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Communication Technologies Research and Development capability at the UK National Physical Laboratory
Update time: 2017-08-03
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Speaker:Dr. Tian Hong Loh
Sponsor:Prof.CAI Yong
Time:9:30-10:30a.m.Friday,August 4th

Mobile communication is an essential part of modern life and is an essential tool for wealth creation. The rapid growth of the wireless communications market coupled with the desired to make optimum use of the limited available spectrum is driving research into development of novel antenna antenna technologies (e.g. smart antennas, electrically small antennas, body-worn antennas, massive multiple-input-multiple-output antennas, etc.) and novel material (e.g. metamaterials, etc.) and wireless communication technologies (e.g. mm-Wave, massive MIMO, etc.) being investigated. The advancement in these areas enable new applications been constantly developed where complex performance are often required. It is important to have a good understanding of the communication systems as these ultimately affect the coverage and reliability of the network radio links. This talk presents some research and development highlights in communication technologies carried out at the UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL). This includes electrically small antennas, smart antenna, wireless sensor networks, body-worn antennas, metamaterials, multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO), 5G communications, etc. This talk will covers also an overview of NPL as well as research and development for electromagnetic technologies and measurements at NPL.

Dr Tian Hong Loh is a Principal Research Scientist at the UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL). He leads work at NPL on a wide range of applied and computational electromagnetic metrology research areas to support the telecommunications industry. He has authored and co-authored over hundred refereed publications and hold five patents. He is currently visiting industrial fellow at Cambridge University, visiting reader at Surrey University, UK representative of Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale (URSI) Commission A (Electromagnetic Metrology), project coordinator of an European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) project on ‘Metrology for 5G Communications’, member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is an associate editor of IET Communications Journal and was the TPC chair of 2017 IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics (iWEM 2017). He has over 20 years of research experience in areas of antennas, electromagnetics, RF/microwave, wireless communications and radio propagation. He has also focus session, acted on the technical programme committee for several international conferences, and as technical reviewer for several international journals and new book proposals on these subjects. His current research interests include metamaterials, computational electromagnetics, small antennas, smart antennas, electromagnetic compatibility, body-centric, wireless sensor network, MIMO, and 5G communications.

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