Tianlin Wang

Doctoral student
Electrical Engineering
Anticipated Graduation: May 2020

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Tianlin Wang


Research Area: Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits
Advisor: Prof. Christopher Ruf

Research Project: Tianlin’s research focuses on microwave remote sensing and radio frequency (RF) circuits. His PhD research studies the engineering calibration and physical principles of the GNSS reflectometry. It contributes directly to Level 1 data calibration/validation and Level 2 geophysical retrieval for the NASA Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) Earth Venture mission.

Electromagnetics is everywhere, from cell phone antenna to satellite communication, from Earth remote sensing to planetary exploration, from deep space navigation to imaging black holes. All of these start from the elegant and beautiful Maxwell’s equations.

Tianlin Wang


  • BE Electrical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology
  • MS Radio Physics, Fudan University
  • MS Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan



  • Music
  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Basketball

Tianlin Says

“There is a lot of interdisciplinary education and research at U-M. I studied electrical engineering, space sciences and engineering, and climate science. These bring innovative ideas and creative methods to my research and will significantly benefit my future career.”