Eng Fong Chor received her B.Eng (First Class Honours) from the University of Singapore in 1980; M.Eng from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1984; and Ph.D from the University of Southampton, UK in 1986. During her M.Eng candidature, she was attached to the Fraunhofer Institut für Festkörpertechnologie (Fraunhofer Institute for Solid-State Technologies) in Munich, Germany, to work on semiconductor device characterisations and technologies, for a period of nine months. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), NUS. During her sabbatical leave from November 1993 through June 1994, Prof. Chor worked as a Consultant at AT & T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill in the US, where she conducted work on the Contact metallurgical stability and reliability of heterojunction bipolar transistors. Her current research interests are in the areas of metal contact to semiconductors and carbon nanotubes; and the design, fabrication, characterisation and modelling of semiconductor devices - heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) and high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs). She has authored and co-authored over 100 journal and conference papers and is co-inventor of 5 US patents.
She joined the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), NUS as a Senior Tutor in 1980, was appointed a Lecturer in the Department upon completion of her Ph.D degree. She was promoted to Senior Lecturership in 1992 and to Associate Professorship in 1998. She was Deputy-Head (Research) in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), NUS from 2001-2007. Prior to that, she was a Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, from 1997 to 2001.
Dr Chor is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and has served in various capacities, including Secretary and Treasurer of the IEEE Singapore Section Executive Committee, from 1987 to 1994; and as the Secretary of IEEE Region 10 Executive Committee, from 2001 to 2002. From 1989 to 1992, she was involved in the Asean Australia Economic Development Project (AAECP) as the Microelectronic Projects Co-ordinator for NUS.