Michael Wong (BS '94)

It's hard for this Pageboy to believe that 20+ years have passed since I graduated from 'Tech! After further schooling in Boston and post-doc training in Santa Barbara, I landed in Texas and I've been teaching at Rice University ever since. There are quite a few Techers out here on the "South Coast", as I've learned! I live in Houston with my lovely wife Susan and my daughters Alexandra and Olivia. I'm now Professor and Chair of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department. Research is going well - I received the North American Catalysis Society/Southwest Catalysis Society Excellence in Applied Catalysis Award recently. I am developing catalysis concepts for clean water applications; studying new ways to upgrade biomass and heavy oil; and enjoying doing fun things in nano. I look forward to coming to a Reunion Weekend at some point! "Spe labor levis"


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