- Scholarship in 2009 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephen Yan received the B.Eng. degree (first class honors) in electronic and communications engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2006, the M.Phil. degree in electronic and computer engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011.
Dr. Yan was a Croucher Scholar and the recipient of the Raj Mittra Outstanding Research Award during his Ph.D. study. His research at Illinois was also partially funded by Motorola. Upon graduation, he joined the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets at the University of Kansas as an Assistant Research Professor. His research interests include design and analysis of MIMO and reconfigurable antennas, radar antennas, ultrawideband arrays, RF propagation, and fabrication of on-chip antennas. Dr. Yan holds two U.S. patents and a U.S. patent application related to novel antenna technologies.
The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University Kansas is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research center, aimed at the development of new technologies and computer models to measure and predict the characteristics and dynamics of ice sheets in the Arctic region. My role at CReSIS is to lead the effort in developing advanced antennas and the associated array signal processing algorithms for both of our airborne and ground based radar systems for measuring ice sheet thickness.