People

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Su Yan (S’08-M’12-SM’17) received the B.S. degree in electromagnetics and microwave technology from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 2005, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA, in 2012 and 2016, respectively.

From August 2016 to July 2018, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate and an Instructor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He joined the Howard University, Washington, DC, USA, as an Assistant Professor in August 2018, and now is the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has authored or coauthored over 100 papers in refereed journals and conferences and one book chapter. His current research interests include nonlinear electromagnetic and multiphysics problems, electromagnetic scattering and radiation, numerical methods in computational electromagnetics, especially continuous and discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods, integral-equation-based methods, domain decomposition methods, fast algorithms, and preconditioning techniques.

Dr. Yan is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Life Member of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES). He was a recipient of the ACES Early Career Award “for contributions to linear and nonlinear electromagnetic and multiphysics modeling and simulation methods" by ACES in 2020, the P. D. Coleman Outstanding Research Award and the Yuen T. Lo Outstanding Research Award by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, in 2015 and 2014, respectively. He was also a recipient of the Edward E. Altschuler AP-S Magazine Prize Paper Award by IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in 2020, the Best Student Paper Award (The First Place Winner) at the IEEE ICWITS/ACES 2016 Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, in 2016, the USNC/URSI Travel Fellowship Grant Award by the National Academies in 2015, the Best Student Paper Award (The First Place Winner) at the 27th International Review of Progress in ACES, Williamsburg, VA, USA, in 2011, and the Best Student Paper Award by the IEEE Chengdu Section in 2010. His name appeared in the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign's List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students in 2012 with an outstanding rating (top 10%). He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, and a Reviewer for multiple journals and conferences including Journal of Computational Physics, Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Access, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, and IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. He also serves as a Guest Editor for the International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields and a Lead Guest Editor for the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation.

Current Graduate Students

Christian O. Díaz-Cáez

PhD Student

Minyechil Mekonnen

MS Student

Current Undergraduate Students

Olaide R. Afolabi

Electrical Engineering

Grace Owolabi

Electrical Engineering

Nana-Akua Ofosu

Computer Engineering

Javid Mitchell

Computer Science

Faith T. Adegbenro

Electrical Engineering

Oluwatamilor E. Ogunbanjo

Computer Engineering