New 'metals' for microwave and mm-wave passive devices and antennas

Exploring the use of unusual ‘metals’ for microwave and mm-wave devices and antennas

This webinar will discuss two research topics, exploring the use of unusual ‘metals’ for microwave and mm-wave devices and antennas. 

It will first look at the opportunities and challenges of metal 3D printing in microwave devices, especially for high-power space applications using low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) alloys or composites. Professor Wang will then demonstrate the capability of high-precision 3D printing in producing mm-wave and sub-terahertz metallic waveguide filters and antennas up to 500 GHz. 

The second part of the webinar is about the use of ‘liquid metals’ in reconfigurable microwave devices. Professor Wang will present a high-performance tunable phase shifter, a quad-polarisation-reconfigurable antenna and a switchplexer.   

 

  • Radio-frequency (RF) and Microwave
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18 Apr 2024

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Add to Calendar 04/18/2024 12:00 04/18/2024 13:00 New 'metals' for microwave and mm-wave passive devices and antennas This webinar will discuss two research topics, exploring the use of unusual ‘metals’ for microwave and mm-wave devices and antennas.

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RF and Microwave TN

Speakers

Professor Yi Wang

Professor Yi Wang

Professor of Microwave Engineering - University of Birmingham

Professor Yi Wang received a BSc degree in Applied Physics and MSc degree in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China, and a PhD degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK in 2005. 

From 2004 to 2011, he was a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. In 2011, he became a Senior Lecturer and then Reader at the University of Greenwich, UK.

He is currently Professor of Microwave Engineering with the University of Birmingham. He leads the Emerging Device Technology (EDT) Research Lab, specializing in the application of new materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to high frequency devices. He is also the Academic Lead of the Engineering Cleanroom and the Terahertz Measurement Facility at Birmingham. 

He is the author of over 230 research papers. He served the TPC Chair of 2021 European Microwave Conference. His current research interests include: 3D printed microwave and mm-wave devices, waveguide antenna technology, multiport filtering networks, filter-antenna integration, millimeter-wave and sub-terahertz antennas and devices for metrology, communication, and sensing. 

 

 

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