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, which should be emailed to Pascal Youakim (


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


The award carries a stipend of up to $3,000. The recipient is recognized at the annual ECE Student Award Banquet in the spring. The name of the recipient will be displayed permanently on a digital display in the ECE Building.

Past Recipients of the Award:

Year Recipients
2017 Siddhanth Munukutla
2016 Guan-Lin Su
2015 Guan-Lin Su