Short Course I

Multiphysics Modeling in Microwave Power Engineering-Goals, Options, and State-of-the-Art (2h)

Date: August 18, 2022

Prof. Vadim Yakovlev

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA

Bio: Vadim V. Yakovlev received the Ph.D. degree in radio physics from the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, in 1991. In 1996, he joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA, USA, as a NATO/NSF Fellow. He has been with this Department and is now an Associate Research Professor. He is a Head of the Industrial Microwave Modeling Group, which he established in 1999, as a division of Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics, WPI. Funding sources of his research include the NSF, DoE, AFRL, AFOSR, and EADS (currently Airbus Group). His current research interests include multiphysics modeling, microwave power engineering, non- distractive testing/imaging, and machine-learning optimization. Dr. Yakovlev is a Fellow of IMPI. In 2013 and 2022, he served as Chair of the Technical Program Committee for the 47th and 56th IMPI's Microwave Power Symposia. He is the Founder of a series of international interdisciplinary seminars, “Computer Modeling in Microwave Power Engineering” held annually from 2000 to 2016. In 2007, he was a Guest Editor for the “Special Issue on Modeling in Microwave Power Engineering” of the "Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy".

Short Course II

Permittivity Measurement

Date: August 18, 2022

Prof. José Manuel Catalá Civera

Full professor
Head of Dimas
Director of ITACA

Bio: José M. Catalá-Civera was born in Valencia, Spain, in February 1969. He received the Dipl. Ing. and Ph.D. degrees from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, in 1993 and 2000, respectively.
Since 1996, he has been with the Communications Department, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, where he received the Readership in 2000, becoming a Full Professor in 2011. He is currently the Head of the Microwave Applications Research Division, Institute for the Applications of Advanced Information and Communication Technologies (ITACA), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
He has coauthored about 100 papers in referred journals and conference proceedings and more than 50 engineering reports for companies. He is a reviewer of several international journals. He holds 13 patents. His research interests encompass the design and application of microwave theory and applications, the use of microwaves for electromagnetic heating, microwave resonators, measurement of dielectric and magnetic properties of materials, and development of microwave sensors for nondestructive testing.
Dr. Catala-Civera is an IMPI Member. He is currently a Board Member of the Association of Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education (AMPERE), a European-based organization devoted to the promotion of RF and microwave energy.

Short Course III

How to write a good paper

Date: August 18, 2022

Prof. Ray Boxman

Tel Aviv University

Abstract:The tutorial will present a recipe for writing good “research reports�? including theses, internal reports, and especially journal papers. The critical elements of each section of the research report will be reviewed, and content, organization, and style conventions will be discussed. The research report should be centered on a well defined research question. In the Introduction, the importance of a clear gap sentence and statement of purpose will be emphasized. The requirement for providing sufficient detail in the Methodology section for duplicating results will be explained. The differences in theoretical papers will be explained. The proper order for presenting Results �?location, presentation, and comment - will be explained. The principle of heads-up display in technical drawings will be presented. The need to differentiate between results and interpretation will be emphasized. The organization of the Discussion, from narrow comments to broad implications, will be presented, and appropriate language to express the relative certainty of explanations, i.e. from speculation to proof, will be explained. Answering the research question and summarizing the key results and their implications in terms of 3 points the author wishes the reader to remember will be suggested as the organizational mode for the Conclusions. The difference between an indicative and an informative Abstract will be explained, as well as the need for the latter. Finally, suggestions for interacting with journal editors and responding to reviewers�?comments will be presented.

Short Course IV

The Microwave-assisted Heterogeneous Catalysis: Theory, Equipment, and Simulation

Date: August 18, 2022

Dr. Xinwei Bai

National Energy Technology Laboratory
(Leidos Research Support Team),
Morgantown, WV, USA
Electromagnetic Catalysis Engineer/Research Scientist

Bio: Dr. Xinwei Bai received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at the Ohio State University in 2016, and graduated with Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at West Virginia University in 2021. He is currently an electromagnetic catalysis engineer at National Energy Technology Laboratory (owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy). As a young scholar, Dr. Xinwei Bai is the author or co-author of 16 peer-reviewed papers, 1 book chapter, and 1 U.S. patent. He has also been invited to deliver 6 presentations, including 1 Webinar and 1 keynote presentation. He is currently a guest editor for a special issue of Frontiers in Chemical Engineering. His research focuses on the application of microwave irradiation in gas-solid heterogeneous catalytic processes and finite-element simulation of these processes.

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