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A Royal Handshake with Professor Yang Hao
31 January 2017

Professor Yang Hao was invited by the IET as one of the recipients of IET AF Harvey Research Prize to attend the official reopening of IET London: Savoy Place in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal.


A Royal Handshake with Professor Yang Hao

Professor Yang Hao was invited by the IET as one of the recipients of IET AF Harvey Research Prize to attend the official reopening of IET London: Savoy Place in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal.

EECS Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have made an object disappear by using a material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object’s surface.
Antennas Professor Wins a prestigious IET international prize
£300,000 research prize set to help transform satellite and mobile communications! Professor Yang Hao from Queen Mary University of London has today been announced as the winner of the £300,000 IET A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize. He was chosen from high-calibre candidates from across the world as a result of his outstanding contributions in the fields of microwave, antennas and electromagnetics.
QMUL Microwave Pioneer to Receive Sir Frank Whittle Medal
Internationally renowned British microwave engineer Professor Peter Clarricoats CBE FREng FRS (Antennas Emeritus Professor and FOunder of the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group at QMUL) is to receive one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s highest accolades, the Sir Frank Whittle Medal, for his influential achievements spanning more than half a century.
Themed Issue of Phil Trans A published online
Themed issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A published, collected and edited by QUEST researchers from the Antennas Group at QMUL and colalborating institutes.
Double Best Paper Awards for Antennas Academic
Dr Maged Elkashlan from the Antennas Group receives the best paper award at IEEE ICC 2014 in Sydney, Australia and at CHINACOM 2014 in Maoming, China
Book on Body-Area and Wireless Sensors for Healthcare by Antennas Researchers ... Featured!
A book, "Co-operative and Energy Efficient Body Area and Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications, 1st Edition", has been published by Elsevier. The book is featured on the EDN Europe website and the article author stated ... "deal specifically with emerging opportunities and challenges in the healthcare sector, with novel applications enabled by low-power electronics and “Internet of Things” developments." It is based on research conducted in the Antennas Group and co-authored by current and past members of the group.
Antennas PhD Student Wins Award at ‘Engineering Yes 2014’
Miss Miss Nishtha Chopra, a PhD student in the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group at the School of Electronic and Computer Engineering was one of the participants of 'Engineering Yes 2014' at which she received an award.
Antennas member selected for UK URSI Panel
Dr Akram Alomainy will join the UK URSI Panel in September 2014 - See more at:
BAE collaboration with QUEST
Combination of spatial transformations and composite materials generates interest - See more at:
Video Analytics for Audience Measurement in Retail and Digital Signage
Prof Andrea Cavallaro is one of the organisers of the Video Analytics for Audience Measurement in Retail and Digital Signage (VAAM) workshop in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Stockholm, Sweden, 24 August 2014.
Call for Multimodal Grand Challenges 2014
Dr Hatice Gunes is the chair of the ICMI Multimodal Grand Challenges, 12-16 November 2014.
First International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR 2013)
First International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR 2013)
New study reveals communications potential of graphene
Providing secure wireless connections and improving the efficiency of communication devices could be another application for graphene, as demonstrated by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and the Cambridge Graphene Centre.
IET Electronics Letters Founded by Prof. Clarricoats of EECS celebrates its 50th Anniversary
The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of its leading publications, Electronics Letters. Please check the following link for further information ( Prof. Peter Clarricoats of the Antennas Group at QMUL is the founding editor of the publication and has served as an editor for the journal for over 40 years. Please check the following link (, where Prof Clarricoats and Sir Eric Ash talk about how the journal started and also the role it had in changing the field of electronic engineering.
Antennas Group Academic wins Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondment to work with NPL
During the secondment, which is planned for April to November 2014, Dr Alomainy will work on improving and creating new techniques to develop traceable and cost-effective measurement solutions for characterising the performance of wireless body-worn devices to aid development of on-body antenna systems. In addition, an essential aim of the secondment is to develop a set of resources used in teaching and student’s project placements of advanced experimental techniques used in assessing wearable radio devices performance in general communication electronics and hence feed into state-of-the-art teaching and learning in QMUL.
Book chapter on UWB Diversity in Healthcare
Our book chapter on "Antenna Diversity Techniques for Enhanced Ultra-Wideband Body-Centric Wireless Networks in Healthcare" by Qammer H. Abbasi, Akram Alomainy and Yang Hao from Antennas at QMUL to appear in 'Ultra-Wideband and 60 GHz Communications for Biomedical Applications' to be published by Springer in early 2014
QMUL Institute of Bioengineering funds Antennas Researcher to work on Nano-communications
The Antennas Group (Dr Akram Alomainy) to work with The Blizard Institute (Prof. Mike Philpott) on theoretical and practical aspects of nano-communication for future healthcare with funding from QMUL Institute of Bioengineering to support a PhD student for 3 years.
Antennas Group Dr Rostyslav Dubrovka and Dr Robert Donnan secure around £0.5m for THz Science
Dr Rostyslav Dubrovka and Dr Robert Donnan were successful in securing around £0.5m from EPSRC to work on 'Active Quasi-Optics for High-Power THz'. The work is in collaboration and support of Physics at QMUL, NPL, Cobham and TeraView for 36 months.
Antennas Group Research on Polarisation Reconfigurable Antennas for Cognitive Radio on
Dr Akram Alomainy of the Antennas Group is interviewed by Faculti Media on our latest research regarding reconfigurable antennas for Cognitive Radio applications.
QMUL in Motion - Antennas Group collaboration with The William Harvey Institue at QMUL
The Antennas group (Dr Akram Alomainy) co-organised an exciting event on Motion research, education and industrial applications at QMUL. Attendance was great and the day was very interactive and resulted in many collaborations and potentially a new degree programme in the making.
QMUL Antennas & EM in Digital Shoreditch 2013 Festival
The Antennas Group at QMUL had strong presence in Digital Shoreditch 2013 in the summer with special mentions and talks; Dr Akram Alomainy presented at Digital Shoreditch 2013 'Start me up' about turning science fiction to reality including invisibility and Antennas excellent high quality measurement lab had a mention at Digital Shoreditch 2013 as great places for supporting and starting up creative industries.
Antennas & EM for Telerobotics Research
Dr Akram Alomainy from the Antenna and Electromagnetics Group has teamed up with the Shadow Robot Company to secure funding from the Technology Strategy Board, working on using radio systems and signals for Technologies to Control Advance Telerobotics.
Prof. Yang Hao elected as fellow of the IEEE
Prof. Yang Hao from the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group in EECS has been elected as fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) as part of the newly elevated members in 2013. This election is quite competitive and he was awarded in recognition of his contribution to Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications.
Second Edition of the Popular and Highly Cited Book on Body-Centric Wireless Communications is Out
The second edition of the highly cited book on Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications is now available. The book is edited by Prof. Peter S Hall from University of Birmingham and also Prof. Yang Hao from the Antennas Research Group at QMUL. The second edition also includes contribution chapters by researchers in the Antennas Group including Dr Akram Alomainy.
Becoming invisible with the swish of a cloak as in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels could soon be a reality with a £4.5m research project led by Queen Mary, University of London.
New Book on Antennas for Satellite Navigation By ANTENNAS Researchers
A group of researchers in the antennas group at QMUL, including Prof. Parini, Prof. Chen and Prof. Collins have published a book on "Antennas for Global Navigation Satellite Systems".
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