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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.

Education:

   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

Selected Group Awards (As advisor):

  • 1st Place Award in IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) “The 17th High Efficiency Power Amplifier Student Design Competition”, Oct. 2021.

  • Best Paper Award (1st Place) in IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Los Angeles, Aug. 2020.

  • 1st Place Award in IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) “The 16th High Efficiency Power Amplifier Student Design Competition”, Oct. 2020.

  • 1st Place Award in IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) “Carrier Aggregation BAW Quadplexer Module Student Design Competition”, Boston, June 2019.

  • 3rd Place Award in IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) “The 15th High Efficiency Power Amplifier Student Design Competition”, Boston, June 2019.

  • Best Paper Award in IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON), Cocoa Beach, Apr. 2019.

Professional Services:

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory Techniques

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

  • TPC Co-Chair: WAMICON 2022

  • Steering Committee Member: WAMICON2019-present

  • Conference Session Chair: IMS2018/2019

  • Conference TPRC Member: IMS2018-present, WAMICON2017-present

  • Journal Reviewer: IEEE TMTT, IEEE MWCL, IEEE JSSC, IEEE TCAS-I, IEEE TCAS-II, IEEE TBCAS, IEEE TCPMT, IEEE ACCESS etc.