Peng Un MAK  麥炳源
Assistant Professor (since 1997)
Biomedical Engineering & Miniaturized Sensors

Academic Qualifications | Teaching | Research | Selected Publications | Professional Services & Experience | Contact Details

Academic Qualifications

Awarded Teaching Assistant full scholarship (Michigan State Univ.) BEFORE arriving USA

B.Sc. Courses in UM (with office hours since 1997)

  1. Digital Systems (ECEB110)
  2. Chemistry and Modern Society (CHEM111, GEST014 or GEST1010)
  3. Quality Control (ELEC200)
  4. Applied Electronics II (ELEC223)
  5. Applied Electromagnetics (ELEC240)
  6. Electromagnetism (ECEB250 or ECEN2005)
  7. Biology (ECEB254)
  8. Semiconductor Device Physics (ECEB255)
  9. Telecommunications (ELEC361)
  10. Propagation and Radiation (ELEC381)
  11. Project (ELEC402)
  12. Design Project I (ECEB410)
  13. Design Project II (ECEB420)
  14. System Design (ELEC437)
  15. Telecommunication Electronics (ELEC440)
  16. 電子及機械 (Electronics & Machines) [cooperation with ESFSM, Macau Gov.]

M.Sc. Courses in UM (with office hours since 1998)

  1. Introduction to Research (IMSE001)
  2. Advanced Topics in Telecommunications (IMSE013)
  3. Laser and Semiconductor Physics (ELCE712)
  4. Biomedical Transducers and Instruments (ELCE723)
  5. Thesis (ELCE799)
  6. Thesis (IMSE999)

Have organized over 35+ organization/industry visits (Macau, Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Guangzhou) to broaden our UM studentsí practical knowledge.

Overall contact hours/semester in UM (excluding TAs) ~ 9.18 hours/week, heavier than the average of peers

Also supervise/co-supervise EEE(later ECE)/FST students at all levels (BSc, MSc, PhD)

Invited PhD examiner since 2001 (both in UM and other University)

Supervision/Co-supervision record of students:

Voted several times (including the most recent 2010 before discontinuity of this activity) of “Most Favorite Teacher” organized by FST-SA


Research Interests include (but not limited to the followings):

Recent Research Projects (voluntarily no-pay from projects) Mostly externally
Internally from RC/UM (without given start-up fund), quite long time ago Externally for recent years from FDCT/ and National Nature Science Foundation of China* 中國国家自然科学基金
* cooperation with Fuzhou University, China
# cooperation with Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, USA
Selected Publications
Author/Co-author-ship in reverse chronological order (Total 150+ peer-reviewed publications, 100+ publications (over 1500+ citations, H-index: 20) are EI, MEDLINE, CPCI-S, or Scopus and 35+ papers are at least SCI/SCIE or SSCI)

27 recent sample journal papers

  1. An Analytical Model for Bandwidth Enhancement of Air-Coupled Unsealed Helmholtz Structural CMUTs” accepted to publish in Journal of Sensors,MDPI@2019 (ISSN: 1687-7268)
  2. Experimental Verifications of Low Frequency Path Gain (PG) Channel Modeling for Implantable Medical Device (IMD)” accepted to publish in IEEE-Access, IEEE@2019 (ISSN: 2169-3536)
  3. Fabrication of embossed capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers using sacrificial release process” accepted to publish in IEICE Electronics Express, @2019 (ISSN: 1745-1361)
  4. Monolithic Multi-band CMUTs for Photoacoustic Computed Tomography (PACT) with in vivo Biological Tissue Imaging” , IEEE-Trans. Ultrason., Ferroelectr, Freq. Control, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 465-475, IEEE@2018 (ISSN: 0885-3010)
  5. Time-Efficient Bit-Error-Rate Estimation Approach Using Jitter Characteristics for Human Body Communication Channel” IET Sci. Meas. Technol. vol. 12(1), pp.145-150, IET@2018 (ISSN: 1751-8822)
  6. Development of a multi-band photoacoustic tomography imaging system based on a capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer array” Applied Opticsvol. 56, no. 14, pp. 4012-4018OSA@2017 (ISSN: 1559-128X)
  7. Direct Measurement of Elbow-Joint-Angle Using Galvanic Couple System” IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 757-766 IEEE@2017 (ISSN: 0018-9456)
  8. An Integrated Circuit for Simultaneous Extracellular Electrophysiology Recording and Optogenetic Neural Manipulation” IEEE Trans. Biomedical Eng., vol. 64(3), pp. 557-568, IEEE@2017  (ISSN: 0018-9294)
  9. “A Lateral Flow Immunochromatographic Assay (LFIA) Strip Reader  Based on Scheduler and 8051 IP Core”  Automatikavol. 57, no.4, pp.1079–1088, Taylor & Francis@2016 (ISSN: 1848-3380)
  10. Improved Analytical Modeling of Membrane Large Deflection with Lateral Force for the Underwater CMUT Based on Von Kármán Equations” IEEE Sensors J., Vol. 16, No. 17, pp. 6633-6640, IEEE@2016  (ISSN: 1530-437X)
  11. Three Dimensional Segmentation and Quantitative Measurement of the Aqueous Outflow System of Intact Mouse Eyes based on Spectral Two-photon Microscopy Techniques” Invest. Ophthal. Vis. Sci., Vol. 57(7)pp. 3159-3167, ARVO@2016 (ISSN: 1552-5783)
  12. Development of A Calibration Strip for Immunochromatographic Assay Detection Systems” Sensors, vol. 16 (7), 1007, MPDI@2016 (ISSN 1424-8220) [SCIE, MEDLINE] doi:10.3390/s16071007
  13. Effects of Human Limb Gestures on Galvanic Coupling Intra-Body Communication for Advanced Healthcare System” BioMedical Eng. OnLine 2016 15(1):60 (ISSN: 1475-925X)
  14. Design of a Collapse-Mode CMUT with an Embossed Membrane for Improving Output Pressure” in IEEE-Trans. on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Vol. 63(6), pp. 854-863, IEEE@2016 (ISSN: 0885-3010)
  15. A Novel Field-Circuit FEM Modeling and Channel Gain Estimation for Galvanic Coupling Real IBC Measurements” Sensors, vol. 16 (4), 471, MPDI@2016 (ISSN 1424-8220)
  16. Output Pressure Enhancement of CMUTs by Using Multiple Helmholtz Resonance Apertures” Electronics Letters, vol. 51(18),  pp. 1390 – 1392, IET@2015 (ISSN: 0013-5194)
  17. "Circuit Models and Experimental Noise Measurements of Micropipette Amplifiers for Extracellular Neural Recordings from Live Animals," BioMed Research International vol. 2014, Article ID 135026, 14 pages, Hindawi@2014
  18. 15-nW Biopotential LPFs in 0.35-µm CMOS Using Subthreshold-Source-Follower Biquads with and without Gain Compensation” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Circuits Syst. vol. 7 (5), pp. 690-702, @2013 (ISSN: 1932-4545)
  19. Study of Channel Characteristics for Galvanic-type Intra-Body Communication Based on a Transfer Function from a Quasi-Static Field Model” Sensors, vol. 12 (12), pp. 16433-16450, MPDI@2012 (ISSN 1424-8220)
  20. A 0.83-mW QRS Detection Processor Using Quadratic Spline Wavelet Transform for Wireless ECG Acquisition in 0.35-mm CMOS” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Circuits Syst. Vol. 6(6), pp.586-595, IEEE@2012 (ISSN: 1932-4545 )
  21. Individual alpha neurofeedback training effect on short term memory” Int. J. Psychophysiol., vol. 86 (1), pp. 83-87, Elsevier@2012 (ISSN: 0167-8760)
  22. Galvanic Intrabody Communication for Affective Acquiring and Computing” IEEE Trans. on Affective Computing, vol. 3 (2), pp. 145-151, IEEE@2012 (ISSN: 1949-3045)
  23. Robust deterministic annealing based EM algorithm” Electronics Letters, vol. 48(5),  pp. 289-290, IET@2012 (ISSN: 0013-5194)
  24. Trial Pruning Based on Genetic Algorithm for Single-Trial EEG Classification,” Computers & Electrical Engineering, vol. 38 (1), pp. 35-44, Elsevier@2012 (ISSN: 0045-7906)
  25. Quasi-static Modeling of Human Limb for Intra-Body Communications with Experiments” IEEE Trans. Inf. Technol. Biomed., vol. 15 (6), pp. 870-876, IEEE@2011 (ISSN: 1089-7771)
  26. Investigation and Comparison of Two Models in Galvanic Coupling Intra-body Communications”, China Communications 《中國通信》, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 35-40, 2010  (ISSN: 1673-5447)
  27. Frequency-bandwidth-tunable powerline notch filter for biopotential acquisition systems” Electronics Letters, Vol. 45(4),  pp. 197 – 199, IET@2009 (ISSN: 0013-5194)

sample (~ LNEE/LNCS) refereed Book Chapters/Series contributions

  1. “Chapter 94: Investigation Performance on Electrocardiogram Signal Processing Based on an Advanced Algorithm Combining Wavelet Packet Transform (WPT) and Hilbert-Huang Transform (HHT)”, In Li, S.; Jin, Q.; Jiang, X.; Park, J.J. (Ed).Frontier and Future Development of Information Technology in Medicine and Education. ITME 2013, vol. 269 of Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE) (with ISSN: 1876-1100) (pp. 959-968). Springer@2014 (ISBN 978-94-007-7617-3)
  2. Canonical Correlation Analysis Neural Network for Steady-State Visual Evoked Potentials Based Brain-Computer Interfaces”, Advances in Neural Networks – ISNN 2013, Part II, Vol. 7952 of Lecture Note in Computer Science (LNCS) (pp. 276-283) Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag @2013 (ISBN 978-3-642-39068-5)
  3. Object Recognition Test in Peripheral Vision: A Study on the Influence of Object Color, Pattern and Shape”, In F.M. Zanzotto, S. Tsumoto, N. Taatgen,;Y.Y. Yao. (Ed). Brain Informatics: BI 2012, Volume 7670 of Lecture Note in Computer Science (LNCS) (with ISSN: 0302-9743) / Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (pp. 18-26), Berlin: Springer (2012). (ISBN 978-3-642-35138-9)
  4. “Robust Learning of Mixture Models and Its Application on Trial Pruning for EEG Signal Analysis”, In Longbing Cao, Joshua Zhexue Huang, James Bailey, Yun Sing Koh, Jun Luo (Ed). New Frontiers in Applied Data Mining: PAKDD 2011, Volume 7104 of Lecture Note in Computer Science (LNCS) (with ISSN: 0302-9743) / Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. (pp. 408-419), Berlin: Springer@2012 (ISBN 978-3-642-28320-8)
  5. "Face Retrieval with Relevance Feedback Using Lifting Wavelet Features"Wavelet Analysis and Applications [Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis (ANHA)] p.477-487, Springer (Birkhauser book series) @2006 (ISBN: 3-7643-7777-1)
  6. "A New Enhanced Nearest Feature Space (ENFS) Classifier for Gabor Wavelets Features-Based Face Recognition", Lecture Note in Computer Science (LNCS) pp.124-131 , Springer-Verlag@2004 ( ISBN 3-540-22146-8)

32 samples (as presenter and/or corresponding author) refereed Conference Publications

  1. “Studies of Scalp Level Connectivity and Representative Channels in Epilepsy” presented in The 2017 Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON-2017), Hokkaido University, Japan IEEE@2017
  2.  “Acceptance Angle Measurement of CMUTs and PZT Ultrasonic Transducers” 2016 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-China (ICCE-China) IEEE@2016 (ISBN: 978-1-5090-6193-8)
  3.  “Investigation of Residual Ag Amount into Human Body using Ag/AgCl Electrodes during IBC” 2016 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-China (ICCE-China) IEEE@2016 (ISBN: 978-1-5090-6193-8)
  4. Reception Performance Ehancement of Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers Via Modified Membrane Structures” The 16th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering,  IFMBE Proceedings 61, pp. 109-114, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd@2017  (ISBN: 978-981-10-4220-1)
  5. An ASIC based Strip Reader Controller in 0.18 μm CMOS Technology for Lateral Flow Immunoassay” 2016 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-China (ICCE-China), IEEE@2016 (ISBN: 978-1-5090-6193-8)
  6. Initial Investigation of Channel Capacity for Galvanic Coupling Human Body Communication” The 2016 Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON-2016) IEEE@2016 (ISBN 978-1-5090-3940-1)
  7. Analytical Model with Lateral Force for Conventional CMUT Membranes under Large Deflection using Von K´arm´an Equations” 2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), pp. 1-4, IEEE@2016 (ISBN: 978-1-4673-9897-8)
  8. Beta/Theta Neurofeedback Training Effects on the Spectral Topography of EEG”  Proc. of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, pp. 4741-4744, IEEE@2015 (ISBN: 978-1-4244-9270-1)
  9. Modeling Analysis of Implantable Galvanic Coupling Intra-Body Communication Channel,”   2015 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China, Apr. IEEE@2015 (ISBN: 978-1-4799-8742-9)
  10. Investigation on Error Performance for Galvanic-type Intra-body Communication with Experiment” The 2014 Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON-2014) IEEE@2014 (ISBN 978-1-4799-6801-5)
  11. Bit Error Rate Estimation for Galvanic-type Intra-body Communication using Experimental Eye-diagram and Jitter Characteristics” Proc. of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, pp. 5195-5198, IEEE@2013 (ISBN: 978-1-4577-0216-7)
  12. “Signal Transmission through Human Muscle for Implantable Medical Devices using Galvanic Intra-body Communication Technique” Proc. of the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, pp. 1651-1654, IEEE@2012 (ISBN: 978-1-4577-1787-1)
  13. “Flashing Color on the Performance of SSVEP based Brain-Computer Interfaces” Proc. of the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, pp. 1819-1822, IEEE@2012 (ISBN: 978-1-4577-1787-1)
  14. Portable Heart Rate Detector Based on Photoplethysmography with Android Programmable Devices” IEEE Proc. of the 35th Int’l Conference of Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP 2012) Czech Republic, pp. 605- 609, IEEE@2012 (ISBN:978-1-5673-1116-8)
  15.  “Quasi-Static Field Modeling with Bone and Joint Effects in Intra-body Communication” Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS 2011) FP1.4-P0417, Dec. IEEE@2011 (ISBN: 978-1-4577-0030-9)
  16. In Vivo Validation of Quasi-Static Field Model in Intra-body Communication” Proc. of the 6th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2011) pp. 114-117, ACM@2011 (ISBN: 978-1-936968-29-9)
  17. The Physical Layer Design of Intra-Body Communication: Model, Transmitter and Receiver,” Digest of Technical Paper – IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), pp. 615-616, IEEE@2011 (ISBN: 978-1-4244-8709-7)
  18.  “ECG Heart Beat Detection via Mathematical Morphology and Quadratic Spline Wavelet Transform,” Proc. of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), pp. 609-610, IEEE@2011 (ISBN: 978-1-4244-8709-7)
  19. Hardware-accelerated implementation of EMD,” Proc. of the 3rd Int. Conf. Biomed. Eng. Informatics (BMEI2010), vol. 2, pp.912-915, @2010
  20. Modeling for Intra-Body Communication with Bone Effect”, Proc. of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, pp. 693-696,IEEE@ 2009 (ISBN 978-978-1-4244-3296-7)
  21. Simple Electrical Model and Initial Experiments for Intra Body Communications,”Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, pp. 697-700,IEEE@2009 (ISBN: 978-1-4244-3296-7)
  22.  “Quasi-Static Field Modeling and Validation for Intra-Body Communication” The 3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (iCBBE 2009), (ISBN 978-1-4244-2902-8) June, 2009 [EI & ISTP]
  23.  “A preliminary two dimensional model for Intra-body Communication of Body Sensor Networks”, Proc. of Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP 2008), pp.273-277, IEEE@2008 (ISBN 978-1-4244-2957-8)
  24. Accurate Removal of Baseline Wander in ECG Using Empirical Mode Decomposition”, Proc. of NFSI & ICFBI 2007 Hangzhou, China, (The Joint Meeting of the 6th International Symposium on Noninvasive Functional Source Imaging of the Brain and Heart & the International Conference on Functional Biomedical Imaging), pp.177-180 , IEEE@2007 (ISBN:1-42440949-7)
  25. ECG Parameter Extractor of Intelligent Home Healthcare Embedded System” Proc. of the 27th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology International Conference, pp. 110-113, IEEE@2005 (ISBN: 0-7803-8740-6)
  26. Face Image Retrieval in Video Sequences Using Lifting Wavelets Transform Feature Extraction” IEEE Proc. of Ninth International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE2005) pp.167-171, 2005 ( ISBN: 0-7803-8920-4)
  27. Gabor Wavelets Transform and Extended Nearest Feature Space Classifier for Face Recognition”, Proc. of the Third International Conference on Image and Graphics (ICIG 2004), pp.246-249, IEEE Computer Society@2004 (ISBN 0-7695-2244-0)
  28.  “A Front-end Platform of the Network-based Intelligent Home Healthcare Embedded System” Proc. of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, pp. 3116-3119, IEEE@2004 (ISBN: 0-7803-8439-3)
  29.  “Experimental Measurement of the Impressed Electric Field in a Mutlipolar Electron Cyclotron Resonance Plasma Source” Proc. of 1995 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, pp. 131, Madison, Wisconsin, IEEE@1995 (ISBN: 0-7803-2669-5)
  30.  “An Evaluation of an End Excited Electron Cyclotron Resonance Plasma Source” Proc. of 1994 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, pp. 85, Santa Fe, New Mexico, IEEE@1994 (ISBN: 0-7803-2006-9)
  31. Study of the Electron Gas Behavior in an ECR Multipolar Plasma Source” Proc. of 1992 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, pp. 115-116, Tampa, Florida, IEEE@1992 (ISBN: 0-7803-0716-X)
  32.  “Influence of Static Magnetic Field Configuration and EM Field Pattern on ECR Discharge Performance” Proc. of 1991 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, pp. 195, Williamsburg, Virginia, IEEE@1991 (ISBN: 0-7803-0147-1)

Professional Services & Experience

25+ years of teaching (tertiary institutions) & research (industries & universities) experience in US and Macau

Editorial Board Member: American Journal of Medical and Biological Research by Science and Education Publishing (SciEP)

Recent ad hoc Reviewer:

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Professional Affiliations & Honors

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Contact Details

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