J.-C. Chiao, Biosktech



J.-C. Chiao received his B.S. degree in the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University in 1988.


He served as a Communication (technical) Officer in the Taiwan Air Force from 1988 to 1990.


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J.-C. Chiao received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the MMIC Group in the Department of Electrical Engineering at California Institute of Technology in 1991 and 1995, respectively.


His Ph.D. thesis topic is "Quasi-optical components for millimeter and submillimeter waves."


He was the President of Caltech Chinese Culture Club (Taiwanese Student Association) in 1993-1994.


In 1994, he worked at University of California – Santa Barbara Free Electron Laser Laboratory for measurement of the THz frequency multipliers.



Caltech Ditch Day            Caltech MMIC group alumni                Caltech EE      


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From Oct. 1995 to1997, he served as a research scientist at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore - SAIC) (now called Telcordia) in the Optical Networking Systems and Testbeds group. His duty was to integrate different wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) network elements in the testbed of the Multiwavelength Optical NETwork (MONET) Consortium.


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He was an Assistant Professor, from 1997 to 2000, in the Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa.


His research interests include monolithic microwave/ millimeterwave integrated circuits; quasi-optical millimeterwave/submillimeterwave components; microelectromechanical system (MEMS) RF and optical devices for wireless/high-speed systems as well as multiwavelength WDM optical networks; and WDM reconfigurable network elements and network architectures.


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Jung-Chih Chiao worked as a visiting professor in Dr. Mizuno's Laboratory at the Tohoku University and Photodynamic Research Center of RIKEN (Institute of Physical and Chemical Research), Sendai, Japan, in the summer of 1998. The work was sponsored by the Venture Business Laboratory, managed by Dr. Esashi, at the Tohoku University.


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He joined Chorum Technologies as a Product Line Manager and Senior Technology Advisor in 1999.


Chorum Technologies is an optical component start-up company. As the first product line manager, his responsibility includes product development and management for liquid crystal products - such as optical switches, optical variable attenuators, smart switches, liquid crystal optical harmonic equalizers (OHE) and dynamic gain tilters; technology evaluation and planning; business development; customer interaction; technical consulting for Chorum's investors; and technical marketing.


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He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas - Arlington as a Tenured Associate Professor in September 2002.


Dr. Chiao became a full Professor in 2008, Jenkins Garrett Professor in 2011, and Janet and Mike Greene endowed professor in 2012.


He also holds courtesy employment as Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Department of Material Science and Engineering.


Dr. Chiao has been a board member of IRB (Institutional Research Board); College of Engineering Tenure and Promotion Committee Chair; Department Tenure and Promotion Committee Chair; College Research Committee member; Department Research Committee Chair; and committee members for Department Chair, Dean of College, VP Research and Provost Search Committees, at UTA


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Dr. Chiao has also been a graduate committee and professor in the joint Biomedical Engineering Program at UTA and UTSW since 2003. He became an Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center in 2009.


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Dr. Chiao became a Board of Directors member in the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) Dallas Fort Worth Chapter (CIE-DFW) in the period of 2009 - 2011 and a National Council member of Chinese Institute of Engineers USA (CIE-USA) 2009 - 2014. He was the Sponsorship Chair in the 2013 Asian American Engineers of the Year (AAEOY) award.  




Dr. Chiao’s product Optical Harmonic Equalizer at Chorum Technologies won the Fiberoptic Product News 2001 Technology Award on March 19, 2002.

The GERD sensor invented by Dr. Chiao won the 2007 Wacky Innovation #9 by the CIO Magazine Innovation 100 Award.

Dr. Chiao received the 2009 UTA College of Engineering Research Excellence Award.

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The GERD sensor “BEST for GERD” invented by Dr. Chiao won the 2009 Well-Tech Award in the Accessibility category. Well-Tech Award, Technology for Wellness, is held in Milano, Italy on April 18-22 2009.

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Dr. Chiao received the 2011 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Engineering presented by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) on Jan 6 2011. The annual award in engineering was given to one Texas researcher chosen by a committee of Texas Nobel Laureates who is addressing the essential role that science and technology play in society, and whose work meets the highest standards of exemplary professional performance, creativity and resourcefulness.

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Dr. Chiao received the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award in 2011. This award is given to a faculty dedicating time and energy in abundance to teaching undergraduate and graduate students.



Dr. Chiao was mentioned in the US Senator Hutchison’s Capitol Comment “Texas is a Global Leader in Scientific Innovation and Research” on Jan. 21 2011, and Senator Hutchison’s Opinion Editorials “Giving Texas a Scientific Advantage” published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 7 2011.

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Dr. Chiao received Mentor Recognition by Siemens Foundation on Jan. 21 2011.

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Dr. Chiao received the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), Tech TITANS Technology Innovator Award in August 2011. He also received Congratulation letters from US Congressman Sam Johnson, Aug. 19 2011; and Congratulation letters from State Representative Angie Chen Button, Sept. 6 2011.

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Dr. Chiao was named 2012-2014 IEEE MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer on Nov. 21 2011; and DML-Emeritus 2015-2017.

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Dr. Chiao received the Janet and Mike Greene Professor endowment on Jan 20 2012.

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Dr. Chiao received the Heroes of Healthcare, Research in Medicine Milestone award on March 7 2012. He also received Certificate for Health Care Hero from State Senator Wendy Davis, March 7 2012.


Dr. Chiao received the 2012 IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator award on April 21 2012.


Dr. Chiao received 2014 UTA Outstanding Research Achievement or Creative Accomplishment award.

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Dr. Chiao received TCAACC Educator of the Year award.


Dr. Chiao received recognition of mentorship in the UT-System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP).

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Dr. Chiao became a member UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars as Distinguished University Professor. 2016 – 2022.



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Dr. Chiao was selected as 2017-19 IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer in Dec. 2016.

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Dr. Chiao was named SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics) Fellow in Jan. 2017.


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Dr. Chiao received IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Achievement Award on April 1 2017.






Dr. Chiao has published numerous technical journal and conference papers. He is one of the authors for the book "Active and Quasi-Optical Arrays" and “Micro and Nano Manipulations for Biomedical Applications”






·       Editor-in-chief, IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology. 2016 –.


·       Associate Editor. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 2014 – 2017.


·       Associate Editor. IET Journal of Engineering. 2014 –.

·       Associate Editor, Journal of Nanosystems in Engineering and Medicine, 2012 – 2014

·       Co-founder, American Academy of Nanomedicine, Aug. 2005.

·       Editorial board member. Elsevier Journal of NanoMedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, 2006 – 2012

·       Associate Editor. ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, 2007 – 2014.

·       Guest Editor. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Special Issue on Biomedical Applications of RF/Microwave Technologies. 2012 – 2013.

·       Guest Editor. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Special Issue. Oct.4.

·       Guest Editor. IEEE Microwave Magazine. Special issue. March 2015.

·       Guest Editor. IEEE Microwave Magazine. Special issue. May 2015.

·       Guest Editor. IEEE Microwave Magazine. Special issue. June 2015.


Patents awarded

·       “Passive Wireless Antenna Sensor for Strain, Temperature, Crack and Fatigue Measurement,” US 9,574,966, Feb. 22, 2017.

·       “Wireless Neural Recording and Stimulating System,” US 9,031,658, May 12, 2015. WO2009051965, April 23, 2009. US20090157141A1. Oct. 14, 2007.

·       “Passive Wireless Antenna Sensor for Strain, Temperature, Crack and Fatigue Measurement,” US 8,868,355, Oct. 21, 2014. WO2009103042, Feb. 15, 2008.

·       “Passive Wireless Gastroesophageal Sensor,” US 8,706,208, Apr 22, 2014.

·       “Three-dimensional Wafer Stacking with Vertical Interconnects,” US 8,741,737, June 3, 2014. US20080122115, Sept. 20, 2006.

·       “Amorphous IrOx Film pH Sensor,” US 9,163,313, Oct. 20, 2015. Divisional patent “Fabrication of Amorphous IrOx film pH sensor,” US 20110140703, Feb. 13, 2008.

·       “Amorphous IrOx Film pH Sensor,” US 8,552,730, Oct 8, 2013. WO2009103034A3, Oct 8, 2009.

·       “Wireless Sensor System and Method,” (Sensors for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), US 7,961,093, June 14, 2011.

·       MEMS Transmission and Circuit Components,US 7,091,924, Aug. 15, 2006. WO2000077543, WO2000077877, Jun 11, 1999.

·       “MEMS Optical Components,” US 6,850,353, Feb. 1, 2005. US 6,859,299, Feb. 22, 2005. WO2000077556 A1, Jun 11, 1999. Licensed to an optical component company.

·       “Reconfigurable Quasi-optical Unit Cells,” US 6,750,999, June 15, 2004. WO2000077543 A1, Jun 11, 1999.

·       “Temperature Compensation of a Wedge-Shaped Liquid-Crystal Cell,” US 6,075,512, June 13, 2000. EP0958523. Feb 5, 1997. WO1998034152, Feb 5, 1997. Licensed to an international optical system company.