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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. Chen’s group conducts multidisciplinary research dedicated to applied electromagnetics, wireless microsensors and integrated systems, wireless technologies for RFID, IoT and 5G applications, as well as electromagnetism at the nanoscale, including plasmonics,  nanophotonics and optical metamaterials.


Selected Publications

Summary: 85 journal papers (including Nature, Nature Electronics, and numerous IEEE transactions), 90 conference papers, one book, eight book chapters, and ten US patents (>3,600 citations; h-index: 31). 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

Notable Honors

2018, NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

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

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

2019, ACES Early Career Award, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society


Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Texas at Austin, 2013

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

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