- B.S., University of Hong Kong
- Ph.D., Columbia University, New York City
Dr. Seung-Kai Wong, Department of Physical Sciences, is an Assistant Professor of Physics. Dr. Wong brings to Mesa College outstanding academic credentials and many years of both teaching and industrial experience. His accomplishments will be of tremendous value and benefit to our students.
Kai graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a General BS in Physics and Mathematics as well as a Special BS in Mathematics. Subsequently he earned a PhD in Physics from Columbia University in New York City. Kai began his post-graduate career at the Institute of Theoretical Physics (SUNY Stony Brook) as a research associate. He then moved to the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich (Germany) as a visiting scientist. Between 1971 and 1973, Kai served as an assistant professor of Physics at the University of Calgary (Canada) where he taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels as well as conduct research in theoretical physics. Subsequently, he began a distinguished career as a staff scientist with the General Atomic Corporation here in San Diego through 1986. Between that assignment and 1995, Dr. Wong served as a senior scientist at JAYCOR and Jason Associate Corporation, both in San Diego.
In 1995, he began another university position as a Professor of Physics at the City University of Hong Kong, where he taught, engaged in departmental administration and conducted research in theoretical physics. Since 1999, Kai has been teaching at San Diego Mesa College covering most of the physics curriculum very successfully. During that time, he has also served as a consultant to General Atomic Corporation carrying out research on magnetic fusion.
One of the many other strengths Kai brings to our students is his experience with studio teaching mode, where video conferencing and communication technologies are combined through computers allowing for enhanced learning environments. He is also experienced in a number of other software and technology media including MATLAB and Exploration of Physics. He is well versed in learning theory and teaching techniques such as mental visualization of abstract concepts, highly critical in core sciences such as Physics. Dr. Wong is an accomplished physicist and teacher, making him a tremendous addition to our Department of Physical Sciences.