David C. Chang
Brooklyn, New York
Dr. David C. Chang, an internationally recognized scholar of electromagnetics, was named ninth president of Polytechnic University in 1994. Previously, Dr. Chang was dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Arizona State University for two years.
Dr. Chang holds a masterís and a doctoral degree in applied physics from Harvard University and a bachelorís degree in electrical engineering from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. He is a specialist in electromagnetic theory; antennas and waveguide analysis; monolithic microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuits; integrated and fiber optics; and electromagnetic compatibility and interference.
He was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1986, is past president of the IEEE Professional Society on Antennas and Propagation and is past chair of the U.S. National Committee of the International Scientific and Radio Union, among many other professional affiliations. He serves in a number of civic capacities, including partner, New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce; member, New York Academy of Sciences; director, Regional Plan Association; and is on the executive board, MetroTech Business Improvement District. In addition, Dr. Chang is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the Advisory Council of the Gates Millennium Scholars and is on the board of the Fedders Corp.