active in professional and community affairs, served in the leadership of several organizations. In 2011-2014 he served as the National President of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC). He has also served in leadership positions in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Toastmasters International, Zheng He Society of the Americas, and the DC Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies.