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Dr Khong Wui Gan BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Dr Khong Wui Gan is Academic staff at the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus. As a composite material researcher, his research aims to make composite materials more reliable and sustainable for high-value applications.


Dr Khong Wui Gan graduated with a BEng (First Class Hons) in Mechanical (Aeronautics) Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2007. He was then awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to further his postgraduate studies in the European Masters Course in Aeronautics and Space Technology (EuMAS), a two-year double MSc degree course offered jointly by Università di Pisa, Italy and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. For his MSc thesis, he was placed with the A350 XWB belly fairing team at Airbus Spain in Getafe for 6 months. Soon after he was awarded a Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award to complete his PhD at the University of Bristol where he studied complex multi-axial loading in carbon-fibre reinforced polymeric (CFRP) composites at the Rolls-Royce Composites University Technology Centre (UTC) in Bristol.

Before joining the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus as a lecturer, Dr Khong Wui Gan worked on a 1-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Rolls-Royce plc at Derby and the Rolls-Royce Composites UTC at Bristol, funded by the UK EPSRC’s Impact Acceleration Award (IAA). He helped develop an analysis tool for the multi-scale damage tolerant design of tapered composite laminates for Rolls-Royce.


Research interests

Dr Khong Wui Gan’s major research interests focus on advanced composite materials for aerospace and marine applications, and their sustainable use. His has particular interests in:

  • Composite materials
  • Composite mechanics and failure mechanisms
  • Material failure modelling
  • Multiaxial loading



Research group

Engineering Materials

Research project(s)

Integrated experimental and computational characterisation of advanced composite materials subjected to multiaxial loading

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Materials and Structures, Mathematics

Dr Khong Wui Gan
No. 3, Persiaran Canselor 1,
Kota Ilmu EduCity,
79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor,

Room Number: 193 USMC/4001

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