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Kern Peng, Ph.D.

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Kern Peng
Engineering Manager, Intel

Dr. Kern Peng holds doctorate degrees in engineering and business: PhD in Mechanical Engineering specializing in nanocomposite materials, Doctorate of Business Administration in Operations Management and in Management Information Systems. He also holds an MBA in Computer Information Systems and a BS in Industrial Engineering. He has published five books solely in addition to many papers in respected journals and forums such as Engineering Management Journal of IEE, Manufacturing Engineer of IEE, Journal of Advanced Materials, SEMATECH Manufacturing Management Symposium, and Tsinghua Business Review.

Dr. Peng is currently working at Intel, managing the lab operations for Intel’s data center product development and the Santa Clara Validation Center at Intel’s headquarter in Silicon Valley. He has over 35 years of management experience in engineering and manufacturing and have been a manager at Intel since 1992. He has been accorded more than 100 career awards in the areas of engineering design, software development, excursion resolution, project management and execution, teamwork, leadership and teaching. In addition to regular duties, he serves as a career advisor, mentor for managers, and new employee orientation instructor at Intel.

Since 2000, in addition to working full time at Intel, Dr. Peng has been part-time teaching at least two courses every quarter/semester term at Bay Area universities such as Stanford University, Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco, and San Jose State University. He also travels to Asia several times a year to regularly teach for Hong Kong University. In addition, he has taught courses and lectures for Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, National Taiwan University, UC Berkeley, and San Jose State University.

Dr. Peng is passionate about education and actively volunteer in many educational programs: Junior Achievement (JA), Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME), Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID), Science is Elementary (SiE), National Engineers Week, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), PC Pals, etc.