Songbin Gong

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

Primary Research Area

  • Microelectronics and Photonics - Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)

For more information

Gong group website



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

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

  • 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
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Microwave integrated circuits
  • Millimeter wave integrated circuits
  • Nano-electro mechanical systems (NEMS)
  • Wireless communication systems

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings


Method of fabricating MEMS resonators with suspended Lithium Niobate thin films

Journal Editorships

Guest editor for the special issue of "RF-MEMS" in the Journal of Micromechanics and Micro-engineering.

Professional Societies

  • IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society
  • IEEE Electron Devices Society
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

Teaching Honors

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students - ECE 329 Fields and Waves (2014)

Research Honors

DARPA Young Faculty Award 2014 (9/13/2014)

Courses Taught