Sc.B., Brown University, 1973
M.S., Harvard University, 1976
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, 1988
Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
Visiting Scientist, Geological Institute, ETH Zurich, 1990, 1996
Visiting Professor, University of Science and Technology, China, 1999
Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, 1998, 2003
Visiting Professor, Institute de Physique du Globe, Strasbourg, 2003
Faculty member at Stony Brook from 1982 - 05/2015
Research Professor since 05/2015
Professor Wong's research interest is in rock mechanics, with focus on earthquake mechanics, energy resources and environmental applications. He investigates both the phenomenological and micromechanical aspects of rock deformation and fluid flow, using an approach integrating high-pressure deformation experiment, quantitative characterization of microstructure and theoretical analysis.
Brittle-Ductile Transition and Permeability Evolution in Porous Rock
Strength and Permeability of Core Samples from SAFOD and TCDP
Submarine Groundwater Discharge, Saltwater Intrusion and Tidal Influence
Patents, Books and Selected Publications
Smith, C., R. Paulsen, and T.-f. Wong, Ultrasonic Seepage Meter, U.S. Patents 6,874,371 (4/5/2005); 7,107,859 (9/19/2006).
(Chen, Y., and T.-f. Wong, "Rock Physics" ), Peking University Press, Beijing, China, 231 pp, 2001.
Paterson, M.S. and Wong, T.-f., Experimental Rock Deformation - The Brittle Field, 2nd Edition. Springer-Verlag, New York, 348 pp., 2005.
Wang, B. S., Y. Chen, and T.-f. Wong, A discrete element model for the development of compaction localization in granular rock, in press, J. Geophys. Res., 2008.
Louis, L., T.-M. N. Chen, C. David, P. Robion, T.-f. Wong, and S.-R. Song, Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility and P-wave velocity in core samples from the Taiwan Chelungpu-fault Drilling Project (TCDP), submitted, J. Struct. Geol., 2007.
Tembe, S., D. A. Lockner, and T.-f. Wong, Effect of clay content and mineralogy on frictional sliding behavior of simulated gouges: Binary and ternary mixtures of quartz, illite and montmorillonite, submitted, J. Geophys. Res., 2007.
Tembe, S., P. Baud, and T.-f. Wong, Stress conditions for the propagation of discrete compaction bands in porous sandstone, submitted, J. Geophys. Res., 2007.
Tembe, S., V. Vajdoda, P. Baud, W. Zhu, and T.-f. Wong, A new methodology to delineate the compactive yield cap of two porous sandstones under undrained condition, Mech. Mat., 39, 513-523, 2007.
Louis, L., T.-f. Wong, and P. Baud, Imaging strain localization by X-ray radiography and digital image correlation: deformation bands in Rothbach sandstone, J. Struct. Geol., 29, 129-140, 2007.
Morrow, C.A, J. G. Solum, S. Tembe, D.A. Lockner, and T.-f. Wong, Using drill cutting separates to estimate the strength of narrow shear zones at SAFOD, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L11301, doi:101029/2007GL029665, 2007.
Wong, T.-f. and W. Zhu, Weak elastic anisotropy in a cracked rock, in Rock Physics and Geomechanics in the Study of Reservoirs and Repositories, ed. C. David and M. le Ravalec-Dupin, Geological Society of London Special Publication 284, 207-220,, 2007.
Louis, L., P. Baud, and T.-f. Wong, Effect of image resolution on the spatial distribution of X-ray attenuation in sandstone, in Rock Physics and Geomechanics in the Study of Reservoirs and Repositories, ed. C. David and M. Le Ravalec-Dupin, Geological Society of London Special Publication 284, 127-146, 2007.
Zhu, W., L. G. J. Montesi, and T.-f. Wong, A probabilistic damage model of stress-induced permeability anisotropy during cataclastic flow, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B10207, doi:10.1029/2006JB004456, 2007.
Baud, P., V. Vajdova, and T.-f. Wong, Shear-enhanced compaction and strain localization: Inelastic deformation and constitutive modeling of four porous sandstones, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B12401, doi: 10.1029/2005JB004101.2006.
Tembe, S., V. Vajdova, T.-f. Wong, and W. Zhu, Initiation and propagation of strain localization in circumferentially notched samples of two porous sandstones, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B02409, doi:10.1029/2005JB003611, 2006.
Wong, T.-f., R.H.C. Wong, K.T. Chau, and C. A. Tang, Microcrack statistics, Weibull distribution and micromechanical modeling of compressive failure in rock, Mech. Mat., 38, 664-681, 2006.
Louis, L., T.-f. Wong, P. Baud, and S. Tembe, Imaging strain localization by X-ray computed tomography: discrete compaction bands in Diemelstadt sandstone, J. Struct. Geol., 28, 762-775, 2006.
Tembe, S., D.A. Lockner, J. Solum, C. Morrow, T.-f. Wong, and D.E. Moore, Frictional Strength of Cuttings and Core from SAFOD Drillhole Phases 1 and 2, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L23307, doi: 10.1029/2006GL0276262006, 2006.
Wong, T.-f., C. David, and B. Menéndez, Mechanical compaction, in Mechanics of Fluid Saturated Rocks, ed. Y. Guéguen and M. Boutéca, Academic Press, p55-114, 2004.
Baud, P., E. Klein, and T.-f. Wong, Compaction localization in porous sandstones: Spatial evolution of damage and acoustic emission activity, J. Struct. Geol., 26, 603-624, 2004.
Vajdova, V., P. Baud, and T.-f. Wong, Compaction, dilatancy and failure in porous carbonate rocks J. Geophys. Res., 109, B05204, doi:10.1029/2003JB002508, 2004.
Vajdova, V., P. Baud, and T.-f. Wong, Permeability evolution during localized deformation in Bentheim sandstone, J. Geophys. Res.,109, B10406, doi:10.1029/2003JB002942, 2004.
Paulsen, R. J., D. O�Rourke, C. F. Smith and T.-f. Wong, Tidal load and saltwater influences on submarine ground water discharge, Ground Water, 42, 990-999, 2004.
He, C., T.-f. Wong, and N. M. Beeler, Scaling of stress drop with recurrence interval and loading velocity for laboratory-derived fault strength relations, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (B1), 2037, doi:10.1029/ 2002JB001890, 2003.
Beeler, N. M., T.-f. Wong, and S. H. Hickman, On the expected relationships between apparent stress, static stress drop, effective shear fracture energy and seismic efficiency, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am ., 93, 1381-1389, 2003.
Paulsen, R. J., C. F. Smith, D. O'Rourke, and T.-f. Wong, Development and evaluation of an ultrasonic groundwater seepage meter, Ground Water, 39, 904-911, 2001.
Wong, T.-f., P. Baud, and E. Klein, Localized failure modes in a compactant porous rock, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28 , 2521-2524, 2001.
Lindquist, W. B., A. Venkatarangan, J. Dunsmuir, and T.-f. Wong, Pore and throat size distributions measured from synchrotron X-ray tomographic images of Fontainebleau sandstones, J. Geophys. Res ., 105, 21509-21527, 2000.
Ko, S.-c., D.L. Olgaard, and T.-f. Wong, Generation and maintenance of pore pressure excess in a dehydrating system, 1 Experimental and microstructural observations, J. Geophys. Res., 102 , 825-839, 1997.
Wong, T.-f., S.-c. Ko, and D.L. Olgaard, Generation and maintenance of pore pressure excess in a dehydrating system, 2 Theoretical analysis, J. Geophys. Res.,102, 841-852, 1997.
Wong, T.-f., C. David, and W. Zhu, The transition from brittle faulting to cataclastic flow in porous sandstones: Mechanical deformation, J. Geophys. Res., 102,3009-3025,1997.
Zhu, W., and T.-f. Wong, The transition from brittle faulting to cataclastic flow: Permeability evolution, J. Geophys. Res. ,102,3027-3041,1997.
Menendez, B., W. Zhu and T.-f. Wong, Micromechanics of brittle faulting and cataclastic flow in Berea sandstone, J. Struct. Geol., 18, 1-16, 1996.
Fredrich, J. T., B. Menendez and T.-f. Wong, Imaging the pore structure of geomaterials, Science, 268, 276-279, 1995.
News & Announcements
Geosciences Department Newsletter
Melissa Sims chosen to introduce Secretary of Energy at NSLS-II Dedication
Celebrating Robert Cooper Liebermann
Professor Joel Hurowitz named Deputy PI for Mars 2020 Rover Instrument
PhD Student Yuyan (Sara) Zhao selected for Prestigious Dwornik Award
Professor Timothy Glotch to lead NASA funded research team
Professor Martin Schoonen named Chairman of the Environmental Sciences Department at BNL
Professors John Parise and Artem Oganov pursue Materials Genome Initiative
Professor Deanne Rogers finds evidence for past groundwater on Mars
Professor Robert Liebermann accepts Edward A. Flinn Award
Professor Scott McLennan selected for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Team