M. C. Frank Chang

M. C. Frank Chang

M. C. Frank Chang
Distinguished Professor, and Wintek Chair in Electrical Engineering
Primary Area: Circuits & Embedded Systems

Office: 56-147M Engr. IV
Phone: (310) 794-1633
E-mail:
Research Lab: High Speed Electronics Lab

Research and Teaching Interests:
High-speed semiconductors devices, integrated circuits for digital, analog, microwave, mm-wave terahertz systems, RF/wireless interconnects
Awards and Recognitions
2017 J J Thomson Medal for Electronics
2016 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Best Student Paper Award – 3rd Place
Y.-H. Wu, Y.-C. Kuan, M.-C.F. Chang, “Interference-Tolerant Multi-User Radar System Using One-Coincidence Frequency Hopping Code with 1GHz Bandwidth at 24GHz”
2015 Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
2014 John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award from the Engineers’ Council “for transformative contributions in undergraduate engineering education to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century, and for pioneering research in high-speed, high frequency semiconductor devices, materials and integrated circuits.”
2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award, National Taiwan University
2013 Honorary Doctor of Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2013 Honorary Doctor of Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2012 Fellow, Academia Sinica
2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, Southern California Chiao Tung University Alumni Association
2012 Honorary Chair Professor, Chinese University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China
2012 Honorary Chair Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2012 Honorary Chair Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
2012 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award
D. Murphy, A. Hafez, A. Mirzaei, M. Mikhemar, H. Darabi, F. Chang, A. Abidi, “A Blocker-Tolerant Wideband Noise-Cancelling Receiver with a 2dB Noise Figure”
2012 ISSCC Distinguished Technical Paper Award and Jack Kilby Best Student Paper Award
D. Murphy, A. Hafez, A. Mirzaei, M. Mikhemar, H. Darabi, F. Chang, A. Abidi, “A Blocker-Tolerant Wideband Noise-Cancelling Receiver with a 2dB Noise Figure”
2012 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Best Student Paper Award – 3rd Place
A. Tang, Q. Gu, Z. Xu, G. Virbila, M.-C.F. Chang, “A Max 349 GHz 18.2mW/Pixel CMOS Tri-Color Intermodulated Regenerative Receiver for Tri-Color mm-Wave Imaging”
2012 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Best Student Paper Award – Honorable Mention
A. Tang, D. Murphy, F. Hsiao, Q.J. Gu, Z. Xu, G. Virbila, Y.-H. Wang, H. Wu, “A CMOS 135-150 GHz 0.4 dBm EIRP Transmitter with 5.1dB P1dB Extension Using IF Envelope Feed-Forward Gain Compensation”
2011 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology (RFIT) Best Paper Award
Q.J. Gu, Z. Xu, M.-C.F. Chang, “Millimeter wave and sub-millimeter wave circuits for integrated system-on-a-chip”
2010 Honorary Chair Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
2010 IEEE Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC) Best Paper of Conference Award
J.Y.-C. Liu, Q.J. Gu, T. LaRocca, N.-Y. Wang, Y.-C. Wu, M.-C.F. Chang, “A 60GHz High Gain Transformer-Coupled Differential Power Amplifier in 65nm CMOS”
2009 Honorary Chair Professorship, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2009 CESASC Lifetime Achievement Award
2009 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Conference (RFIC) Best Paper Award
T. LaRocca, J. Liu, F. Wang, M.-C.F. Chang, “Embedded DiCAD linear phase shifter for 57-65GHz reconfigurable direct frequency modulation in 90nm CMOS”
2008 National Academy of Engineering
2008 Honorary Professorship, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2008 Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Award
2008 IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) – Best Paper Award
M. C. F. Chang, J. Cong, A. Kaplan, M. Naik, G. Reinman, E. Socher, S.-W. Tam, “CMP Network-on-Chip Overlaid With Multi-Band RF-Interconnect
2006 IEEE David Sarnoff Award for his “development of HBT power amplifiers leading to their commercialization in wireless communications.” The Sarnoff and IEEE-wide award that is bestowed annually by IEEE in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of electronics.
2002 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, National Tsing Hua University
1997 Distinguished Alumnus, National Chiao Tung University
1996 IEEE Fellow
1993 Leonardo da Vinci Award (Rockwell International Engineer of the Year)
Selected Publications