Chairs, Professorships, and Faculty Scholars

Chair: Y. T. Lo Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty: Weng Cho Chew

ECE Professor Weng Cho Chew

Weng Cho Chew received a B.S. degree in 1976, both an M.S. and an Engineer's degree in 1978, and a PhD degree in 1980, all in electrical engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1981 to 1985, he was with Schlumberger-Doll Research. He joined the University of Illinois Electrical and ComputerEngineering faculty in 1985.

Professor Chew's research interests are in the areas of wave propagation, scattering, inverse scattering, and fast algorithms related to various electromagnetic technologies. He is the originator of several fast algorithms for solving electromagnetic scattering and inverse problems. He wrote the book Waves and Fields in Inhomogeneous Media and coauthored the book Fast and Efficient Algorithms in Computational Electromagnetics.

Invested as a Founder Professor of Engineering in 2000 by the College of Engineering, Professor Chew has also achieved national recognition for his work. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Optical Society of America, and the Institute of Physics, and he was named a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator in 1986. He was alsoan advisory committee member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society as well as the Antennasand Propagation Society, and he was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. He cu>rrently is associate editor of the Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications and Microwave Optical Technology Letters.

From 1989 to 1993, he was the associate director of the Advanced Construction Technology Center. He is the director of the Center for Computational Electromagnetics and the Electromagnetics Laboratory. He won the 2000 IEEE Graduate Teaching Award.