Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2021
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2018
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2015
Professional Honors
  • Gold Global Excellence Scholarship – University of Minnesota 2012-2015
Professional Affiliations
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Cantonese
  • Malay
  • Mandarin

Dr. Kee Onn Fong specializes at developing mechanical engineering solutions for mechanical and fluid flow problems, with over 5 years of experience in multiphase fluid flows in materials processing and combustion applications. He is proficient in liquid and gas flow measurements in piping systems and wind tunnels, as well as conducting quantitative image analysis and statistical analysis. Dr. Fong has extensive experience bringing experiments and products from concept to implementation, including computer-aided design, rapid prototyping, and machining. Dr. Fong is keenly interested in solving engineering problems and failure incidents in industrial, materials processing, energy, HVAC, and environmental settings. He is also experienced with aircraft structural analysis, hard drives and biomedical devices.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Fong earned his doctorate in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on experimental fluid mechanics. He studied the problem of solid particle agglomeration in a circulating fluidized bed, using lasers and high-speed cameras to track the agglomerates and determine the root cause of their formation. After earning his doctorate, Dr. Fong worked at the University of Washington as a postdoctoral scholar, studying gas-assisted atomization of liquids into small droplets under high-pressure conditions. Additionally, Dr. Fong also led or contributed his expertise to projects involving particulate transport in turbulent channel flows, stent and coil embolization of cerebral aneurysms, and development of a microfluidic device for detection of bacteria. 

Dr. Fong has also worked as a test engineering intern in the hard drive industry investigating failures in hard drives, and as an intern in the aerospace industry conducting stress analysis on metallic aircraft structures. He is proficient in coding in Matlab and Python. He also has experience conducting workshops, having served as the instructor for undergraduate fluid mechanics at the University of Washington.