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Personal Statement

I received the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK in 2012.


As a researcher, I have experience working on a variety of research projects including gyrotron travelling wave amplifiers, plasma filled microwave sources, microwave pulse compression and free electron lasers. I have led the development of gyro-TWAs in terms of design, computational simulation techniques and laboratory experimentation. I have carried out world-leading experiments of high power broadband mm-wave/THz amplifiers that have great potential in EPR/DNP and mm-wave wireless and satellite communications. I have successfully demonstrated a world-record 88-104GHz continuously tuneable, high power (10kW) Gyro-BWO experiment (2012), and a gyro-amplifier achieving 3.4kW with a 3dB instantaneous frequency bandwidth of at least 5.5GHz at W-band (2017).

Research Interests

Broadband, high power, mm-wave/terahertz gyrotron travelling wave amplifiers for next-generation magnetic resonance spectroscopy, telecommunications, security imaging and radar; Gyrotron backward wave oscillator; Conventional travelling wave amplifiers; Electron beam generation; Beam-wave interaction, Low-pressure gas discharge; Plasma filled high power microwave sources; Free electron lasers and pulsed power technologies.

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Research Output

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    Design, fabrication, and cold test of a high frequency system for an H-band sheet beam travelling wave tube

    Shu, G., Deng, J., Xie, L., Liu, G., Zhang, L., Wang, J., Qiao, Z. & He, W., 31 May 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science & Technology. 10, 3, p. 292-301 10 p.

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    20th International Vacuum Electronics Conference (IVEC 2019) Best Poster Award

    Liang Zhang (Recipient), 1 May 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    IEEE member

    Liang Zhang (Recipient), Aug 2019

    Prize: Election to learned society


    • 12 Oral presentation
    • 4 Invited talk
    • 1 Organiser of major conference

    National Vacuum Electronic Conference 2019

    Liang Zhang (Organiser), Adrian Cross (Organiser)
    13 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

    Design and simulation of a 0.37 THz gyro-TWA

    Liang Zhang (Speaker)
    13 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation