Team > Weng Cho Chew
Weng Cho Chew
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Phone: (217) 333-7309
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  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980

Academic Positions:
  • George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-present
  • Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985-present
  • Guest Researcher, CIC NanoGUNE, San Sebastian-Donostia, Spain July 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Dean of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, 2007-2011
  • RFirst YT Lo Endowed Chair Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2009

Research Interests:
  • Prof. Chew's research interest is in computational electromagnetics and fast computational algorithms for solving electromagnetic scattering and multiphysics problems. His recent research interest is in adding modern physics and multi-physics concepts to computational works. This includes developing models for solar cells, nano-electronics, quantum transport, and Casimir force. He also studies computational methods to solve the multi-scale problem in computer chip and circuit design. He works with the Area of Excellence Project at The University of Hong Kong on "Theory, Modeling, and Simulation of Emerging Electronics". His past areas of research interest have been in wave propagation, scattering, inverse scattering, complex boundary value problems for microstrip circuits, and inhomogeneous media for geophysical subsurface sensing, nondestructive testing applications. Previously, he has designed experiments with his graduate students to demonstrate the super-resolution phenomena of nonlinear inverse scattering. Working with his group and NCSA in year 2004, they have solved record-size electromagnetic scattering problems with 20 million unknowns using fast algorithms and matrix-free methods. He is the originator of several fast algorithms for solving electromagnetics scattering and inverse problems, and has authored a book, Waves and Fields in Inhomogeneous Media, and coauthored two books, Fast and Efficient Algorithms in Computational Electromagnetics and Integral Equation Methods for Electromagnetic and Elastic Waves, in addition to more than 300 scientific journal articles and 400 conference papers, several patents, book chapters, and many lecture notes.

Selected Publications:
  • Chew WC and Weedon WH,"A 3D Perfectly Matched Medium from Modified Maxwells Equations with Stretched Coordinates," ,Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 7 (13): 599-604 Sep 1994.
  • Chew WC and ,Wang YM,, "Reconstruction of 2-Dimensional Permittivity Distribution Using the Distorted Born Iterative Method," ,IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 9 (2): 218-225 Jun 1990.
  • Song JM,Lu CC and Chew WC, "Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithm for Electromagnetic Scattering by Large Complex Objects" ,IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 45 (10): 1488-1493 Oct 1997.
  • Song JM and Chew WC "Multilevel Fast-Multipole Algorithm for Solving Combined Field Integral-Equations of Electromagnetic Scattering",Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 10 (1): 14-19 Sep 1995.
  • Chew WC and Sen PN, "Dielectric Enhancement due to Electrochemical Double-Layer-Thin Double-Layer Approximation "Journal of Chemical Physics 77 (9): 4683-4693 1982.
  • Wagner RL and Chew WC "A Study of Wavelets for the Solution of Electromagnetic Integral-Equations" ,IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 43 (8): 802-810 Aug 1995.
  • Lu CC and Chew WC "A Multilevel Algorithm for Solving a Boundary Integral-Equation of Wave Scattering" ,Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 7 (10): 466-470 Jul 1994.
  • Chew WC and Jin JM,Lu CC,et al., "Fast Solution Methods in Electromagnetics" ,IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 45 (3): 533-543 Mar 1997.
  • Chew WC and Kong JA, "Effects of Fringing Fields on the Capacitance of Circular Microstrip Disk" IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 28 (2): 98-104 1980.
  • Chew WC and Sen PN, "Potential of a Sphere in an Ionic Solution in Thin Double-Layer Approximations" Journal of Chemical Physics 77 (4): 2042-2044 1982.