P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Wei Lien Dang, 2007

Co-Founder and VP of Product, StackRox

Wei Lien Dang is the child of immigrants from Taiwan and Indonesia

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Biophysical Engineering at Harvard University

WEI LIEN DANG is Co-Founder and VP of product at StackRox. He writes about grief and parenting at Finding Mettle. Previously, he was head of product at CoreOS. He received his JD/MBA from Harvard University.

Wei Lien, was born in Los Angeles to a family of Chinese descent. His father emigrated from Taiwan and his mother from Singapore; they are both naturalized US citizens

Wei Lien graduated with a MS in applied physics at Harvard in 2008. Prior to that, he completed his MPhil in engineering at Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He received his undergraduate degree in applied physics with a 4.0 GPA at the California Institute of Technology in 2005. He was also a member of USA Today's All-Academic College Team.

Wei Lien worked as a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and later became involved in nanotechnology research, co-authoring a paper while still an undergraduate student. He plans a career in bringing new, early-stage technologies to market.

  • MPhil Engineering | University of Cambridge 2006
  • BS Applied Physics | California Institute of Technology (Caltech) 2005
  • PhD Biophysical Engineering | Harvard University
  • USA Today All-USA Academic Team
  • National Science Foundation Research Fellowship
Work History
  • StackRox, Co-Founder and VP of Product | August 2016 - PRESENT
  • CoreOS, Head of Product
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