“Sustainable Engineering” Provides Revolutionary Conceptual and Practical Solutions
As improvements in technology continue aiding the development of the planet and its resources, sustainability can help humanity face the challenges of an ever-changing world. Dr. Kau-Fui V. Wong, a popular keynote speaker in international conferences, is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Miami, where he has taught and researched since 1979. His textbook, “Sustainable Engineering,” which is available starting Oct 2016, is a matrix of the solutions and actions that can be implemented to face these challenges.
Dr. Wong has published more than 200 papers, and has authored two editions of the book “Thermodynamics for Engineers,” in 2000 and 2012, respectively, “Intermediate Heat Transfer” in 2003 and “Climate Change” in 2016. Dr. Wong also is overall editor of “Essays in Energy.”
Sustainability, in ecological terms, is the property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely. The only way for humanity to deal with these global challenges is to implement this property of biological systems to engineering practices.
Unlike traditional textbooks, Dr. Wong’s publication presents global problems and provides conceptual solutions followed by practical solutions for implementation in the real world. For students, conceptual solutions may be required in the form of essays or presentations.
The principles in Dr. Wong’s book cut across all engineering disciplines, but more importantly, provide a reference for both engineers and non-engineers who want to participate fully in the betterment of the world.