Dr. Lok

Dr. Lok provided the program for his Kiwanis Club on Friday, September 8, 2017.


Dr. Lok C. Lew Yan Voon is a full professor of physics and Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at The University of West Georgia. Born on the culturally diverse island of Mauritius, his higher education student career started as a Tate & Lyle Cambridge scholar at the University of Cambridge for his BA in Natural Sciences, a Killiam scholar at the University of British Columbia for his MSc in Physics, and supported under a US Naval Research Lab grant for his PhD in Semiconductor Physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He then received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for a postdoctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Germany, under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Manuel Cardona. Dr. Lew Yan Voon was a faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts for 9 years before becoming the department chair of the Department of Physics at Wright State University (WSU) in Ohio, a position he held for 8 years before assuming the position of dean of the School of Science and Mathematics at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in 2012.


Photo:  Dr. Lok and Angie McDaniel, Kiwanis President-Elect.