About Prof YU

Prof Ming Yu is the winner of the 2020 Microwave Application Award of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). This award recognizes an individual for a career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution in the field of microwave theory and techniques. (Read more)

Prof. Yu received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, in 1995. In 1993, he joined COM DEV, Cambridge, ON, Canada, as a Member of Technical Staff, while working on his thesis part time. He was involved in designing passive microwave/RF hardware for both space and ground-based applications. He was a Principal Developer of a variety of COM DEV's core design and tuning software for microwave filters and multiplexers, including computer-aided tuning software in 1994 and fully automated robotic diplexer tuning system in 1999. He was a Manager of Filter/Multiplexer Technology (Space Group) and a Staff Scientist of Corporate Research and Development. Until 2016, he was the Chief Scientist and the Director of Research and Development. He is responsible for overseeing the development of company's research and development roadmap and next generation products and technologies, including high-frequency and high-power engineering, electromagnetic-based CAD and tuning for complex and large problems, and novel miniaturization techniques for microwave networks.

Since COM DEV was acquired by Honeywell in 2016, Prof. Yu has led the Advanced Technology Group, Cambridge, as the Chief Scientist and an Engineering Fellow. He published over 30 patents. He has authored or co-authored over 150 publications and numerous proprietary reports. He was later promoted to Senior Honeywell Engineering Fellow, highest honor in a 140,000-employee organization. After 24 years in industry full time and 15 years as an adjunct professor at Waterloo Canada, he joined Electronic Engineering Dept, Chinese University of Hong Kong full time in Oct 2017.

Prof. Yu is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He holds the NSERC Discovery Grant (2004~2021) with the University of Waterloo. He was a recipient of the 1995 and 2006 COM DEV Achievement Award for the development of computer-aided tuning algorithms and systems for microwave filters and multiplexers. He was an IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer from 2010 to 2012. He is now a member of speaker's bureau. He served as an IEEE MTT society Filter Committee Chair (MTT-8) and Chair of MTT technical committee TPC-11. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.

Prof. Yu has been living in Canada for the past 27 years. His B.Sc and M.Sc were both from Tsinghua University. His favorite hobby is golf.


  • Address: Room 413, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building, Electronic Engineering Dept, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
  • Email: ming . yu @ ieee . org
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