Biography: Kwai Man Luk is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Science. He served as Head of Department of Electronic Engineering from 2004 – 2010 and Director of State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves from 2008 – 2013, at City University of Hong Kong. As a world authority in antenna research, he has published 4 books and 680 papers and delivered 80 invited talks. He was awarded 16 US and 10 PRC patents on novel antenna designs. He received the 2011 State Technological Invention Award (2nd Honor) of China, the 2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society John Kraus Antenna Award, and the 2019 Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Science and Technology Progress.
Title: Recent Advance of Antennas for Wireless Connectivity
Abstract: We are all benefited by the advancement of wireless communications and sensing connectivity. Antenna is the crucial component of all wireless devices and systems. However, modern antennas cannot be easily recognized as they can be made imbedded in devices or disguised in the environment. Significant advancement in antenna technologies has been contributed by numerous antenna scientists and engineers around the globe over the past few decades. Nowadays, antennas can be designed with compact size, thin profile, wide bandwidth, high efficiency, or high gain for various applications. In this talk, major milestones on the development of antennas for modern wireless connectivity will be reviewed. Specifically, operating principles, characteristics and application areas of microstrip antennas, dielectric resonator antennas, magneto-electric dipole antennas, dense dielectric patch antennas, water patch antennas, metasurface antennas that have been invented and developed by the speaker’s group will be described. Challenging issues in the future development of antennas for various applications will be discussed.