EECS Alumnus Snow Tseng (Ph.D. 05') Bestowed "Outstanding Contribution to Life Education" by Taiwan

Only five are named recipients of this annual life education excellence award.

Snow Tseng

EECS alumnus, Prof. Snow Tseng (PhD 05' in EE, Advised by Prof. Allen Taflove) has been recognized for his "Outstanding Contribution to Life Education" by the government of Taiwan. Among all the professors in Taiwan, only five are named recipients of this annual life education excellence award. This award is given to acknowledge professors who have demonstrated outstanding life education.

Prof. Tseng 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.

He 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.  

Prof. Tseng spoke fondly of his time as a student, under Prof. Taflove, "Thank you very much for advising me.  I have learned much about research from you. In addition, you also inspired me to be a good teacher and mentor, and I also enjoy "inspiring" younger students like you."

Earlier this year, Prof. Snow was also elected Chair for 2022 Gordon Research Conferences: Lasers in Medicine & Biology and in 2017, was named 'Outstanding Mentor on a National Scale for Taiwanese Higher Education.

"Just a few days ago, one of my first mentees got married and sent me a message that deeply moved me: 'Snow, you are the most important mentor inmy life.'   I really appreciate your guidance and advice for shaping me into who I am today", said Prof. Tseng.