2009 University Researcher Award
Professor Kang Wang has been awarded the 2009 University Researcher Award from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). According to the SIA Chairman Hector Ruiz, the award "recognizes university researchers who have made significant contributions to solving the obstacles that must be overcome to continue on our technology roadmap." The SIA is the leading voice for the semiconductor industry and has represented U.S. semiconductor companies since 1977.
Professor Kang Wang is Raytheon Professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the American Physical Society and the Materials Research Society. At UCLA, he directs two major centers, FENA and WIN. He also directs the UCLA Device Research Laboratory. He has led research projects on silicon carbide (SiC) nano devices, self-assembly of quantum structures, spintronics materials and devices, and other basic research to develop technologies that should enable continued progress in semiconductor technology when the limits of conventional microelectronics technology are reached. His current research focuses on nanoelectronics and optoelectronics, MBE and superlattices, micro-wave and millimeter electronics/optoelectronics, and quantum computing.