Co-Founder / Chief Technology Officer
Professor Josh Wong is the inventor of AAI's dry adhesive technology, co-founder of the company, and currently serves as its Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer. Professor Wong is a full professor with tenure at the University of Akron in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (F.ASME) in 2014 and in 2015, was elected Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (F.SPE).
Dr. Wong has authored and coauthored over 70 research articles in books, journals and patent literatures, with additional papers in conference proceedings and refereed abstracts. There were over 3200 citations, a Hirsh-index = 27 and i-10 > 53, according to Google Scholar, as of early 2016. One paper on graphite nanocomposites was cited >400 times. In 2007 he was selected for an NSF Faculty Early CAREER Award entitled "Electrospinning-Enabled Bio-Inspired Materials Research and Education" from the Program of Materials Processing and Manufacturing.