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Dr Wai Pang Ng

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

EE Wai Pang Staffprofile 255I received my BEng (Communication and Electronic Engineering) from Northumbria University in 1997 and my PhD (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Wales at Swansea in 2000. I joined Northumbria University in January 2004. Before this I worked as a Senior Network Software Engineer at Intel. Currently I am working within the Optical Communication Research Laboratory research group.

My professional activities have included:
Chair, IEEE UK&RI Communication Chapter (2010-2013)
Publicity Chair, IEEE ICC 2015, London, UK
Co-chair, Signal Processing for Communications Symposium, IEEE ICC 2009, Dresden, Germany

Campus Address

Ellison Building


  • Education PCAPL March 01 2005
  • PhD July 01 2001
  • July 20 1997
  • September 01 1995
  • Senior Member Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2008
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) Engineering Council UK (ECUK) 2005
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) Engineering Council UK (ECUK) 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2005
  • Member (MIET) & Chartered Engineer (CEng) Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2004
  • Member (TMIET / MIET) Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) 2004
  • Senior Member Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2001

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Thin film flexible/bendable acoustic wave devices, Tao, R., Wang, W., Luo, J., Ahmad Hasan, S., Torun, H., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Zhou, J., Xuan, W., Cooke, M., Gibson, D., Wu, Q., Ng, W., Luo, J., Fu, R. 15 Jan 2019, In: Surface and Coatings Technology
  • Ultrasensitive biosensor based on magnetic microspheres enhanced microfiber interferometer, Kumar, R., Leng, Y., Liu, B., Zhou, J., Shao, L., Yuan, J., Fan, X., Wan, S., Wu, T., Liu, J., Binns, R., Fu, Y., Ng, W., Farrell, G., Semenova, Y., Xu, H., Xiong, Y., He, X., Wu, Q. 1 Dec 2019, In: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
  • A simple all-fiber comb filter based on the combined effect of multimode interference and Mach-Zehnder interferometer, Zhou, G., Kumar, R., Wu, Q., Ng, W., Binns, R., Lalam, N., Miao, X., Niu, L., Yuan, X., Semenova, Y., Farrell, G., Yuan, J., Yu, C., Sang, X., Xin, X., Liu, B., Lv, H., Fu, Y. 7 Aug 2018, In: Scientific Reports
  • Bimorph material/structure designs for high sensitivity flexible surface acoustic wave temperature sensors, Tao, R., Ahmad Hasan, S., Wang, H., Zhou, J., Luo, J., McHale, G., Gibson, D., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Cooke, M., Wood, D., Liu, Y., Wu, Q., Ng, W., Franke, T., Fu, R. 13 Jun 2018, In: Scientific Reports
  • Characterisation and Interference Model of Contemporary Artificial Light Sources Noise on a VLC channel, Galal, M., Ng, W., Aziz, A., Binns, R. 24 Sep 2018, 2018 11th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2018, IEEE
  • Establishing the flightpath of a quadcopter drone from the relative angular velocity of the four rotors, Harrington, P., Chen, T., Ng, W. Jul 2018
  • Multi point strain and temperature sensing based on Brillouin optical time domain reflectometry, Chen, T., Xu, X., Lalam, N., Ng, W., Harrington, P. 18 Jul 2018, 2018 11th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2018, Piscataway, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Optical fibre sensors for monitoring phase transitions in phase changing materials, Kumar, R., Han, W., Liu, D., Ng, W., Binns, R., Busawon, K., Fu, R., Ghassemlooy, F., Underwood, C., Mahkamov, K., Wu, Q. 14 Sep 2018, In: Smart Materials and Structures
  • Performance analysis of Brillouin optical time domain reflectometry (BOTDR) employing wavelength diversity and passive depolarizer techniques, Lalam, N., Ng, W., Dai, X., Wu, Q., Fu, Y. 19 Jan 2018, In: Measurement Science and Technology
  • Performance Improvement of Brillouin Ring Laser based BOTDR System Employing a Wavelength Diversity Technique, Lalam, N., Ng, W., Dai, X., Wu, Q., Qing Fu, Y. 15 Feb 2018, In: Journal of Lightwave Technology

PGR Supervision

  • Peter Harrington Autonomous Drone Network: Non-Intrusive Control and Indoor Formation Positioning Start: 22/09/2011
  • Mariam Abdelmoteleb Start: 01/10/2015
  • Nageswara Lalam Real-Time Rail-Track Monitoring System Employing Innovative Wavelength Diversity Technique in Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors Start: 22/10/2014


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