Heather Song

Hoyoung Song


Associate Professor

Office:  Engineering 294
Phone:  (719) 255-3143
Email: hsong@uccs.edu
Home Page: http://eas.uccs.edu/hsong

Biographical Sketch

Professor Song received the Ph.D degree from the University of California, Davis. She has previously worked as a research engineer at the Institute for Advanced Engineering and Triton Electron Technology Division where she was involved in the design, construction, and characterization of high power microwave tubes, millimeter-wave vacuum electronic devices, and microwave plasma systems. Professor Song has been actively involved in the design of novel electron guns, RF coupling structures, innovative RF circuits, and efficient collectors. She has investigated electric characteristics in different types of electron beams in a novel vacuum beam devices and her recent research on the 94 GHz heavily loaded gyro-TWT demonstration has been reported as the record highest power-bandwidth product achieved in the W-band gyro-TWT atmospheric window millimeter-wave range. Her research interests include RF/Microwave systems, high power microwave and millimeter-wave vacuum electronics, microwave power modules (MPMs), antenna and phased array, power combining techniques, microwave plasma systems, medical technology using microwave applications, and Terahertz electronics. Professor Song is a member of the Electron Devices Society (EDS), Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, and Women in Engineering of the IEEE. Professor Song is a recipient of the 2004 Sander Wilson Award for excellence in industry, 2008 DARPA Young Faculty Award finalist, and the recipient of the 2008 Franklin Research Grant Award.


Professor Song’s current research projects include development of a power combined millimeter-wave power module employing traveling-wave tubes, novel microfabricated slow-wave structures, and terahertz sources for security and communication applications.

Recent Publications

  1. H. H. Song, “Calculation of Start-Oscillation-Current for Lossy Gyrotron Traveling Wave Tube (Gyro-TWT) Using Linear Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) Parameter Conversions,” Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-4, 2013.
  2. R. Alsulami and H. Song, "A Novel Compact Microstrip Elliptical Patch Resonator Filter With Tunable Bandwidth," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 74-78, 2013.
  3. L. Resley and H. H. Song, "Multi-Band Rectangular Patch End-Fire Antenna Array," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 63-66, 2013.

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