Kern  Peng Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Kern Peng

Term Adjunct Professor / Process/Systems Engineering Manager
Santa Clara University / Intel Corporation

Dr. Peng has more than 26 years of management experience in engineering and manufacturing with the last 20 years at Intel. He has been teaching master courses at Santa Clara University every quarter since 2001. He holds two doctorate degrees, PhD in Mechanical engineering specializing in nanocomposite materials, and Doctor of Business administration specializing in operations management.


Dr. Peng is an accomplished manager with a proven ability to develop and implement processes to startup new operations as well as optimize existing operations to increase efficiency and output. Managed wide range of projects from lab startup, new equipment introduction, and cross-site software development, as well as the introduction, development, and sustaining of an extensive semiconductor testing equipment base for product validation. He has been accorded more than 50 career awards in the areas of engineering design; software development; technical paper publication; problem resolution; project management and execution; teamwork; and leadership.

He is a passionate educator teaching master courses in project management, human resource management, operations management, and equipment management at Santa Clara University since 2001 and taught MIS courses at San Jose State University previously. He has published two books and many papers in respected journals and forums such as Engineering Management Journal of IEE, Manufacturing Engineer of IEE, Journal of Advanced Materials, and SEMATECH Manufacturing Management Symposium.

He is an actively volunteer participated in many K-12 educational programs such as Junior Achievement (JA), Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Science is Elementary(SiE), National Engineers Week, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), PC Pals, etc.


    Equipment management, project management, human resource management, and nano composites.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    - Equipment management: automation, indicators, performance management software.
    - Human resource management: employee development, motivation, leadership, and organizational structure.
    - Project management: strategy, methods, and implementation.
    - Nano-composites: Carbon nanotube and nanofiber composites.

Personal Interests

    Art: Painting, metal art, jewelry making, sculpture, ceramics...
    Sport: Badminton, soccer, table tennis, tennis...


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