Patrick Fay

Patrick Fay

Stinson Professor of Nanotechnology, Electrical Engineering






261 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering

Areas of Interest

Prof. Patrick Fay’s primary research interests focus on:

  • design, fabrication, and characterization of microwave, millimeter-wave, and power electronic devices and circuits
  • micromachining techniques for the fabrication of microwave components and packaging
  • high-speed optoelectronic devices and optoelectronic integrated circuits for fiber optic telecommunications

He is a Fellow of the IEEE and serves as an IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Lecturer. He has published 11 book chapters and more than 400 articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He holds seven patents.

Prof. Fay received the Department of Electrical Engineering’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 1998 and 2018 and the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015.



Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1991