He currently works as a Research Staff Member at the IBM Austin Research Laboratory, serving as the technical lead for the design tools group, primarily working on physical synthesis algorithms and flows. Chuck has published over 80 conference and journal papers, has been awarded 20 patents, and has received the Best Paper
Award from the ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference three times. He is also a co-editor for the forthcoming book, the Physical Design Handbook. Chuck has served as the chair for the
Tau Workshop on Timing Issues and the International Symposium on Physical Design. He also serves as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design. For his work in
mentoring SRC funded research, he received the Mahboob Khan Mentor Award in 2001. Chuck was named an IEEE Fellow in 2005.