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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


  • 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • 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. Dec 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.

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

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.


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