Imperial College London hosts special event honoring Dr. Wong

  • Dr. Winston Wong, OBE and Professor Peter Weinberg, Professor in Cardiovascular Mechanics, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

  • Dr. Winston Wong, OBE, chatting with long-time family friend Lincoln Chin and Professor Peter Weinberg, Professor in Cardiovascular Mechanics, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

  • Dr. Winston Wong, OBE, and long-time family friend Lincoln Chin

  • Dr. Winston Wong, OBE and Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London

  • Dr. Winston Wong, OBE, speaking at the celebratory reception hosted by Imperial College London

  • Dr. Winston Wong, OBE, and long-time family friend Lincoln Chin

  • Dr. Wong Wong, OBE sharing a laugh with (L-R) William Hill, OBE, Director of Presidential and Institutional Events, Imperial College; Professor Jeff Magee, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College, and long-time friend Ken Sheffer

  • Imperial College’s Vice President for Advancement, Sarah Porter Waterbury making a congratulatory toast to Dr. Winston Wong, OBE on his receipt of the OBE

  • Imperial College’s Professor Jeff Magee, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, raising a glass to Dr. Winston Wong, OBE

  • Dr. Winston Wong, OBE and friends at the Imperial College Reception in his honor

  • Dr. Winston Wong, OBE and Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London

  • Dr. Winston Wong, OBE and Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London

  • Dr. Winston Wong, OBE and Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London

  • Dr. Pantelis Georgiou, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London and Dr. Winston Wong, OBE, outside Imperial College London

  • Dr. Winston Wong, OBE inside a Faraday Cage at Imperial College London

  • Dr. Winston Wong, OBE outside the Winston Wong Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology, Imperial College London



Dr. Wong was honored by his alma mater, Imperial College London, on November 18 with a champagne reception and salon dinner.  The event was held to congratulate Dr. Wong for being awarded one of the United Kingdom’s highest honors, the Order of the British Empire (OBE). The reception and dinner were attended by dignitaries, top university officials and close friends and family of Dr. Wong.

In making a few observations, the dean of Imperial College’s engineering school, Professor Jeff Magee, pointed out that Dr. Wong had joined the ranks of an illustrious group of Imperial alumni in receiving the OBE, including Sir Alexander Fleming, Dennis Gabor, and Mohammad Abdus Salam, all of whom won Nobel Prizes.

Saying he was “so happy and humbled by the honor,” Dr. Wong acknowledged his four-and-a-half decade association with Imperial College London, calling the faculty, students and alumni “family.” He spoke especially fondly of his Ph.D. advisor, the late Felix Weinberg, describing Professor Weinberg and his wife as being like father and mother to him during his time in London.

In her remarks honoring Dr. Wong, Professor Alice Gast, current President of Imperial College London, said: “This recognition is richly deserved for [Dr. Wong's] profound contributions to science at Imperial and their impact around the world.”

Professor Chris Toumazou, who holds the Winston Wong Chair in Biomedical Circuits at Imperial, told Dr. Wong “you make us all proud.”

More on the event can be found here.