DR. SUNG-KWON KANG RECEIVED THE 17TH KBS GLOBAL KOREAN AWARD IN SCIENC…

Dr. Sung-Kwon Kang (IBM; 35th KSEA President, 2006-2007) was chosen to receive the 17th KBS Global Korean Award (in Science & Technology).  Dr. Kang attended the award ceremony which was held on March 5th in Seoul, and his success story was produced in films by KBS.

Dr. Kang graduated from Seoul National University, Engineering College, with a B.S. degree (Metallurgical Engineering) in 1969, and a Ph.D. degree (Materials Science & Metallurgy) from University of Pennsylvania in 1973. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow in Carnegie Mellon University.  Later, Dr. Kang taught at Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, and worked as a senior scientist in INCO R & D center, NY. Since 1984, he has worked as a research scientist at the IBM T.J  Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. In recognition of his research contribution to electronic materials (especially, for Pb-free solders technology), Dr. Kang was inducted as IEEE Fellow in 2009, and also as TMS Fellow in 2012. Dr. Kang is known as a world-class scientist in the field of microelectronic packaging technology.