Invited Speakers

In Alphabetical Order...

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Alessandra Costanzo
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, ITALY

Bio: Alessandra Costanzo is full Professor at Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Italy, since 2018 where she leads the RF and wireless lab. She is currently involved in research activities dedicated to design entire wireless power transmission systems, based on the combination of EM and nonlinear numerical techniques, adopting both far-field and near-field solutions, for several power levels and operating frequencies. She is VP for publication of the IEEE RFID Council. Chair of the Wireless power Transfer Conference & Expo (WPTCE) steering committee past AE of the IEEE Transaction on MTT, past-chair of MTT-25. She will be the chair of EuMC2022, Milan, ITALY. She is IEEE Fellow.

Title: Near- and Far- Field Solutions for Simultaneous Energy and Data Transfer


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Changjun Liu
Sichuan University, China

Bio: Changjun Liu (Senior Member, IEEE) Since 1997, he has been with the Department of RadioElectronics, Sichuan University, where he has been a Professor since 2004. He has authored one book and more than 100 articles. He holds more than 10 patents. His current research interests include microwave power combining of large-power vacuum components, microwave wireless power transmission (WPT), and microwave power industrial applications. Dr. Liu was a recipient of several honors such as the outstanding reviewer for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES from 2006 to 2010, support from the MOE under the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, China, from 2012 to 2014, the Sichuan Province Outstanding Youth Fund from 2009 to 2012, and named by Sichuan Province as an Expert with Outstanding Contribution. He is the Associate Editor of the Chinese Journal of Applied Science.

Title: Large Dynamic Range Microwave Rectifier Circuit


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Georgios Stefanidis
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Bio: Prof. Georgios Stefanidis holds an MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (Greece) and a PhD degree in the same field from the University of Gent (Belgium). He has co-authored over 100 peer-review papers in the broad field of Process Intensification, mostly focusing on alternative energy forms and transfer mechanisms (mainly microwaves and plasma), and the first book on the “Fundamentals of Process Intensification” (Wiley VCH, 2019). His research activity includes modeling of simultaneously occurring flow, chemistry and multiscale transport phenomena in electromagnetic and plasma fields as well as design and development of tailored equipment for microwave- and plasma-assisted reaction and separation processes including, among others, CO2, CH4 and waste valorization processes. He is currently one of the Editors of the Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification Journal (Elsevier), Chair of the EFCE Working Party on Process Intensification and serves on the management board of the Association of Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education (AMPERE).

Title: Microwave Plasma Gasification of Biomass


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Hatem Zeine
Ossia Inc., USA

Bio: Hatem Zeine, Founder and President at Ossia, is an avid inventor and proven technologist with more than two decades of technical development experience and expertise. Hatem founded Ossia in 2008, invented and developed Cota in stealth mode, launched the company in 2013 at TechCrunch Disrupt, and now closely manages Ossia global team of engineers who are responsible for both the vision and execution of Cota. Cota is the first functional Wi-Fi-like technology of its kind and is poised to revolutionize the world by offering a solution to one of the biggest engineering challenges, how to send and receive power. Prior to founding Ossia, Hatem was a Director/Principal Engineer at Microsoft, leading PM, Development, and Test initiatives. He filed seven patents during his tenure. Earlier in his career, he founded Zeine Technological Applications, known later as Estarta Solutions, which today is the largest CISCO technical assistant partner. He also served as co-founder and vice chairman of the Information Technology Association of Jordan before he relocated to the U.S. in 2005. Hatem holds a BS in Physics from the University of Manchester in the UK. Hatem is a recognized expert on wireless power and its potential, speaking regularly at events and conferences on innovation and the visionary thinking that drives his entrepreneurial spirit. Hatem holds tens of granted patents globally

Title: Wirelessly Powering Wearables


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Hideoki Fukushima
Nagoya University, Japan

Bio: Hideoki Fukushima received the master's program at Hokkaido University in Japan in 1980, and received Ph.D. degrees in sintering and joining ceramics with microwaves in 1999. He joined Toyota Central R & D, TCRD Labs. in 1980, concurrently served at Toyota Technological Institute in 1999, and became the leader of the Frontier Research Division in 2009. He left the TCRD Labs in 2020, and is currently visiting professor at Nagoya University. He served on the board member for 10 years since the establishment of JEMEA (Japan Society of Electromagnetic Wave Energy Applications) in 2007, and served as JEMEA president for 2 years from May 2020. He received the 11th Japan Precision Engineering Society Award in 1988, and the Best technological award at GCMEA2008 / MAJIC 1st. He was conducting research and development on microwave heating processes as applications to automobiles. He has performed hydrogen production from ethanol or ammonia using microwaves, the database of complex permittivity of powders and liquids, and ultra-rapid heating by cylindrical cavity and semiconductor oscillator.

Title: Microwave Heating Mechanism of Gan Thin Films, the Relation Between Complex Permittivity and Electric Conductivity


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Jiafeng Zhou
University of Liverpool, UK

Bio: Jiafeng Zhou received a B.Sc. degree in Radio Physics from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Birmingham, U.K. His PhD and post-doctoral research concerned high-temperature superconductor microwave filters and phased arrays. Then he moved to the University of Bristol. His research in Bristol was on the development of highly efficient and linear amplifiers. He is now with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. His current research interests include wireless power transfer and energy harvesting, microwave power amplifiers, filters and metamaterials.

Title: A Compact High-Efficiency Rectifier with a Wide Dynamic Range for Wireless Power Transfer


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José Manuel Catalá Civera
ITACA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

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.

Title: Measurement of Dielectric Properties and Conductivity of Materials under Intense Microwave Fields


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Kenji ITOH
Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Ishikawa, Japan

Bio: Kenji ITOH received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1983 and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan, in 1997. He joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in 1983. Since 2009, he has been a professor at the Department of Electronics, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Ishikawa, Japan. His research interests include microwave and millimeter wave circuits, such as mixers, oscillators and rectennas. He is a member of the IEICE and a fellow of the IEEE.

Title: Highly Efficient Rectenna Techniques in Microwave and Millimeter Wave


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Kun Rui
Nanjing Tech University, China

Bio: Kun Rui obtained her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Science (SICCAS) in 2016. Afterwards, she joined Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Nanjing Tech University as a postdoctoral researcher. From 2017 to 2019, she was a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM) at the University of Wollongong (Australia). She is currently an associate professor at Nanjing Tech University. Her research interests focus on design and synthesis of novel nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion.

Title: Ultrafast Microwave-assisted Interface Engineering for Energy-related Applications


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Lingyu Liu
Tsinghua University, China

Bio: Dr. Liu received her Bachelor degree in Clinical Medicine from the Xiangya Medical School at Central South University (China) at 2012. Afterwards, she started joint doctoral study and received PhD degree in Neuroscience from the School of Basic Medicine in Peking University (China) at 2019. In 2019 she joined the Tsinghua University (China) as a postdoctoral fellow in the Shi Laboratory of School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University. From March 2022 till now, she was an assistant researcher in the Medicine School of Tsinghua University (China). With the professional background of clinical medicine and neurobiology, she is familiar with the physiological and pathological mechanism of human body and model animals. Her research interests include on the influence of electromagnetic radiation on organism and biological structure and their interaction, the influence mechanism of electromagnetic wave on mouse sleep, as well as the neural mechanisms of pain and nociceptive modulation, and cognitive and emotional mechanisms of chronic stress and chronic pain.

Title: Specific Electromagnetic Radiation in the Wireless Signal Range Increases Wakefulness in Mice


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Nana Zhang
Jiangnan University, China

Bio: Nana Zhang is currently an associate professor at Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China. She obtained the Ph.D. degree in food science from The University of Hong Kong in 2021. Her research interest mainly focuses on the microwave processing technology for food, including the processing adaptability, technology development, analysis of typical chemical reactions, and regulation of risk substances during food thermal processing.

Title: Design and Development of Microwave 3D Printing Process for Food


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Naoki Shinohara
Kyoto University, Japan

Bio: Naoki Shinohara received the B.E. degree in electronic engineering, the M.E. and Ph.D (Eng.) degrees in electrical engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1991, 1993 and 1996, respectively. He was a research associate in Kyoto University from 1996. From 2010, he has been a professor in Kyoto University. He has been engaged in research on Solar Power Station/Satellite and Microwave Power Transmission system. He was IEEE MTT-S Distinguish Microwave Lecturer (2016-18), and is IEEE MTT-S AdCom member (2022-2024), IEEE MTT-S Technical Committee 25 (Wireless Power Transfer and Conversion) former chair and member, IEEE MTT-S MGA (Member Geographic Activities) Region 10 regional coordinator, IEEE WPT Initiative Member, IEEE MTT-S Kansai Chapter TPC member, IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference founder and Steering committee member, URSI commission D chair, international journal of Wireless Power Transfer (Hindawi) executive editor, the first chair and technical committee member on IEICE Wireless Power Transfer, Japan Society of Electromagnetic Wave Energy Applications adviser and former chair, Space Solar Power Systems Society chair, Wireless Power Transfer Consortium for Practical Applications (WiPoT) chair, and Wireless Power Management Consortium (WPMc) chair. His books are "Wireless Power Transfer via Radiowaves" (ISTE Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., "Recent Wireless Power Transfer Technologies Via Radio Waves (ed.)(River Publishers), and "Wireless Power Transfer: Theory, Technology, and Applications (ed.)"(IET), and some Japanese text books of WPT.

Title: Novel Beam Forming Antenna Technology for Wireless Power Transfer


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Noboru Yoshikawa
Tohoku University, Japan

Bio: 1977 University of California, Riverside, Dept. Physics, Exchange Student Program of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan); 1980 B. of Engineering, Graduation of Tohoku University, Dept. Materials Science and Engineering; 1983 Ms. of Engineering, Graduation of Graduate School of Engineering, Dept. Materials Science and Engineering; 1983 Assistant Professor at Tohoku University; 1988 Dr. of Engineering; 1997 University of California, Berkeley, Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, Program of MEXT (Visiting Scholar); 2003 Associate Professor at Graduate School of Environmental Studies, 2022 Professor at Graduate School of Engineering, International Joint Graduate Program in Materials Science (GP-MS)

Title: Researches on Microwave Application to Environmental Technologies in our Group, the 20 years’ History


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Qiaowei Yuan
Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan

Bio: Qiaowei Yuan received the BE, ME, and PhD from Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in 1986, 1989, and 1997, respectively. From 1990 to 1991, as a special research student she studied antenna engineering and numerical methods for electromagnetic wave analysis at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. Now she is the full professor of Tohoku Institute of Technology, and from September 2021, she simultaneously has been the specially appointed professor in Tohoku university, Japan. Her most achievements are related with adaptive array antenna technologies, DOA estimation technologies and optimal design for transmitting/receiving elements for wireless power transfer (WPT) technology thanks to the good knowledge of numerical analysis approaches for electromagnetic wave and RF measurement techniques. She coauthored three books on antenna engineering and WPT technologies. Dr. Yuan received the Best Paper Award and Zenichi Kiyasu Award in 2009, from the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan. She also received the Achievement Award from IEICE in 2014, two Achievement Awards from IEICE Technical Committee on Wireless Power Transfer in 2015, 2016, respectively, one Achievement Award from Technical Committee on Antenna Propagation Committee in 2020.Dr. Yuan severed as the secretary of IEICE Technical Committee on Wireless Power transfer of Japan from 2012 to 2014, the vice chair of IEEE Sendai WIE during 2017-2018 and the chair of IEEE Sendai WIE from 2019 to 2020. Now, she is serving as IEEE R10 WIE committee member, IEEE MTT-C25 member.

Title: Lossy Matching Circuit in Wireless Power Transfer System


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Qing Xiong
Chongqing University, China

Bio: Dr. Xiong received his Bachelor degree from the College of Electrical Engineering at Southwest Jiaotong University (China) at 2007. Afterwards, he started joint doctoral study and received PhD degrees from both the Department of Applied Physics in Ghent University (Belgium) at 2012, and the College of Electrical & Electronic Engineering in Huazhong University of Science & Technology (China) at 2013, in the field of plasma discharges. In 2013 he joined the Chongqing University (China) as a researcher supported by the Hundred Talents Program. He is also a research member in the State Key Laboratory of Power Transmission Equipment & System Security and New Technology, Chongqing University. From November 2013 to July 2014, he was a visiting scholar in the Cold Plasma Diagnostics and Application Lab. at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities Campus), USA. His research interests include atmospheric pressure plasma discharges, advanced optical diagnostics, plasma interactions with liquids and solids, and novel applications of plasma discharges in energy and material science. He has been co-authored more than 60 publications, with total citations of 2270 and h-idex 26 by GoogleScholar.

Title: Advanced Diagnostics of Plasmas by Optical Emission and Laser Spectroscopy


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Roger Williams
3D RF Energy Corp, USA

Bio: Roger Williams is the CEO of 3D RF Energy Corp, a company focussed on developing and manufacturing solid-state microwave power generators, measurement instruments, and application systems for the RF Energy market. Mr Williams was previously with NXP Semiconductors as Principal Architect for RF Energy products until NXP’s RF Power business unit was spun-off in 2015 as Ampleon. Subsequently he served as President and General Manager of Ampleon USA until his departure to 3DRFE in 2019.

Title: A Compact 400W, 5.8GHz Solid-State Source for ISM Applications


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Sergey Soldatov
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Bio: Sergey Soldatov received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in experimental nuclear physics and plasma physics from MEPhI (Moscow) and Ph.D. degree from National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute" From 1994 to 2005 as an expert in microwave diagnostics he was involved in fusion plasma experiments at T-10 (Moscow) and later (2005-2011) at TEXTOR (Jülich). Since 2011, he is a leading researcher in the Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He specializes in design and development of microwave applicators for thermal material treatment as well as microwave sustained plasma systems. His research interest covers also plasma diagnostics, antenna systems, dielectric characterization and multi-physics simulations.

Title: CO2 Conversion with Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas Sustained with Ultra-Short Microwave Pulsations


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Shaomeng Wang
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Bio: Shaomeng Wang received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China in 2013. From Sep. 2014 to Mar. 2020, he has been a Research Fellow with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is currently a Professor with University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China. He is a selected member of Youth Program of National High-level Talents Program. He is mainly engaged in the development of novel MMW/THz vacuum devices based on MEMS processing technology and its application in biomedical detection and imaging, as well as the generation and detection of terahertz neural information. He has published more than 80 papers in Nano Research, Nanotechnology, IEEE Electron Device Letters and other prestigious journals.

Title: TBA


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Xiaoming Liu
Anhui Normal University, China

Bio: Professor Xiaoming Liu received his PhD from Queen Mary University of London in 2012 for Electronic Engineering. He joint Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in September 2012. He is now working with the School of Physics and Electronic Information, Anhui Normal University acting as the head of Department of Electronic Information Engineering. Dr. Liu has received more than 10 grants from a variety of funding bodies, with the total budget over 20 million RMB. His research interests include millimeter wave techniques, quasi-optical techniques for measurement, antenna technologies, RF and microwave components, bio-electromagnetics. He is a member of The National Standard Council (SAC/TC323) for electromagnetic shielding materials. He is also an executive member of Anhui Institute of Instrumentation and Meter. He has authored/co-authored more than 70 indexed journal papers. Also, he published two monographs and one book chapter. He has filed more than 20 patents with more than 10 authorized by the State Intellectual Property Bureau of China.

Title: Dielectric Measurement - From Microwave to Millimeter Wave


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Yoshio Nikawa
Kokushikan University, Japan

Bio: Yoshio Nikawa received the B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Keio University, Japan, in 1981, 1983, and 1986, respectively. He joined The National Defense Academy in 1986 as a Research Associate. From 1987 to 1988, he was the Visiting Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin. He became an Associate Professor at The National Defense Academy in 1991. In April 1999, he joined Kokushikan University, Tokyo as a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. From 2005 to 2012, he was a Head in the Department of Health and Medical Engineering, Kokushikan University. From 2014 to 2020, he was a Dean in the School of Science and Engineering, Kokushikan University where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Human Informatics. He was awarded in recognition of distinguished service as Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniquies in 2008. He was a recipient of AMPERE MEDAL at the 16th International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating in 2017. His current research interests include microwave and millimeter-wave measurements and applications, microwave and millimeter-wave heating and processing for medical and industrial applications. Dr. Nikawa is also a director of Japan Society of Electromagnetic Wave Energy Applications (JEMEA).

Title: Localized Microwave Heating Using Magnetic Resonance


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Zongbiao Ye
Sichuan University, China

Bio: Zongbiao Ye obtained his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2018. Afterwards, he joined Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Sichuan University as a postdoctoral researcher. He is currently an associate professor at Sichuan University. His current research interests focus on the advanced application of plasma and liquid metal.

Title: RF Plasma-Driven in-Situ Cleaning of Tin-Based Contamination


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