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CHEN Quan

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Dr. Quan Chen graduated from the University of Hong Kong. He once was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a research assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong. He joined the Southern University of Science and Technology in 2019. Dr. Chen's main research areas include ultra-large-scale circuit simulation and multi-physics analysis in the field of electronic design automation (EDA), as well as quantum mechanical first-principles simulation of advanced nanodevices and materials, and has many years of experience in technical transformation and commercialization .

Educational Background

Sep. 2010
Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The University of Hong Kong, Supervisor: Prof. Ngai Wong

Sep. 2007
Master of Philosophy, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The University of Hong Kong, Supervisor: Prof. Ngai Wong

Jun. 2005
Bachelor of Science, Electronic and Communication Engineering
Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University

Professional Experience

Apr. 2019 - Present Assistant Professor, School of Microelectronics, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

Nov. 2012 - Mar. 2019 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Dec. 2011 - Oct. 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Nov. 2011 - Dec. 2011 Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

Oct. 2010 - Oct. 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Research Interests

Large-scale multi-domain modeling and simulation for EDA in nanoelectronics and power electronics applications.

Honors & Awards

Founder & Senior Scientist of QuantumFabless Ltd, Nov. 2017.
Awardee of “Cyberport Incubation Programme”, Hong Kong Cyberport, HK$ 500K, 2019 (24 months).
Awardee of “Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU)” at HKU, Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of Hong Kong, HK$ 650K,2019 (12 months).
Awardee of “Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU)” at HKU, Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of Hong Kong, HK$ 250K,2018 (12 months).
Awardee of “Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF)”, Hong Kong Cyberport, HK$ 100K, 2018 (6 months).
2ndprize (5th place in 33 teams) in the national start-up competition “Beijing-Tianjin-Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau (International) Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition”, Beijing, Oct. 2018.
2ndprize, (2nd place in 10 teams) in the national start-up competition “2018 "Creator China" Smart Chip Design and Application Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition”, Nanjing, Nov. 2018.

Selected Publication

Papers
1.Q. Chen, W. Schoenmaker, S.-H. Weng, C.-K. Cheng, G.-H. Chen, L.-J. Jiang and N. Wong, “A fast time-domain EM-TCAD coupled simulation framework via matrix exponential with stiffness reduction,” Intl. Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications (IJCTA), vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 833-850, Apr. 2016. 
2.H. Zhuang, X. Wang, Q. Chen, P. Chen, and C.K. Cheng, “From Circuit Theory, Simulation to SPICE_Diego: A Matrix Exponential Approach for Time-Domain Analysis of Large-Scale Circuits,” IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, pp. 16-34, issue 2, 2016. (Invited Paper)
3.Q. G. Mei, W. Schoenmaker and Q. Chen, “An Efficient Transient Electro-Thermal Simulation Framework for Power Integrated Circuits”, IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 832-843, Oct. 2015. 
4.Q. Chen, J. Li, C. Y. Yam, Y. Zhang, N. Wong and G. H. Chen, “An approximate framework for quantum transport calculation with model order reduction”, Journal of Computational Physics (JCP), 286, pp. 49-61, 2015. 
5.W. Schoenmaker, Q. Chen and P. Galy, “Computation of self-induced magnetic field effects including the Lorentz force for fast-transient phenomena in integrated-circuit devices”, IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 893-902, Jun. 2014. 
6.L. Meng, Z. Yin, C. Y. Yam, S. Koo, Q. Chen, N. Wong and G. H. Chen, “Frequency-domain multiscale quantum mechanics/electromagnetics simulation method”, Journal of Computational Chemistry (JCC), vol. 139, no. 24, pp. 244111, Dec. 2013. 
7.C. Y. Yam, J. Peng, Q. Chen, S. Markov, J. Z. Huang, N. Wong, W. C. Chew and G. H. Chen, “A multi-scale modeling of junctionless field-effect transistors”, Applied Physics Letters (APL), vol. 103, no. 6, pp. 062109 (1-5), Aug. 2013. 
8.Q. Chen, S. L. Ho and W. N. Fu, “A new low radiation wireless transmission system in mobile phone application based on magnetic resonant coupling”, IEEE Trans. on Magnetics (TMAG), vol. 49, no. 7, pp. 3476-3479, Jul. 2013. 
9.Q. Chen, W. Schoenmaker, G. H. Chen, L. J. Jiang and N. Wong, “A numerically efficient formulation for time-domain electromagnetic-semiconductor co-simulation for fast-transient systems”, IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 802-806, May 2013. 
10.Q. Chen, S. L. Ho, and W. N. Fu, “Numerical investigation of magnetic resonant coupling technique in inter-chip communication via electromagnetics-TCAD coupled simulation”, IEEE Trans. on Magnetics (TMAG), vol. 48, no. 11, pp. 4253-4256, Oct. 2012. 
11.S. H. Weng*, Q. Chen*, and C. K. Cheng, “Time-domain analysis of large-scale circuits by matrix exponential method with adaptive control”, IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), vol. 31, no. 8, pp. 1180-1193, Aug. 2012. (*Equally contributing authors) 
12.Q. Chen, S. H. Weng, and C. K. Cheng, “A practical regularization technique for modified nodal analysis in large-scale time-domain circuit simulation”, IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), vol. 31, no. 7, pp. 1031-1040, Jul. 2012. 
13.L. Meng, C. Y. Yam, S. Koo, Q. Chen, N. Wong, and G. H. Chen, “Dynamic multiscale quantum mechanics/electromagnetics simulation method”, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (JCTC), vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 1190-1199, Feb. 2012. 
14.C. Y. Yam, L. Y. Meng, G. H. Chen, Q. Chen and N. Wong, “Multiscale quantum mechanics/electromagnetics simulation for electronic devices”, Journal of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP), vol. 13, no. 32, pp. 14365-14369, Jun. 2011. (Invited Paper)
15.Q. Chen, W. Schoenmaker, P. Meuris and N. Wong, “An effective formulation of coupled electromagnetic-TCAD simulation for extremely high frequency onwards”, IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 866-876, Jun. 2011. 
16.C. U. Lei, Y. Wang, Q. Chen and N. Wong, “A decade of vector fitting development: applications on signal/power integrity”, IAENG Trans. on Engineering Technologies, vol. 1285, pp. 435-449, The American Institute of Physics, Oct. 2010.
17.Q. Chen, H. W. Choi and N. Wong, “Robust simulation methodology for surface roughness loss in interconnect and package modelings”, IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), vol. 28, no. 11, pp. 1654-1665, Nov. 2009. 
18.Q. Chen and N. Wong, “Efficient numerical modeling of random rough surface effects in interconnect resistance extraction”, Intl. Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications (IJCTA), vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 751-763, Aug. 2009.