Lihong Zhang, Ph.D.


Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Memorial University

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Dr. Lihong Zhang obtained his PhD degree in electrical engineering at Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany in 2003. Then he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Concordia University, Montreal, and Dalhousie University, Halifax, both in Canada, for two years. After that, he was with the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, as a post-doctoral research associate. In Oct. 2006, he joined the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, where he is currently an Associate Professor.


His research interests include VLSI design automation, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit design, digital circuit and system design, MEMS design and design automation, microfluidics and biosensors, wireless sensor networks, computer-based instrumentation, microelectronics and computer applications in ocean and biomedical engineering, computer peripheral, etc. Dr. Zhang received Leaders Opportunity Fund Award from Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in 2008. In 2016, he received the Faculty Award for Research Excellence from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Dr. Zhang has been a member in the Editorial Board of International Journal of Signal Processing and International Journal of Engineering. He served as a Technical Program Committee member for IEEE/ACM 16th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (2011), Session Chair of “Optimization Techniques for VLSI” for IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (2009), and Technical Program Committee Co-Chair for IEEE Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference (2011-2015). He founded and currently chairs the IEEE Newfoundland-Labrador Section Computer Society, Communication Society, and Circuits & Systems Joint Societies Chapter.