Lok Lew Yan Voon
Lok C. Lew Yan Voon is currently a Full Professor and Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, where he also holds the Traubert chair in Science and Mathematics. His prior appointments include Department Chair in the Department of Physics at Wright State University, Fairborn, Ohio, USA and faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He was a Tate & Lyle Cambridge scholar at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, for his B.A. degree in natural sciences, a Killiam scholar at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, for his M.S. degree in physics, and supported under a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) grant for his Ph.D. degree in semiconductor physics at Worcester, Massachusetts, US. He then received the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for a postdoctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart, Germany, working under Prof. Dr Manuel Cardona. Dr. Lew Yan Voon’s current research is in theoretical and computational nanotechnology. In particular, he has pioneered the study of silicene, the silicon analog of graphene. He has published 94 peer-reviewed papers, given a number of invited and plenary talks, and co-authored two textbooks. He has received numerous research awards, including the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award in USA and the Balslev award in Denmark. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Stanford University, and the University of Southern Denmark. He served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of College Science Teaching, is serving for the Open Journal of Acoustics, and is a Regular Panel Reviewer for the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Biography Updated on 18 October 2012