25 May 2018
UM PhD student receives Best Student Paper Award at International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology
澳大博士生獲國際微波毫米波技術會議最佳學生論文獎
A PhD student from UM has received the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology
澳大博士生謝丹彭獲國際微波毫米波技術會議最佳學生論文獎

Xie Danpeng, a PhD student from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), University of Macau (UM), recently received the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology (ICMMT) 2018. Titled 'Microstrip Leaky-Wave Antennas with Periodical Loading of Shorting Pins', Xie's paper has been ranked No 1 with the highest total score among all student papers at the conference.

The contest attracted 184 students from universities around the world. Only ten students were shortlisted as finalists. Three of them received the Best Student Paper Awards. Xie’s supervisor is Distinguished Professor Zhu Lei from the FST. The paper proposed for the first time a novel type of microstrip leaky-wave antennas with periodical loading of shorting pins. By utilising the inductive loading effect of periodic shorting pins, a fundamental leaky-wave EH0 mode was realised, which broke through the strip width limitation confined by transverse resonant condition of traditional higher-order microstrip leaky-wave antennas. The paper was highly praised by experts in microwave and millimeter wave technology for its novelty and significance.

Launched in 1998, the annual ICMMT is one of the most important international conferences in the field of microwave and millimeter wave technology. This year's conference was held in Chengdu, Sichuan province. The conference received 641 papers from 13 countries and regions. This year, the ICMMT, National Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Waves, and International Wireless Symposium were held together at the same place, at the same time, constituting the first China Microwave Week. 1,330 papers were presented at the conference and over 2,000 experts and scholars gathered at the conference to exchange ideas on the latest developments in microwave and millimeter wave technology.

澳門大學科技學院電機及電腦工程系博士生謝丹彭的論文,在“2018年國際微波毫米波技術會議"展示出微波毫米波技術領域卓越的科研實力,最終以總分排名第一脫穎而出,獲頒最佳學生論文獎。

是次會議共有184名來自全球各大高校的學子參加學生論文競賽,大會評出十名候選人,最終三名獲頒該獎。獲獎論文題目為《基於週期加載短路針的微帶線漏波天線》,由澳大科技學院特聘教授祝雷指導,該論文首次提出基於周期性短路針加載技術的微帶線漏波天線,通過周期加載的短路針電感效應,實現了微帶線主模漏波 (Leaky-Wave EH0 Mode),突破了傳統高次模漏波天線橫向寬度必須滿足諧振條件的限制。其研究工作的創新性和應用價值得到了微波毫米波技術專家們的高度肯定和稱讚。

“國際微波毫米波技術會議"是全球微波毫米波技術領域最重要的國際會議之一,自1998年至今已連續舉辦10屆。是次會議在四川成都舉辦,吸引了來自13個國家和地區的學者參會,總收錄641篇文章。此外,該會議與“全國微波毫米波會議"和“國際無線會議"兩個會議同時同地聯合舉辦,三個會議合稱為“中國微波周",共錄用海內外中英文稿件1330篇,超過2000名國內外微波技術專家學者聚首一堂,探討和交流微波毫米波領域的最新進展。