Date of release: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dr Yi Wang, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, has recently secured funding from Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) under the First Grant scheme for a project entitled "Synthesis and new applications of multi-port filtering networks".

As principal investigator, he will be using the funding to develop the theoretical framework for the design of a novel category of microwave devices that are critical for wireless mobile communications and space applications.

Dr Wang said "I am so excited to have received this grant after a very competitive application process. This adventurous project promises to deliver more compact and lighter microwave filtering and distribution devices with uncompromised performance for payloads in satellites as well as base stations in wireless communication systems. The project will also tackle practical implementation challenges in real application scenarios."

Dr Wang's general research in microwave engineering not only underpins device technologies for future wireless communication systems in the landscape of Internet of Things (IoT), but also benefits hospitals and patients where wireless sensors are being invented for remote health monitoring, non-invasive diagnostics and treatments.

The award will fund a postdoctoral research associate for 16 months.

The project will have close links with three industrial partners – ESTEC/European Space Agency, Huawei Technologies, and BAE Systems. These are high-profile international players in their respective fields - space, telecommunications and security.

Greenwich is well equipped for research in microwave engineering and wireless mobile communications.  The Faculty of Engineering and Science host a communications laboratory worth over £1M with state-of-the-art microwave and antenna testing facility, which has been recently upgraded.