Principle Investigator: Prof. Songbin Gong
Dr. Songbin Gong joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign as an assistant professor in August 2013. Prior to UIUC, he was a research scientist with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh from 2012 to 2013, and a postdoctoral researcher with the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia from 2010 to 2012.
He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 2010, and his Bachelor degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, in 2004. He has over ten years of research experience in RF microsystems and 30 peer-reviewed publications on the subject.
His research interests primarily include design and implementation of RF-MEMS devices, components, and subsystems for reconfigurable RF front ends, and engineering hybrid microsystems based on the integration of MEMS devices with photonics or circuits for imaging, sensing,and signal processing.
Dr. Gong is an recipient of the 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award. He has been a guest editor for the special issue of "RF-MEMS" in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering,and also a technical committee member of MTT-21 RF-MEMS in IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.