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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

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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, QISE, and nano-electromagnetism in plasmonics and nanophotonics.


Selected Publications

Summary: 135 journal papers (including Nature, Nature Electronics, and numerous IEEE transactions), 120 conference papers, one book, 9 book chapters, and 10 US patents (>8,500 citations; h-index: 47). See the publication details at Google Scholar.

Professional Leadership

Board of Directors, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society

Chair & Founder (2019-2021), 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

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

Associate Editor, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters

Notable Honors

2021, Emerging Leader, IOP Measurement Science and Technology

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

2016-2020, Young Scientist Award, URSI General Assembly (2017), URSI: Commission B (2016), and PhotonIcs and Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) (2019)

2016, Summer Faculty Fellowship, Air Force Research Laboratory

2014, Director Fellowship (declined), Argonne National Laboratory

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