University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering

Albert Wang

Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Albert Wang

Professor & Fellow IEEE, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Albert Wang

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo, 1996

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering                                                           417 Winston Chung Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2555
Facsimile: 951-827-2425
Personal Webpage

Former Institution: Illinois Institute of Technology


Wang received the BS degree from Tsinhua University, China, MS degree from the Chinese Academy of Science, and PhD degree from State University of New York at Buffalo, all in EE, in 1985, 1988 and 1996, respectively.

Wang has more than six years of Hi-Tech industry experiences, most recently with National Semiconductor Corp., Santa Clara, CA, from 1995 to 1998, as a Staff R&D Engineer. From 1998 to 2007, he was a Faculty member at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and directed the Integrated Electronics Laboratory at IIT. Since 2007, Wang joined the University of California, Riverside, as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director for the Laboratory for Integrated Circuits and Systems. Dr. Wang is also Director for the University of California Center for Ubiquitous Communication by Light (UC-Light).

Wang's research interests center on RF/Analog/Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits (IC), Design-for-Reliability (DfR) for ICs, Systems-on-a-Chip (SoC), IC CAD and Modeling, Nano and Emerging Devices and Circuits, etc. His research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the global semiconductor industries.

Wang's teaching interests concentrate on semiconductor integrated circuits. He prefers to prepare students with industry-desired skills by challenging them with application-oriented problems and familiarizing them with industrial standard design methodology and tools.

Wang's academic credits include one book entitled “On-Chip ESD Protection for Integrated Circuits” (Kluwer, 2002), more than 180 peer-reviewed papers and seven U.S. patents. Wang received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2002, the University Research Award from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2003 and The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research from University of California, Riverside, in 2010. He was the advisor for the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE RFIC Symposium 2012. Wang has been serving on the editorial boards for IEEE Electron Device Letters, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I & II, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, etc. He is an elected AdCom and ExCom member of IEEE Electron Devices Society. He is President-Elect for IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS, 2012 and 2013) and will become the President of IEEE EDS (2014 and 2015). Wang has been an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the Electron Devices Society and the Solid-State Circuits Society since 2001. Wang received the ChunHui Scholar Award from the Ministry of Education of China in 2006. He is committee member for the SIA International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductor (ITRS) and the IEEE EDS VLSI Technology and Circuits Committee. He is Chair-Elect for the IEEE CAS Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee (ASPTC, 2012-2013) and will be the Chair for 2013-2014. He has been serving as Program co-Chair, Organization co-Chair, Steering Committee Member, TPC Member, Subcommittee Chair and Session Chair for numerous IEEE conferences, such as, IEDM, CICC, ISCAS, RFIC and BCTM, etc. He has delivered numerous invited technical talks at academic/industrial forums around the world and is an active consultant to the semiconductor industries. Wang is Fellow of IEEE.


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 1996 State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.S. Microelectronics 1988 The Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • B.S. Electronic Engineering 1985 Tsinghua University, China


  • 2010 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2009 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Professional Activity

Dr. Wang is President-Elect for the IEEE Electron Device Society (2012 and 2013) and will become the President for 2014 and 2015. Prof. Wang is also Chair-Elect for IEEE CAS Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee (2012-2013).

Research Areas

  • RF/Analog/Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits (IC)
  • Design-for-Reliability for ICs
  • SoC (System-on-a-Chip)
  • IC CAD and Modeling
  • Nano and Emerging Devices and Circuits

Selected Publications

  • Book: On-Chip ESD Protection for Integrated Circuits, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, ISBN: 0-7923-7647-1, 2002.
  • Peer-reviewed papers: 140+
  • U.S. Patents: Six

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188