Principle Investigator: Prof. Songbin Gong
Dr. Songbin Gong is currently an Assistant 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. Prior to joining UIUC in August 2013, 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 Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 2010, and his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, in 2004.
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. Dr. Gong is a recipient of the 2014 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award and the 2017 NASA Early Career Faculty Award. Along with his students and postdocs, he received the Best Paper Award from the 2017 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and won the 2nd place in the Best Paper Competition from the 2018 IEEE International Microwave Symposium. He has been a guest editor for the special issue on RF-MEMS in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, and 2018 IFCS Special Issue of the Transactions of the Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (T-UFFC). He has also been 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.