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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Guoan Wang

Title: Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Graduate Director
College of Engineering and Computing
Email: gwang@cec.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-6303
Fax: 803-777-8045
Office:

Swearingen
Room 3A12
301 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208

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Research Interests 

  • Smart RF/Microwave/mmwave devices, circuits and systems:
    • MEMS based RF components and systems
    • On-chip tunable RF components and systems
    • Reconfigurable components with the integration of ferroelectric and ferromagnetic thin films
  • 3D IC and system integration
  • Sensors and sensing systems
  • 3D Printing and Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006. 

Representative Publications

  • Wei Jiang, Xiao-Ding Cai, Bidyut Sen, and Guoan Wang, “Equation-Based Solutions to Coupled, Asymmetrical, Lossy, and Non-Uniform Microstrip Lines for Tab Routing Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vol. pp, Issue 99, pp. 1-10, April 2018
  • Yujia Peng, Tengxing Wang, Wei Jiang, Xinchuan Liu, Xuejun Wen and Guoan Wang, “Modeling and Optimization of Inductively Coupled Wireless Bio-Pressure Sensor System using Design of Experiments (DOE) Method,” IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 65-72, January 2018
  • Tengxing Wang, Wei Jiang, Yujia Peng, Ralu Divan, Daniel Rosenmann, Leonidas E. Ocola and Guoan Wang “Novel Electrically Tunable Microwave Solenoid Inductor and Compact Phase Shifter Utilizing Permalloy and PZT Thin Films,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 65, Issue 10, pp 3569-3577, October 2017
  • Chen Zhang, Suresh Kaluvan, Haifeng Zhang, and Guoan Wang, “PMT-Pt Based Smart Sensing System for Viscosity and Density Measurement,” Measurement, Volume 101, April 2017, pp. 15-18
  • Tengxing Wang, Yujia Peng, Wei Jiang, B M Farid Rahman, Yong Mao Huang, Ralu Divan, Daniel Rosenmann, Guoan Wang, “Integrating Nano-patterned Ferromagnetic and Ferroelectric Thin Films for Tunable RF Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 65, Issue 2, pp. 1-9, Feb. 2017
  • Wei Jiang, Wei Shen, Tengxing Wang, Yongmao Huang, Yujia Peng, and Guoan Wang, “Compact Dual-Band Filter Using Open/Short Stub Loaded Stepped Impedance Resonators (OSLSIRs/SSLSIRs),” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol. 26, No. 9, pp. 672 – 674, Sept 2016
  • Yujia Peng, Tengxing Wang, Wei Jiang, B. M. Farid Rahman, Tian Xia and Guoan Wang, “Electrically Tunable Band-pass Filter with Patterned Permalloy Thin Film Enabled Engineered Substrate,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 51, Issue 11, pp. 1-4, Nov. 2015.
  • Tengxing Wang, Yujia Peng, Wei Jiang, Ralu Divan, Daniel Rosenmann, Tian Xia, and Guoan Wang, “High Performance Electrically Tunable RF Phase Shifter with Applications of PZT and Permalloy Thin Film Patterns,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 51, Issue 11, pp. 1-4, Nov. 2015.
  • Tian Xia, Panglijen Candra, and Guoan Wang, “Tunable Compact Noise Amplifier with Permalloy Thin Film Enabled Slow Wave Transmission Lines,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 51, Issue 11, June 2015.
  • Yu Zhang, Panglijen Candra, Tian Xia and Guoan Wang, "2D Entropy and Short Time Fourier Transform to Leverage GPR Data Analysis Efficiency," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement, Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 103- 111, 2015.
  • B M Farid Rahman, Ralu Divan, Liliana Stan, Daniel Rosenmann, Leonidas E. Ocola, and Guoan Wang, "Tunable Transmission Line with Nano-patterned Thin Films for Smart RF Applications," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 50, No. 11, Nov. 2014.
  • Bo Jiang, Tian Xia and Guoan Wang, "PLL Low Pass Filter Design Considering Unified Specification Constraints," International Journal of Analog Integrated Circuit and Signal Processing, Volume 80, No. 1, pp. 113-120, 2014.
  • Guoan Wang, Ramanan Bairavasubramanian, Bo Pan, and John Papapolymerou, “Radiofrequency MEMS-enabled Polarization-Reconfigurable Antenna Arrays on Multilayer Liquid Crystal Polymer,” IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagations, Volume 5, Issue13, pp. 1594-1599, 2011.

Patents

  • "3D-microstrip Branchline Coupler,” US patent 10,037,931 B2
  • “3D-microstrip Branchline Coupler,” US patent 9,780,429 B2
  • “On-chip Vertical Three Dimensional Microstrip Line with Characteristic Impedance Tuning Techniques and Design Structures,” US patent 9,553,348 B2
  • “Three Dimensional Branchline Coupler using Through Silicon Vias and Design Structures,” US patent 9,035,719 B2
  • “On-chip Slow-Wave Through-Silicon-Via Coplanar Waveguide Structures, Method of Manufacture and Design Structure,” US patent 8,963,657 B2
  • “High Performance on-chip Vertical Coaxial Cable, Method of Manufacture and Design Structure,” US 9,054,157 B2
  • “High Performance on-chip Vertical Coaxial Cable, Method of Manufacture and Design Structure,” US patent 8,629,536 B2
  • “Methodology on Developing Metal Fill as Library Device and Design Structure,” US patent 8,640,076 B2
  • “An On-chip Radial Cavity Power Divider/Combiner,” US patent 8,643,191 B2
  • “Coplanar Waveguide Structures with Alternating Wide and Narrow Portions having Different Thicknesses, Method of Manufacture and Design Structure,” US patent 8,760, 245 B2
  • “Coplanar Waveguide Structures with Alternating Wide and Narrow Portions, Method of Manufacture and Design Structure,” US patent 8,766,747 B2
  • “Microstrip Line Structures with Alternating Wide and Narrow Portions having Different Thicknesses, Method of Manufacture and Design Structures,” US patent 8,766,748 B2
  • "Reconfigurable Wilkinson Power Divider and Design Structure Theoreof,” US patent 8,791,771 B2
  • “T-connections, Methodology for Designing T-Connections, and Compact Modeling of T-Connections,” US patent 8,413,098 B2.
  • “Millimeter-Wave On-Chip Switch Employing Frequency-Dependent Inductance for Cancellation of Off-State Capacitance,” US Patent 8,405,453 B2
  • “On-chip Tunable Transmission Lines, Methods of Manufacture and Design Structures,” US Patent 8,898,605 B2
  • “Method of Manufacturing a Through Silicon Via on Chip Passive MMW Bandpass Filter,” US patent 7,772,124 B2
  • “Coplanar Waveguide Integrated Circuits Having Arrays of Shield Conductors Connected by Bridging Conductors,” US patent 7,812,694
  • “Multilayer Electronic Component Systems and Methods of Manufacture,” US patent 7,834,808 B2
  • “Milimeter Wave Transmission Line for Slow Phase Velocity,” US patent 8,299,873 B2
  • “Tunable Dielectric Radio Frequency Microelectromechanical System Capacitive Switch,”  US patent 7,786,820 B2
  • “Methods of Fabricating Coplanar Waveguide Structures,” US patent  8,028,406
  • “Structure for a Through-Silicon-Via On-chip Passive MMW Bandpass Filter”, US Patent 8,120,145
  • “Circuit Structure and Design Structure for an Optionally Switchable On-chip Slow Wave Transmission Line Band-stop Filter and a Method of Manufacture,” US patent 8,106,728 B2
  • “On Chip Slow Wave Structure, Method of Manufacture and Design Structure,” US Patent 8,130,059 B2
  • “Method, Structure, and Design Structure for an Impedance-Optimized Microstrip Transmission Line for Multi-band and Ultra-Wide Band Applications,” US patent 8,164,397 B2
  • “Compact on-chip Branchline Coupler Using Slow Wave Transmission Line,” US Patent 8,188,808B2
  • “Vertical Coplanar Waveguide with Tunable Characteristic Impedance Design Structure and Method of Fabricating the Same,” US Patent 8,212,634B2
  • “A Methodology on Developing Metal Fill as a Library Device,” US Patent 8,930,871
  • “Solution for On Chip Modeling of Open Termination of Fringe Capacitance,” US Patent 8,365,117 B2
  • “Coplanar Waveguide for Stacked Multi-Chip Systems,” US Patent 8,680,689 B1

Professional Experience

  • 2006 – 2011: Advisory Engineer/Scientist, IBM Corporation 
  • 1997 – 1999: Supplier Quality Engineer, Motorola (China) Inc 

Affiliations

  • Senior Member, IEEE 
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Access 

Honors and Awards

  • IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award, 2018
  • Breakthrough Star, Office of the VPR, University of South Carolina, 2016
  • Young Faculty Development Award, Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education, 2013
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2012
  • IBM Patent Application Invention Achievement Award, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • NASA Tech Brief Award, 2007

Courses Taught

  • ELCT 222 Signals and Systems
  • ELCT 332 Fundamental of Wireless Communications
  • ELCT 371 Electronics
  • ELCT 521 Introduction to Microwave
  • ELCT 562 Wireless Communications
  • ELCT 564 RF Circuit Design for Wireless Communications
  • ELCT 761 Fundamental Electromagnetics
  • ELCT 861 Advances in Electromagnetics
  • ELCT 864 Microwave Devices and Circuits

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