James C. M. Hwang is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Compound Semiconductor Technology Laboratory at Lehigh University. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Physics from National Taiwan University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science at Cornell University. After working at IBM, AT&T, GE, and GAIN, he joined Lehigh University as full professor with tenure. His current research interests include micro-electromechanical systems, radio-frequency transistors and integrated circuits, optoelectronics and bio-electromagnetics. He has been a Nanyang Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and an Advisory Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, East China Normal University and University of Science and Technology of China. He co-founded GAIN and QED; the latter became a public company (IQE). He has published approximately 300 refereed technical papers and has been granted five U. S. patents. He became an IEEE Fellow in 1994. He received the CIE Outstanding Achievement Award and the IBM Faculty Award in 2007, as well as the WOCC Outstanding Contribution Award in 2011. Currently, he is on leave from Lehigh University to serve as a program manager of GHz-THz electronics at the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research.