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Professor Yang Hao elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

22 September 2020

Professor Yang Hao
Professor Yang Hao

Professor Yang Hao FREng, Professor in Antennas and Electromagnetics from School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Dean for Research (Science & Engineering) and Member of Governance Board of IADS, has today been elected as Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering.

Professor Hao is distinguished for his seminal contributions to the fields of body-centric communication and to metamaterials especially those employing spatial transformation. He has applied his knowledge to the design of devices with application in medical and aerospace fields. More information about Professor Hao's research can be found on his research website here.

These have been taken up by industry in the UK and overseas. His work has been recognised both nationally and internationally through his books and highly cited papers published in leading journals.

Fifty-three leading engineers from the UK and around the world have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.

Professor Hao and other 52 new Fellows, including Professor James Busfield, Professor of Materials and Director of Industrial Engagement at School of Engineering and Material Science, Queen Mary, join an Academy on a mission to use the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and create an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

All the new Fellows will be formally admitted to Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Engineering's online AGM on Tuesday 22 September, and they will add their expertise to a Fellowship of almost 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia.

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, says: "As the UK's National Academy for engineering and technology, we bring together an unrivalled community of leading business people and industrialists, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics from every part of engineering and technology.

"The new Fellows who join us today are among the most talented and successful engineers working in the field today, leaders in areas from transport and our essential data infrastructure to lifesaving developments in medical research. We look forward to working with them and benefiting from their ideas and insight as we strive to inform public debate and provide workable solutions to our shared national and global challenges."


Updated by: Michal Filus