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Research interests: 

Dr. Shurun Tan is presently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan. He will join the Zhejiang University / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute as an assistant professor in January 2019. His research interests are on electromagnetic theory, computational and applied electromagnetics. These includes wave propagation and scattering in random media and periodic structures, radar and radiometric geophysical remote sensing of terrestrial snow, polar ice sheet, sea ice, ocean, and vegetated land surfaces, photonic crystals and metamaterials, topological photonics, Casimir forces, electromagnetic compatibility and signal integrity, multi-scale and multi-physics analysis, etc.


Shurun Tan was born in Gaomi, Shandong, China. He received the B.Eng. from the School of Information Science and Engineering and the Chien-Shiung Wu College of the Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in June 2009. He received the M.Sc. from the same School of Information Science and Engineering and the State Key Lab of Millimeter Waves at the Southeast University in March 2012. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Radiation Laboratory at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, in December 2016. From Dec. 2010 to Nov. 2011, he was a Visiting Student with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA. From Sep. 2012 to Dec. 2014, he was a PhD candidate with the Department of Electrical Engineering, the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. From Jan. 2015, he has been affiliated with the Radiation Laboratory, and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, first as a PhD candidate, and recently as a postdoctoral research fellow since Jan. 2017. 


Shurun Tan was the recipient of the Young Scientist Award in the 2018 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) in Toyama, Japan. He received the travel grant from the U.S. National Committee for International Union of Radio Science (USNC-URSI) in the 2017 URSI General Assembly & Scientific Symposium (GASS) in Montreal, Canada. He won the honorable mention in the student paper competition in the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APS) in Puerto Rico. He serves in the PIERS conference publication committee. He constantly reviews for more than 10 renowned academic journals and international conferences. He is the session organizer for the special issue in Water Resource Research on Advances in Remote Sensing, Measurement, and Simulation of Seasonal Snow. He is a member of the American Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi.