Taiyun Chi awarded Teaching and Research Excellence Award

For demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research

Taiyun Chi

Taiyun Chi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), has been awarded the Teaching and Research Excellence Award by the George R. Brown School of Engineering. The recognition is given annually to tenure-track faculty members who demonstrate excellence in teaching and research.

“Taiyun has emerged as a research leader in the field of integrated circuits and systems design. His research includes fundamental understanding of integrated circuit theories and how to use them to build new micro-systems for wireless communication and sensing applications.

“Students all praised his level of knowledge and his well-prepared teaching methods. One student said: ‘Dr. Chi is excellent. His command of the material is fantastic, he is skilled at explaining it, and he's friendly and approachable for help. Above all, he is genuinely committed to helping you learn and he’s good at it, too,’” said Edward Knightly, the Sheafor–Lindsay Professor of ECE and computer science.

Chi earned his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017 and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2012. He joined the Rice faculty in 2019 and recently received the NSF CAREER Award. He directs the Rice Integrated Systems and Electromagnetics (RISE) Lab. His research group focuses on developing high-performance integrated circuits and microsystems to advance hardware platforms for high-speed wireless communication, sensing and neuroengineering applications.