[Curriculum Vitae in PDF]

Education

Ph.D.  University of Texas at Austin, USA  (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, USA
Assistant  Professor (2014 – 2018)
Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, USA
Research Scientist  (2013 – 2014)
Metamaterial Commercialization Center, Intellectual Ventures Lab, USA
Research Staff  (2006 -2009)
National Nano Device Laboratory (NDL), Taiwan

Scientific Honors, Awards and Recognition

  • Chair and Founder of IEEE Chicago Sensors Chapter (2019-present)
  • ACES Early Career Award (2019)
  • PIERS Young Scientist Award (2019)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2018)
  • College of Engineering Research Excellence Award (2018)
  • IEEE-APS Raj Mittra Travel Grant (RMTG) Award (2018)
  • SPIE Rising Researcher Award (2018)
  • IEEE Sensors Council Early Career Award (2017)
  • Final 10, IOP Nanotechnology Young Researcher Award (2017)
  • Young Scientist Award, URSI General Assembly (2017)
  • Air Force Research Laboratory Summer 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 Paper 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)
  • Associated Editor, IEEE Sensors Journal  (2018-present)
  • Associated Editor, IEEE Journal or Radio Frequency Identification (IEEE JFRID) (2018-present)
  • Associated Editor, IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (IEEE J-ERM)  (2017-present)
  • Associate Editor, Advanced Electromagnetics  (2016-2019)

Mentored Student Awards

  • Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship Award (M. Sakhdari), for outstanding academic records and excellent research work at WSU (2017)
  • Olbrot Travel Award (M. Hajizadegan), for excellence in graduate student research at WSU (2017)
  • Finalist (L. Zhu),  Wireless Integrated MicroSensing & Systems (WIMS2) Student Poster Contest (2017)
  • Honorable Mention (M. Hajizadegan), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Student Paper Contest Award (2018)
  • Honorable Mention (M. Sakhdari), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Student Paper Contest Award (2017)
  • Honorable Mention (M. Hajizadegan), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Student Contest Award (2017)
  • Best Paper Award, (M. Hajizadegan & M. Sakhdari), IEEE Sensors Conference  (2016)
  • Finalist (M. Sakhdari), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Student Paper Contest Award (2016)
  • Finalist (M. Hajizadegan), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Student Paper Contest Award (2016)
  • Finalist (Haiyu Huang; co-advised with Dr. Deji Akinwande), IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Student Paper 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

Editorships

  • 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 (2016-2019)
  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Optics
  • Guest Editor, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing