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    Title: Distinguished Chair Professor for Research Member: Distinguished Chair Professor for Research
    Name: Kang-Lung Wang Eduction: 1970, Ph.DElectrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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    2016 – Present Associate Editor, Science Advances
    2011 – 2014 Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology TNANO
    2009 – Present Director, Joint Center of Excellence on Green Nanotechnology (KACST-CA)
    2006 – Present Raytheon Chair Professor of Physical Electronics
    2006 – Present Director of Western Institute of Nanoelectronics WIN
    2007 – 2013 Associate Director of California NanoSystems Institute CNSI
    2003 – 2013 Director of Marco Focus Center on Functional Engineered Nano Architectonics FENA
    2000 – 2002 Dean of the School of Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    1993 – 1996 Electrical Engineering Department Chair, University of California, Los Angeles
    1979 – Present Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
    1977– 1981 Adjunct Professor, State University of New York at Albany
    1972 – 1979 Physicist/Engineer, General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center
    1970 – 1972 Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    ‧ Academician of Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2016)
    ‧ Pan Wen Yuan Outstanding Research Award, Hsinchu, Taiwan (2015)
    ‧ Outstanding Alumni Award of National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (2012)
    Currently, Dr. Wang works on the physics, materials and devices for low energy dissipation in electronics
    and spintronics. He continues to advance the frontiers in these areas. His recent work on topological
    insulators is of a prime example. His continuous work results in various mechanisms to improve the
    performance of magnetic memory and devices to reduce dissipation. More recently he works on spin
    orbit torque, and other innovative areas of spintronics.
    Spin-Orbit Torque: He continues to study the spin orbit coupling and its engineering for energy efficient
    physics, mechanisms and devices. To improve the energy efficient switching of magnets, he explores the
    use of the spin-momentum lock of Dirac fermions of the surfaces states of topological insulators, e.g.,
    BiSbTe for spin orbit torque and switching of magnetic thin films. He has discovered giant spin orbit
    torques from the Dirac fermions. In addition to the important practical applications, it points to the new
    research directions to further uncover the engineering of SOC.
    Magneto-Electric Magnetic Random Access Memory (Me-RAM): His work on voltage controlled
    magnetic memory continues to improve the efficiency of voltage control by lifelong interface materials
    and structures. As a result, the working voltage is continuously scaled down to further reduce energy
    dissipation. His work also extends to antiferromagnetic materials which will have a potential of increasing
    performance frequency to THz.
    Topological Insulator and Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE): He has worked on MBE growth and
    characterizations for several decades. Recently he is one of the leaders in growth of topological insulators,
    dilute magnetic semiconductors. This long term research led to many breakthrough in condensed matters
    such as discovery of giant spin orbit torque and quantum anomalous Hall, dissipationless transport
    without applied magnetic field. His research continues towards understanding new physics and
    developing material and devices for room temperature operation. His creative material growth by MBE
    led to the consistent reproducible result of quantum Anomalous Hall effect. The consistent reproducible
    result led to his recent discovery/verification of hypothetic Majorana Fermions.