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Engineering Alumni Association Honors Sean X. Wang

On Honors Day, the University of Delaware Engineering Alumni Association recognized Sean X. Wang with an Outstanding Alumni Award. Sean earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1992 and is pictured at the left with Steven H. McKnight (Materials Science Awardee), Thomas Buchanan (deputy dean of the College of Engineering) and E. Alan Uebler (Chemical Awardee).

Sean is an accomplished entrepreneur who has founded, incubated, and financed more than a dozen high-tech companies over the past 10 years. Currently, he is the chief executive officer of B&W TEK, a local photonic instrument company. He is also founder and chairman of Litecure, a rapidly growing medical device company, and BWT Lighting, a start-up solid-state navigational lighting company. In addition, he serves on the boards of several other privately held companies.

Sean has authored more than 50 scientific publications and one book chapter, and he holds 14 U.S. patents, with more than 30 patent applications pending in the areas of optical instruments, lasers, spectroscopic sensors, and medical devices.

Sean serves on the boards of the Independence School of Delaware and the Chinese Entrepreneur Association, which is a national organization of Chinese American CEOs, executives and professionals. He is also a member of the external advisory council for UD's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Article by Diane Kukich


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