Dr. Kenle Chen received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, in 2013. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA. 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, Inc., 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 a recipient of 2012 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) graduate fellowship. He was the winner of the High Efficiency Power Amplifier Design Competition in IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) from 2011 to 2012, consecutively. He is an active reviewer for more than 20 international journals and conferences.