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Students' News and Achievements


  • 11/2022 Christian Diaz-Caez has successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation "Fast and Efficient Electromagnetic Simulation of Electrically Extra-Large Problems Using Phase Information and Mesh Automation" and started his career with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense. Congratulations, Dr. Diaz!

  • 11/2022 Ayobami Idubor has successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation "Hysteresis Model Parameter Extraction and Electromagnetic Detection of Buried Objects" and is now with Arconic, Inc. Congratulations, Dr. Idubor!

  • 08/2022 Laila Wise joined our group at Howard University as a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Laila!

  • 11/2021 Kamrun Nahar has successfully defended her Ph.D. Dissertation "Combined Artificial Neural Network and Stochastic Learning Automata Architecture for Enhanced Machine Learning" and continued to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher supported by ASEE eFellows Program sponsored by American Society for Engineering Education. Congratulations, Dr. Nahar!

  • 11/2021 Minyechil Mekonnen has successfully defended his M.Eng. Thesis "Finite Element Modeling and Simulation of Electromagnetic Scattering Problems" and continued as a Ph.D. student in computational electromagnetics at Howard University. Congratulations, Mekonnen!

  • 04/2021 Christian Diaz-Caez Awarded Department of Defense SMART Scholarship. (https://cea.howard.edu/articles/diaz-caez-awarded-department-defense-smart-scholarship)

  • 2020 Christian Diaz-Caez Awarded Golden Key’s 2020 Graduate Scholar Award. (https://goldenkey.org/2022/01/04/gk-scholarships-christian-o-diaz-caez/)

  • 12/2019 Christian Diaz-Caez received the GEM Fellowship sponsored by MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Congratulations!

  • 09/2019 Welcome Mr. Christian Diaz-Caez to join our group as a Ph.D. student!

  • 08/2019 Welcome Mr. Minyechil Mekonnen to join our group as a M.Eng. student!

  • 08/2019 Christian Diaz-Caez Worked as a Visiting Graduate Researcher at Tsinghua University during Summer 2019. (https://cea.howard.edu/articles/diaz-caez-visiting-graduate-researcher-tsinghua-university-summer)

News


  • 01/2023 Dr. Yan received NSF Early Career Award.

  • 12/2022 Our work "Optimal pupil basis set for telescope-coronagraph design and perturbation analysis based on the method of moments" has been published on J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. (doi: 10.1364/JOSAA.472995)

  • 11/2022 Dr. Yan published an edited book with Dr. Qian Ren (Beihang University, China) and Dr. Atef Elsherbeni (Colorado School of Mines, USA) titled "Advances in Time-Domain Computational Electromagnetic Methods" by Wiley-IEEE Press. (ISBN: 978-1-119-80837-4, DOI:10.1002/9781119808404)

  • 10/2022 Dr. Yan received a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Award to establish a long-term academic partner ship with JPL.

  • 09/2022 Dr. Yan received an NSF research grant to work on AI aided metasurface design for cellular communication systems, as the co-PI.

  • 5/3/2021 Dr. Yan participated a roundtable conversation hosted by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on "American Jobs Plan: Fostering a STEM Workforce that Looks Like America." (Livestream Video)

  • 04/2021 Dr. Yan received a DOE research grant to work on novel simulation methods for electromagnetic energy assisted fossil fuel to hydrogen conversion, as the PI.

  • 03/2021 Dr. Yan received an NSF research grant to work on effective material property characterization of random composites, as the sole PI.

  • 10/2020 Dr. Yan started to serve as an Editorial Board Member for PeerJ Computer Science.

  • 07/2020 Dr. Yan received the Edward E. Altschuler AP-S Magazine Prize Paper Award by IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society for his work “Multiphysics modeling in electromagnetics: Technical challenges and potential solutions,” published on IEEE Antennas Propag. Mag., vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 14–26, Apr. 2019.

  • 06/2020 Dr. Yan started to serve as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Graduate Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Howard University.

  • 06/2020 Dr. Yan was selected as a Faculty Scholar by Howard University Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy.

  • 03/2020 Dr. Yan received the ACES Early Career Award, “For contributions to linear and nonlinear electromagnetic and multiphysics modeling and simulation methods" by Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES).

  • 03/2020 Dr. Yan served as a Special Session Organizer and Chair in 2020 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Symposium to be held in Monterey, CA, USA, March 22–26, 2020. (Call-for-Papers, deadline: Oct. 16, 2019)

  • 03/2020 Dr. Yan served as a TPC Member, Special Session Organizer and Chair in IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics (ICCEM) to be held in Singapore, March 25–27, 2020. (Deadline: Oct. 1, 2019).

  • 01/2020 Dr. Yan received a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Award to work on telescope coronagraph design for exoplanet observation.

  • 09/2019 Dr. Yan served as a Special Session Organizer in International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), to be held in Granada, Spain, September 9–13, 2019.

  • 08/2019 Dr. Yan initiated a VIP program: EM Virtual Playground.

  • 08/2019 Dr. Yan started to serve as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access.

  • 08/2019 Dr. Yan started to serve as a Member of The Laboratory Committee in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Howard University.

  • 08/2019 Dr. Yan served as a Guest Editor of a Special Issue “Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Methods for Electromagnetic and Multiphysics Problems" for IJNM. (Call-for-Papers)

  • 07/2019 Dr. Yan served as a Special Session Organizer and Chair in IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting held in Atlanta, GA, USA, July 7–12, 2019.

  • 06/2019 Dr. Yan received Summer Faculty Research Fellowship at Howard University.

  • 06/2019 Our work “An enhanced transient solver with dynamic p-adaptation and multirate time integration for electromagnetic and multiphysics simulations” has been published on International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields.

  • 05/2019 Dr. Yan served as an Organizing Committee Member and Short Course/Tutorial Chair in IEEE MTT-S International Conference on Numerical Electromagnetic and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization (NEMO 2019) held in Cambridge, MA, USA, May 29–31, 2019.

  • 05/2019 Dr. Yan started to serve as an Associate Editor and an Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields (IJNM).

  • 04/2019 Our work “Multiphysics modeling in electromagnetics: Technical challenges and potential solutions” has been published on IEEE Antennas Propagation Magazine.

  • 04/2019 Dr. Yan served as a Special Session Organizer and Chair in 2019 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Symposium held in Miami, FL, USA, April 14–18, 2019.

  • 04/2019 Dr. Yan served as a Judge in Howard University Research Symposium, April 11, 2019.

  • 02/2019 Our work “Electrostatic and magnetostatic properties of random materials” has been published on Physical Review E.

  • 02/2019 Our work “An advanced electromagnetic–plasma simulator based on the discontinuous Galerkin time-domain algorithm with dynamic adaptation and multirate time integration techniques” has been published on IEEE Journal on Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques.

  • 11/2018 Dr. Yan was recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer by Journal of Computational Physics.

  • 10/2018 Dr. Yan started to serve as a Member of EE/CpE Assessment Committee in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Howard University.

  • 08/2018 Dr. Yan started to serve as an Editorial Board Member for Advances in Mathematical Physics.

  • 08/2018 Dr. Su Yan joined Howard University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Awards


  • NSF Early Career Award, National Science Foundation, 2023

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

  • Faculty Scholar, Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy, Howard University, 2020

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

  • Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, Howard University, 2019

  • Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Computational Physics, 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

  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Sichuan Provincial People’s Government, China, 2014

  • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Outstanding Rating (top 10%), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2012

  • Outstanding Graduate Student (Highest honor from the university, ten recipients annually), UESTC, 2011

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

  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE Chengdu Section, 2010

  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, UESTC, 2005

  • China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) Scholarship, CASC, 2011

  • Scholarship for Graduates, UESTC, The Top Grade, 2006; The 2nd Grade, 2008 and 2009; and The 3rd Grade, 2010

  • People’s Scholarship for Undergraduates, UESTC, The 3rd Grade, 2002; The 2nd Grade, 2003 and 2004; and The 1st Grade, 2005

  • National Mathematical Modeling Competition, The 3rd Award, Sichuan, China, 2003

  • Mathematical Modeling Competition, The 3rd Award, UESTC, 2002