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Payam Nayeri


Phone: 805-756-6370
Office: 20A-318

Curriculum Vitae

Spring 2024 Schedule


Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:10-8:30 AM  



EE 375-04


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EE 314-01


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Teaching and Research Interests

  • Antennas and Phased Arrays
  • Surface Electromagnetics, Intelligent Electromagnetic Surfaces
  • Microelectronics, Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Devices
  • Wireless Communication Systems 
  • Array Processing and Digital Beamforming

Payam Nayeri received the B.Sc. degree in applied physics in 2004 from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 2007 from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2012 from the University of Mississippi, University, MS, USA. From 2014 to 2022 he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines holding various positions. He joined the Electrical Engineering department at California Polytechnic State University as an Assistant Professor in 2022. His research interests are in wireless communication systems with a focus on surface electromagnetics, antennas and phased arrays, reflectarrays and array lenses, digital arrays and array processing, microwave and millimeter-wave devices, and application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and mathematical programming techniques to these domains. His work has been funded by government and industry research grants such as by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Keysight Technologies, and National Instruments, totaling over $1.4 million. He is the lead author of the book Reflectarray Antennas: Theory, Designs, and Applications (Wiley-IEEE Press, 2018), and has authored/co-authored three books and over 95 journal articles and conference papers.

Prof. Nayeri is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of URSI (Commission B), and since 2019, has been serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. He’s also a member of  Sigma Xi and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He serves on the steering and organizing committee of several international symposiums, such IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and IEEE International Microwave Symposium. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award in 2010, the University of Mississippi Graduate Achievement Award in Electrical Engineering in 2011, Best Student Paper Award at the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium in 2013, National Instruments Academic Research Award in 2017, and the Electrical Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award at Colorado School of Mines in 2021. His students have also received notable awards such as the 2019 IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship, and the 2019 IEEE AP-S SPC honorable mention.


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