Simon Ang graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering. He subsequently completed the M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Ang worked for seven years at Texas Instruments holding a variety of increasingly responsible positions including a section manager in the Advanced Power Integrated Circuit Development Center prior to joining the faculty of the University of Arkansas in 1988 as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering. He became an Associate Professor in 1991 and a full Professor in 1995. Dr. Ang is the Director of the High Density Electronics Center and an Associate Director of the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission. He has received numerous teaching awards and supervised over 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, agricultural engineering, and mechanical engineering. Dr. Ang received the Arkansas Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching in 1994 and received the Insignia Award in Technology by the City and Guilds of London Institute, England in 1988 for his work on power semiconductor device development. He is the author and co-author of more than 270 journal and proceeding articles and 6 book chapters. He holds four U.S. patents. He is the author of the book "Power Switching Converters" (New York: Marcel Dekker, 1995) and the principal author of “Power-Switching Converters-Third Edition” (New York: Taylor and Francis, 2010). Dr. Ang is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (United Kingdom), the Electrochemical Society, the City and Guilds of London Institute (United Kingdom), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).