About the Author
Eric Siu-Wai Kong, Ph.D., is Research Professor at the Research Institute of Micro/Nanometer Science and Technology of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. After attending Diocesan Boys’ School in Hong Kong, he studied and received his bachelor degree from University of California, Berkeley; master degree and doctorate in polymer chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute under the guidance of Prof. Bernhard Wunderlich. He then performed postdoctoral research under the tutelage of Prof. Garth Wilkes and Prof. James McGrath at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Dr. Kong has since made contributions at organizations including NASA Ames Research Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Stanford University, Becton, Dickinson & Company and Hewlett Packard Labs. Over the years, Prof. Kong has also been a visiting scholar at Kyoto University, National University of Singapore, and Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry. He has received grants and funding from Electric Power Research Institute; Cummins, Inc. and NASA. He is also the founder of Nanophotonic Semiconductors, Inc., a nanotechnology company in California.