Asia-Pacific Leadership Council
Dr. Dim-Lee Kwong
A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)
Prof. Dim-Lee Kwong is the Executive Director of Institute of Microelectronics (IME), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore. He was Earl N. and Margaret Bransfield Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin from 1990-2007 and the Temasek Professor of National University of Singapore from 2001-2004.
Prof. Kwong received IBM Faculty Award in 1984-86, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Inventor Awards in 1993-94, General Motor Foundation Fellowship in 1992-95, Halliburton Foundation Excellent Teaching Award in 1994, Engineering Foundation Award in 1995, IEEE George Smith Award in 2007, and the 2011 IEEE Frederik Philips Award with citation: "For leadership in silicon technology and excellence in the management of microelectronics R&D." Prof. Kwong was conferred in 2012 the President's Science and Technology Medal, the highest award bestowed on individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the development of Singapore. He was recognised for his distinguished, sustained and exceptional contributions to Singapore's science and engineering landscape, particularly in advancing the semiconductor industry through R&D, forging of strategic research partnerships, and enhancing competitiveness of Singapore's semiconductor ecosystem towards a knowledge-based economy. Prof. Kwong is an IEEE Fellow. He serves on Board of Advisor for Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association.
Prof. Kwong is the author of more than 1100 referred archival publications, has presented more than 90 plenary and invited talks at international conferences, and has been awarded with more than 25 U.S. patents. More than 60 students received their Ph.D. degrees under his supervision.