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Su
Yan

Contact

Office: 
Lewis K Downing Building, Suite 3030C
Phone: 
(202) 806-2215
Email: 
su.yan@howard.edu

Faculty Details

Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Education: 
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2016
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Electromagnetics and Microwave Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, December 2011
  • Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2012
  • Bachelor of Science, Electronic Information Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, July 2005

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Honors & Awards:

  • Best Student Paper Award, The First Place Winner, ACES, Honolulu, HI, 2016
  • USNC/URSI Travel Fellowship Grant Award, The National Academies (NAS), 2015
  • P. D. Coleman Outstanding Research Award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
  • Yuen T. Lo Outstanding Research Award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Sichuan Provincial People’s Government, 2014
  • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Outstanding Rating (top 10%), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2012
  • Outstanding Graduate Student (Highest honor from the university, ten recipients annually), UESTC, 2011
  • CASC Scholarship, UESTC, 2011
  • Best Student Paper Award, The First Place Winner, ACES, Williamsburg, VA, 2011
  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE Chengdu Section, 2010
  • Graduate Scholarship, UESTC, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006
  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, UESTC, 2005
  • People’s Scholarship, UESTC, 2002-2005
  • National Mathematical Modeling Competition, The 3rd Award, Sichuan, China, 2003
  • Mathematical Modeling Competition, The 3rd Award, UESTC, 2002

Research Opportunities:

I am currently looking for highly self-motivated and enthusiastic students who are interested in pursuing Ph.D. degrees in the area of applied and computational electromagnetics. Students with a solid background in mathematics, physics, and computer science are encouraged to apply. If interested, please contact me at su.yan@howard.edu with your personal statement and CV.

To officially apply, please follow the general guidelines by Howard University Graduate School and the specific requirements of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

Research: 

Electromagnetic Modeling & Simulation Methods

  • Linear and nonlinear electromagnetic modeling and simulation;
  • Forward and inverse problems;
  • Frequency- and time-domain algorithms;
  • Integral-equation- and partial-differential-equation-based methods;
  • Fast algorithms and preconditioning techniques.

Multiphysics & Multiscale Modeling & Simulation Methods

  • Electromagnetic–thermal coupling and co-simulation methods;
  • Electromagnetic–plasma coupling and co-simulation methods;
  • Spatial and temporal multiscale problems and coupling schemes.

Advanced Numerical Methods Towards Accuracy, Efficiency, & Stability

  • Dynamically h-, p-, and hp-adaptive algorithms in time domain;
  • Divergence-cleaning techniques for inhomogeneous materials;
  • Domain decomposition methods and multi-solver schemes;
  • Parallel computing techniques based on both CPU and GPU platforms.

Engineering Applications

  • Electromagnetic scattering and radiation: radar cross section (RCS) evaluation, antenna and array analysis;
  • Microwave devices and circuits modeling: S-parameter evaluation, breakdown analysis in high-power microwave devices;
  • Bio-electromagnetic problems: specific absorption rate (SAR) modeling and evaluation, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis and electromagnetic–thermal effects.
Subjects Taught: 
  • EECE 305 – Fundamentals of Electromagnetics
  • EECE 306 – Fundamentals of Electromagnetics Laboratory
  • EECE 310 – Principles of Electronics

Detailed Information

About Me: 

Dr. Su Yan received the B.S. degree in electromagnetics and microwave technology from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 2005, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA, in 2012 and 2016, respectively.

From August 2016 to July 2018, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate and an Instructor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA, in August 2018, and is currently an Assistant Professor. He has authored or coauthored over 100 papers in refereed journals and conferences. His current research interests include nonlinear electromagnetic and multiphysics problems, electromagnetic scattering and radiation, numerical methods in computational electromagnetics, especially continuous and discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods, integral equation based methods, fast algorithms, and preconditioning techniques.

Dr. Yan is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Member of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES). He was a recipient of the Best Student Paper Award by the IEEE Chengdu Section in 2010, the Best Student Paper Award (The First Place Winner) at the 27th International Review of Progress in ACES, Williamsburg, VA, USA, in 2011, the USNC/URSI Travel Fellowship Grant Award by the National Academies in 2015, and the Best Student Paper Award (The First Place Winner) at the IEEE ICWITS/ACES 2016 Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, in 2016. He was also a recipient of the Yuen T. Lo Outstanding Research Award and the P. D. Coleman Outstanding Research Award by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, in 2014 and 2015, respectively. His name appeared in the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign's List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students in 2012 with an outstanding rating (top 10%). He serves as a Reviewer for multiple journals and conferences including Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, and IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. He is also an Editorial Board Member for the Advances in Mathematical Physics and serves as a Lead Guest Editor for the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation.

Interests: 

My current research interests include nonlinear electromagnetic and multiphysics problems, electromagnetic scattering and radiation, numerical methods in computational electromagnetics, especially continuous and discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods, integral equation based methods, fast algorithms, and preconditioning techniques.

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