Professor Yang Hao
Title: Professor in
Antennas and Electromagnetics
Tel: Internal:  5341
National: 020 7882 5341
International: +44 20 7882 5341
Fax: National: 020 7882 7997
International: +44 20 7882 7997
Office: Eng. 359
Research Group: Antennas Research Group
Professor Yang Hao received the Ph.D. degree from the Centre for Communications Research (CCR) at the University of Bristol, U.K. in 1998. From 1998 to 2000, he was a postdoc research fellow at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Birmingham, U.K. In May 2000, he joined the Antenna and Electromagnetics Group, Queen Mary, University of London, London, U.K. first as a lecturer and was promoted to Reader in 2005 and to Professor in 2007.
Professor Hao currently leads a £4.6M EPSRC QUEST programme grant on transformation electromagnetics and microwave metamaterials. He is a management board member of Cambridge Graphene Center, which has attracted over £25M funding from UK EPSRC. Over the years, he developed several fully-integrated antenna solutions based on novel artificial materials to reduce mutual RF interference, weight, cost and system complexity for security, aerospace and healthcare. He developed, with leading UK industries, novel and emergent gradient index materials to reduce mass, footprint and profile of low frequency and broadband antennas. He also co-developed the first stable active non-Foster’s metamaterial to enhance usability through small antenna size, high directivity, and tuneable operational frequency. He coined the term ‘Body-centric wireless communications’, i.e. networking among wearable and implantable wireless sensors on the human body. He was the first to characterize and include the human body as a communication medium between on-body sensors using surface and creeping waves. He contributed to the industrial development of the first wireless sensors for healthcare monitoring, digital plaster antennas and textile antennas. Professor Hao is a strategic advisory board member for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), where he is committed to championing RF/microwave engineering for reshaping the future of UK manufacturing and electronics.
Professor Hao is active in a number of areas, including computational electromagnetics, microwave metamaterials and transformation electromagnetics, antennas and radio propagation for body centric wireless networks, active antennas for millimeter/sub-millimeter applications and photonic integrated antennas, graphene and nanomicrowave. Professor Hao has published over 140 journal papers and he was a co-editor and co-author of the books Antennas and Radio Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications (Boston, MA, USA: Artech House, 2006, 2012), and FDTD Modelling of Metamaterials: Theory and Applications (Boston, MA, USA: Artech House, 2008), respectively.
Prof. Hao is an Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS and EPJ Applied Metamaterials. He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION during 2008-2013, and also a Co-Guest Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION in 2009. He was a Vice Chairman of the Executive Team of IET Antennas and Propagation Professional Network. He is currently a member of Board of the European School of Antenna Excellence, a member of EU VISTA Cost Action and the Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials, Metamorphose VI AISBL. He has served as an invited and keynote speaker (ANTEM’05, ISAP’07, LAPC’07, IWAT’10, ICMTCE’11, MobiHealth’11 and ICE’13), a conference General Chair (LAPC’08, Metamaterials’09, IMWS'14), Session Chair and short course organizer at many international conferences. He was elected as a Fellow of the ERA Foundation in 2007, Fellow of the IET in 2010 and Fellow of the IEEE in 2013. He is a holder of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award between 2013 and 2018.
Research News Highlights
- Apr 2014, "Transformation Electromagnetics for Antenna Design" collaborated with Dr Sajad Haq from BAE Systems, has been reported by Financial Times "Flat antennas could transform aircraft design", http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/1e6f2b68-bf71-11e3-a4af-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2yo9aEXQK
- Feb 2014, "Graphene Paper" published by Nature Scientific Reports, has been reported by IEEE Spectrum Nanoclast "Graphene Films Promise Secure Wireless Networks", http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/materials/graphene-films-promise-secure-wireless-networks
- Jan 2014, "Perfect Surface Wave Cloaks" highlighted by Nature Materials, "Rough with the smooth", http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v13/n1/full/nmat3853.html
- Nov 2013, “Scientists create 'perfect solution' to iron out kinks in surfaces”, Electronics Weekly, http://www.engineerlive.com/content/scientists-create-perfect-solution-iron-out-kinks-surfaces
- Jan 2013, “Graphene: Taking the wonder-stuff from dream to reality”, http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/graphene-taking-the-wonder-stuff-from-dream-to-reality
- May 2012, Electronics Weekly, “Personal body networks go wireless at 2.4GHz”, http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/16/05/2012/53666/personal-body-networks-go-wireless-at-2.4ghz.htm
- July 2011, Photonics, “QUEST Begins for Improved Electromagnetic Manipulation”,
- Oct. 2010, Spotlights in Optics, “FDTD analysis of the optical black hole”, http://www.opticsinfobase.org/spotlight/summary.cfm?uri=josab-27-10-2020
- Sept. 2009, “Latest implanted medical devices antennas” in Engineering News.Â Â Â
- Oct. 2008, Interview by IET E&T magazine on Wearable Electronics, “Catwalk goes techno”, http://kn.theiet.org/magazine/issues/0818/catwalk-goes-techno-0818.cfm
- May 2008, Interview by the Engineer, http://www.theengineer.co.uk/Articles/Article.aspx?liArticleID=305907
- Autumn 2007, Interviewed by Environmental Engineering, “Making Waves”
- Nov. 2006, Interview by the Engineer, http://www.theengineer.co.uk/Articles/296873/Switched%20on.htm
- June/July 2003, Feature article by Helen Duncan, ‘Technology Focus on antennas and photonic bandgap structures’, Microwave Engineering Europe. URL: http://img.cmpnet.com/mwee/pdf/techfocusjune03.pdf
- Sept. 2001, Interview by Sara Sowah, EE Times on ‘Microstrip antenna array suits broadband comms’. URL: http://eetuk.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=19204583
P. S. Hall, Y. Hao (editor), Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Networks, ISBN 1-58053-493-7, 314 pages. Copyright 2006, Artech House Publisher.
Yang Hao, Raj Mittra, FDTD Modeling of Metamaterials: Theory and Applications. ISBN-13: 9781596931602. Copyright 2008. Artech House, Incorporated Pub.