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Degrees

  • Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Certification National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying – License # 138094

Biography

Dr. Elaine Wong was born and raised in Southern California. Growing up with a non-Christian background, encountering God in a powerful way dramatically changed the trajectory of her life. She has a passion to see God’s glory and beauty transform and heal people’s lives (Isaiah 61). College was a time where she found her passion to pursue her graduate studies in building small-scale water treatment systems for developing countries, especially for locations with excessive fluoride concentrations in their drinking water. Wong has a passion for engineering because engineers can apply knowledge from the sciences and build and create things that will solve real-world problems. Wong holds her bachelor, master’s and doctoral degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles. She is officially joining Biola faculty after two years of teaching engineering, chemistry and physics courses as an adjunct faculty member at Biola. Wong has served alongside her husband in campus ministry for over 14 years.

Awards

  • Teaching Fellow, University of California Los Angeles, Engineering Department, June 2011 – August 2017
  • Graduate Division Award, July 2012 – June 2013
  • CWEA Kirt Brooks Memorial Water Environment Scholarship, March 2012

Publications (Selected)

  • “Onsite Defluoridation for Drinking Water Treatment Using Adsorption onto Calcium Carbonate,” Wong, E., Stenstrom, M.K., Journal of Environmental Management, June 2017.

Presentations

  • 13th KWiSE Westcoast Conference. Presented on “Comparison of Onsite Water Defluoridation Systems Using Zeolite, Titanium (IV) Isopropoxide, and Different Activated Carbons.” May 2019.
  • Celebration of Scholarship and Research, Biola University. Presented on “Comparison of Onsite Water Defluoridation Systems Using Zeolite, Titanium (IV) Isopropoxide, and Different Activated Carbons.” April 2019.
  • Celebration of Scholarship and Research, Biola University. Presented on “Onsite Defluoridation Systems for Drinking Water Treatment Using Titanium (IV) Isopropoxide and Zeolites.” April 2018.
  • 13th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems Proceedings, Athens. Presented on “Onsite Defluoridation System for Drinking Water Treatment Using Calcium Carbonate.” September 2016.

Research Interests

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Engineering Design
  • Onsite Systems for Drinking Water Production in Developing Countries
  • Defluoridation Systems

Courses

  • ENGR 183EW - Engineering and Society Engineering Writing
  • CHEM 105- General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 107- Introduction to Chemistry
  • PHSC 092- Introduction to Physics
  • PHSC 117- General Physics I Laboratory
  • PHSC 118-General Physics II Laboratory
  • PHSC 314- Mechanics of Materials
  • PHSC 313- Statics
  • PHSC 124- Data Analysis and Presentation
  • PHSC 121- Introduction to Engineering
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