Frederick Huang received a B.A. and D. Phil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford in 1980 and 1984 respectively. He has worked in at Racal Research Ltd. and at Thorn-EMI Central Research Laboratories. Since 1989 he has been a lecturer with the University of Birmingham.
Previous research interests are surface acoustic wave (SAW) dot array pulse compressors, analogue voice scramblers, Langmuir-Blodgett films in SAW devices, SAW and superconducting linear phase and chirp filter synthesis using inverse scattering, slow-wave structures, superconducting quasi-lumped element filters, switched filters and delay lines, together with microstrip and waveguide discontinuities. A recent major research area is spiral band-pass filters, mainly superconducting filters. This has lead to collaboration with the Jodrell Bank radio telescope and the Sardinia radio telescope, which benefit from increased telescope performance using superconducting filters. The most recent research area is in the suppression of harmonic responses in microwave filters.
Dr Huang’s research over the years has led to three patents and patent applications. He is a member of the IET (UK). He is reviewer for various academic journals.