The number of ECE ILLINOIS faculty members.
The Y.T. Lo Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering was established to honor the memory of a great innovator, whose inventions and ideas significantly advanced the theory and design of antennas and arrays. He was a professor as well as an alumnus of ECE ILLINOIS.
Lo’s most notable research accomplishments occurred during his 34-year career as an electrical engineering faculty member at Illinois. 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.
He 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.
Lo enrolled in graduate school at Illinois, earning his master's degree in electrical engineering in 1949 and his PhD in 1952.
Lara Waldrop, Y.T. Lo Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering