Chong has a PhD in Marine Physics from the Xiamen University, China and was a 2-years joint PhD at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, USA. After obtaining his PhD, he was a Research Fellow at the Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore. Chong studies sound production, propagation, and reception in toothed whales, as well as noise impact on the auditory system of marine life.
Chong’s research will investigate the effects of underwater noise on marine animals, including fishes, dolphins and whales, and involved international collaboration with universities in the USA and China.
The research aims to develop fast, reliable, objective and non-invasive methods to determine what animals hear and how noise impacts on them.
To learn more about Dr Chongs research, visit his staff profile: https://staffportal.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/chong-wei-617d59fd/