Cullen School of Engineering


Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
N308 Engineering Building 1
Houston, Texas 77004-4005
Phone: 713-743-4400
Fax: 713-743-4444
Department: ece [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu
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Dr. Ji Chen


N 308 Engineering Building 1

Houston, Texas 77204-4005

Tel: 713-743-4423 | Fax: 713-743-4444

Email: jchen18 [at] uh [dot] edu


  • BS Electrical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • MS Electrical Engineering, McMaster University, Canada
  • PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Professional Experience


Staff engineer at Motorola Personal Communication Research Labs in Chicago

Awards and Honors

  • ORISE Fellowship, 2006
  • Motorola Engineering Award, 2000


Research Interests

  • Microprocessor full chip-level interconnect extraction Wireless communication system on chip (SOC) interconnect characterization Computer system EMC/EMI modeling Signal integrity analysis Bioelectromagnetics with applications to MRI systems Computational electromagnetics


Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Yang, P., Y. Chen, W. Bulter, and X. Wu, J. Chen, "Microwave early Detection of Breast Cancers Using a Virtual-Focus Scanning Method," Electromagn. Biol. Med.Vol. 27(3), 312-22, 2008

  • Wu, Dagang, C.R. Liu, J. Chen,"An Efficient FDTD Method for Axially Symmetric LWD Environments," IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Vol. 46(6), 1652 -1656, June 2008.

  • Jackson, D. R., R. Qiang, F. Capolino, and A. A.Oliner, J. Chen, "The Role of Leaky Plasmon Waves in the Directive Beaming of Light through a Subwavelength Aperture,," Optics Express, Vol. 16(26), 21271-21281, 2008.

  • Wu, D., R. Qiang, J. Chen, W. Kainz, and S. Seidman,"Possible Overexposure of Pregnant Women in the Third Trimester Due to Scanning in One Model of Walkthrough Metal Detector," accepted with revision by Phys. Med. Biol., 52, 5735-5748, 2007.

  • Wu, D., R. Qiang, J. Chen, W. Kainz, and S. Seidman,"Safety Evaluation for Walk-through Metal Detector," invited, IEEE EMC Newsletters, 2007.

  • Wu, D., J. Chen and C. Liu, "Numerical Evaluation of Effective Dielectric Properties of Three-Dimensional Composite Materials with Arbitrary Inclusions Using a Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method," Journal of Applied Physics, 2007.

  • Yang, F., J. Chen, R. Qiang, and A. Elsherbeni, "A Simple and Efficient FDTD/PBC Algorithm for Electromagnetic Analysis of Periodic Structures," Radio Science, 2007.

  • Qiang, R., J. Chen, F. Capolino, D.R. Jackson, and D.R. Wilton, "Array Scanning Method-FDTD for Emission of Finite Electromagnetic Sources in Periodic Artificial Materials," IEEE Microwave on Wireless Components Letters, Volume 17, Issue 4, 271-273, April 2007.

  • Barton, R.J., J. Chen, K. Huang, D. Wu, and H.C. Wu, "Performance of Cooperative Time-Reversal Communication in a Mobile Wireless Environment," International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Volume 3, Issue 1, pages 59-68, January 2007.

  • D. Wu, S. Shmsi, J. Chen, R. Liu, and W. Kainz, " Evaluations of Specific Absorption Rate and Temperature Rise Within Pregnant Woman Models in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Birdcage Coils," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 54, Issue 12, Part 2, pp. 4472 - 4478, Dec. 2006.

  • R. Qiang, J. Chen, T. Zhao, K. Han, A. Ruiz, P. Ruchhoeft, and M. Morgan, "Effects of Manufacturing Artifacts on Infrared Filter Performance" Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Volume 48, Issue 9, pp. 1749 - 1754, June 2006.

  • R. Barton, J. , J. Chen, K. Huang, D. Wu, and H.C. Wu, "Performance of cooperative time-reversal communication in a mobile wireless environment," Special issue on sensor and ad hoc networks for International journal of distributed sensor network, Volume 3, Issue1, pp. 59 - 68, Apr. 2006

  • R. Qiang, D. Wu, J. Chen, S. Wang, D. Wilton, and W. Kainz,"An Efficient Two-Dimensional FDTD Method for Bio-electromagnetic Applications," IEEE Trans. on Magnetics, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp. 1391 - 1394, April 2006.

  • H.C. Wu, J. Chen, A. Durresi and H. Zhou, "Automatic Geometry-driven OFDM Quality-of-Service Analysis for Indoor Environments" Journal of Interconnection Networks ,Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 147-162, March 2006.

  • S. Wang, J. Chen, "A Multigrid ADI Method for Two-Dimensional Electromagnetic Simulations," IEEE Trans. Antenna and Propagations, Volume 54, Issue 2, Part 2, pp. 715 - 720, Feb. 2006.

  • S. Wang and J. Chen, "A Performance Study on the Iterative ADI-FDTD Method," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 53, No. 10, pp. 3413-3417, October 2005.

  • R. Qiang, J. Chen, T. Zhao, S. Wang, P. Ruchhoeft, and M. Morgan, "Modeling of Infrared Bandpass Filters using a Three-dimensional FDTD Method," IEE Electronics Letters, Vol. 41, No. 16, pp. 43-44, August 2005.

  • S. Wang, J. Chen and P. Ruchhoeft, "An ADI-FDTD Method for Periodic Structures," IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation, Vol. 53, No. 7, pp. 2343-2346, July 2005.

  • S. Wang and J. Chen, "Pre-iterative ADI FDTD Method for Conductive Medium," IEEE Transaction on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 53, No. 6, Part 1, pp. 1913-1918, June 2005.

  • J. Chen, "Grid Computing for Electromagnetics: Parallel Computing and Beyond," Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society News Letter, pp. 17-19, March 2005.

  • F. Liu, Jose E. Schutt-Aine, and J. Chen, "Full wave analysis and modeling of multiconductor transmission lines", IEEE Trans. on MTT, 2002.

  • M. Kowalski, J. M. Jin, and J. Chen, "Computation of the signal-to-noise ratio of high-frequency magnetic resonance imagers", IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering, 1999.

  • J. Chen, J. M. Jin, "B1 and SAR distribution within the human head excited by birdcage coil during MRI", IEEE Trans. on Bio. Med. Eng., 1998.

  • J. Chen, C. Wu, K.-L. Wu and J. Litva, "Using linear and nonlinear predictor to improve the computational efficiency of FDTD algorithm", IEEE Tans on MTT 1994.

  • F. Liu, J. Schutt-Ain, and J. Chen, "Full wave Analysis of Lossy Transmission lines via 2D-FDTD and Signal Processing Techniques", IEEE APS-2001, Boston, MA.

  • F. Liu, J. Schutt-Ain, and J. Chen, "Printed circuit modeling using cluster computing", IEEE APS-2001, Boston, MA.

  • Ji Chen, Mark Kowalaski, J. M. Jin and L. Latour " Numerical Evlauation of the Signal-to-Noise Ratio of MR Surface Coils using FD-TD and Reciprocity", ISMRM-1999, April, Philadelphia.

  • J. Chen, C. Wu, K.-L. Wu and J. Litva ,"Combining an autoregressive (AR) model with the FD-TD algorithm for improved computational efficiency" IEEE International Microwave Symposium, pp.749-752, June, 1993.