Chen Tsai, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at UC Irvine, was recently awarded the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award for Research Achievement from National Taiwan University. Tsai, who earned his undergraduate degree from NTU in 1957, was recognized in the area of Applied Science and Engineering for his contributions in integrated optics and ultrasonics science and technology. His research group is currently undertaking projects on ultrasonic nozzles for biomedical applications, silicon-based nanophotonics and magnetic microwave devices.