Dr King Yuk Chan

Dr King Yuk Chan

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Research Area: Microwave devices for wireless communications
  • Master of Engineering Science, Electrical Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, (First Class Honor), UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

King Yuk (Eric) Chan (IEEE S’01–M’12) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, NSW, Australia, in 2005 and 2007 and 2011 respectively. From 2008 to 2009, he was a research assistant at the Centre for Integrated RF Engineering (CIRFE), University of Waterloo (UW), Waterloo, ON, Canada. From 2011 to 2013, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the ICT Centre, CSIRO, Marsfield, NSW, Australia, where he was involved in industrial research projects. In 2014, he returned to UNSW as an Associate Researcher and is currently a Lecturer at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW, Australia. His research focuses on the design, characterization, and fabrication of front-end devices with operating frequencies ranging from RF to terahertz. He is a member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) and IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S). He has been a reviewer for all the top-tier journals in his research area. These journals include IEEE Transaction on Microwave Theory and Techniques – the flagship journal in microwave engineering, IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society Journal, MDPI Sensors, MDPI Micromachines, and the International Society for Optics and Photonics. He has been invited to be a member of the reviewer board of MDPI Sensors since Jan 2020.  Nationally, He has been on the reviewer committee of microwave and antenna conferences in the past couple of years. These conferences include the Australian Symposium on Antennas (ASA) 2017 and 2019 and the Australian Microwave Symposium (AMS) 2020.

Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications Building Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Chan KY; ramer , 2018, 'Novel concept of detecting BCC in skin tissue using a continuous-wave millimetre-wave rectangular glass filled probe', Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, vol. 11, pp. 275 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/MDER.S168338
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ramer R; Chan KY; Mansour R, 2016, 'A Switchable Iris Bandpass Filter Using RF MEMS Switchable Planar Resonators', IEEE Trans Wireless Components letters, vol. 27, pp. 34 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LMWC.2016.2629960
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ramer R; Chan KY; Mansour R; Sorrentino R, 2016, 'Design of TE10 Mode Waveguide Switches using Switchable Planar Bandstop Filters', IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 26, pp. 798 - 800, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LMWC.2016.2605459
    Journal articles | 2014
    Gong L; Yang Y; Chan KY; Ramer R, 2014, 'RHCP pattern-reconfigurable spiral antenna biased with two DC signals', Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 56, pp. 1636 - 1640, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mop.28411
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Chan KY; Ramer R, 2019, 'Waveguide Switchable Bandstop and Bandpass Filters Using RF MEMS Switches', in 2019 International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology, ICMMT 2019 - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICMMT45702.2019.8992888
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Gong L; Chan K; Ramer R, 2015, 'A split-ring structures loaded SIW sectorial horn antenna', in Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications, IEEE APWC 2015, IEEE, Torino, Italy, pp. 349 - 350, presented at Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC), Torino, Italy, 07 September 2015 - 11 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/APWC.2015.7300158

  • The Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project 2020
    DP200103127 - New Era of High-Performance Microwave Devices
    CI: R. Ramer, K. Y. Chan, R. R. Manour, R. Sorrentino
    $431,000 over 3 years

  • The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant 2019
    APP1156997 - Utilising the male germline to define our understanding of the biological
                             effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic energy
    CI: G. De Iuliis, K. Y. Chan, B. Nixon, R. Ramer
    $423,000 over 3 years

  • ANFF Design House Grant, RG142927 2014

  • IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2008, Best Student Paper Award
  • IEEE Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS) 2009, Best Student Paper Award
  • Australian Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2006 – 2010, Scholarship
  • Workshop on Applications of Radio Science 2010, Best Student Award
  • UNSW Post-doctoral Writing Fellowship 2010
  • BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2012, Keynote Speaker

My research is in the area of RF, microwave, millimeter-wave (mm-wave), and terahertz (THz) engineering aiming at new technologies development that is capable of enhancing the circuits and devices performance and enabling new functionalities. The overall goal in my research is the innovation using new concepts for microwave/ mm-wave/THz circuits and different fabrication technologies to overcome some key challenges that currently exist in wireless communications and healthcare domains.. Over the last years, my research was marked by achievements in:

  • The development of a large variety of novel RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave reconfigurable circuits for wireless communications such as RF MEMS switches, switch matrices, phase shifters, microwave filters, antennas, couplers, and microwave monolithic microwave circuits (MMICs).
  • The development of novel electrical, mechanical, electromagnetic models and fabrication processes for microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz circuits and RF MEMS.
  • The development of novel customised microfabrication techniques and 3D printing techniques for microwave and millimeter-wave circuits. I introduced the world's first high-performance microwave filters using 3D printing technology with liquid metals. These developments include flexible substrates and novel MMIC packaging techniques. This project is funded by ARC, where I am a CI to execute the research and to lead research students to achieve the ultra-high-performance.
  • Initiated the first skin conditions research project using mm-wave in Australia and instigated the studies of specific absorption rate (SAR) associated with current and future telecommunication systems. This project is supported by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australia, where I am the second Chief Investigator (CI).

My Research Supervision

  • Yunhao Fu PhD
    • Ultra-high performance microwave and millimetre-wave devices for 5G applications
  • Sheng Huang PhD
    • High directivity, ultra-wideband, and small profile antennas for future generation wireless communication systems

My Teaching

Course Code and Title: ELEC3115 Electromagnetic Engineering
Level: 3
Year & session: Term 1, 2019
Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face
Role in the course: Lecturer of Part B