Dr Jin Zhang


Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Computing and Technology

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computing and technology

Jin is a lecturer in electronics in our Department of Computing & Technology.

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Jin received her PhD in 2007 from the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales. As well as teaching and researching at Anglia Ruskin, she's also the designated collaborative Partner Link Tutor with China.

Before joining us, Jin served as a PDRA in Astronomical Instrumentation Group in the Astronomy & Physics Department of Cardiff University. She has intensive research interests in electronic systems modelling; smart antennas; the study and design for development of novel artificial matematerials components in the mid-infrared range and microwave frequency regions; the design of quasi-optical components for millimetre-wave astronomy; and the electromagnetic modelling and the simulations.

Jin has published more than 32 research articles and eight refereed papers. She acted as Principal Investigator for two Chine-UK Science Network Grants in 2008 and 2009: the Royal Society on behalf of the UK Government Office for Science (GO-Science), and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) on behalf of the Ministry of Education in China.

Research interests

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  • Electronic systems modelling, smart antennas, the study and design for development of novel artificial matematerials components in the mid-infrared range and microwave frequency regions
  • The design of quasi-optical components for millimetre-wave astronomy
  • The electromagnetic modelling and the simulations

Jin is a member of our Digital Electronics Research Area which forms part of our Informatics, Computing and Electronics Research Group.

Areas of research supervision

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  • First Supervisor for Erik Pertot, MPhil project, A Novel Temperature Controller Design for Potentially Explosive Atmosphere (ATEX/IECEx)

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Jin teaches on the following modules: Analogue Electronics, Data Communications, Signal and Signal Processing, Electronic Circuits.


  • Phd Electronics/Electroical Engineering, University of South Wales, 2007
  • BEng in Information and Telecommunication Engineering, 1997

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Selected recent publications

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Savini, G., Ade, P.A.R. and Zhang, J., 2012. A New Artificial Material Approach for Flat THz Frequency Lenses. Optics Express, 20(23), pp.25766-25773. http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.025766.

Moncelsi, L, Ade, P., Angile, F. E., Benton, S., Devlin, M., Fissel, L., Gandilo, N., Gundersen, J., Matthews, T., Netterfield, C.B., Novak, G., Nutter, D., Pascale, E., Poidevin, F., Savini, G., Scott, D., Soler, J., Spencer, L., Truch, M., Tucker, G. and Zhang J., 2012. Empirical Modelling of The BLASTPol Achromatic Half-Wave Plate for Precision Submillimetre Polarimetry. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 000, pp.1-20.

Savini, G., Zhang, J., Ade, P.A.R. and Mauskopf, P.D., 2011. Advances on Polarization Modulator Technology and Methodology for Future Improvements. Terahertz Science and Technology, ISSN1941-7411, 4(3)

Zhang, J., Ade, P.A.R, Mauskopf, P., Savini, G., Moncelsi, L. and Whitehouse, N., 2011. Polypropylene Embedded Metal-Mesh Broadband Achromatic Half Wave Plate for Millimetre Wavelengths. Applied Optics, 50(20/21), pp.3750-3757.

Spencer, L.D., Naylor, D.A., Ade, P.A.R. and Zhang, J., 2011. Beamsplitter Effects in Dual-Input Fourier Transform Spectroscopy. Journal of Optical Society America A, 28(9), pp.1805-181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.28.001805.

Zhang, J., Ade, P.A.R, Mauskopf, P., Moncelsi, L., Savini, G. and Whitehouse, N., 2009. New Artificial Dielectric Metamaterial and its Application as a THz Anti-Reflection Coating. Applied Optics, 48, pp.6635-6642.

Wu, Z.Q., Ware, J.A., Wilson, I, and Zhang, J., 2006. Mechanism Analysis of Highly Overlapped Interpolation Contrast Enhancement. IEE Proceedings Vision, Image & Signal Processing, 153(4), pp.512 - 520, August.

Zhang, J., Richter, J., Ivrissimtzis, L.P., Al-Nuaimi, M.O., 2005. Statistical Modelling at 20 GHz for Fixed Wireless Access Systems in Urban Multipath Environments. IEE Proceedings Microwave, Antenna & Propagation, 152(4).