Associate professor. Wenxuan Tang

Invited Speech Title: TBA

Speaker's Bio:
Wen Xuan Tang received the B.Sc. degree and the M.Sc. degree from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2006 and 2009, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electromagnetics from the Queen Mary University of London, London, U.K., in 2012. In 2012, she joined the School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. She is currently an Associate Professor in State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves at Southeast University. She has authored / co-authored over 30 journal articles, one book and two book chapters on metamaterials and their applications, and has been invited to give presentations at several international conferences. She is currently an associate editor of Advanced Electromagnetics (AEM), and a guest editor of the journal of EPJ Applied Metamaterials (EPJ AM). She has also served as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagations, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, and Optics Express, etc. Her current research interests include metamaterials and their applications, and microwave devices and antennas.

Invited Speech Abstract:
In recent years, spoof surface plasmonpolaritons (SPPs) have been investigated at microwave and THz frequencies for engineering purpose. Due to momentum mismatch, the SPP mode cannot be directly converted from the spatial mode, and vice versa. On the one hand, stimulating schemes have been developed to transform spatial waveguide modes to SPP modes with high efficiency. On the other hand, the question may arise that, is it possible to transform the propagating SPP waves to directive radiating waves for wireless communication? In view of this, this paper introduces the new-concept antennas based on spoof SPPs at microwave frequencies. Methods of transforming SPP modes to radiating modes are studied, whilst a series of antenna designs are presented and discussed. The works reviewed are mostly fulfilled at Southeast University in China.