Lan Jen Chu


Lan Jen Chu
Hweiying, Kiangsu, China
Associated organizations
MIT Rad Lab
Fields of study


Lan Jen Chu (IRE Associate 1939, Senior Member, 1948, and Fellow 1952) was born in Hweiying, Kiangsu, China, on 24 August 1913. He received the B.S. degree in electrical power from Chiao Tung University, Shanghai, China, and the S.M. and the Sc.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge in 1935 and 1938, respectively.

He served as a Consultant to the Radiation Laboratory and the Radio Research Laboratory, Harvard University, from 1942 to 1945, on various electromagnetic problems. He joined the staff of the Radiation Laboratory, M.I.T. in 1942 and during the last years of World War II, he supervised research and design of many special antennas for radar and communication applications. In 1945, he served as an Expert Consultant to the Secretary of War and was sent to China to head the Advisory Specialist Group to the U.S. Armed Forces in China.

In 1962, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at M.I.T. and a staff member of the Research Laboratory of Electronics. At the time, he was a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Academia Sinica, and a member of Sigma Xi.