Kah-Wee ANG received the B.Eng. (1st class honors) degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2002, the S.M. degree in advanced materials under the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) program in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2008.
He was a manager for the non-planar CMOS scaling project at SEMATECH, USA, where he led a team in developing advanced CMOS manufacturing technology for sub-22nm node and beyond. In 2012, he led the development of silicon photonics technology at GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Technology Development Department). He was the Head of Research Office at the Institute of Microelectronics, A*STAR, prior to his move to the National University of Singapore where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports, a journal from Nature Publishing Group. His research interests are in nano-electronics and nano-photonics technologies. He has authored or co-authored more than 125 journal and conference papers, including 33 invited papers/talks, 4 US patents, and a book chapter.
He was conferred the President's Technology Award in 2010, the highest national honors bestowed on exceptional research scientists and engineers for their excellent achievements in science and technology. In 2008, he received the IEEE Paul Rappaport Award for the best paper published in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. In 2007, he won the IEEE Electron Devices Society Graduate Fellowship Award and the inaugural TSMC Outstanding Student Research Gold Award in electronic device and process technologies category. He is also a recipient of the A*STAR Graduate Scholarship Award, the Japan Marubun Research Foundation Travel Grant Award, the Singapore-MIT Alliance Scholarship Award, the University Engineering Scholarship Award, the Chartered Skills Pipeline Program Scholarship Award, and the Mobil Scholarship Award. He received the SEMATECH Corporate Excellence Award in 2012, the A*STAR IME Excellence Award thrice in 2008, 2009 & 2010, and the Chartered Recognition Award in 2002. He is also a recipient of 5 gold medals and book prizes.