• EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

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I am welcoming highly motivated PhD students, postdocs and visiting researchers who have the ambition to deliver cutting-edge research output in multidisciplinary subject areas across high-frequency electronics, renewable energy technologies and novel materials.


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Chaoyun Song (宋超运) received his BEng (Hons.), MSc (with distinction) and PhD degrees all in electrical engineering and electronics from The University of Liverpool (UoL), Liverpool, UK, in 2012, 2013 and 2017, respectively. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at UoL under Prof. Yi Huang (IEEE Fellow) and Prof. Jianliang Xiao (Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry) between 2017 and 2020. He is currently an Assistant Professor at ISSS of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. He is a faculty member of the Microwave and Antenna Engineering Research Group, led by Prof. Geroge Goussestis and Prof. Jiasheng Hong (IEEE Fellow).

 He has published more than 80 articles (including 35 IEEE Transactions) in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He has held two U.S. patents and two U.K. patents. His current research interests include wireless energy harvesting and wireless power transfer technologies, antennas and microwave circuits using novel materials, dielectric material and ionic liquids in RF applications, metamaterials and metasurfaces in RF, and energy harvesting and sensing technologies. Dr. Song was a recipient of many international awards, such as the BAE Systems Chairman’s Award in 2017 for the innovation of next-generation global navigation satellite system antennas. In 2018, he received the Highly-Commended Award from the prestigious IET Innovation Awards over three categories—“Energy and Power,” “Emerging Technologies,” and “Young Innovators.” He has been a regular Reviewer of more than 25 international journals, including Nature Communications, Applied Physics Letters, Nano Energy, and seven IEEE Transactions, and an Associate Editor of  Frontiers in Communications and Networks, 2022 - present, and a Guest Editor of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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