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UIC Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1020 Sciences and Engineering Offices (SEO), 851 South Morgan St.(M/C 154) Chicago, IL 60607.

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Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Texas at Austin, 2013

M.S., National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2006

B.S., National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2004

Dr. Chen has received several prestigious awards, scholarships and national fellowship:

NSF CAREER Award 2018

SPIE Rising Researcher Award 2018

IEEE-APS Raj Mittra Travel Grant (RMTG) Award 2018

WSU College of Engineering Research Excellence Award 2018

IEEE Sensors Council Early Career Award 2017

Young Scientist Award, Union Radio Scientifique Internationale (URSI) 2017

Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Faculty Fellowship 2016

Young Scientist Award, URSI-Commission B: Electromagnetics 2016

Argonne National Laboratory Director’s Fellowship (declined) 2014

University of Texas Professional Development Award 2013

Donald D. Harrington Fellowship 2012

Student Paper Award Finalist, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium    2011, 2013

Student Paper Award Honorable Mention, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium 2010

Ernest K. Smith Student Award, USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting 2012

USNC-URSI Travel Fellowship Awards 2012, 2013

Taiwan Ministry of Education Study Abroad Award 2010

Student Grant of European Physical Society 2010

Honorary Member of Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society 2006

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) Scholarship 2005

Nation Chiao Tung University Presidential Award 2004, 2005

Dr. Chen has supervised graduate students who received awards in major conferences:

Honorable Mention (1 papers), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium 2018

Honorable Mention (2 papers), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium 2017

Student Paper Award Finalist (2 papers), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium 2016

Best Paper Award Finalist, IEEE Sensors Conference 2016

Student Paper Award Finalist, IEEE International Microwave Symposium 2015

Dr. Chen has served as associate editor for IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (IEEE-JERM), IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency and Identification (IEEE-JRFID), and guest editor for several international journals.

Dr. Chen’s group conducts multidisciplinary research dedicated to applied electromagnetics, wireless microsensors and integrated systems, wireless technologies for RFID, IoT and human-machine interaction applications, as well as electromagnetism at the nanoscale, including plasmonics, meta-materials/surfaces, and nanophotonics.

Summary: 75 journal papers (including Nature, Nature Electronics, and numerous IEEE transactions), 70 conference papers, one book, six book chapters, and nine US patents Statistics (As of Aug. 2018): >2,900 citations, h-index: 27, four journal covers. See the publication details at Google Scholar.