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Pai-Yen Chen

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Building & Room:

1101 SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 154, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-2648

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Research Interests

Dr. Pai-Yen Chen's group conducts multidisciplinary research dedicated to applied electromagnetics, antennas, RF and microwave engineering, wireless sensors and integrated systems, metamaterials, and nano-electromagnetism in plasmonics and  nanophotonics.


Selected Publications

Summary: 105 journal papers (including Nature, Nature Electronics, and numerous IEEE transactions), 95 conference papers, one book, 8 book chapters, and 10 US patents (>5,500 citations; h-index: 37). See the publication details at Google Scholar.

Professional Leadership

Chair & Founder, IEEE Chicago Section Sensors Chapter

Associate Editor, IEEE Sensors Journal

Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification

Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology

Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

Notable Honors

2019, ACES Early Career Award, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society

2018, NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

2018, SPIE Rising Researcher Award, Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers

2018, Raj Mittra Travel Grant (RMTG) Award, IEEE-APS

2017, IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional (Early Career) Award, IEEE Sensors Council

2016, 2017, 2019, Young Scientist Award, URSI General Assembly (2017), URSI: Commission B (2016), and PIERS (2019)

2016, Summer Faculty Fellowship, Air Force Research Laboratory

2014, Director Fellowship (declined), Argonne National Laboratory

2013, Professional Development Award, University of Texas at Austin

2012, Fellowship, Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program


Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2013

M.S., National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 2006

B.S., National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 2004

Professional Memberships

IEEE Senior Member
SPIE Member
OSA Member