Tak Kwong Wong

  • Fellowship in 2010 at University of California, Berkeley

Tak Kwong Wong received his Ph.D. in the Department of Mathematics at New York University. His work focused on the mathematical analysis of partial differential equations arising from applied mathematics and fluid dynamics. Wong then worked as a Croucher postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Hans Rademacher Instructor of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania before moving to the University of Hong Kong.


As an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong, Wong is studying the thin layer equations, which describe the leading order behaviour of fluids moving in a very narrow domain or near the physical boundary. The typical examples are the hydrostatic Euler equations and the Prandtl boundary layer equations. His current research includes but not limited to developing the energy method for these systems.

In December 2015, Wong was featured in a Croucher news article - read here