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Su Yan

Assistant Professor

  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CEA
  • College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA)

Biography

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 Howard University, Washington, DC, USA, as an Assistant Professor in August 2018, and now is the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has authored or coauthored over 100 papers in refereed journals and conferences and one book chapter. 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, domain decomposition methods, fast algorithms, and preconditioning techniques.Dr. Yan is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Life Member of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES). He was a recipient of the ACES Early Career Award “for contributions to linear and nonlinear electromagnetic and multiphysics modeling and simulation methods" by ACES in 2020, the P. D. Coleman Outstanding Research Award and the Yuen T. Lo Outstanding Research Award by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, in 2015 and 2014, respectively. He was also a recipient of the Edward E. Altschuler AP-S Magazine Prize Paper Award by IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in 2020, the Best Student Paper Award (The First Place Winner) at the IEEE ICWITS/ACES 2016 Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, in 2016, the USNC/URSI Travel Fellowship Grant Award by the National Academies in 2015, the Best Student Paper Award (The First Place Winner) at the 27th International Review of Progress in ACES, Williamsburg, VA, USA, in 2011, and the Best Student Paper Award by the IEEE Chengdu Section in 2010. 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 an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, and a Reviewer for multiple journals and conferences including Journal of Computational PhysicsProceedings of the IEEEIEEE AccessIEEE Antennas and Propagation MagazineIEEE Transactions on Antennas and PropagationIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, and IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. He also serves as a Guest Editor for the International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields and a Lead Guest Editor for the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation.

Education & Expertise

Education

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2016

Expertise

Computational Electromagnetics and Multiphysics

Academics

Academics

EECE 260 – Engineering Programming and Application

EECE 305 – Fundamentals of Electromagnetics

EECE 306 – Fundamentals of Electromagnetics Laboratory

EECE 310 – Principles of Electronics

EECE 466 – Advanced Electromagnetic Theory

EECE 501 – Graduate Seminar

EECE 520 – Electromagnetic Theory

EECE 629 – Numerical Tech for Electromagnetics

EECE 695 – Special Topics in Microwaves

Research

Research

Specialty

Computational Electromagnetics and Multiphysics

Accomplishments

Accomplishments

Edward E. Altschuler AP-S Magazine Prize Paper Award, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, 2020

ACES Early Career Award, “For contributions to linear and nonlinear electromagnetic and multiphysics modeling and simulation methods." Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), 2020

Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Computational Physics, November, 2018

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

Best Student Paper Award, The First Place Winner, ACES, Williamsburg, VA, 2011

Best Student Paper Award, IEEE Chengdu Section, 2010