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Professor Wai Pang Ng

Head Of Department

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 Professor and Head of Department in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University, U.K. and before that he was an Associate Professor, Reader and Senior Lecturer. He has worked as Senior Networking Software Engineer at Intel Corporation.

Prof 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



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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Acoustofluidic Patterning in Glass Capillaries Using Travelling Acoustic waves based on Thin Film Flexible Platform, Wang, Q., Maramizonouz, S., Stringer Martin, M., Zhang, J., Ong, H., Liu, Q., Yang, X., Rahmati, M., Torun, H., Ng, W., Wu, Q., Binns, R., Fu, Y. 1 Jan 2024, In: Ultrasonics
  • High-Sensitivity Narrow-band T-Shaped Cantilever Fabry-Perot Acoustic Sensor for Photoacoustic Spectroscopy, Wang, J., Wang, Q., Yan, C., Xu, S., Zou, X., Wu, Q., Ng, W., Binns, R., Fu, Y. 8 Jun 2024, In: Photoacoustics
  • Microstructured optical fiber sensor with three-core Mach-Zehnder interferometer, Xue, P., Wu, Q., Fu, Y., Ng, W., Binns, R., Liu, Q. 15 May 2024, In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
  • Ultra-sensitive fiber optic temperature sensor based on Vernier effect in cascading Sagnac loops integrated with PMFs, Zhang, Y., Liu, Q., Xu, T., Wu, Q., Fu, Y., Ng, W., Binns, R. 25 May 2024, In: Optics Communications
  • Integrated label-free erbium-doped fiber laser biosensing system for detection of single cell Staphylococcus aureus, Liu, J., Liu, B., Liu, J., He, X., Yuan, J., Ghassemlooy, Z., Torun, H., Fu, Y., Dai, X., Ng, W., Binns, R., Wu, Q. 15 May 2023, In: Talanta
  • Integrated sensing and acoustofluidic functions for flexible thin film acoustic wave devices based on metallic and polymer multilayers, Zahertar, S., Tao, R., Wang, H., Torun, H., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Liu, Y., Vernon, J., Ng, W., Binns, R., Wu, Q., Luo, J., Fu, Y. 15 Oct 2023, In: IEEE Sensors Journal
  • Synchronization of Packet Coupled Low-accuracy RC Oscillator Clocks for Wireless Networks, Zong, Y., Dai, X., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Gao, Z., Ng, W., Busawon, K., Binns, R. 1 Jul 2023, In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • 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. Jan 2022, In: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
  • Breath monitoring, sleep disorder detection and tracking using thin film acoustic waves and open-source electronics, Vernon, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Torun, H., Binns, R., Ng, W., Wu, Q., Fu, Y. 1 Sep 2022, In: Nanotechnology and Precision Engineering
  • Flexible Multifunctional Platform Based on Piezoelectric Acoustics for Human-Machine Interaction and Environmental Perception, Zhang, Q., Wang, Y., Li, D., Xie, J., Tao, R., Luo, J., Dai, X., Torun, H., Wu, Q., Ng, W., Binns, R., Fu, Y. 14 Sep 2022, In: Microsystems and Nanoengineering

  • Matthew Brown Next generation environmental monitoring: Advancements to autonomy of power and data logistics in LoRa networks Start Date: 17/10/2023
  • 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
  • Peter Harrington Autonomous Drone Network: Non-Intrusive Control and Indoor Formation Positioning Start Date: 22/09/2011 End Date: 01/06/2020
  • 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

  • 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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