Silvan T Linn

Silvan received a BID from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada working on the design of smart assistive medical devices, and later an MSD from Arizona State University studying slow technology and new theories of human-machine interfaces. His research interests include advanced rapid prototyping techniques, local-scale manufacturing and product development, new human-machine interface concepts, smart products and embedded technologies.

Ricardo J Gomes

Professor Ricardo Gomes has been a faculty member in the School of Design (formerly the Design and Industry (DAI) Department) at San Francisco State University for over 27 years. He was the Chair of the DAI Department from 2002-2012.  Prof. Gomes coordinates the Design Center for Global Needs and the Shapira Design Archive Project in the School of Design (DES).

Yu Charn Chen

Yu-Charn Chen is an expert in computer-aided design and industrial engineering technology. Chen has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (AutoCAD), computer simulation (PSPICE, LTSPICE, NI Multisim, Electronics Workbench), microcomputer control systems, and Industrial Research & Development (R&D). He has worked as a design engineer for several companies in the U.S.  He also taught ENGR 353Microelectronics + ENGR310 Microelectronics Lab in the School of Engineering at SF State.

Popular Press



“Lowell Hosts 38th CLTAC Mandarin Speech Contest”. Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter 30: 2.


“Stanford Hosts CLTAC Spring Workshop: Experts Speak on Phonetics and Idiom Instruction”. Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter 29: 1.


Presentations (Select)



“The Chinese Dialects in the Face of Standard Language Encroachment: The View from Diglossia and Societal Bilingualism”. 223rd Meeting of  the American Oriental Society, Portland Hilton & Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon, March 16, 2013.


Translations (Select)



[Chinese to English]: “Dog Obscured” (By Hsuan Ye). The Chinese Pen 161 [Autumn 2012]: 70-89.


[Chinese to English]: “Inner Demons” (By Yen Chu). The Chinese Pen 159 [Spring 2012]: 42-55.



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