International Collaborative Partner of UTAR Global Research Network

Prof Chen Zhi Ning

National University of Singapore
(2001-2003) Ph. D., University of Tsukuba, Japan.

(1990-1993) Ph. D., Institute of Communications Engineering, China.

(1985-1988) M. Eng., Institute of Communications Engineering, China.

(1981-1985) B. Eng., Institute of Communications Engineering, China.


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,National University of Singapore

Tel No.
 +65 6516 2109
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UTAR Contact Person Prof Lim Eng Hock

  • (2012-Present) Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore.
  • (1999-2016) Member of Technical Staff, later Principal Scientist and Head for RF & Optical Department, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) (formerly known as Centre for Wireless Communications and Institute for Communications Research), Singapore.
  • (1997) Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
  • (1995-1997) Research Assistant and Research Fellow, City University of Hong Kong
  • (1988-1995) Postdoctoral Fellow, Lecturer, and Associate Professor, Southeast University, China.
Research Areas
  • Antennas and Passive Components at mmW/sub-mmW and THz:
    -Substrate-integration technology in antenna design at mmW and above
    -Antennas/arrays and passive components for mmW (24/60-110 GHz), submmW (110-325GHz), and THz (optical) (0.5-1.5THz) wireless communications,radar, and imaging applications
    -Measurement and setup for antennas at 60 GHz/110-325 GHz bands

  • Antennas & RF Transmission on/in Human Body for Medical & Healthcare :
    -Antennas on/near body/head for medical monitoring, antennas implanted into human brain/body for diagnosis/sensing/therapy
    -RF transmission around human body (including movement), RF transmission
    between antennas on body, RF transmission between antennas implanted into
    human brain and outside for medical applications
    -Effects of EM fields on human body

  • Antenna Modeling, Design, and Measurement:
    -Wire antennas, small antennas, dielectric resonator antennas/arrays, microstrip
    antennas, suspended plate antennas, planar DBS antennas, planar monopole
    antennas, circularly polarized slot antennas, antenna arrays Fabry-Perot cavity
    antennas lens SIW slots for directional outdoor, indoor, and portable
    communications, radar as well as imaging applications
    -Base station antennas for cellular, WLAN, WiMAX, WiFi, NGSS -Beamsteering antennas for 5-G cellular and satellite
    -Antennas for SAR radar at UAV Antennas for L-band radar on vehicles
    -Antennas for 24 and 77-GHz vehicle detections
    -Antennas for ultra-wide band (UWB) radio/radar systems
    -Co-design of antennas with RF circuits and channels,
    -Wearable antennas for body-centric WPANs,
    -RFID tag and reader antennas ranging from HF, UHF to microwave
    -Metamaterials-based substrate-integrated antennas with high gain and lowprofile
    -Metamaterial antennas/coils for medical engineering, MRI
    -Study and measurements of specific absorption ratio (SAR) of handset antennas

  • Wireless Communications:
    -Assessment of diversity performance of antennas for wireless communications systems
    -Effects of antenna design on UWB/MIMO systems; transmission of RF signals
    (implanted antennas) on/in human body

  • Microwave Engineering:
    -Dielectric resonators in parallel plate waveguide
    broadband monopole (transit) in parallel plate waveguide
    passive RF designs, and microstrip planar structures, periodic structures
    (matematerials, PBG, electromagnetic band-gap) for filters

  • Applied/Computational Electromagnetics:
    -Method of Moment (MoM) for antenna and scattering
    -finite difference method with MEI (FD-MEI)on-surface radiation condition (OSRC),
    generalized multi-pole technique (GMT),mode expansion method (MEM) or mode matching method (MMM),methods with measured equation of invariance (MEI), hybrid methods (HM),
    -time-domain integrate equations for pulsed systems;
    modeling and computation of electromagnetic wave scattering from complex
    -medium (inhomogeneous, Chiral, an-isotropic medium) and/or configuration
    and from large targets, and Scattering from antennas.
    -Metamaterial structures for RCS reduction of antennas


Teaching at University
Courses for undergraduate students:

  • Electromagnetic Engineering (NUS)
  •  High- Frequency Technologies (NUS)
  • Antenna engineering (ICE);
  • Radio wave propagation (ICE);
  • Electromagnetic Engineering (ICE)
  • Antenna Engineering (NUS);
  • Advanced Electromagnetics and Applications (NUS);
  • Advanced Antenna Systems (NUS);
  • Research Methodology and Ethics (NUS);
  • Satellite Communication Systems (NUS);
  • Advanced antenna theory (ICE);
  • Analysis of wire antennas (ICE);
  • Numerical methods in electromagnetic fields (ICE)
Publications & Presentation
Adjunct Appointment : Academia
  • Fudan University, China-Excellent Overseas Visiting Professor 05/2014 and 12/2014
  • Ministry Key Lab of Measurement Instruments, China-Guest Professor 01/2015 and 12/2017
  • Chiba University, Japan-Visiting Professor 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Shanghai University, China-Visiting Professor (Zhiqiang) 06/2013
  • Peking University, China-Visiting Professor 06/2010¾ 06/2010
  • Tsinghua University, China-Visiting Professor 06/2010¾ 06/2010
  • University of Science and Technology, China-Guest Professor 07/2009¾ 07/2015
  • Dalian Maritime University, China-Guest Professor 11/2009¾ 09/2012
  • Chair Professor-City University of Hong Kong, China-Visiting Fellow 03/1998 10/1998
  • Member of Advisory Committee for State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Wave Tongji University,China-Guest Professor 04/2009- 04/2012
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University, China-Guest
  • Professor 04/2008 to 03/2014-Visiting Professor 06/2010 to 06/2010
  • Nanjing University, China-Concurrent Professor 10/2006

Quarterly Activites
July-September 2019  
October- December 2019  
January-March 2020