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Weng Cho Chew

Weng Cho Chew

Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Chew received all of his degrees from MIT. After MIT, he joined Schlumberger-Doll Research in 1981.  In 1985, he joined University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and served as the director of the Electromagnetics Lab from 1995-2007.  During 2000-2005, he was the Founder Professor, 2005-2009 the YT Lo Chair Professor, and the Fisher Distinguished Professor in 2013.  During 2007-2011, he was the Dean of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong.   He has co-authored three books, many lecture notes, over 400 journal papers, and over 600 conference papers.  He is a fellow of various societies, and an ISI highly cited author.   In 2008, he received the IEEE AP-S CT Tai Distinguished Educator Award, in 2013, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and in 2015, he received the ACES Computational Electromagnetics Award.  He has been selected to receive the 2017 IEEE Electromagnetics Award, and be the IEEE AP-S 2017 President Elect.

His research interests are in wave physics, specializing in fast algorithms for multiple scattering imaging and computational electromagnetics in the last 30 years.  His recent research interest is in combining quantum theory with electromagnetics, and differential geometry with computational electromagnetics.