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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Professor Yang Hao, PhD FIET FIEEE


Professor of Antennas and Electromagnetics

Telephone: +44 20 7882 5341
Office Hours: Wednesday 13:30-17:00


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. Since 2018, he also serves as the Dean for Research at the Faculty of Science and EngineeringQueen Mary, University of London.
Professor Hao was the PI and the director of a £4.6M EPSRC QUEST programme grant on transformation electromagnetics and microwave metamaterials. Since 2013, he is also a management board member of Cambridge Graphene Center, which has attracted over £25M funding from UK EPSRC and EU Graphene Flagship.
From 2018, he serves as an Adcom member and the publication committee chair for IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. Prof. Hao was also an Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS during 2014 and 2017. He recently founded a new open access journal for metamaterial research and he is now an editor-in-chief for 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 elected as a Fellow of the ERA Foundation in 2007, Fellow of the IET in 2010, Fellow of the IEEE in 2013 and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2020. He is a holder of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award between 2013 and 2018. He also won the IET AF Harvey Research Prize in 2015 and was a co-recipient of the BAE Chairman's Silver Award in 2014.


Microwave and Millimetrewave Electronics (Postgraduate/Undergraduate)

The module covers: RF SPECTRUM: Revision of basic RF spectrum. Radio transmission bands. Regulatory considerations. MODULATION & DEMODULATION: AM & FM modulation principles; basic modulation & demodulation circuits. Digital modulation principles; basic digital modulation & demodulation circuits. BEHAVIOUR OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AT RF: Behaviour of R, L and C at RF; use of reactance plots and reactance charts. Transistor equivalent circuits for RF applications. COUPLING NETWORKS & FILTERS: The design of RF coupling networks; design of basic Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and Band Stop filters. AMPLIFIERS: Revision of basic amplifier circuits. Multi-stage small-signal linear amplifiers. Class B & C amplifiers; switching amplifiers. R.F. & wideband amplifiers. Noise in amplifiers. Principles of feedback & feedforward. Frequency response. MIXERS & OSCILLATORS: Mixer and oscillator theory; basic mixer and oscillator circuits. L.C. tanks, quartz crystals and ceramic resonators. Phase Locked Loops & Frequency Synthesizers.


Research Interests:

  • antennas and radio propagation for body centric wireless communications
  • active antennas for millimeter/sub-millimeter applications
  • computational electromagnetics
  • graphene and nanomicrowave
  • microwave metamaterials and transformation electromagnetics
  • THz and photonic integrated antennas
  • functional material discovery and machine learning

Examples of research funding:


  1. EPSRC/QinetiQ DREAM Prosperity Partnership £8M, Jan 2023-12 2027.
  2. Industrial contract on METAVERSE Research, $100K, Dec 2022- Mar 2024.
  3. EPSRC “Transmission Channels Measurements and Communication System Design for Future mmWave Communications (mmWave TRACCS)”, £500K, Jun 2022-30 Nov 2025. < /li>
  4. Dstl “Gradient Index Spatial Lens Antenna (SpaNiel)”, £170K, 01/01/2022 to 31/03/2024.
  5. QinetiQ/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair: Software Defined Materials, £225k, 01/03/2022 to 28/02/2027.
  6. Industrialcontract: £500K 2019 to 2024.
  7. Royal Society “Newton Advanced Fellowship”, £107k, 31/03/2019 to 31/12/2023.
  8. Dstl PhD studentship on advanced materials (£120k), 09. 2018 to 12. 2023.
  9. EPSRC Industrial Case Studentship with Thales UK (£120k). 01. 2018 to 12. 2023.
  10. EPSRC ANIMATE: Software Defined Materials for Dynamic Control of Electromagnetic Waves, Sept 2018 to Dec 2023, £1.5M plus £600K from Qinetiq.


Yang Hao’s List of Recent Journal Publications/Books

Publication Online Information




    Current PostDoc Research Assistants

    1. Dr Theo Saunders, “EPSRC ANIMATE/DREAM projects”, 2019-date.
    2. Dr Hangfeng Zhang, “EPSRC ANIMATE”, 2019-date.
    3. Dr Valentina Cicchetti, Dstl Spaniel, 2023.
    4. Jonas Klob, “software defined materials”.
    5. Orestis Christogeorgos, “hyperuniform disorder and its applications to phased array”.
    6. Dr Joanna Cha Material Discover using Natural Language Processing.

    Current PhD Research Students

    1. James Henderson, “reconfigurable phased array for future mobile communications”, 2021-date.
    2. Daniel Trussler, ‘Design and optimisation of metasurface materials using AI/machine learning algorithms’, 2022-date.
    3. Parvathy “Deep Learning in Material Discovery for Tunable Applications’, 2019-date.
    4. Mojan Omidvar “Material Research Automation”, 2020-date.
    5. Rui Xu “Wireless drug delivery”, 2022-date.
    6. Rahul Dutta “Active Metamaterials with Negative Static Electric Susceptibility”, 2021-date.
    7. Shalitha Pathiranage "Material Discoovery by Machine Learning", 2023-date.
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