Prof. W.C. Chew

S.B.,S.M.,E.E.,Ph.D. MIT; F.I.E.E.E.,F.O.S.A.,F.I.O.P., US National Academy of Eng.

Prof. W.C. Chew

Visiting Honorary Professor

Research Interests

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.

He served as the Dean of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong from 2007 to 2011. He is currently on part-time appointment with Hong Kong University. Previously, he was a professor and the Director of the Center for Computational Electromagnetics and the Electromagnetics Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Before joining the University of Illinois, he was a department manager and a program leader at Schlumberger-Doll Research. He served on the IEEE Adcom for Antennas and Propagation Society as well as Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. He has been active with various journals and societies.

His research interests are in the areas 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 has led a research group that has developed parallel codes that solve dense matrix systems with tens of millions of unknowns for the first time for integral equations of scattering.

He has authored a book entitled Waves and Fields in Inhomogeneous Media, coauthored two books entitled Fast and Efficient Methods in Computational Electromagnetics, and Integral Equation Methods for Electromagnetic and Elastic Waves, authored and coauthored over 300 journal publications, over 400 conference publications and over ten book chapters.

He is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, IOP, Electromagnetics Academy, Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE), and was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator (USA). He received the Schelkunoff Best Paper Award for AP Transaction, the IEEE Graduate Teaching Award, UIUC Campus Wide Teaching Award, IBM Faculty Awards. He was a Founder Professor of the College of Engineering, and previously, the First Y.T. Lo Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois. From 2005 to 2007, he served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He served as the Cheng Tsang Man Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2006. In 2002, ISI Citation elected him to the category of Most-Highly Cited Authors (top 0.01%). In 2008, he was elected by IEEE AP Society to receive the Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of JEMWA/PIER journals, and on the board of directors of Applied Science Technology Research Institute, Hong Kong.

He was elected as a member of the US National Academy of Engineering in 2013.

周永祖教授 (Weng Cho Chew) 於美國麻省理工學院 (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA) 獲得電子工程系的學士 (1976年), 碩士 (1978年) 以及博士 (1980年) 學位。

他曾先後任斯倫貝謝-道爾研究中心 (Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield, CT) 的部門經理和項目主任。然後在美國伊利諾伊大學 (U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, UIUC) 電子與計算機工程系任教授和計算電磁學中心和電磁學實驗室 (Center for Computational Electromagnetics and the Electromagnetics Laboratory) 主任。於2007至2011年, 他在香港大學擔任工程學院院長。目前他兼職於香港大學。另外, 他曾服務於國際電氣與電子工程學會天線及傳播分會 (Antennas and Propagation Society) 和地球科學與遙感分會 (Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society) 的執行委員會, 並活躍於各種雜誌和協會。

他的研究興趣廣泛, 主要包括各種遙感應用中的非均勻介質中的波, 集成電路, 微帶天線的應用, 以及求解波的散射和輻射問題的快速演算法等等。他是幾種求解電磁散射和逆散射問題的快速演算法的創始人。他還領導研究小組開發了並行程式, 首次求解了散射問題積分方程含上千萬未知量的稠密矩陣。

周永祖教授已發表學術期刊論文300餘篇, 會議論文400餘篇, 專書10餘章。他著有專著《非均勻介質中的場與波》 (Waves and Fields in Inhomogeneous Media), 合著《計算電磁學中的快速高效演算法》 (Fast and Efficient Algorithm in Computational Electromagnetics), 與《電磁與彈性波的積分方程法》(Integral Equation Methods for Electromagnetic and Elastic Waves)。

周永祖教授是國際電氣和電子工程學會 (IEEE) 會士, 美國光學學會 (OSA) 會士, 英國物理學會 (IOP) 會士, 美國電磁科學院 (Electromagnetics Academy) 會士以及香港工程學會 (Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE) ) 會士。他曾榮獲美國國家科學基金會總統青年科學家獎 (NSF Presidential Young Investigator (USA) ), 國際電氣和電子工程學會天線與傳播分會謝昆諾夫論文獎 (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Schelkunoff Prize paper Award), IEEE研究生教學獎 (IEEE Graduate Teaching Award), UIUC 研究與教學傑出獎 (Campus Wide Excellence in Professional and Graduate Teaching Award at the University of Illinois) 以及 IBM 教員獎 (IBM Faculty Awards)。他還被評為UIUC工學院Founder Professor, 以及首位伊利諾伊大學電子與計算機工程系的羅遠祉首席教授 (Y.T. Lo Endowed Chair Professor)。 從2005年到2007年, 周永祖教授一直擔任國際電氣和電子工程學會的傑出講座人 (IEEE Distinguished Lecturer)。2006年還曾在新加坡南洋理工大學 (NTU) 擔任Cheng Tsang Man訪問教授。據2002年ISI檢索統計, 他以第一作者所著的論文被引用多達1000餘次, 是論文引用率最高 (top 0.01%) 的作者之一。2008年, 他榮獲國際電氣和電子工程學會天線與傳播分會頒發的戴振鐸傑出教育家獎 (Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award)。目前,他擔任《電磁波及其應用》和《電磁學研究進展》(JEMWA/PIER) 雜誌的主編以及香港應用科技研究院董事局成员 (Applied Science Technology Research Institute, Hong Kong)。

2013年, 他當選為美國國家工程院院士 (US National Academy of Engineering)。

Selected Publications


  • W.C. Chew,M. S. Tong,and B. Hu,Integral Equations Methods for Electromagnetic and Elastic Waves,Morgan & Claypool,2008.

  • W.C. Chew,J.-M. Jin,E. Michielssen,J.M. Song,Fast and Efficient Algorithm in Computational Electromagnetics,Artech House,2001.

  • W.C. Chew,Waves and Fields in Inhomogeneous Media,Van Nostrand Reinhold,1990. Reprinted IEEE Press,1995.

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Last updated: May 20th, 2015