Dr. Chin L. Chang is a faculty member of the Department of Electrical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach. He has been involved in teaching and research since he joined the department in 2007.
Dr. Chang is an experienced, accomplished executive with a comprehensive background in technical, engineering, business, and management skills 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 began his career at Litton Industries where 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 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 is a member of the Advisory and Development Council and Faculty Partner of the Department of Electrical Engineering at California State University, Long Beach. He is also a member of the Advisory Board and member of Finance Committee of the Regional Technology Center, and Academic Senator at the California State University at Long Beach.
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.