Areas of Interest
Dr. Kong’s research includes two main areas – internal combustion engine and biorenewable energy. The common theme of these two research areas is that both involve multiphase, chemically reacting flows. His research includes both experimental diagnostics and numerical modeling. The common goal is to increase the energy efficiency and enable the use of biorenewable energy. He teaches courses related to thermal sciences, including thermodynamics, heat transfer, combustion, and internal combustion engine. He is currently the Associate Editor of Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Engine Research, and the Director of Bioenergy Systems Analysis Program of Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University.
Currently Dr. Kong also serves as Program Director of the Combustion and Fire Systems Program (ENG/CBET) at the National Science Foundation.
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
Selected Awards, Honors and Societies