AIDRC Seminar Series - Prof. Fan Yang

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Prof. Fan Yang

Tsinghua University, China

18th October 2022, 4:00pm - 5:00pm (GST)



Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS): A Pearl in Surface Electromagnetics


From frequency selective surfaces to Huygens metasurfaces, novel electromagnetic surfaces have been emerging in both scientific exploration and engineering applications. Many intriguing phenomena occur on these surfaces, and novel devices and applications have been proposed accordingly, which have created an exciting paradigm in electromagnetics, the so-called “Surface Electromagnetics (SEM)”. As a representative example, Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) exhibits promising potential in communications, radars, imaging applications. This report will briefly introduce the development of surface electromagnetics, and then focus on the RIS design and typical applications. Finally, the future development prospects of SEM and RIS will be discussed with participating experts and scholars.


Fan Yang is a Professor at Electronic Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, China, and a Fellow of IEEE. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, and the Ph.D. degree from University of California at Los Angeles. Prof. Yang’s research interests include antennas, surface electromagnetics, computational electromagnetics, and applied electromagnetic systems. He has published six books, eight book chapters, and over 500 journal articles and conference papers. Dr. Yang served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagation (TAP), Associate Editor-in-Chief for Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, and TPC chair of 2014 IEEE AP-S International Symposium. He is a co-founder of Beijing Actenna Inc., which focuses on RIS hardware and system applications.