Ka-Wah Wong , Ph.D

Assistant Professor
(585) 395-5704
Office: Smith Hall 127


  • PhD in Astronomy, University of Virginia, 2010

Courses Taught

  • Exploring the Solar System
  • Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
  • Intro Physics I Lab
  • Intro Physics II Lab
  • Physics I Lab
  • Physics III
  • Advanced Lab II

Research Interests

Dr. Wong studies various topics in high energy X-ray astrophysics, such as galaxies, galaxy clusters, accretion flows toward supermassive black holes, and low-luminosity active galactic nuclei. His recent research projects make use of data taken from space observatories including the Chandra, NuSTAR, Swift, XMM-Newton, and Suzaku observatories. Students working in his group are constantly making important discoveries in the astrophysics computing lab.

Recent Student Research Projects

  • Heather Flanagan: Hard X-ray Emission from a Gamma-Ray Emitting Radio Galaxy, 2022-present
  • Allison Blum: Hard X-ray Emission from a Gamma-Ray Emitting Radio Galaxy, 2021-present
  • Nicole Zhe: Topics in X-ray Astrophysics, 2021
  • Colin Steiner: NuSTAR Observation of a TeV-Detected Radio Galaxy, 2021-present
  • Anthony Leo: Hard X-ray Emission from a TeV Radio Galaxy, 2020-2021


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, SUNY Brockport, 2020-present