Mable Fok, Ph.D.

Professor and Assistant Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

NSF CAREER Award Recipient

Mable Fok, a professor in the College of Engineering. Her research lab – Photonics and Soft Robotics Laboratory (WAVE Lab), aims to bring fiber optics and photonics techniques to inter-disciplinary areas. Her current research interest includes soft robotics, bio-inspired photonics, fiber optic sensing, and microwave photonics. She has published over 200 journal and international conference papers and hold 5 US patents. Her work has been funded by National Science foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Dr. Fok is the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, University of Georgia Creative Research Medal, and Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Learn more about Dr. Fok’s teaching and research in Focus on Faculty.

Education
  • Ph.D., Electronic Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), 2007
  • M.E., Electronic Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), 2004
  • B.S., Electronic Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), 2002
Professional Appointments
  • Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2023 – present
  • Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2017 – 2023
  • Research Associate, Princeton University, 2007 – 2012
Areas of Expertise
  • Bio- and neural-inspired photonics
  • Soft robotics design and fabrication
  • Microwave photonics
  • Fiber optic-based monitoring in agricultural engineering
  • Fiber optic sensing
  • Photonics and fiber-optics
  • Physical layer network security
  • Photonic signal processing and optical communications
Publications
Patents
  • Stretchable fiber optic sensor
    U.S. Patent 10,989,865
  • Ultra High-Speed Photonics based Radio Frequency Switch
    U.S. Patent 10,587,938
  • Photonics based Tunable Multiband Microwave Filter
    U.S. Patent 10,547,280
  • Continuously Tunable and Highly Reconfigurable Multiband RF Filter
    U.S. Patent 10,541,661
  • Photonic Implementation of Jamming Avoidance Response
    U.S. Patent 10,432,304
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