Jack Soh

Associate Professor (Tenure Track)
Antenna Design and Technologies

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Ping Jack Soh received the bachelor and master’s degrees from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and his PhD in electrical engineering from KU Leuven, Belgium.

He is an Associate Professor at the University of Oulu, Finland, and an Academy Research Fellow with the Research Council of Finland. He started his career as a Test Engineer (2002-2004), and an R&D Engineer (2005-2006). He was then a Lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) (2006-2009) before moving to KU Leuven's WaveCoRE-Arenberg Group as a Research Assistant (2009-2013 ), Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2013-2014) and a Research Affiliate (2014-date). He rejoined UniMAP as a Senior Lecturer (2014-2017) and an Associate Professor before joining the University of Oulu in 2021. In Oulu, he was also the coordinator for the “Devices and Circuit Technology” strategic research area within the 6G Flaghip research program (2022-2023). His research interests include antenna design and their applications in wearables / wireless body area communication (WBAN); metasurfaces and reflectors; 5G/6G communications; compact satellites; EM safety and absorption; and wireless techniques for healthcare.

Dr. Soh was the recipient of the URSI Young Scientist Award in 2015, the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship for Medical Applications in 2013 and the IEEE AP-S Doctoral Research Award in 2012. He was also the Second Place Winner of the IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition in 2013. He is a Chartered Engineer registered with the UK Engineering Council; a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Member of the IET and URSI. He serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL) and the International Journal of Numerical Modelling (IJNM) (Wiley). He is/was also the Guest Editor of several Special Issues in AWPL, IJNM and the IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (J-ERM) related to topics in wearable and implantable communications, in filtering antennas and arrays, and in the application of electromagnetics and RF signals to medicine and biology. He also served as the TPC Co-Chair of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Biomedical Conference (IMBioC) 2023, and volunteers in the IEEE MTT-S Education Committee.


  • Antenna Design
  • Metasurfaces

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