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The group has started the research effort of developing antenna and RF structures with the novel property of multiferroic material. The multiferroic material are the composite with piezoelectric, magnetoelastic and magnetoelectric coupling properties. The effort is mainly supported by TANMS, which is the only NSF Engineering Research Center currently led by UCLA. The group's main contribution is the proposal of the Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) enabled multiferroic antenna concept and developed the first FDTD modeling tool that can model such antennas with both electrodynamics and dynamic mechanics jointly considered.

 

Z. Yao, Y. E. Wang, S. Keller and G. Carman, “Bulk acoustic wave mediated multiferroic antennas: architecture and performance bound,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Aug., 2014

Z. Yao and Y. E. Wang, “Dynamic analysis of acoustic wave mediated multiferroic radiation via FDTD methods,” 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium