I am affiliated to the Advanced Networks Research Group at University of Liverpool. Our group has six academic staff and has strong expertise in the area of wireless communication, wireless security, trust, information theory, artificial intelligence applications in communications, signal processing for communications, 5G, embedded system designs. We very welcome research collaborations and visits.
I am always looking for excellent PhD students, post-doc, and visiting researchers. All our research is carried out by exploiting the wireless channels for innovative applications. The three topics that I am particularly interested are
- Key generation from wireless channels
- Radio frequency fingerprinting identification
- Device free wireless sensing
If you are interested, please drop me an email (junqing.zhang at liverpool.ac.uk) with you CV.
Unfortunately we don’t have any studentships at the moment. Please drop me an email with you CV for enquiry.
- Mr. Guanxiong Shen, co-supervision with Prof Alan Marshall (Nov., 2019 to present). Research topic: Radio frequency fingerprinting identification
- Mr. Guolin Yin, co-supervision with Dr. Xinping Yi and Prof Alan Marshall (to start in May 2020). Research topic: Device free wireless sensing
- Mr. Jia Kan, co-supervision with Dr. Jie Zhang at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (Sept. 2019 to present )
Visiting PhD Students
- Mr. Wenming Wang from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (to start in Feb., 2020)
Newton International Fellowships for Post-Doc
The Newton International Fellowships application will open in 2021. Please contact us if you are interested.
China Scholarship Council for PhD Students and Visiting Researchers
We are proud to be the partner of the CSC scholarship. This is a very generous scholarship which provides full financial support. In particular, our university will waive the international tuition fee and CSC will provide the living allowance.
The application will open every year around October. Please note this is a two-step application.
- Step 1: You should submit a full application (in English) to our university first. You have to get a unconditional offer before you place a CSC application to our university. The deadline for this step is usually in the middle of January.
- Step 2: If you are successful at step 1, you will then submit another full application (in Chinese) to the CSC in China. The deadline is usually in the middle of March. The result is usually announced in May. If you are successful in both steps, you will be awarded the full scholarship from our University and CSC.
For more information please check our university website and also the CSC website.
CSC also has funding for visiting researchers, including visiting PhDs and scholars. The procedures may a little different. Please contact us if you are interested.
UK Jiangsu 20+20 programme for Visiting Researchers
If you are PhD students or scholars in universities of Jiangsu Province, China, another potential route is the UK Jiangsu 20+20 programme.
Please visit https://ukjs2020.com/ for further information.
English Language Requirement
English language test certificate (minimum IELTS 6.5 with no components lower than 5.5 or other equivalent English qualifications)
Please note this requirement is applicable to both full PhD students and visiting PhD students. Please visit our website for details.
Resources and Facilities
Thanks to the generous financial support from Royal Society and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool, our group has equipped with advanced testbeds and facilities. We are capable of carrying out a variety of wireless tests and building embedded Internet of Things systems.
Software Defined Radio (SDR)
- Pycom FiPy (for WiFi, Bluetooth, LoRa, SigFox and NB-IoT)
- LoRa devices, including mbed LoRa devices, Arduino LoRa shield and Microchip RN2483 LoRa
- LoRa Gateway
Single Board Computer
- Up squared board
- Raspberry Pi 4
The High Frequency Engineering Group at University of Liverpool has an anechoic chamber and the biggest reverberation chamber in the UK universities.