Chong Cheng Tung

Associate Professor

LCC Full Time Power Engineering
Educational Background
  • 2007 - 2011: PhD(Engineering), University of Cambridge
  • 2002 - 2007: BEng (Mechanical- Aeronautics), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


Work Experience

  • 2018– present: Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • 2011–2018: Senior lecturer,Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Dr. Chong Cheng Tung is an Associate Professor at the China-UK Low Carbon College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He holds a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and a PhD in the field of Energy & Fuels from University of Cambridge, UK. He has published 135 SCI papers with h-index of 33 and over 3500 citations, 5 highly cited papers and two research books. He is listed as the Top 2% researcher in the world (2020, 2021) in the Stanford University's Scientist List. He has participated in over 15 research projects as PI/Co-PI related to the area of fuel and energy, gas turbine, biomass and waste valorization. Dr. Chong has won over 30 research awards, among them are Royal Society-Newton Advanced Fellowship, PYRO ASIA Young Researcher Award and ASEAN Science Diplomat Award. His innovation“Catalytic Microwave Pyrolysis Technology for Climate Positive Environment, CLYMATE+”was listed as the finalist of the global Omnipreneurship Awards 2020: Sustainability Branch. He has served as the editorial board member of FUELS (MDPI), guest editors of ENERGY (Elsevier), Journal of Biotechnology (Elsevier) and Jurnal Teknologi, and review editor of Frontiers in Energy Research. He serves as the board member of the 6th and 7th International Conference on Low Carbon Asia, a Scientific Committee Member of 1st Symposium on Ammonia Energy. 


Research Fields
  • Flame synthesis of nanomaterials
  • Energy materials
  • Alternative fuel combustion and production
  • Ammonia production and combustion

* For application of postgraduate (Master & PhD) position, please email me for detail,  


Research Projects
  1.  NSFC Research Fund for International Young Scientists, 2022 (PI)
  2.  China-Slovenia Mobility Grant, Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China, 2021 (PI)
  3. Newton Advanced Fellowship-The Royal Society, 2016-2019 (PI)

Journal papers

  1. GR Mong, CT Chong, JH Ng, WWF Chong, HC Ong, MV Tran, Multivariate optimisation study and life cycle assessment of microwave-induced pyrolysis of horse manure for waste valorisation and management, Energy,, 2020
  2. GR Mong, CT Chong, JH Ng, WWF Chong, SS Lam, HC Ong, FN Ani, Microwave pyrolysis for valorisation of horse manure biowaste, Energy Conversion and Management, 220:113074, 2020
  3. BHH Goh, CT Chong, Y Ge, HC Ong, J-H Ng, B Tian, A Veeramuthu, S Lim, T Seljak, V Jozsa, Progress in utilisation of waste cooking oil for sustainable biodiesel and biojet fuel production, Energy Conversion and Management, 223:113296, 2020
  4. CT Chong, GR Mong, JH Ng, WWF Chong, FN Ani, SS Lam, HC Ong, Pyrolysis characteristis and kinetic studies of horse manure using thermogravimetric analysis, Energy Conversion and Management; 180:1260-1267, 2019
  5. JH Ng, SK Leong, SS Lam, FN Ani, CT Chong, Microwave-assisted and carbonaceous catalytic pyrolysis of crude glycerol from biodiesel waste for energy production, Energy Conversion Management, 143:399-409, 2017
  6. CT Chong, WH Tan, SL Lee, WWF Chong, SS Lam, A Valera-Medina, Morphology and growth of carbon nanotubes catalytically synthesised by premixed hydrocarbon-rich flames, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 197:246-255, 2017
  7. CT Chong, MC Chiong, JH Ng, MV Tran, A Valera-Medina, V Jozsa, B Tian, Dual-fuel operation of biodiesel and natural gas in a model gas turbine combustor, Energy & Fuels, 34(3):3788-3796, 2020
  8. L Fan, CT Chong, B Tian, Y Zheng, D McGrath, S Hochgreb, Simultaneous two-phase flame velocity measurement using laser-induced incandescence particle image velocimetry (LII-PIV), Proceedings of the Combustion Institute,, 2020
  9. CT Chong, B Tian, JH Ng, L Fan, S Ni, KY Wong, S Hochgreb, Quantification of carbon particulates produced under open liquid pool and prevaporised flame conditions: Waste cooking oil biodiesel and diesel blends, Fuel, 270:117469, 2020
  10. CT Chong, M-C Chiong, ZY Teo, J-H Ng, M-V Tran, SS Lam, A Valera-Medina, Pool fire burning characteristics of biodiesel, Fire Technology, 56:1703–1724, 2020
  11. CT Chong, JH Ng, MS Aris, GR Mong, N Shahril, ST Ting, MF Zulkifli, Impact of gas composition variations on flame blowout and spectroscopic characteristics of lean premixed swirl flames, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 128:1-13, 2019
  12. CT Chong, MC Chiong, JH Ng, M Lim, MV Tran, A Valera-Medina, WWF Chong, Oxygenated Sunflower biodiesel: spectroscopic and emissions quantification under reacting swirl spray conditions, Energy, 178:804-813, 2019


Research book

  1. Cheng Tung Chong, Jo-Han Ng, Biojet Fuel in Aviation Applications-Production, Usage and Impacts of Biofuels, Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-822854-8

Post-graduate courses

1. New Energy Systems (Autumn)

2. Net Zero-Carbon Fuels (Autumn)

3. Zero-Carbon Fuel Combustion (Spring)


Undergraduate courses

1. Net Zero-Carbon Fuels (Summer)- SJTU SDG summer course

Other Professional Activities
  • Managing Guest Editor - ENERGY (Elsevier), 2020- present
  • Editorial Board Member - Fuels (MDPI), 2020 - present
  • Associate editor - Frontiers in Energy Research, 2022
  • Guest Editor – Energies (MDPI, Special issue: Fuel and Engine Design for Future Thermal Propulsion Systems), 2019
  • Review Editor - Frontiers in Energy Research (Biotechnology and Biofuels), 2019 - present
Honors and Awards
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2022 Teaching Excellence Award "Jiao Shu Yu Ren", second prize
  • 2021 Shanghai Jiao Tong University "Global SJTU Talk Show", first prize
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2020 Young Lecturer Teaching Competition, first prize
  • 2020 Young Researcher Award, PYRO ASIA
  • 2018 EURAXESS Science Slam winner, EURAXESS Worldwide (China)