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 is mainly focused on 1) energy- and spectrum-efficient RF/mm-Wave circuits and systems for next-generation communications, 2) extreme-performance power amplifiers in advanced semiconductor technologies, 3) AI-empowered RF/mm-Wave circuits and wireless systems, and 4) enabling RF technologies for revolutionary communication paradigms.
Prior to his career in academia, Dr. Chen 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. His group have won multiple highly prestigious research-based awards, including 1st place best paper award in IEEE IMS 2020, best paper award in IEEE WAMICON 2019, and four times of 1st place award in IEEE MTT-S student design competitions. Dr. Chen has been serving as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques since 2019. He was the chair of IEEE MTT-S/AP-S Orlando Chapter from 2019-2022. He served as TPC co-chair of IEEE WAMICON 2022 and steering committee member of this conference from 2019-2022. He is an active reviewer for more than 20 international journals and conferences.