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Kyung-Whan Yeom was born in Seoul, Korea, in 1957. He received a B.S. degree in electronics from Seoul National University in 1980 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 1982 and 1988, respectively.
From 1985 to 1991, he worked at LG Precision as a principal engineer. He worked on the MIC team as a team leader and was later involved in the military electronics division for EW Equipment. When he was at LG Precision, he received a technical achievement award for the ABEK program from Teledyne Microelectronics.
From 1991 to 1995, he worked at LTI on power amplifier modules for analog cellular phones. He joined the Chungnam National University as assistant professor in 1995 and is currently a professor in the Department of Radio Science and Engineering, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea. His research interests are in the design of hybrid and monolithic microwave circuits and microwave systems.
Professor Yeom has been a member of the Korean Institute of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science (KIEES) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 1995. He was the editor-in-chief of KIEES from 2004 to 2006. He received the IR-52 Jang Youg-Sil Prize from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Korea for his work on cell phone power amplifiers in 1994. He received an academic award from KIEES for the design and fabrication of a novel 60 GHz GaAs pHEMT resistive double balanced star MMIC mixer in 2004. He also received the best paper award from the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) for his work, A Novel Design Method of Direct Coupled Bandpass Filter Based on EM Simulation of Individual Resonator.