Yuen T. Lo Outstanding Research Award

Established 1995

Yuen T. Lo

In 1986, Yuen Tze Lo was elected to the National Academy of Engineering--one of the highest professional distinctions in engineering--for inventions and innovative ideas that significantly advanced the theory and design of antennas and arrays.

Yuen's most notable research accomplishments occurred during his 34-year career as an electrical engineering faculty member. He and his graduate students were among the first researchers to formulate a complete theory for antennas that are used in space communications. He and his colleagues developed a cavity model theory for microstrip patch antennas, and Lo subsequently served two terms as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer on this subject.

Yuen's most notable research accomplishments occurred during his 34-year career as an electrical engineering faculty member. He and his graduate students were among the first researchers to formulate a complete theory for antennas that are used in space communications. He and his colleagues developed a cavity model theory for microstrip patch antennas, and Lo subsequently served two terms as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer on this subject.

Yuen is also widely recognized for co-writing the definitive educational resource on antennas. His four-volume Antenna Handbook series, which covers everything from mathematical techniques to antenna theory and applications, has been used by thousands of educators and students around the world.

A native of China, Yuen came to the United States shortly before the 1948 Communist revolution. When the Korean War broke out two years later, a U.S. presidential order prohibited Yuen and others from returning to their homeland. Yuen enrolled in graduate school at the U of I, earning his master's degree in electrical engineering in 1949 and his PhD in 1952.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. The award recipient shall be enrolled in the PhD program of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  2. The award recipient shall have successfully passed his or her qualifying exam.
  3. The award recipient shall have demonstrated excellence in research in the area of Electromagnetics.
  4. Previous Yuen T. Lo Award recipients are ineligible.

SELECTION PROCESS:

The online application forms will be advertised on My.ECE. A complete application should consist of the student’s resume, his/her list of publications, and 2 letters of recommendation (one from the research adviser).

AWARD:

The recipient(s) will be recognized during an annual Student Awards Banquet. All student recipients are featured on the second floor of the ECE Building's Student Honors Wall.

Past Recipients of the Award

Year Recipient
2020-2021 Mei-Yun Lin
2019-2020 Chenfei Hu, Matthew A Grawe
2018-2019 Aiyin Liu
2017-2018 Tian Xia
2016-2017 Tan Nguyen
2015-2016 Taewoo Kim
2014-2015 Su Yan
2013-2014 Renjie Zhou
2012-2013 Mustafa Mir
2011-2012 Zhuo Wang
2010-2011 Not given
2009-2010 Rui Wang
2008-2009 Shih-Hao Lee
2007-2008 Maokun Li
2006-2007 Matthew Fisher
2005-2006 Gregory Huff
2004-2005 Lijun Jiang
2003-2004 Kalyan Donepudi
2002-2003 Kemal Aygun
2001-2002 Yu Zhu
2000-2001 Bin Hu
1999-2000 Feng Ling