About the Author
Professor Steven (Shichang) Gao is Chair of RF and Microwave Engineering at School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent, UK. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (2015-), a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (2014-2016), General Chair of Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC), UK, 2013, and Chair of Special Session on Satellite Communication Antennas in IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communication Systems and Networks, Poland, 2012, etc. He is a Keynote Speaker at AES'2014 (China, 2014), an Invited Speaker at IWAT'2014 (Sydney, 2014), SOMIRES'2013 (Japan, 2013), APCAP'2014 (China, 2014), etc. He is a Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation for a Special Issue on "Antennas for Satellite Communication"(April 2015), an Associate Editor of Radio Science (US), a member of the editorial boards of International Journal of Space Science and Engineering (US), IET Circuits, Devices and Systems (UK) and Chinese Journal of Radio Science (China). He is also the Editor for Wiley Book Series on "Microwave and Wireless Technologies". He is a Fellow of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK. He has two books including Space Antenna Handbook (Wiley, 2012) and Circularly Polarized Antennas (Wiley-IEEE, 2014), over 200 technical papers and several patents. His main areas of expertise are in antennas, smart antennas, phased arrays, MIMO, satellite antenna, RF/microwave/millimetre-wave/THz circuits and RF front ends (high-efficiency RF/microwave power amplifiers, filters), satellite communications, wireless power transfer, UWB radars, GNSS reflectometry, synthetic-aperture radars, remote sensing, electromagnetic modelling and small satellites.