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Sue Gong

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BS Tsinghua University in China MS Civil and Environmental Engineering MIT MS Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Minnesota Ph.D. MIT Mechanical Engineering


Cuiling Gong joined the faculty of the Department of Engineering at Texas Christian University in August 2011.  She received her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1999.  She has two M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT and University of Minnesota in 1996 and 1993 respectively.  She received her B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in China in 1990.  Before she joined TCU, she worked at Texas Instruments (TI) for 11 years as the key mechanical designer of the digital micromirror device (DMD), which enables a wide range of display products such as projectors used in classrooms, home entertainment centers and movie theaters as well as smart phones.  She also worked at the Kilby Innovation Labs of TI developing microscale piezoelectric vibration energy harvesting technology.  She spent one year at Exxon Production Research Center as a R&D engineer in Houston, TX  before joining TI.

Research Interests

  • MEMS design and modeling
  • Microscale energy harvesting technologies
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Ultrasonic induced cavitation and sonochemical effect

Teaching Interests

  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Energy Harvesting Technology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Manufacturing
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Digital Logic