Dr. Chin Chang
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Schedule updated: MAY 17, 2016
Chin L. Chang is Faculty Member and Member of Advisory and Development Council and Faculty Partner of the Department of Electrical Engineering at California State University, Long Beach. He is also Member of the Advisory Board and Member of Finance Committee of the Regional Technology Center and Academic Senator of the California State University at Long Beach.
Dr. Chang is an experienced, accomplished executive with a comprehensive background in technical, engineering, business and management skill in both aerospace and high-tech companies. With over 20 years experience in the aerospace and high-tech industry, he has held various key positions including: Engineering Manager, Technical Director, Chief Technical Officer and Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Chang has extensive experiences in both fiber and integrated-optics technology for communications and inertial navigation. Prior to founding Copley Networks, he had been engaged in research, development, and production transfer of fiber optic gyroscopes for more than 14 years. He received the Sperry Advanced Technical Achievement Award in 1986 for his contribution to the development of fiber optic gyroscopes first used in commercial transport airplanes. In 1990, he received the Charles B. Thornton Advanced Technology Award from the Litton Industries conglomerate; also related to his contribution to the military-grade fiber optic gyroscope.
In addition to his technical and engineering excellence, he was appointed as Department Manager by Litton Guidance & Control Systems to be responsible for the development program of Fiber-Optic based Navigation Systems. The product is widely used in several military programs, such as US Air Force Advanced Medium Range Air-To- Air Missile (AMRAAM). In 1990, he was promoted to Technical Director responsible for product transfer & support. He successfully transferred the product to a factory with several automated process machines. The factory became the first to produce low cost, military, air-born grade Fiber-Optic based navigation systems.
In 1996, Dr. Chang started to pursue a career in the commercial optic fiber communication market. Over the last 7 years, he has successfully brought fiber optic switches, transceivers and high dense wavelength division multiplexers/demultiplexers to the long haul and metropolitan network market, and fiber optic DVI extenders and Camera Link products to the display and security markets. He currently holds more than 30 US patents in fiber integrated-optics and related technologies.
Dr. Chang received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, M.S. degree in Physics from National Tsing-Haw University, Taiwan, B.S. degree in Physics from Soochow University, Taiwan, and a certificate in the Executive Program from the Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles.