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 the ECE Fellowships and Awards Committee based on the above criteria.


The recipient(s) will be recognized during an annual Student Awards Banquet. All student recipients are featured on the second floor of the ECE Building's Student Honors Wall.

Past Recipients of the Award

Year Recipients
2022-2023 Xiaodan Hu, Weichao Mao, Yibo Zhao
2021-2022 Nantao Li, Lingxiao Yang, Kavita Desai
2020-2021 Gonzalo Cucho Padin, Rong Guo
2019-2020 Yi-Chia Tsai
2018-2019 Yayao Ma, Yudu Li, Qing Ding, Harshil Dave
2017-2018 Ding Liu, Wyatt McAllister, Pengkun Yang, Yan Zhang
2016-2017 Siddhanth Munukutla
2015-2016 Guan-Lin Su