Department of Engineering

Hongzhi Guo

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Office Location

125 John Mitchell Center

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2018

Monday/Wednesday 10:00-11:00


(207) 780-5584

Academic Degrees

  • B.E. Automation, Shandong University of Science & Technology, 2011
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 2012
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2017


Hongzhi Guo received his Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo  in 2017. He received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 2013. He received the Best Demo Award in IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (Infocom) 2017.  In the summer of 2016, he was with Genscape Inc., Louisville, KY, as a research scientist intern.

Research Interests

His research aims to design efficient and reliable cyber physical systems in extreme and complex environments, such as underground, underwater, intra-body, among others. His research interests range from physical wireless device design to wireless networking, including metamaterial antenna design, magnetic induction communication and networking,  wireless power transmission, electromagnetic wave propagation, nano-biosensing, Teraherz communication and networking, and networked control system.

Recent Publications

H. Guo, Z. Sun, and C. Zhou, “Practical Design and Implementation of Metamaterial-Enhanced Magnetic Induction Communication”, IEEE Access, 2017.

H. Guo, Z. Sun, and P. Wang, "Multiple Frequency Band Channel Modeling and Analysis for Magnetic Induction Communication in Practical Underwater Environments", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2017.

H. Guo, P. Johari, J. M. Jornet and Z. Sun, "Intra-Body Optical Channel Modeling for In Vivo Wireless Nanosensor Networks," IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 41-52, Jan. 2016.

H. Guo, Z. Sun, J. Sun, and N. M. Litchinitser, "M2I: Channel Modeling for Metamaterial-Enhanced Magnetic Induction Communications", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 63, No. 11, pp. 5072-5087, November 2015.

H. Guo, and Z. Sun, "Channel and Energy Modeling for Self-Contained Wireless Sensor Networks in Oil Reservoirs", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 2258-2269, April 2014.

H. Guo, Z. Sun, and J. M. Jornet " A Cooperative Raman Spectrum Reconstruction Platform for Real-time In-vivo Nano-Biosensing", in IEEE Infocom Workshop Session, Atlanta, GA, May 2017

H. Guo, and Z. Sun, " Prototyping M2I Communication System for Underground and Underwater Networks", in IEEE Infocom Poster & Demo Session, Atlanta, GA, May 2017. (Best Demo Award)

H. Guo, and Z. Sun, "Increasing the Capacity of Magnetic Induction Communication Using MIMO Coil-Array", in IEEE Globecom, Washington DC, USA, Dec. 2016. (Student Travel Grant)

H. Guo, and Z. Sun, "M2I Communication: From Theoretical Modeling to Practical Design", in IEEE ICC 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016.

H. Guo, Z. Sun, and P. Wang, "Channel Modeling of MI Underwater Communication using Tri-directional Coil Antenna", in IEEE Globecom 2015, San Diego, USA, December 2015. (Student Travel Grant)