Scott Chen

​Scott Chen
School School of Engineering and Technology
ProgramBachelor of Engineering - Electronic Systems Engineering
Academic and Professional Designations
  • Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), University of Waterloo
  • B.A.Sc (Electronics Engineering), Simon Fraser University
  • P.Eng. (in application)

Title Professor
Courses Taught
  • EECE71355 - Engineering Project II (W20, W21)
  • EECE73250 - Engineering Project V (F19, F20)
  • INFO72220 - Operating System (F19, F20)
  • MATH71620 / 71630 - Engineering Mathematics I and II (F19, F20, W20, W21)
  • PROG71985 - Introduction to Computer Programming (W20, W21)
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Sensor and sensor instrumentation, RF electronics circuits and PCB design
    • EM Theory and microwave engineering
  • Embedded system design
    • Microcontroller platform design
    • FPGA platform design with VHDL
    • Firmware development via C and assembly
  • OOD and procedural programming language courses
    • Assembly, C, C++, C#, Java
    • Interactive Game Design in Unity
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • Technical Project Manager / Assistant Program Manager, North (Thalmic Labs), Waterloo, ON
    • Project manager leading multidiscipline "Focal" smart glasses technical projects via agile methodology
    • Assistant program manager for the second generation "Focal 2.0" smart glasses program
    • RF/electrical engineering and microfabrication process engineering technical support
  • Senior Sensor System Engineer Lead, Sober Steering, Waterloo, ON
    • Wearable sensor system for transdermal biomarker monitoring and other biomedical applications on ARM-based embedded target
    • Productization-driven technical project lead, RFP submission to NIH
  • Embedded System Engineer, Equustek Solutions, Vancouver, BC

Intel 8088-based Zilog embedded system programming in Assembly, C, and C++

Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications
  • US Patent 9,958,444B2 - "Apparatus, Systems and Methods for Sensing an Analyte such as Ethanol"
  • W.T. Chen, R.R. Mansour, "Miniature Gas Sensor and Sensor Array with Single and Dual Modes RF Dielectric Resonators", IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 66, no. 8, pp. 3697-3704, 2018
  • W.T. Chen, K.M.E. Stewart, C.K. Yang, R.R. Mansour, J. Carroll, A. Penlidis, "Wearable RF Sensor Array Implementing Coupling-Matrix Readout Extraction Technique", IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 63, no. 12, pp. 4157-4168, 2015
Additional Information


  • High performance Resonant Sensor Design and Sensor Instrumentation
  • Cleanroom micro/nanofabrication skills with monolithic sensor system integration
  • RF-MEMS and biocompatible MEMS and IC design
  • MEMS/NEMS cleanroom fabrication skills
  • Cryogenic Characterization Equipment
  • Computer and processor architecture
  • Experienced Microcontrollers / Microprocessors
    • Arm Cortex-series, Motorola HC-series
  • Experienced FPGA/CPLD
    • Xilinx Virtex, Spartan FPGAs, Lattice CPLDs
  • Multi-User Microfabrication Processes
    • PolyMUMPs, SOIMUMPs, MIT-LL 8-Layer Nb MUMPs
  • Programming languages: Assembly, C, C++, C#, Java, VHDL/Verilog, Python
  • Operating System: MS Windows, Linux (Ubutntu, RPi OS/Debian), Android
  • Development IDE / Engine: Unity Engine, Arm Keil, Android Studio, Visual Studio, Dev C++
  • 2D Graphics: Clip Studio Art, IllustStudio, MangaStudio EX