Sheldon Chang

Sheldon Chang
Associated organizations
New York University


Sheldon S. L. Chang (IRE Senior Member 1953, and Fellow 1961) was born in China, on 20 January 1920. He attended Yenching University, Peking; National Southwest Associated University, Kunming; and Tsinghua University in Kunming, and received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics, in 1942 and 1944, respectively. He won a scholarship by competitive examination for studying electrical communication at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, in 1945, and received the Ph.D. from Purdue, in 1947.

Chang was an Instructor at Purdue, from 1947 to 1948, and Research and Development Engineer with Robbins and Myers, Inc., Springfield, Ohio, from 1948 to 1952. He joined the faculty of New York University, in 1952, and held the rank of Professor of Electrical Engineering in 1962.

In 1962, Chang was an IRE Fellow as well as a member of AIEE, ASEE, the American Physical Society, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi.