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Ping King Tien

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Biography

Tien received the 1979 IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award "For contributions to integrated optics technology." He is recognized most widely for his research in microwave amplifiers and integrated optical circuits.

Tien earned his M.S. (1948) and PhD (1951) from Stanford University. He joined Bell Labs in 1952, where he spent over thirty years. During his career with Bell Labs, Tien headed several research teams. He has held numerous fellowships and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, and the Third World Academy of Sciences.