Professor Mau-Chung Frank Chang

Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong

Academician of National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Member of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA

Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors

Professor Mau-Chung Frank Chang

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Professor Mau-Chung Frank Chang is currently an Academician of National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan. Previously, he was the Chairman and Wintek Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (1997-2015).

Before joining UCLA, he was the Assistant Director and Department Manager of the High Speed Electronics Laboratory of Rockwell International Science Center (1983-1997), Thousand Oaks, California. In this tenure, he developed and transferred the AlGaAs/GaAs Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT) and BiFET (Planar HBT/MESFET) integrated circuit technologies from the research laboratory to the production line (later became Conexant Systems and Skyworks). The HBT/BiFET productions have grown into multi-billion dollar businesses and have dominated the cell phone power amplifier and front-end module markets for the past twenty years (currently exceeding 10 billion units/year and exceeding 50 billion units in the last decade).

Throughout his career, Professor Chang's research has primarily focused on the research & development of high-speed semiconductor devices and integrated circuits for RF and mixed-signal communication radio, radar, and imaging system applications.

Professor Chang is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and an Academician of Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China. He recently has been elected as a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors. He is also a Fellow of IEEE. He has received numerous awards including Rockwell's Leonardo Da Vinci Award (Engineer of the Year, 1992), IEEE David Sarnoff Award (2006), Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Award (2008), CESASC Life-Time Achievement Award (2009) and John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award from the Engineers' Council (2014). He also received National Chiao Tung University's Honorary Doctorate of Engineering (2012), National Taiwan University's Distinguished Alumnus Award (2013), National Tsing Hua University's Honorary Doctorate of Engineering (2013).

Professor Chang earned his B.S. in Physics from National Taiwan University (1972); M.S. in Materials Science from National Tsing Hua University (1974); Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from National Chiao Tung University (1979).

Major Honors, Awards and Recognitions

  • IET JJ Thomson Medal (2017)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (2013)
  • Academician, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (2012)
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (2012)
  • Distinguished Technical Paper Award, IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (2012)
  • Jack Kilby Best Student Paper Award, IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (2012)
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Conference (RFIC) (2009)
  • Member of National Academy of Engineering (2008)
  • "For the development and commercialization of GaAs power amplifiers and integrated circuits."
  • Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Award (2008)
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) Symposium (2008)
  • IEEE David Sarnoff Award (2006)
  • "For development of HBT power amplifiers leading to their commercialization in wireless communications."
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from the National Tsing-Hua University (2002)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from the National Chiao-Tung University (1997)
  • IEEE Fellow (1996)
  • Leonardo da Vinci Award (Rockwell International Engineer of the Year) (1993)

Representative Research Papers and Publication

  1. D.J. Nemchick, B. Drouin, A. Tang, Y. Kim, M.-C.F. Chang, "Sub-Doppler Spectroscopy with a CMOS Transmitter", IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 121-126, Jan 2018.
  2. L. Du, C.-C. Liu, Y. Zhang, Y. Li, Y. Du, Y. Kuan, M.-C.F. Chang, "A Single Layer 3D Touch Sensing System for Mobile Devices Application", IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, PP(99), 11pp., May 2017.
  3. B. Hu, F. Ren, Z.-Z. Chen, X. Jiang, M.-C.F. Chang, “A 9-Bit TDC-Assisted Compressive-Sensing ADC with 4GS/s Equivalent Speed”, Electronic Letters, vol. 52, no. 6, pp. 430-432, Mar 2016.
  4. J.M. Wu, C.T. Chen, M.S. Kao, Y.H. Hsu, C.T. Chiu, S.H. Hsu, M.-C. Frank Chang, "A 10Gb/sec Low Jitter Single-Loop Clock and Data Recovery Circuit with Rotational Phase Frequency Detector", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers (TCAS-I), 61(11):3278-3287, Oct. 2014.
  5. S. D'Souza, F. Hsiao, A. Tang, S.-W. Tam, R. Berenguer, and M.-C. Frank Chang, "A 10-Bit 2-GS/s DAC-DDFS-IQ-Controller Baseband Enabling a Self-Healing 60-GHz Radio-on-Chip", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II), vol. 60, no. 8, pp. 457-461, Aug. 2013.
  6. Chang, M. F., ed. (1996). Current Trends in Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors. Selected Topics in Electronics and Systems. doi:10.1142/2601. ISBN 978-981-02-2097-6.