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About Dr Bin Yang

Dr Yang graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, in 2001. After that, he had two years telecommunication industrial working experience as a Technical Engineer and Consultant (Fiberhome Telecommunications Ltd) and International Business Engineer (CINTel Intelligent System, Shanghai).  He received MSc and PhD degrees in Electronic Engineering in 2004 and 2008 respectively, in the Antenna and Electromagnetics Group of the Department of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK. After the PhD, Dr Yang remained in the Antenna and Electromagnetics Group of QMUL as a Postdoctoral Researcher. In September 2013, Dr.Yang moved to the University of Bolton as a Lecturer and then joined the University of Chester as a Senior Lecturer in September 2015.


Dr.Yang’s current teaching modules are: SE 4022 Applied Electromagnetics; SE4006 Principal of Electronic and Electrical Engineering; SE5041 Electrical Machines; SE5053 Applications and Design of Robotics and Mechatronics.



Dr Yang is active in a number of research areas including the development of millimetre(mm)-wave and Terahertz (THz) measurement systems, mm-wave/THz applications in material, biology and chemistry sciences; electronic circuit, radio frequency (RF) and mm-wave technologies for Healthcare and Wellbeing; microwave metamaterials, Antenna and radio propagations in both soft and solid condensed materials. The details are:

  1. Development of high accuracy gyrotropic media for applications in mm-wave quasi-optical systems, as non-reciprocal devices.  The work has been commercialized
  2. Non-destructive imaging of quality mapping for many large area manufacturing industries.
  3. Material properties characterisation including liquid, semi-solid and solid condensed materials. The properties include crystallisation structure, surface properties, electric and magnetic properties, and loss information.

Microwave and Terahertz Characterisation Centre (MTCC) at Thornton Science Park has a Terahertz time domain spectroscopy system (transmission, reflection and ATR modes), a 100 GHz imaging camera and an RF characterisation systems. Microwave system includes a vector network analyser from 2 MHz up to 13 GHz, a high temperature dielectric characterisation probe kit and Micro-strip resonators. The lab focuses on many microwave and Terahertz cross-disciplinary themes such as: imaging based quality control for large scale manufacturing industries; ferroelectric and ferromagnetic ceramics characterisation; time-resolved and temperature-dependent spectroscopy. The centre also can access the full range of material characterization facilities such as XRD, SEM-EDX, TEM, XPS, AFM/STM, Raman and FTIR.

Published Work

  1. H.Zhang, B Yang, A.D. Dominic, HX.Yan and I.Abrahams, “Structure and dielectric properties of double A-site doped bismuth sodium titanate relaxor ferroelectrics for high power energy storage applications”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8, 23965, 2020
  2. N.Meng, X.Ren, X.Zhu, J.Wu, B. Yang, F.Gao, H.Zhang, Y.Liao, E.Bilotti, M.Reece and H.Yan, “Multiscale understanding of Electric Polarisation in Poly(vinylidene fluoride)- Based Ferroelectric Polymers”, in Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 8, 16436, 2020.
  3. L.Chen, G.Ren, L.Liu, P.Guo, E.Wang, L.Zhou, Z.Zhu, J.Zhang, B.Yang, W.Zhang, Y.Li, W.Zhang, Y.Gao, H.Zhao, J.Han, “Terahertz Signatures of Hydrate Formation in Alkali Halide Solutions”, J.Phys.Chem.Lett, 2020, 11, 7146-7152.
  4. Y.Wang, M.Zhang, J.Liu,H.Zhang, F.Li, C.Tseng, B.Yang, G.Smith, J.Zhai, Z.Zhang, S.Dunn and H.Yan, “Domain wall free polar structure enhanced photodegradation activity in nanoscale ferroelectric BaxSr1-xTiO3", Advanced Energy Materials, 2020, 2001802.
  5. L.Chen, G.Ren, L.Liu, P.Guo, E.Wang, Z.Zhu,J.Yang, J.Shen, Z.Zhang, L.Zhou, J.Zhang, Bin Yang, W.Zhang, Y.Gao, H.Zhao and J. Han, “Probing NaCl hydrate formation from aqueous solutions by terahertz time-domain spectroscopy”, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 2020, 22, 17791-17797.
  6. J.Wu, W.Sun, N.Meng, H.Zhang, V.Koval, Y.Zhang, R.Donnan, B. Yang, D.Zhang, H.Yan, “Terahertz probing irreversible phase transitions related to polar clusters in Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 based Ferroelectric”, Advanced Electronic Materials, 1901373, 2020.
  7. H.Zhang, B.Yang, H.Yan and I.Abrahams, “Isolation of a ferroelectric intermediate phase in antiferroelectric dense sodium niobate ceramics”, Acta Materialia, vol 179, 2019, 225-261.
  8. J.Zhang, J.Tang, W.Sun, Y.Zhang, X.Wang and B.Yang, “Quality Mapping of Offset Lithographic Printed Antenna Substrates and Electrodes by Millimeter-Wave Imaging”, Electronics, 2019, 8, 674.
  9. Z.Weng, C.Song, Z.Xiong, H.Xue, W.Sun, Y.Zhang, B.Yang, M.J.Reece and H.Yan, “Micro Microstructure and Broadband Dielectric Properties of Zn2SiO4 Ceramics with Nano-sized TiO2 Addition”, Ceramics International, 45, 13251-13256, 2019.
  10. R.Zhang, K.Yang, B. Yang, N.A.AbuAli, M.Hayajneh, M.Philpott, Q.H.Abbasi, A.Alomainy, “Dielectric and Double Debye Parameters of Artificial Normal Skin and Melanoma”, Journal of Infrared,Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, vol 40, No.6, pp657-672, June 2019.
  11. J.Wu, A.Mahajan, L.Riekehr, H.Zhang, B.Yang, N.Meng, Z.Zhang and H.Yan, “Perovskite Srx(Bi1-xNa0.97-xLi0.03)0.5TiO3 ceramics with polar nano regions for high power energy storage”, Nano Energy, 50, 723-732,2018.
  12. C.Yu, Y.Zeng, B.Yang, R.Wylde, R.Donnan, J.Wu, J.Xu, F.Gao, I.Abrahams, M.Reece, H.Yan, “SrFe12O19 based ceramics with ultra-low dielectric loss in the millimetre-wave band”, Applied Physics Letters, 112,143501, 2018.
  13. Y.Zeng, M.Edwards, R.Stevens, J.Bowen, R.S.Donnan and B.Yang, “Terahertz characterisation of UV offset lithographically printed electronic-ink”, Organic Electronics, vol 48, 382-388 (2017).
  14. C.Yu, Y.Zeng, B.Yang, R.Donnan, J.Huang, Z.Xiong, A.Mahajan, B.Shi, H.Ye, R.Binions, N.V.Tarakina, M.Reece and H.Yan, “Titanium dioxide engineered for near-dispersionless high terahertz permittivity and ultra-low-loss”, Nature Scientific Reports, 7, 6639, 2017.
  15. C.Tsonos, N.Soin, G.Tomara, Bin Yang, G.C.Psarras and A.Kanapitsas and E.Siores, "Electromagnetic wave absorption properties of ternary poly(vinylidene fluoride)/magnetite nanocomposites with carbon nanotubes and grapheme," RSC Adv, 6, 1919-1924 (2016).
  16. K.Tian, Bin Yang, Y.Z.Yue, D.T.Bowron, J.Mayers, R.S.Donnan, C.Dobo-Nagy, J.W.Nicholson, DC.Fang, A.L.Greer, G.A.Chass and G.N.Greaves, "Atomic and vibrational origins of mechanical toughness in Bioactive cement during setting", Nature Communications, 6, 8631, Nov (2015).
  17. J.Huang, Bin Yang, C.Yu, G.Zhang, H.Xue, Z.Xiong, G.Viola, R.S.Donnan, H.X.Yan and M.J.Reece, “Microwave and Terahertz Dielectric Properties of MgTiO3-CaTiO3 Ceramics,” Materials Letters, 138, 225-227 (2015).
  18. B.Wu, H.Tuncer, M.Naeem, Bin Yang, M.Cole, W.Milne and Y.Hao, “Experimental demonstration of a transparent graphene millimetre wave absorber with 28% fractional bandwidth at 140 GHz”, Nature Scientific Reports, 4, 4130 (2014).
  19. J.Tang, Bin Yang, I.Llewellyn, R.R.Cutler and R.S.Donnan, “Bacillus spores and their relevant chemicals studied by terahertz time domain spectroscopy”, Chemical Physics Letters, 592, 302-306 (2014).
  20. Y.Wang, Bin Yang, Y.Tian, R.S.Donnan and M.J.Lancaster, “Micromachined Thick Mesh Filters for Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz Applications”, IEEE Transaction on Terahertz Science and Technology, 4, 2, 247-253, 2014.
  21. W.Sun, Bin Yang, X.Wang, Y.Zhang and R.S.Donnan, “Accurate determination of terahertz optical constants by vector network analyser of Fabry-Perot response”, Optics Letters, 38, 24, 5438-5441 (2013).
  22. X.Liu, Bin Yang, X.Chen, C.Parini and DS.Wen, “Dielectric Property Measurement of Gold Nanoparticle Dispersions in the Millimeter Wave Range”, Journal of Infrared and Terahertz Waves, 34, 2, 140-151 (2013).
  23. A.McIntosh, Bin Yang, S.Goldup, M.Watkinson and R.S.Donnan, “Crystallization of Amorphous Lactose at High Humidity Studied by
  24. Terahertz Time Domain Spectroscopy”, Chemical Physics Letters, 558,104-108 (2013).
  25. A.McIntosh, Bin Yang, S.Goldup, M.Watkinson and R.S.Donnan, “Terahertz Spectroscopy: A powerful new tool for the chemical sciences?” Chemical Society Review, 41, 2072-2082 (2012).
  26. Bin Yang, X.Wang, Y.Zhang and R.S.Donnan, “Experimental characterization of hexaferrite ceramics from 100 GHz to 1THz using vector network analysis and THz-time domain spectroscopy,” J. Appl. Phys. 109,033509 (2011).
  27. Bin Yang and R.S.Donnan, “Enhanced rapid and accurate sub-THz magneto-optical characterization of hexaferrite ceramics,” J. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 323, 1992-1997 (2011).
  28. Bin Yang, R.S.Donnan, R.Dubrovka and WX.Tang, “Negative Permeability Characterization of Gyrotropic Hexaferrite in the Millimeter Wave Band for Engineering of Double-Negative Devices,” J. Appl. Phys, 109, 104505(2011).
  29. Bin Yang, R.S.Donnan, M.Zhou and A.A.Kingravi, “Reassessment of the electromagnetic reflection-response of human skin at w-band,” Optics Letters, 36, 21, 4203–4205 (2011).
  30. Bin Yang, HS.Su and R.S.Donnan, “Vector network analysis of dielectric and magnetic materials in the millimeter wave band”, J.Phys. 286, 012019 (2011).
  31. Bin Yang, K.Shala, XM.Liu, HS.Su and R.S.Donnan, “Complex permittivity of pure water measured by vector network analysis at W-band”, J.Phys. 286, 012005 (2011).
  32. Bin Yang, R.J.Wylde, D.H. Martin, P.Goy, R.S.Donnan and S.Caroopen, “Determination of the Gyrotropic Characteristics of Hexaferrite Ceramics from 75 to 600 GHz”, IEEE Trans.on Microw. Theory Tech, 58, 12, 3587-3597 (2010).


  • PhD in Department of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK (Oct.2004-Jul.2008); thesis: Measurement of Gyrotropic Magnetic Material for Use in Quasi-Optical Electromagnetic Systems.
  • Msc in Wireless Networks, Department of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK (Sep.2003---Sep.2004); thesis: Designing a Left-handed Electromagnetic Plate for Operation at 60 GHz.


  • Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Member of Institute of Physics
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy