Kang Wang Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
Electrical Engineering Department
Institution Disciplines
University of California Chemistry
City State / Provence
Los Angeles California
Country Website
U.S.A. link

Prof. Wang has been with the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA since 1979. He was Chair of the department from 1993 to 1996. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, the Eta Kappa Nu Society, the Sigma Xi Society and the Phi Tau Phi Honor Society. He has chaired many international conferences and symposia.

Research Interests:
Professor Wang's research focuses on nanoelectronics and optoelectronics, MBE and superlattices, micro-wave and millimeter electronics/optoelectronics, and quantum computing.


Kang L. Wang received the B.S.E.E. from the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, in 1964. He earned both the M.S.E.E. and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from M.I.T., in 1966 and 1970, respectively.


2003 Director of FENA Focus Center
Professor K.L. Wang was named Director of a new multimillion dollar research center to be led by UCLA. The Functional Engineered Nano Architectronics (FENA) Focus Center is part of an initiative by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the industry's largest trade association, and the U.S. Department of Defense to expand semiconductor research at universities.

Semiconductor Research Corporation Inventor Award
Awarded to Prof. Wang every year between 1989-1994 and 1996-1998

1996 Semiconductor Research Corporation Technical Excellency Award
Prof. Kang L. Wang, along with Dr. Xinyu Zheng, Dr. Timothy K. Carns, Mr. Martin O. Tanner and Mr. Shawn G. Thomas, received the
SRC Technical Excellence Award for 1995 (awarded in June 1996) for their research as documented in the paper, "Properties and Device Applications of Si-based Quantum Structures".

1991 J.H. Ahlers Achievement Award

1987-88 Guggenheim Fellow Award
from the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany


Contributor to the Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology, Second Edition (CRC Press) 2007. 

Important Articles

Cellular Nonlinear Network Based on Semiconductor Tunneling Nanostructure.
A. Khitun and K.L. Wang.
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 183-189, February 2005.
Complimentary Single-electron/hole Action of Nanoscale SOI CMOS Transistors.
Y. Zhang, F.A. Baron, K.L. Wang, and Z. Krivokapic.
IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 25, no. 7, pp.492-494, July 2004.
Tunable Normal Incidence Ge Quantum Dot Mid-infrared Detectors.
S. Tong, F. Liu, A.Khitun , K.L. Wang, and J.L. Liu.
Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 96, no. 1, pp.773-776, 1 July 2004.
On the Modeling of Lattice Thermal Conductivity in Semiconductor Quantum Dot Superlattices.
A. Khitun, J.L. Liu, and K.L. Wang.
Applied Physics Letters, vol. 84, no. 10, pp.1762-1764, 8 March 2004.
Interwell Exciton Dispersion Engineering, Coherent Phonons Generation and Optical Detection of Exciton Condensate. [Editor's Choice]
Y.E. Lozovik, I.v. Ovchinnikov, R.P. Ostroumov, and K.L. Wang.
Physica Status Solidi B-Basic Research, vol. 241, no. 1, pp. 85-100, Jan. 2004.

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