Joanna Wong

Dr. Joanna Wong,

Pronouns: she/her


Assistant Professor

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Associate Head (Graduate Studies)

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.220.5918


Office: MEB220

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Cell: +1.403.671.2710




Educational Background

BASc Engineering Science - Nanoengineering, University of Toronto, 2005 Mechanical and Process Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), 2011

MSc Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Ecole Superieure d'Ingenieurs en Electronique et Electrotechnique, 2007

MSc Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Nanyang Technological University, 2007


Joanna Wong has been an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Calgary since July 2017. 

Her research focuses on developing materials and cost-effective processes for specific engineering applications.  In the past, this has included fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites for automotive applications, superhydrophobic and omniphonic coatings for water management, silica aerogels for building insulation, ferroelectrets for sensors and actuators, sputtering processes for semiconductor devices, and molecular storage devices.  Currently, her research is on developing different manufacturing processes for fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites such as additive manufacturing, pultrusion, filament winding, and stamp forming.


Areas of Research

  • Advanced materials
  • Composite materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Materials engineering
  • Biologically sourced materials
  • Smart materials
  • Multifunctional materials
Advanced manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Composite processing
Clean technology


Course number Course title Semester
ENME 421 Materials I Winter 2022
ENMF 619.03 Spec Problems Manufact Engg Fall 2021


  • Thermoplastic composite materials for high voltage insulator applications. Shelly Arreguin; Frank Schmuck; Paolo Ermanni; Max Volk; Joanna Wong; Christiane Baer. (2019)
  • A scalable process for making hybrid bicomponent fibers for the efficient manufacturing of thermoplastic composites. Joanna Wong; Christoph Schneeberger; Nicole Aegerter; Paolo Ermanni; Shelly Arreguin. 131-134. (2018)
  • Optimizing the Thermoplastic Welding Propertiesin an FRPC Additive Manufacturing Process. Martin Eichenhofer; Paolo Ermanni; Joanna Wong; Shelly Arreguin. 48 - 52. (2018)
  • Empirical optimization of kiss roll coating for high-speed bicomponent fibre production. Nicole Aegerter; Paolo Ermanni; Joanna Wong; Christoph Schneeberger. (2017)
  • Manufacturing of Hybrid Bicomponent Fibers by Kiss-Roll Coating. Paolo Ermanni; Nicole Aegerter; Joanna Wong; Christoph Schneeberger. (2017)
  • A method for dispersing particle fillers in thermoplastic composites using commingled yarns. Paolo Ermanni; Nadine Hertaeg; Joanna Wong. (2017)
  • Experimental Investigation of Processing Parameters on Porosity in Continuous Lattice Fabrication. Martin Eichenhofer; Joanna Wong; Paolo Ermanni. (2017)
  • The development of particle-stabilized polymer foams for potential passive and active damping applications. Ludwig J Gauckler; Joanna Wong; Stephan Busato; Paolo Ermanni; Elena Tervoort; Andre R Studart; Urs T Gonzenbach. (2008)
  • Bicomponent polymer/glass Fibres for stamp forming. Joanna Wong; Christoph Schneeberger; Paolo Ermanni. (2016)
  • Manufacturing of Bicomponent Fibres for Thermoplastic Composites: A Feasibility Study. Joanna Wong; Christoph Schneeberger; Paolo Ermanni. (2016)
  • The characterization of porous materials from particle-stabilized liquid foams as piezoelectric space-charge electrets. Paolo Ermanni; Elena Tervoort; Stephan Busato; Urs Gonzenbach; Ludwig Gauckler; Joanna Wong; Andre Studart. (2009)
  • Bicomponent Fibres for Thermoplastic Composites: Concept and Manufacturing. Christoph Schneeberger; Paolo Ermanni; Joanna Wong. (2016)
  • Piezoelectric Polymeric Electrets from PVDF Particle-stabilized Foams. Paolo Ermanni; Joanna Wong; Andre R Studart; Urs T Gonzenbach; Ludwig J Gauckler; Stephan Busato; Elena Tervoort. (2009)
  • PVDF Particle-stabilized Polymeric Foams as Piezoelectric Space-charge Electrets. Urs T Gonzenbach; Stephan Busato; Paolo Ermanni; Elena Tervoort; Joanna Wong; Andre R Studart; Ludwig J Gauckler. (2009)