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Dr. Jeffrey T. Fong, P.E.

Current Position:    1968 - Present

Physicist and Project Manager, Applied & Computational Mathematics Division, National Institute of Standards & Technology ( NIST ) Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8910

Concurrent Positions:

2005 - Present: Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Eng. & Mechanics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. 3-credit Course: Finite Element Method Uncertainty Analysis.  

2010 - Present: Composites Design Workshop Lecturer, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University. Lecture Title: Reliability and Design Bases for New & Aging Composite Structures. 

2012 - 2014:  Visiting Scholar, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

2012 - 2015:  Adjunct Professor of Nuclear and Risk Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Short Course & Seminar Titles: "Engineering "Statistics for Manufacturing, Inspection, Life-Extension, and Risk Analysis," "Bayesian Stochastic Modeling of Remaining Useful Lives of Aging Structures."  

Research Areas of Interest and Applications       

  • Multi-scale stochastic modeling of progressive damage and failure of aging structures.     
  • Uncertainty quantification, verification, ad validation of results of computational codes.     
  • Continuum physics; non-equilibrium thermodynamics; applied mechanics; multi-physics.     
  • Finite element method for linear and nonlinear problems; uncertainty analysis; Bayesian.

Licenses to Practice Engineering:

  • 1962 - Professional Engineer (P.E., License No. 039467-1), State of New York.
  • 1968 - Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (A.M.I.C.E.), licensed to practice civil engineering in United Kingdom and British Commonwealth.

Honors, and Professional Society Services:

  • 1975 - U.S. Department of Commerce Science & Technology Fellow, assigned to Office of the Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC.
  • 1979 - Chairman, ASTM Subcommittee E9.01 on Fatigue Research (1979-81).
  • 1979 - Medalist, U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal.
  • 1983 - Fellow, ASTM (Amer. Society for Testing and Materials)
  • 1984 - Associate Editor, ASME Transactions Journal of Pressure Vessels Technology (1984-88).
  • 1985 - Fellow, ASME (Amer. Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • 1985 - Honorary Advisor, China State Bureau of Standards (Committee on Pressure Vessels and Piping Standards).
  • 1986 - Chairman, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division.
  • 1988 - National Distinguished Lecturer, ASME (1988-92).
  • 1993 - Medalist, ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Medal.
  • 2012 - Keynote Speaker & Principal Lecturer, 3rd International Composites Summit, Paris, March 27-29.
  • 2012 - Distinguished Speaker at Celebrating Science Lecture Series, U.K. National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, U.K.
  • 2012 - Keynote Speaker, 3rd International Symposium on Structural Integrity, Shandong University, Jinan, China, Nov. 1-4

Technical Publications

More than one hundred papers and technical reports (list available upon request).

Editor or co-editor of 16 volumes of proceedings of national and international conferences or symposia (list available upon request).

Topic of NRC-NIST Postdoc Research Associateship (open to U.S. citizens only)

Stochastic Theory of Deformation, Degradation, and Failure of Aging Engineering Components and Structures from Nano-, through Micro-, to Macroscopic Scales.

Topic of NIH-NIST Postdoc Research Associateship (open to non-U.S. and U.S. citizens)

Stochastic Theory and Finite Element Modeling of Human Inner Ear (details available upon request).

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Applied & Computational Mathematics

Employment History:

  • 1955 - 63: Design & Project Engineer, Ebasco Services, Inc., 2 Rector St., New York, NY.
  • 1964 - 66: Research & Teaching Assistant in Mechanics and Mathematics, School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
  • 1966 - 68: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council Postdoc in Mathematics, National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD
  • 1968 - present: Physicist and Project Manager, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD.
  • 1975 - 76: Senior Policy Analyst (Reactor Safety and Risk Analysis), Office of the Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC.
  • 2010 - 11: Technology Innovation Associate & Member of Grants Review Panel, NIST Technology Innovation Program.


  • B.Sc. (Engineering), First Class Honors and Valedictorian, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1955.
  • M.S. (Engineering Mechanics), Columbia University, New York, NY., 1961.
  • Ph.D. (Applied Mechanics and Mathematics), Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1966.

Phone: 1-301-975-8217
Email: fong@nist.gov
Fax: 1-301-975-2837