Zhen  Peng


Phone: 505-277-1904

Physical Address

Room 326B
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Building # 46 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC01 1100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2008

BS, Electrical Engineering and Information Science, University of Science and Technology of China, 2003


Dr. Zhen Peng is currently an Assistant Professor at Applied Electromagnetic Group, University of New Mexico (UNM). He was a Senior Research Associate at ElectroScience Lab, The Ohio State University (2010-2013). 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. Dr. Peng is the recipient of 2018 U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2018 Best Transaction Paper Award - IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 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. 

Teaching Interests

  • Computational Methods in Electromagnetics
  • Electromagnetic Wave Theory
  • Microwave Engineering

Research Interests

  • Computational electromagnetics and multi-physics analysis
  • Power integrity (PI) and signal integrity (SI) analyses of integrated circuits (ICs)
  • Simulation-based design of multi-scale metamaterials and reconfigurable antennas

Center/Laboratory/Program Affiliations

  • Applied Electromagnetics Group