Name of Staff: Dr Magdalene Goh Wan Ching
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Inti College), BEng in Electrical Engineering & Electronics (University of Liverpool, UK), PhD in Solid State Device Physics & RF Transistors Design (University of Liverpool, UK)
Professional Body Memberships:
Inaugural Senior Member, International Engineering & Technology Institute (IETI), Hong Kong
Dr. Magdalene Goh obtained her Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Inti College before leaving for the UK to pursue her BEng in Electrical Engineering & Electronics and later on, her PhD. Prior to joining the academia, she has worked for a few years in the industry in the areas of semiconductor process technology, silicon wafer characterizations, mask layout design, analogue circuits design and design for testability (DFT). While in the academic, she had served as a judge for Innovate Malaysia undergraduate final year projects competition from 2012 – 2015. She had served as an external examiner for a PhD candidate from VIT University, India in 2013, and an external examiner for SEGi College Penang from 2014 – 2018. She has been actively involved with the Penang Science Cluster in their radio telescope team since 2014, where she works with a team of volunteers (from both academia and the industry in Penang) to create curricula in radio astronomy, for the purpose of introducing the concepts of radio astronomy and radio telescopes to both school pupils and college students. She has been a member of the Astronomical Society of Penang since 2016.
Course Development Experience:
Since joining WOU, Dr. Goh has developed eight courses, namely Control Systems, Microprocessors, Digital Communications, Microelectronics, VLSI Design, Process Control & Instrumentation, Power Electronics & Drives and Electrical Power & Drives.
Dr. Goh’s research interests are in the areas of semiconductor physics and electromagnetics. She also has strong interest in the field of astronomy and is working with a group of volunteers to promote astronomy education in the secondary schools in Penang. She had also worked with some interns on the radio telescope project at the Penang Science Cluster.
Design of Radio Frequency Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) Capacitors.
Experimental Investigation on Thermoelectric Generator for Battery – Charger Based Oven.
Analyzing the Physics of Radio Telescopes and Radio Astronomy (book chapters).
Conferences, Seminars and Workshops:
Dr. Goh was appointed as one of the Technical Committee Members for the Virtual Conference on Electronics and Communication: Loading Intelligence on Future Electronics (October 2020).
Honorary Appointments and Awards:
Dr. Goh is a reviewer of the following journals:
Microwave and Optical Technology Letters.
Journal of Electrical Engineering.
Journal on Digital Signal Processing.
Official Correspondence Address:
Dr. Magdalene Goh Wan Ching
Senior Lecturer & Programme Coordinator of Bachelor of Technology in Electronics,
School of Science & Technology
Wawasan Open University
54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah,
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