Thomas Wong

Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. Thomas Wong read electrical engineering at the University of Hong Kong and did graduate research in microwave measurement of materials at Northwestern University. He joined the faculty of Illinois Institute of Technology in 1981 and is currently a professor. He has served as graduate program director in electrical and computer engineering, department chairman, and chair of the faculty council. He has been engaged in research on microwave measurement of ionic conductors, transient electromagnetics, propagation effects in microwave devices and integrated circuits, broadband millimeter-wave communication systems, and space-charge dynamics in nanostructures. In collaboration with national laboratories, he has contributed to the development of dielectric loaded and superconducting particle accelerators, photonic bandgap structures, and nanoscale position sensors. He has been involved in the planning, development and mentoring in an interdisciplinary project-based learning program for two decades. He is the author of Fundamentals of Distributed Amplification (Artech, 1993), co-author of Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (Higher Education Press, 2006 & 2012), and originator of several patents in microwave electronics and wireless systems.