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
2017J J Thomson Medal for Electronics
2016IEEE 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”
2015Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
2014John 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.”
2013Distinguished Alumnus Award, National Taiwan University
2013Honorary Doctor of Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2013Honorary Doctor of Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2012Fellow, Academia Sinica
2012Lifetime Achievement Award, Southern California Chiao Tung University Alumni Association
2012Honorary Chair Professor, Chinese University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China
2012Honorary Chair Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2012Honorary Chair Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
2012IEEE 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”
2012ISSCC 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”
2012IEEE 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”
2012IEEE 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”
2011IEEE 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”
2010Honorary Chair Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
2010IEEE 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”
2009Honorary Chair Professorship, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2009CESASC Lifetime Achievement Award
2009IEEE 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”
2008National Academy of Engineering
2008Honorary Professorship, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2008Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Award
2008IEEE 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
2006IEEE 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.
2002Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, National Tsing Hua University
1997Distinguished Alumnus, National Chiao Tung University
1996IEEE Fellow
1993Leonardo da Vinci Award (Rockwell International Engineer of the Year)
Selected Publications