ECE Research Seminar – March 25, Friday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm CT

March 10, 2022

Please join us for our March 25 ECE Research Seminar 12:30-1:30 pm central time

A New Language for Antennas and Applications

Junming Diao |

Abstract: From classical antenna theory, antenna figures of merit (such as impedance, directivity, realized gain) are well defined and understood for transmitting antennas, but rarely used to explain and describe the behavior of receiving antennas. This traditional antenna “language” focuses on the transmitting antennas and may limit understandings of receiving properties. In this talk, we will introduce a new antenna language called the Poynting streamline method to model and analyze the receiving antennas. Three impacts on the antenna society using this technique will be discussed, including (1) contributions to classical antenna theory, (2) novel antenna and RF system designs for wireless systems, and (3) new teaching tools for antenna class students

Dr. Junming Diao received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, in 2009 and 2012, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, UT, USA, in 2017. From 2017 to 2019, he was a postdoctoral scholar in electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), CA, USA. From 2019 to 2020, he was a system engineer working on system-on-chip (SOC) for 100/400 Gbps optical modules in Maxlinear, Inc. in Carlsbad, California. From 2020 to 2021, he worked as an antenna design engineer working on Apple Watch projects in Apple, Inc. in Cupertino, California. Since Fall 2021, he is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineer at Mississippi State University.

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