Yahya Rahmat-Samii, Distinguished Professor and the Northrop Grumman Chair in Electrical Engineering/Electromagnetics, has been elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). The CAE and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are China’s top two think tanks that advise the government and industry on scientific and technological issues. A lifelong honor, election as a foreign member of the CAE is the highest distinction in China in the field of engineering. Foreign members are non-Chinese citizens who are distinguished and recognized for their respective field of engineering. New members are elected biennially, by an anonymous vote among the existing members (or academicians) before it is reviewed and validated by the governing board. The professor joins an elite group of only 65 (as of 2018) other members who have been admitted as foreign members to the CAE.

This particular international recognition is not his first. He is also a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (2008) and a Foreign Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (2000). He is a fellow of IEEE, URSI, AMTA, ACES and the Electromagnetics Academy. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The photo was taken at a 2019 conference in Xian, China, where Prof. Rahmat-Samii was the plenary speaker and was designated as the Master during the conference.

More information about Professor Rahmat-Samii, his lab and his research can be found at http://www.antlab.ee.ucla.edu/