C. P. Wong
2007 Monie A. Ferst Award
C. P. Wong at the Georgia Institute of Technology is an industry legend who fundamentally changed semiconductor packaging technology while at AT&T Bell Labs, pioneering new materials ranging from polymers to nanotechnologies.This fall, he will receive Sigma Xiís 2007 Monie A. Ferst Award, given annually to an educator in engineering or science who has made "notable contributions to the motivation and encouragement of research through education." The award is administered by the Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi, of which Wong is a past president. Wong is a Regents Professor and holder of the Charles Smithgall Institute Endowed Chair at Georgia Tech's School of Materials Science and Engineering. He dramatically reduced the cost of manufacturing large volumes of the high-performance electronic components widely used in todayís telecommunications, computer networks and other consumer electronics areas. He is the author or co-author of four definitive books on polymeric materials and packaging technologies. In the past 10 years since joining Georgia Tech, Wong has advised numerous graduate and undergraduate students and mentored many postdocs. Over 400 manuscripts have been submitted from work in which he and his students participated. He has also made more than 250 presentations and 36 U.S. Patent applications during this period.