MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering 1984
MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering 1980
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA
BSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering 1979
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY, Blacksburg VA
Christopher C. Kraft Endowed Professor in Engineering 1996-present
Professor, Dept. of Mech. Engr 19911996
Associate Professor, Dept. of Mech. Engr 19871991
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mech. Engr 19841987
Conduct research and teaching in thermofluid science, aero-propulsion and turbomachinery
TECHSBURG Inc, Christiansburg VA
Chairman and Owner 1998-present
Provide leadership and strategic planning for a 17-employee, high tech spin-off company.
Techsburg engages in applied research and development (mostly proprietary and secret) for aerospace companies, gas turbine industries and government laboratories, with focus in unmanned air vehicle (UAV), aero-propulsion and turbomachinery
XI’AN JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY, Xi’an, China 2015-2018
GE CORPORATE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, Schenectady NY (Sabbatical)
Fluid Mechanics Program: Summer/Fall 1992
Application of Artificial Intelligence to Computational Fluid Dynamics
NASA LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER, Cleveland OH
Computational Methods Branch: Summer 1985
Numerical simulation of highspeed flows.
NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER, Hampton VA
National Transonic Facility Aerodynamics Branch: Summer 1984
Developed high-frequency instrumentation for detailed, time-resolved measurements of dynamic flow quality in the National Transonic Facility.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Cambridge, MA
Gas Turbine Laboratory: 19791983
Conducted research as a graduate assistant in the areas of fluid mechanics of turbomachinery.
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, AIRCRAFT ENGINE GROUP Lynn, MA (Co-op work)
Advanced Mechanical Design and Technology: Spring/Summer 1979
Carried out stress analysis on engine hot parts
Engine Fuel Controls: Summer/Fall 1977
Developed components test in a main fuel control.
Test Facilities Design and Construction: Fall 1976
Designed a probe calibration test cell
Virginia Tech Faculty Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, recognizing VaTech faculty members who
have made substantial contributions both in their role as university faculty, and in the private
sector through engagement in successful start-up ventures (only seven current and retired
faculties out of ~1400 are members of the Hall of Fame), 2017
Techsburg was honored as Northrop-Grumman’s World Class Team Supplier Award winner,
2014. This Northrop Grumman’s award program recognizes contributions of small businesses
across the United States to the success of their programs.
University’s William E. Wine Award, presented annually to three VaTech faculty members (out
of ~1400) to recognize “a history of university teaching excellence”, 2014
Member of the University’s Academy of Teaching Excellence, VaTech, 2014
Certificate of Teaching Excellence from College of Engineering, VaTech 1985, 1988, 2011, 2014
Best Paper Award, “Study of microparticle rebound characteristics under high temperature
conditions”, by Reagle, C.J., Delimont, J.M., Ng, W.F., Ekkad, S.V., ASME-GT- 95083,
Coal, Biomass, Alternative Fuels Committee, presented at the ASME Turbo Expo, San
Antonio, TX, Jun 2013.
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research for recognition of extra-ordinary performance in
research from College of Engineering, VaTech, 2013
Outstanding Paper Award, “Un-cooled Fiber-Optic Pressure Sensor for Gas Turbine Engines,
operation to 1922’F and 500 psig,” by Palmer, Davis, Engelbrecht, Fielder, Ng, Song, and
Ringshia, AIAA-2006- 1123, Ground Test Technical Committee, presented at the AIAA 44 th
Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, Jan 2006
Best Paper Award, “Thermoelectric Power Generation for UAV Applications,” by Fleming, J.,
Ng., W.F., and Ghamaty, S., AIAA 2003-6092, AIAA International Energy Conversion
Engineering Conference, Portsmouth, VA, Aug. 2003
Best Paper Award, “An Active Flow Distortion Control System for Serpentine Inlets,” by J.M.
Anderson, R. Burdisso, and W.F. Ng, IMECE 2002-NCA- 33049 for the ASME 2002
International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, 2002
Best Poster Award, “A PIV Study of a Flow Control System in a High Turning Stator Cascade”
by J. Estevadeordal, W. Copenhaver, W. Ng and C. Carter, for the 26th AIAA Dayton-Cincinnati
Aerospace Science Symposium, 2001
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for recognition of extra-ordinary performance in
teaching from College of Engineering, VaTech, 1999
Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1996
Japanese Government Research Awards for Foreign Specialists to lecture in Japan, 1996
Certificate of recognition from NASA for contributions to the Supersonic Throughflow Fan
Technology Team, 1995
Testified as an expert witness on the National Aerospace Plane (NASP) program, on a hearing
before the committee on Science, Space, and Technology, US House of Representatives, One
Hundred Third Congress, May 5, 1993, Washington DC.
Flag Award from ASME in testimony of the high regard of coworkers and the deep appreciation
for advancing the engineering profession, 1993
Sporn Award from VaTech in recognition of excellence in teaching of engineering subjects, 1987
Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers in recognition of
significant contributions to teaching, research, and student development, 1986.
Techsburg featured on WDBJ7 News in Roanoke, Virginia (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A3bMgjgRsg&=&feature=youtu.be)“Helping Virginia Take Flight,”
Virginia Tech Magazine, Fall 2010 ( http://www.vtmag.vt.edu/fall10/feature4.html )
“Hot Jobs of the Future,” Virginia Business, Nov. 2014, pp. 63.
“Discovery Engine-Wing Ng,” Virginia Tech Magazine, Fall 2014, pp. 14-15 ( http://www.vtmag.vt.edu/fall14/vtmag-fall14.pdf )
“Wing Ng receives 2014 William E. Wine Award,” VT News, April 29, 2014 ( https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2014/04/042114-facstaffaward-ng.html )
“Wing Ng receives the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Award,” VT News, April 23, 2017 ( https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2017/04/fs-ng-entrepenuer-hall-of-fame.html )
Sears B. Condit Honor Award from Northeastern University for outstanding scholarship, 1979.
The President’s Award from Northeastern University in recognition of outstanding scholastic
Techsburg was selected as one of Aviation Week’s “Companies to Watch” at the Aerospace & Defense Conference in Phoenix, AZ, 2013
Techsburg was awarded “Best Value” team member by Honeywell on the DARPA Micro-Air Vehicle program, 2001
Plaque of appreciation from ASME International Gas Turbine Institute for serving as the technical program chair for the 1999 Turbo Expo Conference
Certificate of Appreciation from ASME Council on Education for advancing engineering education as Member-at-Large on the Board on Professional Development, 1996-1998.
Certificates of Appreciation from ASME International Gas Turbine Institute for teaching a short course, 1997, 2013
Certificate of Appreciation from ASME for serving as Chairman of the Aerospace Division, 1993-1994
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington DC – on Advisory Committee for Aerospace Materials & Science Research, 2001.
US Air Force Wright Lab, Dayton OH—on Advisory Committee for Compressor and Turbine Research, 1999
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH—on Propulsion System Committee, 1993-2002
Demag Delaval Turbomachinery Inc. Trenton NJ—on steam turbine testing, 1997-99
Florida A&M University/Florida State University, Tallahassee FL—on turbomachinery noise, 1997-1998
ITT Aerospace Division, Fort Wayne IN–on spacecraft venting analysis, 1996
Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque NM–on aerodynamic probes, 1995-1996
Rasnic and Rasnic, Jonesville VA–on product liability, 1995-1997
Westinghouse Electric Corp, Orlando FL–on cascade testing, 1993
Armstrong Pharmaceuticals Inc, Norwood MA–on dose inhaler, 1993
Allied Signal Corp, Tech Center, Petersburg VA–on flowfield analysis, 1988-1993
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Huntsville, AL–on aerodynamic probes, 1991
General Electric Company, Corporate Research and Development Center, Schenectady, NY–on high speed inlet, 1987
Avco Research Laboratory & Textron, Everett, MA–on aerodynamic probes, 1987
Ng, W. F., ed., Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems in Aeropropulsion, ASME, AD-Vol. 52, New York, 1996.
Ng, W. F., ed., Computational Fluid Dynamics in Aeropropulsion, ASME, AD-Vol. 49, New York, 1995.
Ng, W. F., Fant, D., and Povinelli, L., ed., Unsteady Flows in Aeropropulsion, ASME, AD-Vol. 40, New York, 1994.
Chapters in Books
Song, B. and Ng, W.F., “Gas-Turbine Engines: Compressors”, Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, W. Shyy, Editor, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 978-0-470-75440-5, Oct 2010.
Brock, J. S., and Ng, W. F., “Quasi-Analytical Shape Modification for Neighboring Steady-State Euler Solutions,” Flow Control, Gunzburger, M.D., Editor, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1994, pp. 79-110.
Selected Invited Papers and/or Presentations
“Numerical Investigation of Tandem Airfoils for a Gas Turbine Core Compressor”, Invited Plenary Lecture at the International Conf on Pumps and Fans with Compressors and Wind Turbines, Beijing, China, Sept 2013.
“Aerothermal Characteristics of the Blade Tip and Near-Tip Regions of a Highly Loaded Transonic Turbine Blade”, Lecturer for Training Course for the ASME IGTI Turbine Blade Tip Symposium & Workshop, Hamburg, Germany, Sept 2013.
“Heat Transfer in a Transonic Turbine Cascade”, invited seminar at U of Tenn, Knoxville, TN, Jan 2009.
“Experimental Investigation of the Effect of High Freestream Turbulence on the Heat Transfer of a Turbine Vane”, keynote lecture at the 9th Asian International Conference on Fluid Machinery, Jeju, Korea, Oct 2007.
“Aeroacoustics of a Landing Gear”, invited presentation at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tokyo, Japan, July 2007.
“High Speed Compressor Cascade Testing”, keynote lecture at the International Symposium on Jet Propulsion and Power Engineering, Kunming, China, Sept 2006.
“Turbomachinery and Propulsion Research at Virginia Tech”, invited lectures at Beijing University of Aeronautic & Astronautic, Beijing and Northwest Polytechnic University, Xi’an, China, Dec 2005.
“An Overview of Trailing Edge Blowing for Fan Noise Control,” with Langford, Sutliff and Burdisso, Noise-Con 2005, the 150th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Oct, 2005, Minneapolis, MN.
“MEMS & Active Flow Control—Applications within Turbomachinery,” Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, OH, March 2003.
“MEMS & Active Flow Control—Applications within Turbomachinery,” von Karman Institute of Fluid Dynamics Lecture Series, April 2002, Brussels, Belgium.
“MEMS Applications in Gas Turbine Engines,” North Atlantic Treaty Organization Research & Technology Organization Symposium on Reduction of Military Vehicle Acquisition Time & Cost Through Advanced Modelling & Virtual Product Simulation, April 2002, Paris, France.
“Flow Control for Gas Turbine Systems,” Alstom Power Gas Turbines/Turbomachinery, July 2001, Baden-Dattwil, Switzerland.
“Flow Control for Gas Turbine Systems,” EPFL/Swiss Institute of Technology, July 2001, Lausanne, Switzerland.
“Active Acoustics and Flow Control for Aeropropulsion,” AIAA 2001-0220, for the 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, Reno, NV, 2001, one hour invited paper.
Ng, W. F., Leitch, T. A. and Saunders, C. A., “Method and Apparatus for Reducing High-Cycle-Fatigue and Suppressing Noise in Rotating Machinery,” U.S. Patent Number: 6,027,305, Date of Patent: February 22, 2000.
“MEMS and Active Flow Control”, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics Lecture Series, Brussels, Belgium, April 2002.
“Characteristics and Applications of Cogeneration and Combined Cycles,” offered by ASME in the International Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expo Conference in Orlando FL, 1997, Singapore, Oct 1997. Also, offered by Power-Generation International Conference, Dec 1998, Orlando FL.
“Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines,” given at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, Aug 1990.
Completed: 27 PhD (13 are co-advised), 89 Masters (38 are co-advised)
In Progress: 4 Masters, 6 PhD
A Ph.D. student received the American Acoustic Society Royster Student Poster Competition Award (2003). Two doctoral students received the AIAA Gordon C. Oates Air Breathing Propulsion Awards (1987 and 1989). A PhD student received the First Prize of the Paul E. Torgersen Graduate Student Research Excellence Award from Virginia Tech in 1992. A MS student received a research award based on MS thesis from Virginia Tech Sigma Xi Society in 1987.
Dr. Colin Reagle, 2012-2013, with Prof. Ekkad
Dr. Xue Song, 2012-2013
Dr. Jason Anderson, 2003-2004, with Prof. Burdisso
Mr. Austin Smith, 2002-2004
Dr. Bo Song, 2003-2004
Mr. W. Stinnett, 1998
Mr. T. Leitch, 1997-1998
Dr. J. Fleming, 1997
Dr. T. Ninnemann, 1995-1996
Dr. J. S. Brock, 1994-95
Dr. R. Doughty, 1995
Mr. K. Detwiler, 1994-95
Dr. T. Kiss, 1992-94
Mr. D. J. Osborne, 1993-94
Dr. M. Gundappa, 1987‑88
Dr. Z. Li, Xi’an Jiaotong U, China, 2015
Prof. H. Wu, Beijing U. of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China, 2007
Prof. Y. Song, Harbin Inst. of Technology, China, 2007
Prof. X. Gui, Beijing U. of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China, 2001
Prof. S. Li, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 1997-2001
Prof. S. Yoo, Yong-in College, Korea, 1997-1998
Prof. P. Zhuang, Institute of Thermophysics, Beijing, China, 1995-1996
Dr. K. Yamamoto, National Aerospace Lab, Tokyo, Japan, 1994-1995
Intro to Thermofluid Engineering
Fluid Machinery Design
Engineering Analysis & Design
Aircraft Engines & Gas Turbines (new course)
Advanced Gas Turbines & Propulsion (new course)
Advanced Internal Flow
Member of Academy of Teaching Excellence, 2014-present
Serves on committees to select winners for the Alumni Teaching Award and Wine Teaching Award and participates in teaching related committees for the university
Advisory Board, Institute for Critical Technologies and Applied Science, 2003-2006
Member of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1992-94 and 1996-97
Faculty Advisor, Hong Kong Student Club, 2001
Member of College Honorifics Committee, 1997-2003, 2011-present
Member of the College Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1995-1997 and 2009-2012
Member of Rolls-Royce Facility Investment Committee, 2010
Member of the Dean of Engineering Search Committee, 2002-2003
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Engineering Faculty Organization, 1993-94
(Represent engineering faculty, participated in weekly meetings with Engineering Dean and Department Heads)
Member of the Executive Committee of the Engineering Faculty Organization, 1991-94
Member of Dean of Engineering Search Committee, 1989‑90
Chair of College Research Committee, 1991-92
Faculty Advisor, Professional Soc. of Asian Engineers, 1987‑1994
Chair, Departmental Honorific Committee, 2016-2017
Member of Departmental Faculty Recruiting Committee, 1987‑2008, 2013, 2014
Member of Departmental Productivity Committee, 2014
Member of Departmental Honors & Awards Committee, 1994-2013
Chair, Departmental Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2000-2003
Member of Departmental Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1989‑2009, 2013-2015
Faculty leader for junior level Fluids class, 2011-2015
Chair, Seminar Coordinating Committee, 2003-2013
Member of Aerospace & Ocean Department Faculty Search Committee, 2010
Member of Department Space Allocation Committee, 2007-2009
Faculty Advisor, Honors Program, Mechanical Engineering Department, 1994-2008
Member of Department Personnel Committee, 2006
Chair, Department Positioning Plan Committee, 1998-2003
Member of Department Head Evaluation Committee, 1998
Member of Department Head of Mechanical Engineering Search Committee, 1992-93
Member of Departmental Curriculum Committee, 1991-1993
Member of the International Technical Committee, International Conference on Pumps, Fans, Compressors and Wind Turbines, 2012-present.
Member of the International Advisory Committee, International Gas Turbine Congress, Japanese Gas Turbine Society, Tokyo, Japan, 2007-present.
Member of the Scientific Committee, International Symposium on Jet Propulsion & Power Engineering, 2006-present
Member of the Scientific Committee, Asian International Conf on Fluid Machinery, 2007-present
Associate Technical Editor, ASME J. of Turbomachinery, 2004-2013
Session Organizer and Vanguard Chair for the ASME International Gas Turbine Aeroengine Congress and Exposition, 1987-present
Associate Editor, AIAA J., 2004-2007
Program Chair, for the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expo ’99, Indianapolis IN
Member-at-Large, ASME Operating Board of the Environment and Transportation Technical Group, 1996-1998
Member-at-Large, ASME Board of Professional Development, 1996-1998
Chairman, ASME Aerospace Division, (membership 15,000), 1993-1994
Chairman, ASME Task Force on the US National Aerospace Plane Program, 1993
(Gave expert testimony to US Congress)
Member, AIAA Airbreathing Propulsion Technical Committee, 1991-93
Associate Technical Editor, ASME J. of Fluid Engineering, 1993-96
Associate Editor, AIAA J. of Propulsion and Power, 1992-1994
Technical Program Co-chairman for the AIAA/ASME/SAE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1992
Session Organizer for the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 1994-1998
Session Chairman for several international conferences held in Hong Kong and Tokyo, Japan, 1989-1996
Session Organizer for the AIAA/ASME/SAE Joint Propulsion Conferences, 1986‑1997
National Science Foundation’s proposals
Army Research Office’s proposals
Department of Energy’s proposals
AIAA J. of Propulsion and Power
ASME J. of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power
ASME J. of Turbomachinery
ASME J. of Fluid Engineering
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow Member of the Board, Professional Development (1996-1998)
Executive Committee Member, Aerospace Division (90‑95)
Chairman, Propulsion Committee, Aerospace Division (91‑92)
Member, Heat Transfer, Turbomachinery & Education Committees, International Gas Turbine Institute American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Associate Fellow Member, Airbreathing Propulsion Technical Committee (91-93)
American Society for Engineering Education Registered Professional Engineer in Virginia (License No: 0402 018249)
Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma
Marital Status: Married, wife Lucy; two daughters
US Security Clearance: Secret
Hobbies: golf, fishing, rock climbing, certified scuba diver
Served as a juror for the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Virginia.
Office Address Home Address
Department of Mech Engineering 1004 Doe Run Drive
Virginia Tech Blacksburg VA 24060
Blacksburg VA 24061‑0238
540‑231‑7274 540‑818-2668 (C)
Summary: At VaTech, Ng’s is responsible for total research contracts and grants of $15,965K, of which his personal share is $12,113K.