[Left to right] Witold Kinsner, IEEE Educational Activities Vice President; Mau-Chung Frank Chang; Steve Watkins, 2018 IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu President.   Photo courtesy of IEEE

IEEE-HKN Announces Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement

Dr. Mau-Chung Frank Chang Recognized for Pioneering Research in High-Speed, High-Frequency Semiconductor Devices, Materials and Integrated Circuits

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Mau-Chung Frank Chang, Ph.D., President of National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, was awarded the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Vladimir Karapetoff Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for his “transformative contributions in undergraduate engineering education and for pioneering research in high-speed, high frequency semiconductor devices, materials, and integrated circuits.”

Dr. Chang, also the Wintek Chair in Electrical Engineering and Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, has primarily focused on research and development of high-speed semiconductor devices and integrated circuits for radio frequency and mixed signal, radar and imaging Systems-on-Chip applications, all of which are used in handheld device technology.  Dr. Chang has published more than 450 technical papers and was granted more than 50 US patents. He has graduated more than 45 Ph.D. students and 85 Master’s of Science students at UCLA.

Dr. Chang received his award at IEEE’s Educational Activities Board (EAB) Awards ceremony held 16 November 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

IEEE-HKN is a program within IEEE’s Educational Activities unit. IEEE is a not-for-profit organization, which represents more than 426,000 members in 160 countries.

The Vladimir Karapetoff Outstanding Technical Achievement Award is given annually to recognize career accomplishments of a practitioner of electrical or computer engineering who has distinguished him or herself through an invention, development, or discovery in the field of electrical or computer technology.

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu is the student Honor Society of IEEE dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in IEEE technical fields of interest. It honors excellence in engineering by recognizing the leaders of today and tomorrow. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments.