Principle Investigator

3K9A8029

Prof. Pai-Yen Chen [Bio; CV in PDF; Google Scholar]
Office: Room 1101, Sciences and Engineering Offices (SEO)

Dr. Pai-Yen Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas in 2013. He has been involved in multidisciplinary research on high-frequency electronics, applied electromagnetics, wireless micro/nano-sensors and integrated systems, and nano-electromagnetism in plasmonics and nanophotonics. He has published a great number of papers (which include Nature, Nature Electronics, and numerous IEEE transactions) and 9 US patents in these fields. He was a recipient of NSF CAREER Award, SPIE Rising Researcher Award, IEEE Sensors Council Early Career Award, IEEE Raj Mittra Travel Grant (RMTG) Award, ACES Early Career Award, Young Scientist Award from Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), International Union of Radio Science (URSI), and URSI Commission B: Electromagnetics, College of Engineering Faculty Research Award, Air Force Research Laboratory Faculty Fellowship, Donald Harrington Fellowship, University of Texas Professional Development Award, and quite a few best student paper awards and travel grants from IEEE conferences. He currently serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification (IEEE JRFID), and IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (IEEE-JERM), and was Guest Editor for several international journals.

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Graduate Students

Xuecong Nie
PhD student – August 2019 to present
MS – 2018, University of Michigan
BS – 2016, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Office: Room 4210, Science and Engineering Laboratories West

Zhilu Ye
PhD student – August 2019 to present
MS – 2018, Arizona State University
BS – 2016, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Office: Room 4210, Science and Engineering Laboratories West

Mingye Yang
PhD student – August 2019 to present
MS – 2018, Wayne State University
BS – 2016, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Office: Room 4210, Science and Engineering Laboratories West

Nabeel A. Alsaab
PhD student – August 2019 to present
MS, Wayne State University
Office: Room 4210, Science and Engineering Laboratories West

Yi-Huan Chen
PhD student – August 2019 to present
MS, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
BS, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Office: Room 4210, Science and Engineering Laboratories West

Asim Mohammed A. Alkhaibari
PhD student – May 2020 to present
MS, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia
BS, King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia
Office: Room 4210, Science and Engineering Laboratories West

Hà Trung Dũng
PhD student – September 2020 to present
MS-2019, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
BS-2015, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
Office: Room 4210, Science and Engineering Laboratories West

Lab Alumni

Thank you so much, my past and current coworkers for your hard work and dedication, and for maintaining a productive and inspiring work environment. I am grateful beyond measure to work with you! 

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Dr. Liang Zhu
Research Scientist, X-wave Innovation Inc.
PhD student 2016-2021

Dr. Maryam Sakhdari
Principle Technologist, Timken Corp.
PhD student,  2015 – 2019

Dr. Mehdi Hajizadegan
Entrepreneurial Lead, NSF I-Corps
Research Staff, UI Health
PhD student,  2015 – 2019

Prof. Nasser Alkhaldi
Assistant Professor, Jubail Industrial College, Saudi Arabia
PhD student,  2015 – 2019

Prof. Qingsong Cui
Lecturer, Central Michigan University
Postdoctoral fellow, 2015 – 2017

Prof. Mohamed Abdelrazik
Professor, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Visiting Scholar, January 2017 – July 2017

Haysam Kadry
Engineer, Ford Motor Company
PhD student,  2016 – 2018

Mohit Manhas
MS student/Educational outreach assistant
2016 – 2018