Thomas T. Y. Wong, Ph.D.Professor
Office: Siegel Hall 129
3301 South Dearborn Chicago, IL 60616
- Applied electromagnetics, microwave electronics and instrumentation, broadband communication systems.
- B.Sc. (Eng.), University of Hong Kong, 1975
- M.S., Northwestern University, 1978
- Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1980
Dr. Wong has conducted research in microwave measurement of material properties, dispersive transport in ionic conductors such as solid electrolytes and conductive polymers, transient electromagnetics, wave propagation effects on microwave devices and integrated circuits, millimeter-wave communication systems, and nonlinear device measurement. In collaboration with national laboratories, he has contributed to the development of dielectric-loaded particle accelerators, nanoscale position sensors, and coupler design for superconducting cavity resonators.
Current research efforts include charge interactions in particles and mesoscopic systems, semi-open structures for material measurements, broadband communication systems, and dielectric-loaded structures for accelerator applications.
Dr. Wong joined IIT in 1981, after an appointment as research fellow at the Materials Research Center of Northwestern University. He was the ECE department's graduate program director from 1987 to 1995 and department chair from 2001 to 2005. In the 1998 academic year, he was the chair of the university faculty council. He is a former chair of the IEEE AP-MTT Joint Chapter in Chicago and served as organizing committee member of several international conferences. He is the author of Fundamentals of Distributed Amplification (Artech, 1993), coauthor of Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (Higher Education Press, 2006) and has several patents in the areas of microwave electronics and wireless system design.
“Development and Integration Testing of a Power Coupler for a 3.9 GHz Superconducting Multicell Cavity Resonator”, J. Li, E. Harms, A. Hocker, T. Khabiboulline, N. Solyak, and T. Wong, IEEE Trans. Applied Superconductivity, v. 21, pp. 21-26, Feb. 2011.
“Multi-Nanosecond High Power Pulse Generation at 7.8 GHz with a Dielectric- Loaded Power Extractor”, F. Gao, M. Conde, W. Gai, C. Jing, R. Konecy, W. Liu, J. Power, T. Wong, Z. Yusof , IEEE Trans. Nuclear Science, V. 56, pp. 1492 – 1497, June 2009.
“Modeling and Prototyping of a Flux Concentrator for Positron Capture”, H. Wang, W. Liu, W. Gai, and T. Wong, IEEE Trans. on Magnetics, v. 44, pp. 2402-2408, Oct. 2008.
“A Q-Band Low Phase Noise Monolithic AlGaN/GaN HEMT VCO”, X. Lan, M. Wojtowicz, I. Smorchkova, R. Coffie, R. Tsai, B. Heying, M. Truong, F. Fong, M. Kintis, C. Namba, A. Oki, and T. Wong, IEEE Microw. Wireless Compon. Lett., v.16, pp. 425-427, July 2006.
"Temperature-Compensated Frequency Discriminator Based on Dielectric Resonator", (with E. Yuksel and T. Nagode), IEE Proceedings (U.K.)---Microwave, Antennas and Propagation, v. 151, pp. 221-226, 2004.
"Construction and Testing of an 11.4 GHz Dielectric Structure Based Travelling Wave Accelerator", (With P. Zou, W. Gai, R. Konecny, X. Sun, A. Kanareykin), Review of Scientific Instruments, v. 71, pp. 2301-2304, June 2000.
"Perturbation of Dielectric Resonator for Material Measurement," (with Y. Shu), Electronics Letters, Vol. 31, April 1995, pp.704-705.
"Space-Charge Wave Considerations in MIS Waveguide Analysis," (with Keli Han), IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 39, July 1991, pp. 1126-1132.
"Scattering of a Transient Electromagnetic Wave by a Dielectric Sphere," (with M.S. Aly). Proc. of IEE (U.K.) Part H, Vol. 138, 1991, pp. 192-198.
"Coupled-Wave Small-Signal Transient Analysis of GaAs Distributed Amplifier," (with K. Han), IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 38, Jan. 1990, pp. 23-29.
“Root Nature of the Transverse-Electric Characteristic Equation for a Dissipative Sphere,” Mohsen S. Aly, and Thomas T. Y. Wong, IEEE Trans. on Antenna and Propagation, v. 37, pp. 71-77, 1989.