Two Samueli School Professors Named IEEE Fellows

Frank Shi and Fan-Gang Zeng are among 321 new Fellows named in 2011

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) recently named professor of chemical engineering and materials science Frank Shi, Ph.D. and biomedical engineering professor Fan-Gang Zeng, Ph.D., as Fellows of the society.  Shi was honored for his contributions to optoelectronic packaging technologies, while Zeng was honored for his contributions to auditory prostheses.

Shi was awarded the prestigious IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society Award for Outstanding Sustained Technical Contribution in 2010. His work spans more than 15 years, and includes more than 130 refereed publications in key industry journals, numerous presentations and conferences.

Zeng's laboratory uses a systems and modeling approach to understand how the ear and brain work together to process sounds, including human speech and music. Working with faculty and students in engineering, neurobiology and cognitive sciences, he also develops and designs innovative prosthetic devices and training procedures for people who have lost hearing and balance functions.

Shi and Zeng are among the 321 members that the IEEE elevated to Fellow status for 2011.