Honors and Awards

  • Miller Professional Development Award for Distinguished Research, KU. (2016)

    Only one awardee is selected across all tenure track and tenured faculties in the School of Engineering in KU.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). (2016)

    It is for our paper about “circuit and system level design and optimization in energy harvesting wireless communications”. IEEE GLOBECOM is one of the two flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society. Each year the conference attracts about 3000 submitted scientific papers and dozens of proposals for industry events.
  • USAF Faculty Fellowship, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR). (2016)

  • Miller Scholar, School of Engineering, University of Kansas (KU), 2015.

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR First Award, State of Kansas, 2015.

  • USAF Faculty Fellowship, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR), 2015.

  • New Faculty General Research Fund Award, University of Kansas Research Center (KU Research), 2015.

  • Visiting Faculty Research Fellowship, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), 2014.

  • Outstanding Service Award, University of Missouri Kansas City, 2014.

  • University of Missouri Faculty Scholar, University of Missouri System Academic Program, 2013-2014.

  • Equipment Award, Texas Instruments University Program, 2013, 2014.

  • Equipment Award, NVIDIA Academic Partnership Program, 2013.

  • Travel Grant, National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Roadmap Workshop, 2013.

  • National Candidate for New Faces of Engineering, National Engineers Week Foundation, 2012.

  • Best Paper Award Nomination IEEE Conference on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, 2011.

  • Student Travel Grant, IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2008.

  • Best Paper Award Nomination, IEEE Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging (EPEP), 2006.

  • `A' Scholarship, Presented annually by the Electronic Engineering Department at Shanghai Jiao Tong University for Top 1 student in terms of academic performance within the whole department (1/273, award rate: 0.37%), 2002.

  • Outstanding Student of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (top 5%) 2000 & 2002.
    Awarded by Shanghai Jiao Tong University for academic excellence once every two years.

  • Huawei Fellowship, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2001.

  • Excellent Student Leader, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2000.

  • Second Prize, National Physics Olympiad, 1999.

  • Second Prize, National Mathematics Olympiad, 1999.