|Simon Ang graduated with a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He subsequently completed the M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, and the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Ang worked for seven years at Texas Instruments Inc., in Dallas, Texas, holding a variety of increasingly responsible positions, including a section manager in the Advanced Power Integrated Circuit Development Center prior to joining University of Arkansas. He is now a full Professor of Electrical Engineering.
Simon has received numerous teaching awards, including the Arkansas Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching in 1994. He has supervised over 110 M.S. and Ph.D. students in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and agricultural engineering. He received the Insignia Award in Technology from the City and Guilds of London Institute, England in 1988 for his work on power semiconductor device development. He is the author and/or co-author of more than 260 journal and proceeding articles and six book chapters. He holds four U.S. patents. He is the author of the book “Power Switching Converters” (Marcel Dekker, 1995), the principal author of “Power-Switching Converters -2nd Edition” (CRC Press, 2005), and “Power-Switching Converters – 3rd Edition” (CRC Press 2010).
Simon is a licensed professional engineer and has acted as a technical advisor and consultant to a number of industrial clients. Simon’s fields of research include microelectronics and power electronics packaging, high-density and high-temperature power electronic systems, mixed signal circuit design and test, biomedical and electrical instrumentation, sensors, micro-electromechanical systems, power management circuits and systems, LED systems, power semiconductor devices, photovoltaic electronics, and switching converters. Simon was involved in the initial formation of HiDEC in 1992 and served one term as its Co-Director from 1998-2001. He is a visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Ang is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET-UK), City and Guilds of London Institute (UK), and the Electrochemical Society.