Kwok Wah Cheng

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Uncertainty quantification, combustion

Selected Publications

  • K.W.  Cheng, T.P. Fries:  Higher-Order XFEM for Curved Strong and Weak Discontinuities, Internat. J. Numer. Methods Engrg., 82(5), 564 - 590, 2010. 
  • T.P.  Fries, A. Byfut,  A.  Alizada,  K.W.  Cheng, A. Schröder:  Hanging Nodes and XFEM, Internat. J. Numer. Methods Engrg., 86(4-5), 404 - 430, 2011. 
  • K.W. Cheng, T.P. Fries: XFEM with Hanging Nodes for Two-phase Incompressible Flow, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 245-246, 290-312, 2012    


  • Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) in Mechanical Engineering (Oct 2007 –Mar 2011), RWTH Aachen University, Germany 
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computational Mechanics (Oct 2004 - June 2006), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 
  • ​Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Civil Engineering (July 1997 –July 2001), National University of Singapore (NUS)

Scientific and Professional Memberships

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


  • ​​Top 10 most cited articles, International  Journal  for Numerical  Methods  in Engineering, 2010.
  • Ph.D. scholarship, German  Research  Foundation  (DFG), 2007

KAUST Affiliations

​ Clean Combu​stion Re​search Center​ (CCRC)