Mr Qingling Yang, PhD Electronic Engineering candidate at the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) has recently won the Best Student Paper Award at the 2020 IEEE Asia Pacific International Conference on Antennas and Propagation (2020 APCAP). Qingling’s paper reported a new method of designing intelligent antennas for the 5th generation (5G) mobile communications base stations enabling a significant improvement in antenna performance and a reduction of antenna size/mass. Qingling is jointly supervised by Professor Steven Gao and Dr Paul Young.
Professor Gao said “The antenna research team at EDA is internationally leading in areas of intelligent antennas and space antennas for 5G mobile communications, satellite communications and space-borne radars for earth observation. Mr Lehu Wen, another PhD student in EDA, won the Best Paper Award at the 2019 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. This year’s award again demonstrates the high quality of research output from our antennas research team.”