• EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

I am looking for PhD candidates to join the team, working on antennas and microwave systems.
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Personal profile


Lei Wang received the Ph.D. degree in electromagnetic field and microwave technology from Southeast University, Nanjing, China in March 2015. From September 2014 to September 2016, he was a Research Fellow and Postdoc in the Laboratory of Electromagnetics and Antennas, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. From October 2016 to November 2017, he was a Postdoc Research Fellow in Electromagnetic Engineering Laboratory of KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. From November 2017 to February 2020, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in the Institute of Electromagnetic Theory of Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in Hamburg, Germany. From March 2020 to present, he is an assistant professor in the Institute of Sensors, Signals & Systems of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK.

He was awarded the Chinese National Scholarship for PhD Candidates in 2014 and was granted the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship to conduct research on SIW horn antennas and applications in 2014. He was also granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Research Foundation to take research on antenna modelling and optimization in 2016. Moreover, he received the Best Poster Award in 2018 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT), the Best Paper Award in 5th International Conference on the UK-China Emerging Technologies (UCET2020).

Research interests

His research includes the antenna theory and applications, active electronically scanning arrays (AESAs), integrated antennas and arrays, substrate-integrated waveguide antennas, leaky-wave antennas and wireless propagation.


Research Group Contact Details

Group details can be found in the Microwaves and Antenna Engineering Group.



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  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

    Wang, Lei (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Best Paper Award

    Wang, Lei (Recipient), Wulff, Michael (Recipient), Yang, Cheng (Recipient), Park, Woocheon (Recipient) & Schuster, Christian (Recipient), 21 Aug 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best Poster Award

    Wang, Lei (Recipient), Gomez-Tornero, Jose Luis (Recipient) & Quevedo-Teruel, Oscar (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best Student Paper

    Song, Weiguang (Recipient), Yi, Zhenxiang (Recipient) & Wang, Lei (Recipient), 18 Oct 2022

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Fellow of Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship

    Wang, Lei (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively