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Shyh-Chiang Shen

Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Shyh-Chiang Shen

Shyh-Chiang Shen received his B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, from National Taiwan University in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2001. During his graduate study at the University of Illinois, he was involved in the development of low-voltage RF MEMS switches and ion-implanted GaAs MESFET using E-beam direct gate-writing photolithography techniques.

Professor Shen joined Xindium Technologies, Inc. as a senior processing engineer in June 2001. He developed a proprietary high-performance InP SHBT technology for 40 Gb/s OEIC applications and InP-based power HBT technology for wireless communications. In August 2004, he joined the HSIC group at the University of Illinois as a postdoctoral research associate to work on exciting research projects. He joined the Georgia Institute of Technology in January 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Shen holds 7 awarded U.S. patents in the MEMS and microelectronics areas. He is an author or co-author of more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed technical journals and conferences. His current research is focused on wide bandgap semiconductor microelectronics and optoelectronic devices for high-energy-efficiency applications.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • High sensitivity, nitride-based UV optoelectronics: detectors and emitters
  • III-N-based high-voltage field-effect transistors
  • III-N heterojunction bipolar transistors
  • Advanced semiconductor device and integrated circuit manufacturing
  • Integrated circuits technologies


Awards and Distinctions: 
  • 2012, Senior Faculty Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, Georgia Tech
  • 2011, Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award, School of ECE, Georgia Tech
  • 2010, Richard M. Bass Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2007, IEEE Senior Member
  • 2006 - present, TPC member & Session Chair, International Conference on Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (CSMANTECH)
  • 2001, Gregory E. Stillman Fellowship, UIUC
  • 2000, Gregory E. Stillman Semiconductor Research Award, UIUC
  • Leader, Semiconductor Research Laboratory at GT
  • Faculty, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliate Faculty, Center for Compound Semiconductors
  • Affiliate Faculty, Georgia Electronic Design Center


Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1995
Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1993