Zhen Peng

Zhen Peng


University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA


  • 2019, Transactions Past Associate Editors, MTT Transactions, Publications**
  • Member, AI and Machine Learning Based Technologies for Microwaves Working Group, Technical Coordination & Future Directions Committee, Standing Committees**


Zhen Peng (M’05–SM’09) is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and information science from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in electromagnetics and microwave engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 2008. From 2009 to 2013, he was a Senior Research Associate with the ElectroScience Laboratory, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.
His research is directed towards a long-term goal of replicating wave physics with intelligent algorithms on state-of-the-art computers, where virtual experiments can be performed for the prediction, discovery, and design of complex systems at unprecedented scales. In pursuit of the long-term goal, the recent research focuses on three subjects: (1) supercomputing-enabled design-through-analysis towards extreme-scale electromagnetic problems, (2) physics-oriented statistical wave analysis integrating order and chaos, and (3) data-driven computational electrodynamics with machine intelligence. His research work has an extensive impact on both the civilian and commercial engineering applications, including advanced antennas, radio frequency integrated circuits, electromagnetic interference and compatibility, signal and power integrity, and wireless communication.
Dr. Peng has authored and co-authored over 40 journal papers, 120 conference papers, 28 invited talks, and 4 short courses. He is a recipient of 2018 U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2018 Best Transaction Paper Award – IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 2018 ICEAA IEEE – AWPC Award, 2017 IEEE Albuquerque Section Outstanding Young Engineer Award, 2016 UNM Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department’s Distinguished Researcher Award, 2015 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Early Career Award, 2014 IEEE Antenna and Propagation Sergei A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award, and a number of Young Scientist Awards and Best Paper Awards from various conferences.
Dr. Peng is currently a senior member of IEEE, a member of The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), The Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale (URSI), Commission B&E, United States National Committee (USNC) of the Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale (URSI), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

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