2016 Sam Chieh
Jia-Chi Samuel Chieh
SASE ENGINEER/ SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR (GOVERNMENT)
Ph.D.EE, Electronics Engineer, AWAR Systems Center Pacific
Dr. Chieh is being recognized for his work in the area of radio frequency (RF) and microwave technologies for a variety of DoD and civilian applications. His current research activities include millimeter-wave (75-110 GHz) transmitters for next generation satellite communications. He is currently a project manager for several R&D efforts and the technical lead securing nearly $2M in research funding. Dr. Chieh also shows commitment to STEM fields outside of work by serving as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego. He is also an active member of his community in San Diego, volunteering his time at the non-profit organization Bridge of Hope San Diego, whose goal is to help families in transition.