Date of release: Friday, February 26, 2016

More than 50 researchers and engineers across the UK from both industry and academia attended the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Active and Passive Device Seminar at the University of Greenwich.

This was a national event organized by the IET RF and Microwave Technology Network, and hosted by Dr Yi Wang from the Department of Engineering Science and his research team.

The seminar showcased some of the latest development of RF and microwave passive and actives devices and system. Papers were presented covering a wide range of topics from theory, design to applications. The event was sponsored by National Instruments, Computer Simulation Technology and Toshiba.

RF and microwave device technologies serve many industrial sectors from telecommunications, satellites, electronics, to defense and security. The demand for small, efficient and smart components in the next generation 5G communications and future space missions is the major drive of the research and development work.

The IET is one of the world's largest engineering institutions. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. The IET's mission statement is "working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing the members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers."