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  Prof. S. L. Chuang
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Professor Shun-Lien Chuang
Robert C. MacClinchie Distinguished Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Prof. Chuang
Mailing address:
University of Illinois,
Dept. ECE (EL374B)
1406 W. Green Street 
Urbana, IL  61801, USA.
Office:
3264 Micro and Nanotechnology Lab
208 N. Wright Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3359    Fax: ( 217) 333-5701     email: chuang email 

RESEARCH  AREAS

Nanolasers, nanophotonics, plasmonics, strained semiconductor band structures and semiconductor physics, quantum-well and quantum-dot devices, and type-II superlattice photodetectors.



EDUCATION

   Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science                                                Feb. 1983
               Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
   Electrical Engineer Degree                                                                                         Feb. 1981
               Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
   Master of Science                                                                                                      June 1980
               Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
   B.S. in Electrical Engineering                                                                                      June 1976
               National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

TEACHING

ECE452: Electromagnetic Waves and Electro-OpticsChuang text book
ECE536: Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics


PUBLICATIONS

Publications


BIOGRAPHY

Shun Lien Chuang received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1976, and the M.S., E. E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980, 1981, and 1983, respectively.  In 1983, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is currently the Robert MacClinchie Distinguished Professor. He was a visitor at AT&T Bell Laboratories (1989), the SONY Research Center (1995), and NTT Basic Research Laboratories (1997). He was also a visitor at NASA Ames Research Center (1999), Fujitsu Research Laboratories (2000), Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge (2002), and Technical University of Berlin (2009). He is conducting research on nanolasers, plasmonics, strained quantum-well and quantum-dot semiconductor lasers, superlattice detectors. He is leading a multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) team conducting research on fundamental study of defects in type-II superlattice infrared photodetectors.

 He is the author of Physics of Photonic Devices, 2nd edition, 2009, (Physics of Optoelectronic Devices, first edition, 1995), Wiley, New York.  He has published more than 380 journal and conference papers and given many invited talks at conferences and institutions.

He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology (2007-2008) and the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics (1997-2003).  He was a General Co-Chair for Slow and Fast Light Meeting of the Optical Society of America, July, 2008 and has served in many technical program committees of IEEE and Optical Society of America.  He was a Feature Editor for a special issue in Journal of Optical Society of America B on Terahertz Generation, Physics and Applications in 1994.  He also edited a feature section on Mid-Infrared Quantum-Cascade Lasers in the June 2002 issue of the Journal of Quantum Electronics. 

He received the Engineering Excellence Award from the Optical Society of America in 2004, the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optical Society (LEOS) Distinguished Lecturer Award for 2004-2006, and the William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award from IEEE (LEOS) in 2007.  He received the Humboldt Research Award for Senior US Scientists in 2008-2009. He is an elected member in the Board of Governors for the IEEE Photonics Society for 2009-2011. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the IEEE, and the Optical Society of America.  He has been cited many times for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Illinois.  He received the Andersen Consulting Award for excellence in advising in 1994 and was selected as an Associate at the Center for Advanced Study (campus honor) at the University of Illinois in 1995.  He was also awarded a Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to visit the University of Tokyo in 1996. 


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

   American Physical Society, Fellow
   IEEE, Fellow
   Optical Society of America, Fellow

EXPERIENCE

   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL
         The Robert MacClinchie Distinguished Professor                                                 8/07- present
         Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering                                                 93-present
         Director, Illinois Program for Photonics and Optoelectronics                                2002-present
         Associate Professor                                                                                             88-93
         Assistant Professor                                                                                              83-88
   National Chia-Tung University, Chair Professor                                                          2007-present
   National Sun-Yet Sen University, Chair Professor                                                      2005-present
   The French Aeronautics and Space Research Center (ONERA), France                    6/04-8/04
   Cavendish Laboratory, Dept. of Physics, Cambridge University, UK                          8/02-1/03
   Fujistu Research Laboratory, Visiting Professor                                                          7/00-8/00
   NASA Ames Research Center, CA, Education Associate                                          6/99-8/99
   NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Invited Professor                                                 6/97-8/97
   University of Tokyo, Fellow of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science                4/96-5/96
   SONY Research Center, Senior Visiting Professor (Sabbatical Chair)                        6/95-8/95
   AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, Consultant on Semiconductor Lasers               7/92-8/92
   Polaroid, Cambridge, MA, Consultant on Fiber Lasers                                               91-92
   Bellcore, Red Bank, NJ, Consultant on Strained Quantum-well lasers                         8/90
   AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, Resident Visitor (Sabbatical leave)                7/89-11/89
   Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield, CT, Professional Staff                                 2/83-5/83
   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
         Recitation Instructor for the course Electrodynamics                                             82
         Research/Teaching Assistant                                                                                78-83

HONORS and HONOR SOCIETY

  • Elected member of the Board of Governors, IEEE Photonics Society, 2009-2011
  • Humboldt Senior Research Award, Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2008-2009.
  • William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award, “for contributions to the development of the    fundamental theories of strained quantum-well lasers and the physics of optoelectronics devices.” IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optical Society (LEOS), 2007.
  • Engineering Excellence Award, Optical Society of America, 2004.
  • Distinguished Lecturer Award, IEEE/LEOS Society, 2004-2005; and 2005-2006.
  • Honorable Mention/Graduate and Professional Teaching Award, UIUC, 2004.
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2003, “For the development of the fundamental theories of strained quantum-well lasers and terahertz generation from semiconductors.”
  • EPSRC Fellow/Visiting Professor 2002 at Cavendish Laboratory, Dept. of Physics, Cambridge University.  Sponsored by Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, UK.
  • Fellow Award, IEEE, 1997, "For contributions to the theory of strained quantum-well semiconductor lasers and the physics of optoelectronic devices."
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America, 1997, "For contributions to the theories of strained quantum-well lasers and terahertz generation from semiconductors."
  • Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1996.
  • Associate, The Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois, 1995-96
  • Andersen Consulting Award for Excellence in Advising, UIUC, 1994
  • Cited in the list for Excellence in Teaching for many years at UIUC.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2007-2008.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 1997-2003.
  • Guest Editor, IEEE J. Quantum Electronics, special issue on Mid-IR Quantum-Cascade Lasers, 2001-2002
  • Feature Editor, Journal Optical Society of America B, Special issue on Terahertz Generation, Physics and Applications, December issue, 1994.
  • Serves as a reviewer for many journals including IEEE J. Quantum Electron., Phys. Rev. Lett., J. Appl. Phys., Phys.  Rev. B, J. Lightwave Technol., and IEEE MTT.
  • Reviewer for book publishers including Cambridge University Press, Oxford Press, and a few others.
  • Member at Large for IEEE Central Illinois Section, 1990-91

Professional Committees:

  • Technical Program Committee- Subcommittee on OPTOELECTRONIC MATERIALS and DEVICES (OMD), Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exposition (ACP 2010), Shanghai, China, Dec. 8-12, 2010.
  • International Advisory Committee, MicroOptics Conference, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, Oct. 31- Nov. 3, 2010.
  • Program Committee, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, Photonics West, San Jose, CA, January, 2000- present.
  • Program Committee, 2008 International Conference on Solid-State Devices and Materials, Tsukuba, Japan, Sept. 23-26, 2008
  • Scientific Committee of the Photonics Europe'08, Conference on Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics, April 2008.
  • General Co-Chair, Slow and Fast Light Topical Meeting, Optical Society of America, Boston, MA, July 2008.
  • Program Co-Chair, Slow and Fast Light Topical Meeting, Optical Society of America, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 2007.
  • Technical Program Committee, Ultrafast Dynamics, Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS), Baltimore, MD, May 2007.
  • Technical Co-Chair, Technical Program Committee, Slow and Fast Light-Topical Meeting, Optical Society of America, DC, July 2006.
  • Organization Committee, The Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference (OECC), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, July, 2006.
  • Technical Advisory Committee, Institute of Electro-Optics, National Sun Yet-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2006.
  • Technical Advisory Committee, ITRI, Taiwan, Nov. 2004 and Sept. 2005.
  • Program Committee on Semiconductor and Organic Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, Asia-Pacific Optical and Wireless Communications (APOC), Beijing, China, 2004.
  • Program Committee on Materials, Active Devices, and Optical Amplifiers, Asia-Pacific Optical and Wireless Communications (APOC), Wuhan, China, Nov. 2003.
  • Co-organizer, Symposium on Materials and Devices for III-V Opto-electroincs and Photonics, Materials Research Symposium, Spring, 2002.
  • Co-organizer, Symposium on Materials and Devices for III-V opto-electroincs and photonics, Materials Research Symposium, Spring, 2002.
  • Program Committee, Integrated Photonic Research, Quebec, Canada, July, 2000.
  • Program Committee, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits, Photonics West, San Jose, CA, 1997, 1998, 2000.
  • Panelist at National Science Foundation, Proposal Review Panels.
  • Program Committee, Member and Symposium Organizer, Integrated Photonic Research, Santa Barbara, CA, 1999.
  • Program Committee, IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meetings on VCSELs and Microcavities, San Diego, 1999.
  • Program Committee, Member and Symposium Organizer, Integrated Photonic Research, Victoria, Canada, April, 1998.
  • Session organizer for Engineering Foundation Conference on "High Speed Optoelectronic Devices for Communications and Interconnects," San Luis Obispo, CA, August 14-18, 1994.

NUMBER OF STUDENTS SUPERVISED

   Current:      Graduate students: 7   (M.S. 4,   Ph.D. 3) 
                     Visiting Professors and scholars: 3         Undergraduate: 1                       
   Graduated: M.S.: 36    Ph.D.: 26             Past Visiting Professors and Postdocs: 5

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