Da Hsuan Feng
Feng’s career crisscrosses academia, industry and government. Born and grew up in Singapore, Dr. Da Hsuan Feng received his theoretical physics Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (1972). He joined Drexel University in 1976, and became M. Russell Wehr Chair Professor in 1990. While at Drexel, he also served for two years as NSF Program Director in Theoretical Physics, a visiting professor of the University of Copenhagen Niels Bohr Institute, the Institute which formulated quantum mechanics in the 20th century. From 1997-2000, he became Vice President of SAIC, a Fortune 500 company where his portfolio ranges from military to academia. In 2001, Feng assumed the Vice President for Research at the University of Texas at Dallas. From 2007-2017, Feng was the Senior Vice President of Cheng Kung University, Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and Rector’s Special Advisor and Director of Global Strategies of Macau University, respectively.
Currently, Feng is a Senior Fellow of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Institute of Advanced Studies. Today, NTU is the fastest growing university on the global landscape. He is also the Chief Advisor of China Silk iValley Research Institute, the top 6 among the China’s 600 Think-Tanks. He is now regarded as one of the experts in the implications of the belt and road initiative, and has been lecturing throughout Asia and North America.
Feng was bestowed the Fellow of the American Physical Society and is an honorary professor of fifteen Chinese universities and received the Bian-Zhong Award for Hubei Province 2009(年度湖北省编钟奖) and the “The Light of Civilization, the 2017 Chinese Cultural Exchange Award (文明之光·2017中国文化交流年度人物) award. He is a frequent editorial contributor to top Asian newspapers.
Feng consulted for Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Brookhaven and UK’s Daresbury Laboratories. He was an Advisor to the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He was also an honorary Board of Trustee of Nanjing University, a former member of Shantou University Board of Trustees, an Academic Advisory Board member of Malaysia’s Universiti Teknologi Petronas and Binus University in Indonesia. From 2005-2007, he was an independent board member of CellStar Board of Directors, a $1 Billion annual revenue global handset distribution company.