Prof. Er-Ping Li

Zhejiang University, China

Fellow of IEEE

Fellow of Electromagnetics Academy, USA

IEEE Technical Achievement on EMC

Er-Ping Li is currently a Qiushi Chair Professor, Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, China; Dean of Joint Institute of Zhejiang University- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 1989, he has served as a Research Fellow,Principal Research Engineer, Associate Professor and the Technical Director at the Singapore Research Institute and University. In 2000, he joined the Singapore A*STAR Research Institute of High Performance Computing as a Principal Scientist and Director. Dr Li authored or co-authored over 500 papers published in the referred international journals and conferences, authored two books published by John-Wiley-IEEE Press and Cambridge University Press. He holds and has filed a number of patents at the US patent office. His research interests include electrical modeling and design of micro/nano-scale integrated circuits, 3D electronic package integration and nano-plasmonic technology.

Dr. Li is a Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of MIT Electromagnetics Academy, USA. He is the recipient of 2015 IEEE Richard Stoddard Award on EMC, IEEE EMC Technical Achievement Award, Singapore IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award, and number of Best Paper Awards. He was elected to the IEEE EMC Distinguished Lecturer in 2007. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters from 2006-2008 and served Guest Editor for 2006 and 2010 IEEE TRANSACTIOSN on EMC Special Issues, Guest Editor for 2010 IEEE TRANSACTIONS on MTT APMC Special Issue. He is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on EMC and IEEE TRANSACTIONS on CPMT. He is the Founding Member of IEEE MTT-RF Nanotechnology Committee. He has been a General Chair and Technical Chair, for many international conferences. He was the President for 2006 International Zurich Symposium on EMC, the Founding General Chair for Asia-Pacific EMC Symposium, General Chair for 2008, 2010,2012, 2016 APEMC, and 2010 IEEE Symposium on Electrical Design for Advanced Packaging Systems. He has been invited to give numerous invited talks and plenary speeches at various international conferences and forums.

Prof. Andrea Massa

University of Trento, Italy

IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow

Electromagnetic Academy Fellow

Andrea Massa has been a Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields @ University of Trento since 2005.At present, Prof. Massa is the director of the network of federated laboratories "ELEDIA Research Center" located in Brunei, China, Czech, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Per? Tunisia with more than 150 researchers. Moreover, he is holder of a Chang-Jiang Chair Professorship @ UESTC (Chengdu-China), Professor @ CentraleSupélec (Paris - France), and Visiting Professor @ Tsinghua (Beijing - China). He has been holder of a Senior DIGITEO Chair at L2S-CentraleSupélec and CEA LIST in Saclay (France), UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence @ Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), Adjunct Professor at Penn State University (USA), Guest Professor @ UESTC (China), and Visiting Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA), the Nagasaki University (Japan), the University of Paris Sud (France), the Kumamoto University (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). He has been appointed IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2018) and served as Associate Editor of the "IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation" (2011-2014).

At present, Prof. Massa is the director of the network of federated laboratories “ELEDIA Research Center” [ELEDIA@UTB in Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), ELEDIA@UESTC in Chengdu (China), ELEDIA@USIL in Lima (Perù), ELEDIA@UniNAGA in Nagasaki (Japan), ELEDIA@L2S in Paris (France), ELEDIA@CTU in Prague (Czech), ELEDIA@UniTN in Trento (Italy), ELEDIA@TSINGHUA in Beijing (China), ELEDIA@Innov’COM in Tunis (Tunisia)]. Moreover, he is Adjunct Professor at Penn State University (USA), Professor @ CentraleSupélec (France), and UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). He has been holder of a Senior DIGITEO Chair at L2S-CentraleSupélec and CEA LIST in Saclay (France), Visiting Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA), the Nagasaki University (Japan), the University of Paris Sud (France), the Kumamoto University (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). It has been appointed IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2018).

Prof. Massa published more than 900 scientific publications among which more than 350 on international journals (> 13.500 citations ?h-index = 60 [Scopus]; > 11.000 citations ?h-index = 54 [ISI-WoS]; > 22.000 citations ?h-index = 87 [Google Scholar]) and more than 550 in international conferences where he presented more than 200 invited contributions (> 40 invited keynote speaker) ( He has organized more than 100 scientific sessions in international conferences and has participated to several technological projects in the national and international framework with both national agencies and companies (18 international prj, > 5 M€; 8 national prj, > 5 M€; 10 local prj, > 2 M€; 63 industrial prj, > 10 M€; 6 university prj, > 300 K€).

Prof. Steven Gao

University of Kent, UK

IEEE Fellow, Chair Professor of RF and Microwave Engineering

Professor Steven Gao (高式昌) is a Chair Professor and the Head of Communications Research Group at School of Engineering, University of Kent, UK.

He is an expert in the fields of space antennas, smart antennas, RF/microwave/millimetre-wave/THz circuits, mobile and satellite communications, radars, electromagnetic field theory and applications. He co-authored and co-edited 3 books including Space Antenna Handbook (Wiley, 2012), Circularly Polarized Antennas (Wiley-IEEE, 2014), and Low-cost Smart Antennas (Wiley, 2019), over 400 papers in international journals and conferences, and 20 patents.

He is a Fellow of IEEE, the Royal Aeronautical Society and IET, and was a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (2014-2016). He is the UK’s representative in European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP). He is a member of the 6G (6th generation mobile communications) Expert Group and contributed to writing the 6G White Paper published by 6G Flagship.

He received PhD in Microwave Engineering from Shanghai University in 1999. He worked as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at National University of Singapore (Singapore), a Research Fellow at Birmingham University (UK), a Visiting Scholar at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), a Visiting Fellow at Chiba University (Japan), and a Visiting Scholar at University of California at Santa Barbara (US). He was a Senior Lecturer, Reader and Head of Antenna and Microwave Group at Northumbria University (UK) during 2002-2007, and the Head of Satellite Antennas and RF System Group at Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey (UK) during 2007-2012. He joined the University of Kent as a Chair Professor in 2013.

He is an Associate Editor of several international Journals (IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation; Radio Science; IET Circuit, Devices and Systems; Electronics Letters), and the Editor-in-Chief for Wiley Book Series on "Microwave and Wireless Technologies". He was General Chair of 2021 UK-China-Europe International Workshop on Millimeter-wave and THz Technologies (UCMMT), UK, General Chair of 2013 Loughborough Antenna and Propagation Conference, UK, Lead Guest Editor of Proceedings of the IEEE for Special Issue on "Small Satellites"(2018), Lead Guest Editor of IEEE Trans on Antennas and Propagation for Special Issue on "Antennas for Satellite Communication"(2015), Guest Editor of IET Circuits, Devices & Systems for Special Issue in “Photonic and RF Communications Systems” (2014). He is a member of the editorial boards of many Journals such as International Journal of Space Science and Engineering (US), Chinese Journal of Electronics (China), Chinese Journal of Radio Science (China), etc. He was a Plenary/Invited Speaker of many international conferences and workshops (IEEE APWC'2017, UCMMT'2017, iWAT’2017, AES'2014, IWAT'2014, SOMIRES'2013, APCAP'2014, etc).

Prof. Xiu Yin Zhang

South China University of Technology, China

IEEE Fellow

Xiu Yin Zhang is currently a full professor and vice dean with the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, South China University of Technology. He received the PhD degree in electronic engineering from City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, in 2009. He joined South China University of Technology in 2010. He serves as the vice chair of IEEE Guangzhou section and the director of the Engineering Research Center of Short-Distance Wireless Communications and Network, Ministry of Education. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 internationally referred journal papers (including more than 120 IEEE Transactions) and 100 conference papers. His research interests include antennas, RFIC, RF components and sub-systems, intelligent wireless communications and sensing.

Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of IEEE, IET and CIC. He has served as General chair/Co-chair/Technical Program Committee (TPC) chair and Session Organizer/Chair for a number of conferences. He was a recipient of the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China. He won the first prize of 2015 Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Award and 2020 Guangdong Provincial Technological Invention Award. He was the supervisor of several conference best paper award winners. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE AWPL, APM and OJAP.

Speech Title: Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Filtennas and Their Applications

Abstract: Filtenna is a kind of dual-function antenna which can realize both in-band radiation and out-of-band suppression. It can be used to reduce the interference among multi-band antennas with close spacing. In this talk, the design methods for various filtennas will be introduced firstly. Then, this talk will introduce their applications to aperture-shared Sub-6GHz base-station arrray, multi-band vehicle-borne antenna systems and millimeter AiP array. It has been verified that the isolation between filtennas operating at different frequencies are enhanced. Finally, a conclusion is drawn and future work is discussed.