Professor Wong received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. From 2000-2010, William was a Senior member of research staff at the Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC).
His research is focused on processing and studying electronic and optoelectronic thin-film and nanowire devices. His work includes laser liftoff techniques that enable the present generation of ultra-bright light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for solid-state lighting and novel processing technologies for printed large-area flexible electronics.
He is the holder of 50 US patents (with 35 pending) and 80 publications, including 29 invited talks and 16 invited papers, in the area of electronic materials growth, processing and characterization. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Materials research society, an invited organizer of the Electronic materials conference, and is on the Editorial board of IEEE electron device letters.