Born in Quindao, China to Lin and Yan Wang Shih.
Receives a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Peking University in China.
Becomes a heat treat engineer at Electric Power and Machinery Factory in Xian, China.
Promoted to analytical chemistry engineer at Electric Power and Machinery Factory.
Marries Shaoping Chen.
Becomes research engineer at Academia Sinica in Xian, China.
Receives a Master of Science in electrochemistry from Academia Sinica, Electric Power Institute.
Becomes a research assistant at Pennsylvania State University.
Receives a Doctor of Philosophy in metallurgy from Pennsylvania State University.
Begins a postdoctoral fellowship as a senior research assistant at the University of Southern California.
Becomes a research assistant professor at the University of Southern California.
Becomes a senior scientist in the Physical Chemistry Department of the GM Research Lab in Warren, Michigan.
Becomes Member of Technical Staff at FMC Corporation Technical Center in San Jose, California.
Receives the Wesley W. Founder Award.
Becomes president and chief research scientist at Cortech Corporation Company in Los Angeles, California.
Becomes senior technology director at Lam Research Corporation in Freemont, California.
Receives the McFarland Award from Pennsylvania State University.
Authors “Corrosion Resistance.”
Becomes a Fellow of Etch Products Group of Lam Research Corporation.
Receives the Recognition of Outstanding Technical Achievement at the Lam Research Corporation ET Conference.