Prof. Nick Holonyak, Jr. received his B.S (1950), M.S (1951) and Ph.D. (1954) in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. He was the first graduate student of Professor John Bardeen who later received two Nobel Prizes in Physics. Per Bardeen’s invitation, Dr. Holonyak returned to the University of Illinois in 1963 as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he remains today on the faculty doing active research.
Prof. Milton Feng is Prof. Nick Holonyak Jr. Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Feng was born in Taiwan. He received his B.S degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University (New York) in 1973 and his M.S and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1976 and 1979, respectively.
Gabriel Walter hails from Sarawak, Malaysia and is part of the ethnic minority group of Kelabit. He received his B.S, M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL, in 1998, 2001, and 2003, respectively. He spent a total of 17 years in Illinois and Wisconsin, USA before permanently returning to Malaysia in 2013. He is currently, the Group CEO, Adjunct Assistant Professor and major shareholder of Quantum Electro Opto Systems (QEOS) Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian technology company which he co-founded in 2008 with Prof. Nick Holonyak Jr, the inventor of the Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Prof. Milton Feng.
Lam Poh Lian serves as Chief Technology Officer of Quantum Electro Opto Systems (QEOS), a technology company
producing cutting edge connectivity technology solutions that includes more than 50 patents applied and awarded worldwide
to provide people, power and data connectivity technology. She started her career in 2009 upon receiving her B.S degree
in Chemical Engineering and later received her M.S electrical and electronics engineering degree from the University of
Illinois-Urbana Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL, in 2014 specializing in high-speed monolithic integration of electronic –
photonic integration circuits.
She also holds the position as President and CEO of QEOS LED, a subsidiary of QEOS, driving the company strengths towards being the next frontier of Internet of Things (IoT) in renewable energy and energy efficient lighting technology. Poh Lian has steered the company technology to produce LED lighting products that have ultra-low energy consumption, extremely long lifespan and excellent photometric properties suited for a broad range of applications, ranging from health-care, hospitality industry, semiconductor and the food industry.