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Journeying from the 'cold' to the 'hot' microwaves

Lunch and Learn Session

13 Jun 2024 /  
12:30pm - 1:30pm
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From the historical tragedy of the Titanic to the Big Bang theory, and from the emerging realms of quantum computing, airport security scanning, to the impending era of next-generation wireless/mobile communications, such as 6G, our fascination with the microwave segment of the electromagnetic spectrum has evolved—from the colder side of hundreds of megahertz, to the hotter end with terahertz waves. 

In this presentation, Chong Li, Professor of Microwave Engineering from the University of Glasgow, will provide insights into key developments in the relatively brief history of microwave engineering.

Furthermore, he will share his visionary perspectives on the imminent future of this dynamic field.

This webinar will be introduced and moderated by Dr Alex Gavrilakis, EM Technical Network Chair.

Radio-frequency (RF) and Microwave


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

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13 Jun 2024 

12:30pm - 1:30pm

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  • Electromagnetics TN


Dr Alex Gavrilakis

Senior Design Engineer on EMC - Network Rail

Dr Alex Gavrilakis is a Senior Design Engineer on EMC for Network Rail since 2016. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Senior Member of IEEE and Chair of IET EM Technical Network Executive Committee.

Currently, Alex’s main technical focus is on the EMC effects of railways traction power and harmonics on railway systems and third-party interfaces

Professor Chong Li

Professor of Microwave Engineering - James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow

Chong Li is the Professor of Microwave Engineering at the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow (UoG), Glasgow, UK. He completed his PhD in developing monolithic millimetre-wave signal sources and integrated circuits from the UoG in 2011. Following on this, he became a Research Assistant and later a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the same group with a focus on terahertz imaging systems. 

In January 2014, he transitioned to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) where he led projects on antenna and over-the-air (OTA) measurements, ultrafast measurements, and on-wafer measurements. 

He returned to the UoG as a Lecturer in 2017 and founded the Microwave and Terahertz Electronics (MaTE) group. Presently, his research group concentrates on III-V semiconductor transistors, monolithic integrated circuits, antennas, metasurfaces and their applications. 




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