EECS Alumnus Snow Tseng (Ph.D. 05') Named Outstanding Mentor on a National Scale for Taiwanese Higher Education

Since the founding of NTU, he is the first faculty member from the school to be honored for the award.

Prof. Snow Tseng & Taiwan Minister of Education Wen-Chung Pan

EECS alumnus, Prof. Snow Tseng (PhD 05' in EE, Advised by Prof. Taflove) has been bestowed a prestigious recognition from the Government of Taiwan for receiving the Outstanding Mentor Award on a National Scale for higher education.

Snow is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan.  His major research involves rigorously solving Maxwell's equations to model optical propagation and scattering within macroscopic biological random media.

Dr. Taflove spoke of his former pupil, "Since the founding of NTU, Snow is the first NTU faculty member to be honored. I am very proud of my former students accomplishments!"

Prof. Tseng received a B.S. degree in physics from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1994, M.S. degree in physics from University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, in 1997, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in 2005.  In 2004, he was awarded the Outstanding Poster Presentation Award of the Gordon Research Conference of Lasers in Medicine and Biology; next year, he was awarded the Best Student Paper Award of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.  

To expand his horizon, he interned at various institutes, including: Northrop Grumman (aerospace and defense technology company), Sony headquarter in Tokyo (Interaction Laboratory), and Lawrence-Livermore National Laboratory, USA. He became an assistant professor at the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics of National Taiwan University in February 2006, and later promoted to associate professor in 2010. His research interests include optical interactions with biological tissues and electromagnetic wave propagation in random media. In addition to research, he is devoted to inspiring young students.