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Dr Wai Pang Ng

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Wai Pang Ng (S’99-M’01-SM’08) received his BEng (Hons) in Communications and Electronic Engineering, from the University of Northumbria, U.K. and his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from University of Wales, Swansea.

He is currently the Deputy Head of Department and Associate Professor of Optical Communications in the Department of Maths, Physics and Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University, U.K. and before that he was a Senior Lecturer. He has worked as Senior Networking Software Engineer at Intel Corporation.

Dr. Ng was the Chair of IEEE UK&RI Communications Chapter (2011-2015) and the Publicity Chair of IEEE ICC2015 and ICC2016. He has also served as Guest Editor for IET Communications. He was Symposium Co-Chair of Signal Processing for Communications Symposium at ICC 2009, Technical Chair of CSNDSP 2010, Technical Chair of NOC/OC&I 2011, and TPC members for numerous international conferences including GLOBECOM and ICC since 2006. He is also a member of SPCE TC, TCGCC, ONTC and FiWi Sub-TC.

Wai Pang Ng

Campus Address

Ellison Building

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Wai Pang Ng's research interests include radio-over-fiber, cognitive radio, high speed optical communications, adaptive digital signal processing and distributed fibre sensing.

Key Publications

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  • Acousto-Pi: An Opto-Acoustofluidic System using Surface Acoustic Waves controlled with Open Source Electronics for Integrated In-Field Diagnostics, Vernon, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Torun, H., Dai, X., Ng, W., Binns, R., Busawon, K., Fu, Y. 15 Sep 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
  • Cascaded Sagnac loops embedded with two polarization maintaining photonic crystal fibers for highly-sensitive strain measurement, Liu, Q., Xing, L., Wu, Z., Fu, R., Li, S., Xue, P., Ng, W., Wu, Q., Binns, R. 3 Feb 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Electrically Sensing Characteristics of the Sagnac Interferometer Embedded with a Liquid Crystal-Infiltrated Photonic Crystal Fiber, Liu, Q., Xue, P., Wu, Q., Zhao, C., Ng, W., Fu, Y., Binns, R. 26 Jul 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Electrically Tuning Characteristics of LC Selectively Infiltrated PCF Sagnac Interferometer, Xue, P., Liu, Q., Wu, Z., Wu, Q., Zhao, C., Ng, W., Fu, R., Binns, R. 1 Jul 2021, In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
  • Autonomous drone control within a Wi-Fi network, Harrington, P., Ng, W., Binns, R. 20 Jul 2020, 2020 12th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2020), Piscataway, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Characterization of RGB LEDs as Emitter and Photodetector for LED-to-LED Communication, Galal, M., Ng, W., Binns, R., El Aziz, A. 20 Jul 2020, 2020 12th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2020, Piscataway, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Experimental Characterization of RGB LED Transceiver in Low-Complexity LED-to-LED Link, Galal, M., Ng, W., Binns, R., Abd El Aziz, A. 10 Oct 2020, In: Sensors
  • Flexible ZnO thin film acoustic wave device for gas flow rate measurement, Zhang, Q., Wang, Y., Tao, R., Torun, H., Xie, J., Li, Y., Fu, C., Luo, J., Wu, Q., Ng, W., Binns, R., Fu, R. 1 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
  • Integrating radio-over-fiber communication system and BOTDR sensor system, Ng, W., Lalam, N., Dai, X., Wu, Q., Fu, R., Harrington, P., Gomes, N., Lu, C. 15 Apr 2020, In: Sensors
  • Recent development in artificial neural network based distributed fiber optic sensors, Lalam, N., Ng, W. 20 Jul 2020, 2020 12th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2020), Piscataway, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

PGR Supervision

  • Hassan Al-Musawi The design of radio-over-fibre (RoF) and free space optics (RoFSO) systems for the indoor and outdoor building networks Start Date: 02/04/2013 End Date: 30/06/2017
  • Mariam Abdelmoteleb LED-to-LED Communication: A Bidirectional Low-Complexity System Based on RGB LEDs as Receiver Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 24/03/2021
  • Nageswara Lalam Real-Time Rail-Track Monitoring System Employing Innovative Wavelength Diversity Technique in Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors Start Date: 22/10/2014 End Date: 23/04/2018
  • Arash Bahrami Efficient Modulation Schemes for High Speed Radio-over-Fibre Communications Systems Start Date: 08/12/2009 End Date: 01/08/2015
  • Thavamaran Kanesan The Experimental Design of Radio-over-Fibre System for 4G Long Term Evolution Start Date: 01/04/2010 End Date: 23/05/2013
  • Peter Harrington Autonomous Drone Network: Non-Intrusive Control and Indoor Formation Positioning Start Date: 22/09/2011 End Date: 01/06/2020


  • Education PCAPL July 20 2005
  • Electronics PhD July 01 2001
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) July 03 1997
  • Senior Member Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2008
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2005
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) Engineering Council UK (ECUK) 2005
  • Member Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2004

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