Principle Investigator: Prof. Songbin Gong
Prof. Songbin Gong (S’06–A’09–M’12–SM’17) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, in 2010. He is currently an Associate Professor and the Intel Alumni Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.
His research primarily focuses on design and implementation of radio frequency microsystems, components, and subsystems for reconfigurable RF front ends. In addition, his research explores hybrid microsystems based on the integration of MEMS devices with photonics or circuits for signal processing and sensing. He is a recipient of the 2014 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award, the 2017 NASA Early Career Faculty Award, and 2019 UIUC College of Engineer Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. Along with his students and postdocs, he received the Best Paper Awards from the 2017 and 2019 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, the 2018 International Ultrasonics Symposium, and won 2nd place in Best Paper Competition at the 2018 IEEE International Microwave Symposium. He is a Technical Committee Member of MTT-21 RF-MEMS of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, International Frequency Control Symposium, and International Electron Devices Meeting, and currently serves as the Chair of MTT TC2 and TC 21, and an associate editor for T-UFFC.