Songbin Gong

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Songbin Gong
Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
2264 Micro and Nanotechnology Lab
208 N. Wright Street
Urbana Illinois 61801

Primary Research Area

  • Electromagnetics and Optics

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  • Bachelor, Electrical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, May 2010  

Academic Positions

  • Graduate Research Assistant, ECE Department, University of Virginia, May, 2005- April, 2010.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher , ESE Department, University of Pennsylvania, April, 2010-Aug, 2012.
  • Research Scientist, ECE Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Aug, 2012- Aug, 2013.
  • Assistant Professor, Micro and Nano Technology Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Aug, 2013-Now
  • Assistant Professor, ECE Department, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Aug, 2013-Now

Resident Instruction

  • ECE447 Fall 2018
  • ECE350 Spring 2018
  • ECE447 Fall 2017
  • ECE457 Spring 2017
  • ECE447 Fall 2016
  • ECE457 Spring 2016
  • ECE457 Spring 2015
  • ECE 329 Fall 2014
  • ECE329 Spring 2014
  • ECE329 Fall 2013

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities

We are currently looking for qualified postdoctoral researchers in the area of RF-MEMS devices and components. Please contact Prof. Songbin Gong with your CV for more detailed information.

Graduate Research Opportunities

We are currently seeking self-motivated, creative and hard-working students to join the integrated RF micro-systems research group. Please contact Prof. Gong with your CV.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Prof. Gong welcomes undergraduates to work in his research group.

Research Interests

  • Antennas for communication and wireless sensing
  • Microwave acoustics
  • Millimeter wave integrated circuits
  • Microwave devices and circuits
  • Reconfigurable RF and microwave systems
  • Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems

Research Areas

  • Acoustics
  • Circuits
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • Electromagnetics and Optics
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Microwave devices and circuits
  • Millimeter wave integrated circuits
  • Nano-electro mechanical systems (NEMS)
  • Wireless communication systems

Research Topics

  • Micro & nanoelectromechanical M/NEMS integrated systems
  • Photonics: optical engineering and systems
  • RF and microwave engineering

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Journal Editorships

  • Guest editor for 2018 IFCS Special Issue of the Transactions of the Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (T-UFFC).
  • Guest editor for the special issue of "RF-MEMS" in the Journal of Micromechanics and Micro-engineering.

Professional Societies

  • Technical Committee Member of IEEE MTT-21 RF-MEMS
  • IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society
  • IEEE Electron Devices Society
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
  • IEEE Senior Member

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students - ECE 447 Active Microwave Circuits (2017)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students - ECE 457 Microwave Devices and Circuits (2015)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students - ECE 329 Fields and Waves (2014)

Research Honors

  • • Best Paper Award at 2017 International Frequency Control Symposium
  • NASA Early Career Faculty Award 2017
  • Intel Alumni Fellow 2017-now
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award 2014 (9/13/2014)

Courses Taught

  • ECE 210 - Analog Signal Processing
  • ECE 211 - Analog Circuits & Systems
  • ECE 350 - Fields and Waves II
  • ECE 447 - Active Microwave Ckt Design
  • ECE 457 - Microwave Devices & Circuits