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Dr CHEN Menglin is currently a research assistant professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received the Bachelor of Engineering from The Huazhong University of Science and Technology and The University of Birmingham in 2012, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2013 and 2018 respectively. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at HKU from 2018 to 2022. Dr CHEN received the PIERS Young Scientist Award in 2023, the ACES Young Scientist Award in 2021, and various student paper awards. Dr CHEN has so far published 19 top-tier journals (12 journals as the first author), 3 book chapters, and 20 conference papers. One of her first-author manuscripts published in Physical Review Letters was selected as “Editors’ Suggestion” in 2022. One of her first-author manuscripts was selected as “the ESI highly-cited paper (top 1%)” in 2019. Her research interests include (i) Advanced electromagnetics based interdisciplinary research, including those in microwave surface engineering, metasurfaces and photonic crystals, and (ii) Novel antenna and transmission line design and applications.


Dr CHEN is looking actively for Ph.D., Research Associate and Postdoctoral candidates. The detailed requirements are listed below.


PhD candidates

  1. Have comprehensive knowledge of electromagnetic theory and RF circuit development and design
  2. Undergraduate or higher education in the above or related disciplines (QS/THE/ARWU World Top-500 Universities or Top-150 Subjects, 1st degree GPA > 3.2/4.0 or Top 40% of class)
  3. Know and be familiar with commercial simulation software, such as MATLAB, ANSYS HFSS, and CST
  4. Have Experience in designing antennas or waveguide devices
  5. Good written and spoken English skills (IELTS: total score 6.5 or other equivalent test)


Research Associate (meet at least one of 3 and 4)

  1. At least a master's degree
  2. Have experience in antenna and RF circuit development and design
  3. Familiar with electromagnetic simulation software, such as ANSYS HFSS, CST, ADS and COMSOL
  4. Familiar with MATLAB programming


Postdoctoral fellow (meet at least one of 3, 4, and 5)

  1. Possess a doctoral degree
  2. Good ability to complete projects independently
  3. Possess a solid foundation of electromagnetic theory and experience in antenna design and measurement
  4. Familiar with electromagnetic simulation software, such as ANSYS HFSS, CST, ADS and COMSOL
  5. Familiar with MATLAB programming
  6. Excellent writing skills in both Chinese and English


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