Dr. Kenle Chen is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida. His research interests include energy-efficient, wideband, and ultra-high-speed RF/mm-Wave circuits and systems for 5G-and-beyond communications, extreme-performance power amplifiers in CMOS and compound semiconductor technologies, reconfigurable RF/mm-Wave electronics, and innovational wireless radio concepts/architectures/applications.

Before joining UCF in 2018, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island for one year. Prior to his career in academia, he has extensive experiences in wireless and semiconductor industries. From 2015-2017, he worked as a Staff RFIC Engineer with Skyworks Solutions, where he focused on development of RF frontend modules for the advanced Smart-Phone platforms. From 2013 to 2015, he worked as Principal/Lead RFIC Engineer with innovational startups, where he led the Research & Development of multiple successful products of CMOS integrated power amplifiers and frontend solutions for the latest WLAN platforms, e.g., IEEE802.11ac/ax. As a graduate researcher at Purdue University from 2008 to 2013, he made significant contributions in high-efficiency broadband power amplifiers and co-design of reconfigurable RF circuits for smart communication systems.

Dr. Chen was the recipient of IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship in 2012. He won the 2nd and 3rd place awards in “High Efficiency Power Amplifier” Student Design Competitions held by IEEE MTT-S IMS in 2012, 2013.


   Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 2013

   M.E., Electronics and Information Engineering, Peking University, 2008

   B.S., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2005

Professional Services:

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory Techniques

  • Chair of IEEE MTT-S/AP-S Joint Chapter in Orlando

  • Steering Committee Member: WAMICON2019/2020

  • Conference Session Chair: IMS2018/2019

  • Conference TPRC Member: IMS2018/2019, WAMICON2017/2018/2019/2020


Invited Talks:

  • “Broadband highly efficient and linear power amplifiers for next-generation RF front-ends,” Invited Workshop, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Philadelphia, USA, June 2018.

  • “Demystify RF Frontends: Recent Advances and Future Trends,” Invited Talk, IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, Apr. 2018.

  • “Demystify RF Frontends: Recent Advances and Future Trends,” Invited Seminar, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Dec. 2017.

  • “Co-Design of power amplifiers and high-Q filters,” Invited Talk, IEEE Topical Symposium on  Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications, San Diego, USA, Sep. 2013.

  • “Design of highly efficient switch-mode power amplifiers over octave bandwidths,” Invited Workshop, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Seattle, USA, June 2013.

  • “Co-design of high-efficiency tunable power amplifiers and tunable filters,” Invited Workshop, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microwave Symposium, Seattle, USA, June 2013.

  •  “Integration of power amplifiers and high-Q evanescent-mode filters,” Invited Workshop, BAE Systems, USA, May 2012.

  • “Realizing broadband Class-E power amplifier using synthesized lowpass matching networks,” Invited Seminar, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, USA, Oct. 2011.