Professor M.-C. Frank Chang is Elected to 2012 Academicians at Academia Sinica
On July 5, 2012, EE Chair M.-C. Frank Chang was announced as one of the twenty newly elected 2012 Academicians of Academia Sinica held during its biennial Convocation of Academicians from July 2-5, 2012. This election recognizes a scholar’s exemplary research achievements in the fields of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences.
Academia Sinica, established in 1928, is considered as the paramount institution in the Republic of China with a mission to promote and undertake scholarly research in the fields of sciences and humanities. After much political events in the country, the Academy was re-established in Taipei in 1949 and was able to establish itself as an advanced research institution with worldwide recognition.
EE Chair M.-C. Frank Chang is a Wintek Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering. He is known for the development and commercialization of GaAs power amplifiers and integrated circuits which led him to his election to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2008. He is a recipient of the IEEE David Sarnoff Award for the development and commercialization of HBT power amplifiers for modern wireless telecommunication systems. He was a recipient of Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Award and CESASC Career Achievement Award for his fundamental contributions in high speed electronics. He is also recognized as a worldwide leader in developing Terahertz communication, radar and imaging systems in mainstream CMOS technologies.