Xiaobang Shang attained a BEng degree (First Class) in Electronic and Communication Engineering in 2008 and a PhD degree in Microwave Engineering in 2011 from the University of Birmingham. His doctoral research concerned micro-machined terahertz circuits and design of multi-band filters. After graduating he continued working at the University of Birmingham as a Research Fellow.
In 2017, Xiaobang joined the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) as a Senior Research Scientist where his main role is to develop measurement techniques at millimetre-wave and terahertz frequencies for communications and electronics technologies.He is also the Coordinator for EMPIR TEMMT project (May 2019 – July 2022), funded by EURAMET (the European Association of National Metrology Institutes).
Dr Shang is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of IEEE MTT-3 ‘Microwave Measurements’ Technical Committee, and an Associate Editor of IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. He is an executive committee member of IET RF and Microwave Technology Network, and the Chair of IET Colloquium on Millimetre-wave and Terahertz Engineering and Technology in 2019 and 2021. He has also served as Operations Director and Automotive Forum Co-Chair for European Microwave Week 2021. Dr Shang was the recipient of several prestigious awards including the ARFTG Microwave Measurement Student Fellowship Award in 2009, the IEEE Tatsuo Itoh Award in 2017 and the ARMMS Steve Evans-Pughe Prize in 2017. He has published over 80 scientific papers on microwave measurements and microwave circuits and contributed to 2 Best Practice Guide for on-wafer measurement
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