Condolence: Dear Chen Family,
I was very touched by the memorial in Friday's paper. Dr. Chen hired me as student intern at the Honeywell Research Center in the mid 70s, at a time when there were no established program for doing so. He was extremely generous with his time and we published a couple papers together. We lost touch after a few years and in recent years it occurred to me that his research in optical recording was way ahead of its time. I glad to see that he contributed to the commercial success of optical recording. I once made a business trip to Taiwan which I enjoyed immensely and where I felt very comfortable. I didn't think of it at the time, but I'm sure part of the visit was a subtle reminder of working with Dr. Chen. You have my condolences on your loss and I wish your family the very best.