Yung C. Liang received the M.Sc. degree from National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1985 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia in 1991, both in electrical engineering. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore. He was a Visiting Academic at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, in 1997 and at the University of California, Berkeley in 2001-2002. His research interests include power microelectronics, silicon microsystems, micro fuel cells and ferroelectric devices. He has more than 140 journal and conference publications in these areas.
Dr. Liang is a member of the Phi Tau Phi Honorary Society (Taiwan) and the Society of Industry Technology (Singapore). He served as the Chairman of the IEEE Singapore Section during 1998-1999. He was the founding member for the IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (IEEE PEDS) in 1995 and the IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (IEEE ICSET) in 2008. He was the recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000 and the IEEE Singapore Section Distinguished Volunteer Award in 2009. He also received the Transactions Paper Prize from the IEEE Power Electronics Society for his work on high-frequency smart power synchronous rectifiers in 2000. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and the International Journal of Power Electronics.