Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 3

Tak-Sing Wong, The Pennsylvania State University

Carnivorous plant inspires solution to “sticky” problems.

Tak-Sing Wong, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

Tak-Sing Wong is an assistant professor in mechanical and nuclear engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on designing multi-functional biologically inspired surfaces with applications in materials, energy, and health. His work on bio-inspired surfaces has been recognized with a R&D 100 Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and a Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He has also been an invited participant in the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering symposium. He received a bachelor's degree in automation and computer-aided engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his postdoctoral research at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.