University of Hertfordshire

Professor Yichuang Sun

Yichuang Sun

Professor Yichuang Sun

Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Yichuang Sun has received a PhD degree from the University of York, UK. He is currently a Professor and Head of Electronic, Communications and Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Technology of the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Professor Sun has been leading research activities in wireless and mobile communications and microelectronic circuits and systems in the School. He has published over 280 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences and contributed 9 chapters in edited research books. He has also published 4 text and research books: Continuous-time Active Filter Design, CRC Press, USA, 1999, Design of High frequency Integrated Analogue Filters, IEE Press, UK, 2002, Wireless Communication Circuits and Systems, IEE Press, 2004, and Test and Diagnosis of Analogue, Mixed-signal and RF Integrated Circuits - the Systems on Chip Approach, IEE Press, 2008. He is supervisor of over 30 PhD students and research fellows and has supervised some 20 visiting scholars or fellows from across the world.

Professor Sun serves on several Technical Committees of IEEE Circuits & Systems Society and IEEE Communications Society. He has been/is Series Editor of an IEE book series, Editor of 4 IEEE/international journals and Guest Editor of 8 IEEE and IEE journal special issues. He has been on the technical/scientific programme committee of numerous international conferences and chaired many sessions. He is a referee for many book publishers, international journals and conferences. He has also been an evaluator of research grant proposals for EPSRC, Royal Society, Austrian, Finnish, Dutch, Singapore and Canadian research councils, and technology patents for USA and UK organisations. Professor Sun has given invited plenary lectures at international conferences and invited talks to industry and universities. He has been evaluator of Changjiang Scholars of China and Canada Research Chairs as well as professorships for universities in USA, Canada, Ireland and the UK, including Minnesota, McGill, Toronto, and Dublin. He has been an external PhD examiner for a number of universities including Southampton, UCL, Imperial College, McGill, Nanyang Tech and Tsinghua. He has also been external examiner of several UK universities for their undergraduate teaching programmes. He has been a Guest or Visiting Professor of several foreign universities.

Professor Sun has been awarded a number of major awards, prizes and honours, which include: • Best Editor Award, ETRI Journal, from the President of ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute), South Korea, 2009, • First Prize of China's National Science and Technology prizes (Natural Sciences category), nominated by Ministry of Education of China, with Hunan University, China, 2005, • K. M. Stott Prize, by the University of York, UK, for particular merit in postgraduate research, 1995, • Distinguished Researcher in Science and Technology, by the Government of Liaoning Province, 1992, • The Science and Technology Prize for Outstanding Young Scientists, awarded by the Chinese Institution of Navigation (a national professional society), 1991 (only one awarded), • Sino-British Friendship Scholarship, by China’s Ministry of Education and British Council, 1991, • 1988-1989 Model Worker of Dalian City, awarded by the Government of Dalian City, China, 1990, • The Young Scientist Programme Award, awarded by URSI (International Union of Radio Sciences), 1989, • Excellent Teaching Achievement Prize, awarded by the Government of Liaoning Province, 1989, • The Excellent Teacher, by Dalian Maritime University, twice in 1986 and 1987, • Listed in 5 international Who’s Who books since 1992, by Marquis, USA and IBC, Cambridge, UK.

Selected journal papers in recent five years:

Wireless and Mobile Communications and Networks 

  1. D.-W. Yue and Y. Sun, “Transmit Power Minimization for MIMO Systems of Exponential Average BER with Fixed Outage Probability”, Wireless Personal Communications, Vol.90, No.4, October 2016.
  2. X. Chen, W. Ni, X. Wang and Y. Sun, “Optimal Quality-of-Service Scheduling for Energy-Harvesting Powered Wireless Communications,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol.15, No.5, 2016.
  3. X. Chen, W. Ni, X. Wang, and Y. Sun, “Provisioning quality-of-service to energy harvesting wireless communications,” IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol.53, No.4, 2015.
  4. A. Bannour and Y. Sun, “Duality of antennas and subcarriers in massive MIMO-OFDM downlink system,” IET Electronics Letters, Vol.51, No.14, 2015.
  5. D. W. Yue and Y. Sun, “Average transmit power of adaptive ZF very large multi-user and multi-antenna systems,” Wireless Personal Communications, Vol.81, No.3, 2015.
  6. F. Delestre, G. Owojaiye and Y. Sun, “Efficient space-frequency block coded pilot-aided channel estimation method for multiple-input-multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing systems over mobile frequency-selective fading channels”, IET Communications, Vol.8, No.6, 2014.  
  7. G. Owojaiye,  F. Delestre and Y. Sun, “Quasi-orthogonal Space-frequency Coding in Non-coherent Cooperative Broadband Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol.62, No.4, 2014.
  8. Y. Sun and D. -W. Yue, editorial, "Cooperative Wireless and Mobile Communications," IET Communications, Vol.7, No.17, 2013.
  9. A. Bannour, M. L. Ammari, Yichuang Sun and R. Bouallegue, “On the capacity performance of ASTC-MIMO-OFDM system in a correlated Rayleigh frequency-selective channel,” Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 68, No. 4, 2013.
  10. G. Owojaiye and Y. Sun, “Focal Design Issues Affecting the Deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks for Pipeline Monitoring”, Ad Hoc Networks, Vol.11, No.3, 2013.
  11. G. Owojaiye and Y. Sun “Focal design issues affecting the deployment of wireless sensor networks for intelligent transport systems”, IET Intelligent Transport Systems, Vol.6, No.4, 2012.
  12. A. Bannour, Yichuang Sun, M. L. Ammari, F. Delestre and R. Bouallegue, “A novel algebraic carrier frequency offset estimator for ASTC-MIMO-OFDM systems over a correlated frequency selective channel,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol.61, No. 6, 2012.

RF, Analogue and Mixed-signal Circuits and Systems 

  1. J. Zhang, Y. Xu, Z. Zhang, Y. Sun, Z. Wang, and B. Chi, “A 10-bit 4th-order Quadrature Bandpass Continuous-time ΣΔ Modulator with 33-MHz Bandwidth for a Dual-channel GNSS Receiver”, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, accepted on 17th December 2016.
  2. J. Sun, P. Huang, and Y. Sun, “A New Technique for the Design of Multi-phase Voltage Controlled Oscillators,” Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, accepted on 10 December 2016.
  3. Z. Hu, C. Wang, J. Sun, Y. Sun, and J. Jin, “A Wideband Linear Tunable CDTA and its Application in Field Programmable Analogue Array,” Int. Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Vol.88, No.3, September 2016. 
  4. M. Hasan, Y. Zhu and Y. Sun, "Design for Testability of High-order OTA-C filters," International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, No.44, October 2016.
  5. Q. Luo, Y. He and Y. Sun, “Real-Time Fault Detection and Diagnosis System for Analog and Mixed-signal Circuits of Acousto-Magnetic EAS Devices,” IEEE Design & Test Magazine, Vol.33, No.3, 2016.
  6. Y. Sun, B. Chi and H. Zhang, editorial, "Software Defined Radio Transceivers and Circuits for 5G Wireless Communications", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II, Vol.63, No.1, 2016
  7. X. Yu, M. Wei, Y. Yin, Y. Song, S. Han, Q. Liu,  Z. Jin, X. Liu, Z. Wang, Y. Sun, B. Chi, “A Fully-Integrated Reconfigurable Dual-Band Transceiver for Short Range Wireless Communications in 180nm CMOS,” IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, Vol.50, No.12, 2015. 
  8. W. Zhao, Y. He and Y. Sun, “Structure and realization of pole-shared switched-current complex wavelet filter,” Int. Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Vol.85, No.1, 2015.   
  9. W. Zhao, Y. He and Y. Sun, “Switched-current filter structure for synthesizing arbitrary characteristics based on follow-the-leader feedback configuration,” Int. Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Vol.82, No.2, 2015.
  10. X. He, X. Zhu, L. Duan, Y. Sun, and C. Ma, "A 14-mW PLL-Less Receiver in 0.18-µm CMOS for Chinese Electronic Toll Collection Standard," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II, Vol.61, No.10, 2014.
  11. Y. Tan, Y. Sun and D. Lauder, “Automatic Impedance Matching and Antenna Tuning using Quantum Genetic Algorithms for Wireless and Mobile Communications”, IET Antenna, Microwave and Propagation, Vol.7, No.8, 2013.
  12. Y. Tan, Y. Sun and X. Yin, “Analog fault diagnosis using S-transform preprocessor and a QNN classifier”, Measurement, Vol.46, No.7, 2013.


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