Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


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Weng Cho Chew received the B.S. degree in 1976, both the M.S. and Engineer's degrees in 1978, and the Ph. D. degree in 1980, all in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. His research interest is in the area of waves in inhomogeneous media for various sensing applications, integrated circuits, microstrip antenna applications, and fast algorithms for solving wave scattering and radiation problems. He is the originator several fast algorithms for solving electromagnetics scattering and inverse problems. He is now a professor at the University of Illinois, and he currently is the Director of the Center for Computational Electromagnetics and the Electromagnetics Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Before coming to the University of Illinois, he was a department manager and a program leader at Schlumberger-Doll Research. He is an IEEE Fellow, an OSA Fellow, and an IOP Fellow, and was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator. He has been active with various journals and societies. He has authored a book entitled Waves and Fields in Inhomogeneous Media, coauthored a book entitled Fast and Efficient Methods in Computational Electromagnetics, authored and coauthored over 250 journal publications, and over 370 conference publications. He served on the IEEE Adcom for APS, received the Schelkunoff Best Paper Award for AP Transaction, the IEEE Graduate Teaching Award, Campus Wide Teaching Award, and was a Founder Professor of the College of Engineering, and currently, a Y.T. Lo Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Enigneering at the University of Illinois. Recently, ISI Citation elected him to the category of Most-Highly Cited Authors (top 0.5%). (top 0.5%).