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Shun Lien Chuang Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Education

Established 2015


The Chuang Family, along with alumni, faculty, and friends, established this award in memory of Professor Shun Lien Chuang, a beloved faculty member in ECE who spent 30 years as a prolific researcher and caring teacher. The award supports outstanding graduate students within the department.


The award recipient shall be enrolled in the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a graduate student.


The online application forms will be advertised on My.ECE. A complete application should consist of the student’s resume, his/her list of publications, and 2 letters of recommendation.


All applications for the Award will be selected by a faculty committee based on the above criteria.

Past Recipients of the Award

Year Recipients
2019 Yayao Ma, Yudu Li, Qing Ding, Harshil Dave
2018 Ding Liu, Wyatt McAllister, Pengkun Yang, Yan Zhang
2017 Siddhanth Munukutla
2016 Guan-Lin Su