Sean Wang is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, inventor, scientist and engineer. He is currently the CEO of B&W TEK Inc, a leading photonic instrument company producing analytical instrumentation with a focus on mobile spectroscopy solutions. The company is known for miniaturizing large spectroscopy equipment for both out-of-lab and in-lab use. Their products include NanoRam, which is used by pharmaceutical companies to verify the composition of materials coming into their warehouses, and TacticID, which helps law enforcement agencies, hazmat teams, and EMTs identify narcotics, toxic chemicals, explosives, and other substances of interest.
Sean holds advanced degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering and is the author of many scientific publications. He holds about 40 US and international patents, with about 20 patent applications pending in the areas of optical instruments, lasers, spectroscopic sensors, and medical devices. He is a member of OSA, SPIE and a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. His honors include the 2014 Innovator of the Year Award from the Delaware BioScience Association, the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement from the University of Delaware, and the Outstanding Alumni Award from the UD Engineering Alumni Association. He also received the Entrepreneurial Innovation Award during ECE’s 125th anniversary celebration in May 2017.
Sean earned his doctoral degree in electrical engineering at the University of Delaware in 1992. Since then, he has launched, incubated, and financed more than a dozen companies, most of them based on photonics, or the generation, manipulation, and detection of light. He is an adjunct professor and a member of the advisory council at the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering.