David Marpaung received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, the Netherlands in 2009. From 2009 to 2012 he was a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Twente within the framework of the European Commission FP7 funded project SANDRA, working on microwave photonic system integration for optical beamforming. He joined CUDOS University of Sydney, Australia in August 2012 as a research fellow. From 2015 to 2017 he was a senior research fellow leading the nonlinear integrated microwave photonics research activities in CUDOS University of Sydney. In January 2018 he joined the Laser Physics and Nonlinear Optics group University of Twente as an associate professor.
David has authored or co-authored more than 50 refereed journal publications and more than 80 conference papers, and delivered 25 invited talks in various international conferences. He is the technical program committee (TPC) co-chair of IEEE Topical Meeting of Microwave Photonics (MWP 2018).
David was the recipient of the 2015 Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council and the 2017 Vidi award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). His research interests include RF photonics, photonic integration, nonlinear optics, and phononics.