Wonbin Hong received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette in 2004 and Masters and Ph.D. also in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2005 and 2009 respectively. From 2009 to 2016, he was with Samsung Electronics as a principal and senior engineer participating and leading extensive R&D tasks for upcoming wireless applications including MIMO, wireless power transfer and millimeter-wave wireless solutions. As of February 2016, Dr. Hong is with the Department of Electrical Engineering at POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology) as an assistant professor.
He has well over a decade of extensive research and development experience with primary interest in mmWave antennas and RF circuits, and packaging. Dr. Hong is one of the first researchers to pioneer the concept and design of millimeter-wave antennas and RF front-ends in the field of consumer electronics for the much anticipated mmWave 5G communication and IEEE 802.11ay. In addition, Dr. Hong is the inventor and served as the project lead of the world's first OLED display-embedded invisible antenna for three separate wireless connectivity applications resulting in over 3 million units in commercial production. Owing to his accomplishments, he was promoted to the rank of Principal Engineer within the shortest period in the history of the business division during his tenure at Samsung.
Dr. Hong has authored and co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journals, conference papers, two book chapters and is the inventor of more than 60 patent inventions. He has served as an invited lecturer and speaker in over 50 international research symposiums, government and industry sessions held around the world. He is currently serving as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation and Guest Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation Special Edition on Antennas and Propagation Aspects of 5G Communications. As a senior member of the IEEE, he has served as the technical program committee member, session chair and invited speaker for numerous IEEE conferences hosted by the MTT and AP societies.