Kang L. Wang
Raytheon Chair Professor of Physical Electronics, University of California Los Angeles
Director, Marco Focus Center on Functional Engineered Nano Architectonics (FENA)
Director, Western Institute of Nanoelectronics (WIN)
Associate Director, California NanoSystems Institute (C(n)SI)
Device Research Laboratory, UCLA Electrical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
420 Westwood Plaza
Rm 66-147C Engineering IV
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594
Professor Kang L. Wang holds the Raytheon Chair in Physical Science and is a UC Distinguished Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA. He currently also serves as the Director of FCRP (Focus Center on Functional Engineered Nano Architectonics) FENA, an interdisciplinary Research Center, funded by the Semiconductor Industry Association and the Department of Defense to address the need of information processing technology beyond scaled CMOS. The Center involves 15 universities across the nation. He was also named Director of the Western Institute of Nanoelectronics (WIN), a coordinated multi-project Research Institute funded by NRI, Intel and the State of California. The on-going projects with UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCSB, and UCLA are aimed at spintronics for low power applications. Dr. Wang was also the founding director of the Nanoelectronics Research Facility at UCLA (established in 1989) with the infrastructure to further research in nanotechnology. He serves on the editorial board of the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (American Scientific Publishers), and as series editor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Artech, Boston.
He received the PhD degree in 1970 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1970 to 1972 he was an Assistant Professor at MIT. From 1972 to 1979, he worked at the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center. In 1979 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He served as Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA from 1993 to 1996. His research activities include semiconductor nano devices and nano-technology; self-assembly growth of quantum structures and cooperative assembly of quantum dot arrays; Si-based Molecular Beam Epitaxy, quantum structures and devices; nano-epitaxy of hetero-structures; spintronics materials and devices; electron spin and coherence properties of SiGe and InAs quantum structures for implementation of spin-based quantum information. He was the inventor of the strained layer MOSFET, quantum SRAM cell, and band-aligned superlattices. He holds more than 15 patents and has published over 300 papers. He has received many awards, including IBM Faculty Award; Guggenheim Fellow; IEEE Fellow; TSMC Honor Lectureship Award; Honoris Causa at Politechnic University, Torino, Italy; Semiconductor Research Corporation Inventor Awards; European Material Research Society Meeting Best Paper Award, and the Semiconductor Research Corporation Technical Excellence Achievement Award.
In addition to his technical leadership and contributions, he has provided academic leadership in engineering education. He was the Dean of Engineering from 2000 to 2002 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.