ECE Research Seminar with Dr. Diao- Friday, September 29 1-2pm

September 25, 2023

Please join us for our September 2023 ECE Research Seminar

September 29, Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Simrall 104 and WebEx


A New Language for Antenna Theory and Applications

Junming Diao |


Abstract: Classical antenna theory has extensively defined and comprehended figures of merit, including impedance, directivity, and realized gain, primarily for transmitting antennas. However, these metrics are seldom employed to elucidate and characterize the behavior of receiving antennas. This traditional language of antennas primarily revolves around transmitting antennas, potentially constraining our comprehension of receiving antenna attributes. In this presentation, we will introduce a fresh approach to antenna analysis, known as the Poynting streamline method, specifically tailored for modeling and scrutinizing receiving antennas. I will explore three significant impacts of adopting this technique within the antenna community: (1) enhancements to classical antenna theory, (2) innovative antenna and RF system designs for wireless applications, and (3) the development of effective educational tools for antenna engineering 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.


* For further information      contact:  Dr. Jenny Du | | 5-2035

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University consists of 27 faculty members (including seven endowed professors), seven professional staff, and over 700 undergraduate and graduate students, with approximately 100 being at the Ph.D. level. With a research expenditure of over $14.24 million, the department houses the largest High Voltage Laboratory among North American universities.