Liang-Guo Wang

Title: Senior Scientist
Company: Ultratech-Veeco
Location: San Jose, California, United States

Liang-Guo Wang, Senior Scientist at Ultratech-Veeco, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of physics research.

Dr. Wang started his career in China, where he studied at Peking University in Beijing and earned a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1969. In 1971, he started as a technology manager and electronics engineer, working for various companies until 1978, when he took a position as a research assistant at the Institute of Academia Sinica. He remained with the company until 1980, and in 1981, he immigrated to the United States, starting as a research assistant at the University of Kentucky.

Once in the United States, Dr. Wang continued his education at Ohio State University (OSU), earning a Master of Science in physics in 1983, and a PhD in physics in 1986. While completing his education, he worked as a research assistant at OSU, and upon his graduation, he took a position as a research assistant at the University of Virginia, where he worked until 1989. He worked as a consultant at NASA’s Langley Research Center, from 1989 to 1997, and received a Public Service Medal at NASA in 1992.

Dr. Wang started as a research scientist at the College of William and Mary, serving in his position until 2002, when he became a member of the technical staff at Applied Materials. He worked at Applied Materials for five years, until 2002, when he took a role as manager of system design for KLA-Tencor. He stayed there for more than a decade until he started as a senior scientist at Ultratech-Veeco in 2013, where he works to this day.

After initially earning a PhD, Dr. Wang chose not to pursue a career in physics education and instead pursued physics research. He holds multiple patents in his field, and worked on the research and development of highly sensitive frequency modulation laser spectrometers, as well as advanced laser and passive radiometer instruments for airborne and spaceborne applications. He has contributed articles to a variety of professional journals and looks forward to following the development of new technological advancements in the future.

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