Recent News

We have experimentally demonstrated a RF ladder filter centred at 880GHz with 2% 3dB FBW by arraying LN-LVRs. Five groups of resonators (38 in total) were ultilized to synthesize a high performance single-chip multi-frequency compatible RF filter.
We are currently seeking self-motivated, creative and hard-working students to join the integrated RF microsystems research group. Please contact Prof. Gong if interested.
9/10/2013 Demonstration of first ladder filter consisted of LN-LVR arrays
8/16/2013 The website for Illinois Laboratory of Integrated RF Microsystems has been officially launched.
We are currently seeking self-motivated, creative and hard-working students to join the Illinois Integrated RF microsystems research group. We especially welcome students who have strong physical electronics or photonics background and are willing to explore the experimental engineering frontier of RF microsystems.

Fields of research include:
Programmable RF microsystems
Reconfigurable Electromagnetic interface
Integrated tunable RF photonic systems
10/26/2013 Our paper titled "AN 880MHZ LADDER FILTER FORMED BY ARRAYS OF LATERALLY VIBRATING THIN FILM LITHIUM NIOBATE RESONATORS" is accepted at The 27th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2014).
2/20/2014 Our paper titled "Monolithic Multi-Frequency Wideband RF Filters using Two-Port Laterally Vibrating Lithium Niobate MEMS Resonators" is accepted for publication in IEEE Journal of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (JMEMS).
4/2/2014 The Ilirm group welcomes three new group members this fall: Anming Gao, Ruochen Lu, and Yansong Yang.
6/10/2014 Our paper titled "Study of Shear Horizontal Wave MEMS resonators based on X-cut Lithium Niobate thin film" is accepted at The IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS 2014).
7/10/2014 (Position filled)

Dr. Songbin Gong seeks outstanding candidates to fill a Post-Doctoral position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. The position is available starting August 15th, 2014. The candidate will be working on research projects related to micro/nanomechanical resonators, integration of piezoelectric devices with CMOS, and the design and fabrication of novel and high quality factor vibrating mechanical structures to be assembled in monolithic platforms.

The candidate needs to have hands-on experience with micro and nano fabrication tech-niques, including photolithography, film deposition, reactive ion etching, and fab-related metrology. Experience in electrical and mechanical design of M/NEMS is also highly valued. Knowledge of non-linearity, piezoelectric materials, resonators, RF or microwave testing and circuit design is a plus. The researcher will also interact with a broader team of researchers and other faculty in ECE Illinois. She/he will also be asked to supervise and interact with a group of graduate students.

The research will be performed in Micro and Nano Technology Laboratory ( where a class 100 clean-room is housed to support research in photonics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology. Detailed information on the facilities can be found on the MNTL website.

Interested individuals should apply by contacting Dr. Gong via email ( Applicants are requested to include their curriculum vitae and the names of at least two references.

Dr. Gong presented the most recent results on overmoded shear horizontal wave (SH0) MEMS resonators based on X-cut Lithium Niobate thin film at International Ultrasonic Symposium 2014. The demonstrated device features high electromechanicl coupling and spurious mode free response.

Prof. Songbin Gong received DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) in Arlington, VA.