Invited Speakers


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


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


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


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: TBA


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


Ming Zhe Hu
Guizhou Minzu University, China

Bio: Ming Zhe Hu received the B. Eng. Degree and the M. Eng. degree in Materials Science from Wuhan University of Technology, China, in 1997 and 2000 respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Sci.&Tech. from Huazhong University of Sci.&Tech.,China, in 2004. From Sep. 2006 to Oct. 2007, he worked as a posdoc in the department of Material Science and Metallurgy, the University of Cambridge, England, focusing on the procedure of highly ordered nanoarry. From Sep. 2010 to Jun. 2011, he was a Visiting Research Scientist with the department of Applied Physics in Hong Kong Polytech University, China, researching low loss microwave dielectrics and LTCC filters. Later, he worked as a Visiting Researcher in State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves in Southeast University, focusing on surface plasmonic filters. He is currently a professor at School of Mechatronics Engineering of Guizhou Minzu University. His current research interests include the design and synthesis of microwave dielectrics, surface plasmonic waveguide and metamaterials. He has authored over 30 international refereed journal papers, in highly ranked journals, including Applied Surface Science, Ceramics International, etc. He has presided over more than ten scientific research projects including two NSFC projects and won the Natural Science Award of Guizhou Province.

Title: TBA


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


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


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


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


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


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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