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Kang Wang

Kang Wang

University of California, Los Angeles

Kang L. Wang received his Ph.D. (1970) degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1970 to 1972 he was the Assistant Professor at MIT. From 1972 to 1979, he worked at the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center as a physicist/engineer. In 1979 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he is the endowed Raytheon Professor of Physical Science and Electronics. He served as Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA from 1993 to 1996. His research activities include semiconductor nano devices, spintronics/ferromagnetic materials and devices, nano science and technology; Molecular Beam Epitaxy, quantum structures and devices; Nano-epitaxy of hetero-structures; spin-based quantum information devices. He was the inventor of strained layer MOSFET, quantum SRAM cell, and band-aligned superlattices. The current on-going projects are aimed at semiconductor/spintronics and correlated systems for low power applications. He has held more than 15 patents and published over 300 papers. He received many awards, including SIA University Research Award (2009); IBM Faculty Award; Guggenheim Fellow; IEEE Fellow; TSMC Honor Lectureship Award; Honoris Causa at Politechnico University, Torino, Italy; Semiconductor Research Corporation Inventor Awards; European Material Research Society Meeting Best paper award; the Semiconductor Research Corporation Technical Excellence Achievement Award.

He serves on the editorial board of the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology TM (American Scientific publishers). He currently also serves as the Director of Marco Focus Center on Functional Engineered Nano Architectonics --FENA, an interdisciplinary Research Center, funded by Semiconductor Industry Association and Department of Defense to address the challenge of low-dissipation information processing technology beyond scaled CMOS. The Center involves 12 universities across the nation with 35 participating faculty members. He also leads Western Institute of Nanoelectronics (WIN) – a coordinated multi-project Research Institute. WIN is funded by NRI, Intel and the State of California. He was also the founding director of Nanoelectronics Research Facility at UCLA (established in 1989). He was also the Dean of Engineering from 2000 to 2002 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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