Dedicated to the memory of Professor Emeritus Shyh Wang


The Shyh Wang Room was constructed in the summer of 1992 in honor of Professor Emeritus Shyh Wang. Born in Wuhsi, Kiansu Province, China in 1925, Shyh Wang came to the United States in 1947, earning his Master's and Doctoral degrees in applied physics at Harvard University. He joined the faculty in the EECS Department at Berkeley in 1958 and taught here for 33 years. During that time he was a guide and inspiration to generations of undergraduates and graduate students, many of whom became prominent in their own right. His contributions to teaching also include two definitive graduate level texts on solid-state electronics.

Throughout his distinguished career, Professor Wang injected new ideas into many aspects of solid-state electronics and especially the semiconductor laser field. He was one of the first to work on distributed feedback lasers, and he helped develop surface-emitting and interference lasers. The author of more than 240 technical articles and holder of seven patents, Professor Wang was honored with many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an honorary professorship at Jilin University and a distinguished alumnus award fromJiao Tong University; he was elected a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Optical Society of America.

The faculty, staff and students in EECS, former students, and colleagues from many institutions dedicate this room to the memory of Professor Shyh Wang. He is sorely missed.


Dr. Arsam Antreasyan

Dr. Gnanalingam Arjavalingam

Mr. Michael K. Barnoski

Mr. Nicholaas Bloembergen

Dr. and Mrs. Dan Botez

Dr. Etan Bourkoff

Dr. Tao Yuan Chang

Dr. Kuo-Liang Chen

Mrs. Grace E. Chen

Professor S. S. Chern

Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu

Dr. Hong K. Choi

Professor and Mrs. Leon O. Chua

Dr. and Mrs. Peter S. Cross

Dr. John D. Crow

Dr. Luis Figueroa

Mr. Joseph W. Goodman

Professor and Mrs. Paul R. Gray

Dr. Ghulam Hasnain

Dean and Mrs. David A. Hodges

Mr. Chi S. Hong

Mr. J. J. Hsieh

Dr. Wei Hsin

Professor and Mrs. Chieh S. Hsu

Dr. Sheila M. Humphreys

Professor Kenichi Iga

Dr. Tatsuo Izawa

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan P. Kaminow

Dr. Ken-ichi Kitayama

Mr. Keisuke Kojima

Professor and Mrs. Ernest S. Kuh

Mr. Lloyd M. Langlie

Dr. Henry P. Lee

Dr. Yong-Kyung Lee

Mr. Tien P. Lee

Mr. Robert F. Leheny

Dr. Andrew S. Liao

Professor and Mrs. Michael A. Lieberman

Professor and Mrs. Tung-Yen Lin

Dr. Chinlon Lin

Dr. Yu-Hwa Lo

Mr. Yoshiaki Nakano

Mr. Hirofumi Namizaki

Dr. and Mrs. Tirumala R. Ranganath

Mr. Barry H. Sacks

Dr. Michael M. Salour

Dr. Akio Sasaki

Dr. Manhar L. Shah

Professor Charles V. Shank

Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu

Mr. Takashi Sugino

Mr. Chung L. Tang

Dr. SuwatThaniyavarn

Chancellor and Mrs. Chang-Lin Tien

Dr. Kai-Yap Toh

Dr. Won T. Tsang

Dr. Yihjye Twu

Dr. Daryoosh Vakhshoori

Professor and Mrs. Theodore Van Duzer

Mr. Hao Wang

Mrs. Dila Wang

Professor and Mrs. John R. Whinnery

Dr. Obert R. Wood Il

Dr. Ming-Chiang A. Wu

Dr. Sinclair S. Yee

Professor Peter Y. Yu

Mr. Paul K. Yu

Last modified by Anna Maurer - Mar. 04, 2003