Director & Professor


Dr. Tam Nguyen, M.D.,  F.A.C.S, received his BSEE from the University of Maryland , College Park and his MSE from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor all in electrical engineering in 1987 and 1990 respectively . He was a Ph.D candidate at Michigan until 1992. He received a full undergraduate NSF fellowship at Maryland and a full graduate NSF research fellowship at Michigan. He was summer research fellow at McDonnell Douglas/ Boeing from 1998-1992 engaging in advanced guidance and control systems development for future products. He was a research assistant at the Kresge Pediatric Cardiology Research Center  of the University of Michigan from 1992 to 1994 developing cardiac implants for cardiac drug deliveries and monitors . He received a M.D. from the Wayne State University School  of Medicine in Detroit with a full scholarship in 1998. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in 2003. He completed a fellowship in Otology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2004 and a fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery from Rush University School of Medicine in 2005. He has been an associate professor in Surgery at Texas Tech University School of Medicine since 2005, an adjunct associate professor of audiology and hearing sciences at Texas Tech University and recently as an associate program director for the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He has been a doctoral student under Dr. Lie mentorship since 2010. His clinical interest is in cochlear implant and otological surgeries as well as head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgeries and endocrine surgeries. His research interests include smart wearable and wireless biosensors with particular interests in vestibular and audiologic implications. He also serves on the technical committee for IEEE BioCas.
He also currently serves in the US Army Medical Corp as a Lieutenant Colonel and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons ( FACS) and a fellow of the Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery( FAOHNS). 


PhD Students Wanted !!

Professor Lie's group is now looking for highly motivated, honest and skilled PhD students interested in radio-frequency integrated circuits (RF IC) and system design and testing to join our 5G RF & millimeter-wave (mmWave) IC Design Team !

Mr. Travis Hall's thesis has been awarded with TTU's First Place Master's Thesis Winner for 2016 in the category of Math, Physical Sciences, and Engineering

Dr. Lie is at San Francisco, CA for the IEEE International Microwave Symposium Week (IMS2016 Week) and he is serving as the Chair of IEEE RFIC Symp

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