TEANECK, N.J. — Bernard Ru-Shao Cheo, PhD, of Teaneck, died Sunday, Nov. 27. He was 86.
He is survived by his wife, Lihsiang, PhD., (nee Shang); children, L. Wayne and the late L. Louise; siblings, Ruchi Huang, PhD., Rubin Chow, PhD. and Thomas Chow PhD; grandchildren, Michael B. Wong, Christopher A. Wong and Michelle C. Sanford; and great-grandchildren, Grace Louise and Langston Ellis.
He was a professor emeritus of Polytechnic University (presently, Polytechnic Institute of New York University). In a career of half century, his work has spanned a very broad spectrum of subject areas, with about 100 publications. Subjects include antenna theory, mm wave communication systems, radar, plasma/ fusion physics, gyrotrons, nonlinear waves, linear accelerators and solid state RF/ microwave amplifiers.
Cheo provided consulting services to various industrial and government organizations, including Grumman, Norden, Bell Labs, US Army ETDL, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He had three U.S. patents. He began his academic career at New York University in 1962 as a faculty member of the Department of Electrical Engineering. He has directed numerous Ph.D. students at NYU and Polytechnic with strong dedication.
He is a member of Honor Societies for Scientist and engineer, Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi. In 1988; he received the Polytechnic Sigma Xi Citation. He received a BS from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, MS degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, all in electrical engineering.
Cheo was the founder and president of Aria Microwave Systems Inc., which he formed upon his retirement in 1996. The venture successfully received money from the Department of Defense for research and development for active radio frequency cavity amplifier. In addition, he had a deep and broad appreciation of Chinese and Western history, poetry and literature , as well as a profound love of classical music.
Friends and family will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Volk Leber Funeral Home, 789 Teaneck Road, Teaneck. Cremation will be private. A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at Teaneck Presbyterian Church, 1 Church St., Teaneck.