Biography

Education

Ph.D., Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Texas at Austin (2009-2013)
M.S., National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan (2004-2006)
B.S., National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan (2000-2004)

Research and Work Experience

Associate Professor (2018 – present)
Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA
Assistant  Professor (2014 – 2018)
Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University (WSU), USA
Research Scientist  (2013 – 2014)
Metamaterial Commercialization Center, Intellectual Ventures Lab (IV-Lab), USA
Research Staff  (2006 -2009)
National Nano Device Lab (NDL), Taiwan

Scientific Honors, Awards and Recognition

  • NSF CAREER Award (2018)
  • WSU College of Engineering Research Excellence Award (2018)
  • Raj Mittra Travel Grant (RMTG) Award (2018)
  • SPIE Rising Researcher Award (2018)
  • IEEE Sensors Council Early Career Award (2017)
  • Young Scientist Award, URSI General Assembly (2017)
  • Final 10, IOP Nanotechnology Young Researcher Award (2017)
  • Air Force Research Laboratory Faculty Fellowship (2016)
  • Young Scientist Award, URSI Commission B: Electromagnetic Theory (2016)
  • Argonne National National Laboratory Director’s Fellowship (declined) (2014)
  • UT Austin Professional Development Award (2013)
  • Donald D. Harrington Fellowship (2012)
  • Ernest K. Smith Student Paper Prize, USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting (2012)
  • USNC-URSI Travel Fellowship Awards (2012, 2013)
  • Finalist (2011, 2013), Honorable Mention (2010), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Student Contest Award
  • Best Student Paper Award, Metamaterials’ 2011: The 5th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (2011)
  • Student Grant of European Physical Society  (2010)
  • Study Abroad Award, Taiwan Ministry of Education (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)

Mentored Student Awards

  • Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship Award (Maryam Sakhdari), for outstanding academic records and excellent research work at WSU (2017)
  • Olbrot Travel Award (Mehdi Hajizadegan), for excellence in graduate student research at WSU (2017)
  • Finalist(Liang Zhu),  Wireless Integrated MicroSensing & Systems (WIMS2) Student Poster Contest (2017)
  • Honorable Mention (Mehdi Hajizadegan), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Student Contest Award (2018)
  • Honorable Mention (Maryam Sakhdari), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Student Contest Award (2017)
  • Honorable Mention (Mehdi Hajizadegan), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Student Contest Award (2017)
  • Student Contest Award, (Mehdi Hajizadegan & Maryam Sakhdari), IEEE Sensors Conference  (2016)
  • Finalist (Maryam Sakhdari), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Student Contest Award (2016)
  • Finalist (Mehdi Hajizadegan), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Student Contest Award (2016)
  • Finalist (Haiyu Huang; co-advised with Dr. Deji Akinwande), IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Student Contest Award (2016)
  • 1st Prize, National Institute Award & IET Award, UT Austin ECE Senior Design Project Competitions, 2011 Spring
  • 2nd  Prize, UT Austin ECE Senior Design Project Competitions, 2010 Fall

Conference Organization & Service

  • Technical Program Committee, 10th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2019), Lisbon, Portugal, June 23-June 26 (2019)
  • Session Chair, 10th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2019), Lisbon, Portugal, June 23-June 26 (2019)
  • Invited Paper Co-Chair, IEEE International Microwave Biomedical Conference (IMBioC), May 06-08 (2019)
  • Session Chair, IEEE International Microwave Biomedical Conference (IMBioC), May 06-08 (2019)
  • Session Chair, SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing (SPIE DCS), April 14-18 (2019)
  • Local Chair/Technical Program Committee, IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series (IMWS), Ann Arbor, July 16-18 (2018)
  • Session Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation/USNC-URSI National Radio Science meeting, Boston, July 8 – July 13 (2018)
  • Registration Chair, IEEE International Microwave Biomedical Conference  (IMBioC), Philadelphia, June 14-15 (2018)
  • Session Chair, IEEE International Microwave Biomedical Conference  (IMBioC), Philadelphia, June 14-15 (2018)
  • Technical Program Committee, 9th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2018), Marseille, France, June 24-July 1 (2018)
  • Session Chair, 9th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2018), Marseille, France, June 24-July 1 (2018)
  • Technical Program Committee, EMN Meeting on Photonics 2017, Budapest, Hungary, September 4-8 (2017)
  • Session Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation/USNC-URSI National Radio Science meeting, San Diego, June 6 – July 1 (2017)
  • Technical Program CommitteeChair, 8th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2016), Seoul, South Korea, July 25-28 (2016)
  • Session Chair, 8th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2016), Seoul, South Korea, July 25-28 (2016)
  • Session Chair, 7th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2016), Malaga, Spain, July 25-28 (2016)
  • Session Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation/USNC-URSI National Radio Science meeting, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, June 26 – July 1 (2016) 
  • Session Chair, 6th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2015), New York City, August 4-7 (2015)
  • Session Chair, 5th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2014), Singapore, May 20-23 (2014)
  • Session Chair, 4th  International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2013), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, March 18-22 (2013)

Membership

  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Vice Chair: Chapter IV (Microwave Theory and Techniques Soc.), IEEE Southeastern Section (IEEE-SEM)
  • Member, American Physical Society (APS)
  • Member, Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Member, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
  • Lifetime Member, Harrington Society

Consultation Work

  • Maxim Integrated
  • Skywatcher Telescope and Optics Corp. (2008– 2009)

Reviewing and Editorial Experience

Editor

  • Associated Editor, IEEE Journal or Radio Frequency Identification (IEEE JFRID)
  • Associated Editor, IEEE Sensors Journal
  • Associated Editor, IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (IEEE J-ERM)
  • Associate Editor, Advanced Electromagnetics
  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Optics
  • Guest Editor, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Proposal Reviewer 

  • NSF ECCS-CCCS program
  • NSF ECCS-EPMD program
  • NSF DMR-EPM program
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)

Reviewer for Journals

  • ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • ACS Photonics
  • Advanced Functional Materials
  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Optical Materials
  • AIP Advances
  • Applied Optics
  • Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing
  • Applied Physics Letters
  • Biosensors
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Electronics
  • EPJ Applied Metamaterials
  • FERMAT
  • IEEE Access
  • IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
  • IEEE Photonics Journal
  • IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
  • IEEE Sensors
  • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Electronic Devices
  • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
  • IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
  • IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
  • Journal of Applied Physics
  • Journal of Electronic Materials
  • Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems
  • Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetics Applications
  • Journal of Optics
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America A
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America B
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
  • Journal of Physics A: Materials Science & Processing
  • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
  • Laser and Photonics Reviews
  • Light Science and Applications (Nature Publication Group)
  • Materials Research Express
  • Materials Today
  • Microelectronics Journal
  • MRS Communications
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nano Energy
  • Nanophotonics
  • Nature Photonics
  • New Journal of Physics
  • Optics Communications
  • Optics Express
  • Optics Letters
  • Photonics
  • Physics Letters A
  • Physical Review Applied
  • Physical Review B
  • Physical Review Letters
  • Semiconductor Science and Technology
  • Sensors
  • Scientific Reports (Nature Publication Group)
  • SPIE: Optical Engineering

Reviewer for Conference Proceedings

  • IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation 2018
  • IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation 2017
  • IEEE Sensors Conference 2017
  • 8th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2018)
  • 8th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2017)
  • 7th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2016)
  • 6th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2015)
  • 8th Metamaterials Congress (Metamaterials 2014)
  • 5th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2014)
  • 7th Metamaterials Congress (Metamaterials 2013)
  • 4th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonics Crystals and Plasmonics (META 2013)
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