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Shih, Yi-Chi

Shih, Yi-Chi

Yi-Chi Shih, Adjunct Professor

Joe E. Sanders Leadership Award, NASA, 1993




Dr. Shih received the B.Sc. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1976, the M.Sc. degree from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in 1980, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, in 1982.

From 1982 to 1984, he was an Adjunct Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. In April 1984, he joined Hughes Aircraft Company and served on various research and management positions for the development of advanced GaAs MMIC design, fabrication, and characterization. From 1992 to 1997, he was with Hughes Space and Communications Company as a senior scientist where he was responsible for the development of advanced MMICs and MMIC modules for space applications. He managed a team as well as a program of $5M and successfully delivered nine radiometer receivers to the TMI program for NASA. As a result, he received a Joe E. Sanders Leadership Award. He co-funded MMCOMM, Inc. in 1997 and served as president of MMCOMM, Inc., responsible for business strategy and business development related to microwave and millimeter-wave applications, focusing in the areas of point-to-point and point-to-multi-point communications and imaging/SAR radar applications. In 2007, MMCOMM, Inc. was acquired by Honeywell International where he continue to serve as a Senior Technology Manager responsible for the development of millimeter-wave communications systems and sensors for SVS (synthetic vision system) applications to improve aircraft safety by enhancing situational awareness in hazardous environments. Since 1990, he has been a lecturer and adjunct professor at UCLA, and he is also now General Manager of Pullman Lane Productions and president of Chengdu GaStone Technology Ltd.

Over the years, Dr. Shih published more than 70 technical papers in journals and international conference digests, filed more than 20 patents and made numerous presentations at international conferences and workshops such as IEEE International Microwave Symposium, IEEE AP-S/URSI Symposium, European Microwave Conference, Asian-Pacific Microwave Conference, GOMAC Conference, ISSSE, and PIER. He has served on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory And Technique , Editorial Board of the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, the MTT-S Technical Program Committee, MTT-14 “Field Theory” Committee, MTT-8 “Filters and Passive Components” Committee, and the Industrial Advisory Board, ICAS Research Center, UC at San Diego, IMS2007 Workshop Chair, IEEE MTT-S Adcom Technical Program Coordinating Committee (TPCC), and MMWCST2012 & 2013 Technical Committee Co-Chair.

Research Interests

Microwave/millimeter-wave active and passive devices, characterization and modeling, integrated circuits, components, and sub-systems for sensors and communications applications

Awards and Recognitions

  • 1993 Joe E. Sanders Leadership Award, NASA


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