Title: Electrical Engineering Educator
Company: Michigan State University
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Kun-Mu Chen, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering Educator at Michigan State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in electrical engineering and higher education.
A versatile and accomplished figure in his industry, Dr. Chen amassed nearly four decades of experience prior to his retirement from teaching in 1999. A Richard M. Hong professor emeritus since that time, he previously served as the Richard M. Hong endowed professor of electrical engineering at Michigan State University from 1995 to 1999. Prior to these appointments, he ascended through the ranks of success within the university, first working as an associate professor of electrical engineering in 1964 and full professor beginning in 1967. During this time, he also served as the director of the electrical engineering graduate program for three years. Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Chen was a visiting professor at several universities, including Chao-Tung University, National Taiwan University and Tohoku University.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Chen pursued a formal education at National Taiwan University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1955. He subsequently relocated to the United States, attending the prestigious Harvard University, where he earned a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in 1958 and 1960, respectively. Among his notable achievements includes his research work regarding radar target identification, which has been used to find individuals who have been buried in rubble during natural and urban disasters.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to engineering education, Dr. Chen has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. The recipient of the Withrow Distinguished Scholarship by the College of Engineering at Michigan State University in 1993, he was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award in Science and Engineering by the Taiwanese American Foundation of San Diego in 1984. In addition, he won the Distinguished Faculty Award from Michigan State University in 1976 and has been elected a Gordon McKay Fellow by Harvard University, C.T. Loo Fellow, and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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