Dr. Pey Kin Leong received his Bachelor of Engineering (1989) and Ph.D (1994) in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He has held various research positions in the Institute of Microelectronics, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Agilent Technologies and National University of Singapore. He was previously Head of the Microelectronics Division, Program Director of the Si Technology Research group, Laboratory Supervisor of the Micro Fabrication Facility, and the Director of the Microelectronic Center in the School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and holds a concurrent Fellowship appointment in the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA).
Dr. Pey is a senior member of IEEE and an IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer, and has been the organizing committee member of IPFA since 1995. He was the General Chair of IPFA2001, Singapore and the co-General Chair of IPFA2004, Hsinchu, Taiwan. KL Pey was the Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Devices in and Materials Reliability in 2003-05 and 2007, and the Chair of the Singapore IEEE REL/CPMT/ED Chapter in 2004/05, and served on the 2006/07/08 IRPS technical subcommittee, and the IPFA’02 to IPFA’06 and IPFA’08 technical committee, and the 2007 IEDM CMOS & Interconnect Reliability and 2008 IEDM Characterization, Reliability and Yield sub-committee.
Dr. Pey has published more than 185 international refereed publications (including 7 invited papers and one review article) and 159 technical papers at international meetings/conferences (including 24 invited talks and 17 papers in IEDM/IRPS), and holds 34 US patents. Dr. Pey has contributed significantly to the CMOS gate dielectric reliability, especially in the areas of physical analysis of ultra-thin dielectric breakdown mechanism.
03/2017 – present Associate Provost (Education and SUTD Academy), Singapore University of Technology and Design, (SUTD)