Dr. Teng was born on September 5, 1926 in Peking, China, where he received his B.S. in 1946 at the Fu Jen University. In 1947, he came to the U.S. and received his M..S. in 1948 and Ph.D. in 1951 at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Teng served as assistant professor, University of Minnesota (1951-1953); associate professor, Wichita State University (1953-1955); leader and later director, Particle Accelerator Division, Argonne National Laboratory (1962-1967); head, Accelerator Division, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (1967-1976); director, Synchrotron Radiation Research Center in Taiwan (1983-1985); head, Accelerator Physics Department, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (1986-1987); director of office special projects, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (1987-189); head, Accelerator Physics, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory (1989-1997); and adjunct professor, University of Wisconsin (1992-1994).
Dr. Teng's major accomplishments in accelerator technology include resonant extraction (and injection) of beam from circular accelerator, RF capture during injection, space charge detuning of elliptical beam, and extension of isochronous sector-focusing field to high energies. He has six patents.
Dr. Teng is very active in civic and professional organizations. He was a board chairman of Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Professions in Chicago (1988-1993); president of the Midwest Chinese Student and Alumni Services (1973-1974); president of the Mid-American Chapter of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society (19631966); and president of the Sigma Xi Honor Society, Wichita Chapter (1954-1955). In addition, he is a member in the Academia Sinica, the American Mathematical Society, the American Association of University Professors, and the American Physical Society.
Dr. Teng received various honors, such as Honorary Chairman in Fu Jen Alumni Association (1984-2002), Honorary Professor in Beijing Normal University, Honorary Advisor in the Institute for High Energy Physics, recipient of gold Medal of Achievement of the Chinese Ministry of Education in 1956, and recipient of Distinguished Service Award of the Immigrants Service League in 1963. Dr. Teng is married to Nancy Huang.