IEEE WPT Chairs
Nuno Borges Carvalho (MTT-S)
Nuno Borges Carvalho(S’97–M’00–SM’05-F’15) was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1972. He received the Diploma and Doctoral degrees in electronics and telecommunications engineering from the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, in 1995 and 2000, respectively.
He is currently a Full Professor and a Senior Research Scientist with the Institute of Telecommunications, University of Aveiro and an IEEE Fellow. He coauthored Intermodulation in Microwave and Wireless Circuits (Artech House, 2003), Microwave and Wireless Measurement Techniques (Cambridge University Press, 2013), White Space Communication Technologies (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics (Wiley, 2020). He has been a reviewer and author of over 200 papers in magazines and conferences. He is the Editor in Chief of the Cambridge Wireless Power Transfer Journal, an associate editor of the IEEE Microwave Magazine and former associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and IET Microwaves Antennas and Propagation Journal.
He is the co-inventor of six patents. His main research interests include software-defined radio front-ends, wireless power transmission, nonlinear distortion analysis in microwave/wireless circuits and systems, and measurement of nonlinear phenomena. He has recently been involved in the design of dedicated radios and systems for newly emerging wireless technologies.
Dr. Borges Carvalho is a member of the IEEE MTT ADCOM, the past-chair of the IEEE Portuguese Section, MTT-20 and MTT-11 and also belong to the technical committees, MTT-24 and MTT-26. He is also the vice-chair of the URSI Commission A (Metrology Group). He was the recipient of the 1995 University of Aveiro and the Portuguese Engineering Association Prize for the best 1995 student at the University of Aveiro, the 1998 Student Paper Competition (Third Place) of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and the 2000 IEE Measurement Prize.
He was a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer for the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.
Don Tan (PELS)
Don Tan (Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 1993.,He is currently a Distinguished Engineer/Fellow/Chief Engineer for Power Products with Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Redondo Beach, CA. Well-recognized as an authority in ultra-efficient power conversion and energy systems, he has pioneered breakthrough research innovations with high-impact industry firsts and record performances that “significantly enhance national security.”
Dr. Tan has been the Chair of the IEEE Field Award on Transportation Electrification Technologies since 2019. He was the Director of the IEEE Board of Directors from 2017 to 2018. He is the Steering Committee Chair of the IEEE eGrid Workshop jointly sponsored by the Power Electronics Society (PELS) and Power and Energy Society (PES). He has delivered more than 50 keynotes and invited presentations across the globe. He has been serving as the Chair/Vice-Chair for the IEEE Next-Gen Financial System by the Board of Directors since 2018. He has served on many IEEE PELS in many capacities, including the Long Range Planning Committee Chair, the Nomination Committee Chair, the Society President, the Editor-in-Chief (Founding) for IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, the Vice President for Operations, a Guest Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, a member of Fellow Evaluation Committee, the Vice President for Meetings, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. He has served and is serving on many major national and international award/review/selection committees.
IEEE Society Representatives
Grant Covic (PELS Representative)
Grant A. Covic (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.E. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from The University of Auckland (UoA), Auckland, New Zealand, in 1986 and 1993, respectively.,He was a Full-Time Lecturer in 1992, a Senior Lecturer in 2000, an Associate Professor in 2007, and a Professor in 2013 with the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering, UoA. In 2010, he co-founded (with Prof. John Boys) a new global start-up company “HaloIPT” focusing on electric vehicle (EV) wireless charging infrastructure, which was sold in late 2011. He is currently the Head of inductive power research with the UoA, is directing a government funded research program on stationary and dynamic wireless charging of EVs within the road, while also co-leading the interoperability sub-team within the SAE J2954 wireless charging standard for EVs. He holds a number of patent families with many more pending, from which licenses in specialized application areas of IPT have been granted around the world. His research and consulting interests include power electronics, electric vehicle battery charging, and resonant inductive power transfer (IPT) from which he has authored or coauthored more than 200 refereed papers in international journals and conferences.,Dr. Covic, during the time HaloIPT, was the recipient of the Clean Equity Monaco award for excellence in the field of environmental engineering and two NZ clean innovation awards in the emerging innovator and design and engineering categories, the New Zealand Prime Minister's Science Prize, the Vice Chancellors commercialization medal, and the KiwiNet research commercialization awards for scientific research, which has seen outstanding commercial success. He is a Fellow of both Engineering New Zealand and the Royal Society of New Zealand, was a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community 2016–2019, and is currently active on the steering committee for wireless power week.
Ke Wu (MTT Representative)
KE WU (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree (with Hons.) in radio engineering from Nanjing Institute of Technology (now Southeast University), Nanjing, China, in 1982, the D.E.A. degree (with Hons.) from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree (with Hons.) in optics, optoelectronics, and microwave engineering from the University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1987. He was the Founding Director with the Center for Radio Frequency Electronics Research of Quebec (Regroupement stratégique of FRQNT), Montreal, QC, Canada, and the Tier-I Canada Research Chair of RF and millimeter-wave engineering. He has held Guest, Visiting, Adjunct, and Honorary Professorships with many universities around the world. He is currently a Professor of electrical engineering and the Industrial Research Chair in Future Wireless Technologies with the Polytechnique Montréal (University of Montreal), Montreal, QC, Canada, where he is also the Director of the Poly-Grames Research Center. He has authored or coauthored more than 1300 referred articles and a number of books/book chapters. He has filed more than 50 patents. His research interests involve substrate integrated circuits and systems, antenna arrays, field theory and joint field/circuit modeling, ultra-fast interconnects, wireless power transmission and harvesting, MHz-through-THz technologies and transceivers for wireless sensors and systems as well as biomedical applications, and the modeling and design of microwave and terahertz photonic circuits and systems. Ke Wu
was the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the First IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, 2004 Fessenden Medal of the IEEE Canada, 2009 Thomas W. Eadie Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013, 2013 FCCP Education Foundation Award of Merit, 2014 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Application Award, 2014 Marie-Victorin Prize (Prix du Quebec—the highest distinction of Québec in the natural sciences and engineering), 2015 Prix d'Excellence en Recherche et Innovation of Polytechnique Montréal, 2015 IEEE Montreal Section Gold Medal of Achievement, 2019 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Prize, and the 2021 EIC Julian C. Smith Medal. He has held key positions in and was on various panels and international committees, including the Chair of Technical Program Committees, international steering committees, and international conferences/symposia. In particular, he was the General Chair of the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium. He was also on the Editorial/Review boards for many technical journals, transactions, proceedings, and letters, and scientific encyclopedia including Editors and Guest Editors. He was the Chair of the joint IEEE Montreal chapters of MTT-S/AP-S/LEOS and then the restructured IEEE MTT-S Montreal Chapter, Canada. He was the IEEE MTT-S and Administrative Committee (AdCom) as the Chair for the IEEE MTT-S Transnational Committee, Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Committee, Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC), and the 2016 IEEE MTT-S President among many other AdCom functions. He is also the Chair of the IEEE MTT-S Inter-Society Committee. He was a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer of IEEE MTT-S from 2009 to 2011. He was the Inaugural Representative of North America as a member of the European Microwave Association (EuMA) General Assembly. Dr. Wu is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Canada (The Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities). He is a Member of the Electromagnetics Academy, Sigma Xi, URSI, and IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN)
Alessandra Constanzo (MTT Representative)
Alessandra Costanzo (Fellow, IEEE) is currently a Full Professor with the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Cesena, Italy. She has authored more than 260 scientific publications in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences and several chapter books. Recently, she has proposed novel solutions for energy-autonomous RF systems based on the wireless power transmission, adopting both far-field and near-field solutions, for several power levels and operating frequencies. Her current research interests include CAD algorithms for multi-domain co-design and modeling of active nonlinear microwave/RF circuits. She is a member of the MTT-24 Committee on Radio Frequency Identification.
Alessandra is the Past-Chair of the MTT-26 Committee on Wireless Energy Transfer and Conversion and has been the TPC Co-Chair of MTT-S WPTC2019. Since 2016, she has been the Steering Committee Chair of the IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification. She is a past Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, an Associate Editor for the Cambridge International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies. She is a Co-Founder of the EU COST Action IC1301 WiPE Wireless Power Transfer for Sustainable Electronics. She is the MTT-S Representative and a Distinguished Lecturer of the Council on Radio Frequency Identification. In November 2021, she has been elevated to IEEE Fellow, effective January 2022 with the following citation: “for contributions to nonlinear electromagnetic co-design of RF and microwave circuits.”
Zhizhang (David) Chen (AP Representative)
Zhizhang Chen (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.Eng. degree in radio engineering from Fuzhou University, Fujian, China, in 1982, the master's degree in radio engineering from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1986, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, in 1992. He was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow with McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1993. He is currently with the College of Physics and Information Engineering, Fuzhou University, on leave from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, where he is a Professor and the Former Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been an Adjunct or a Visiting Professor with the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K., École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne, Brest, France, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, Fuzhou University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.
David has authored and coauthored more than 410 journal and conference papers in computational electromagnetics, RF/microwave electronics, antennas, and wireless technologies. He was one of the originators of the unconditionally stable methods that have been highly cited and used. He and his team also developed several nonlinear ultra-wideband receivers and planar wireless power transfer transmitting and receiving structures. His research interests include time-domain electromagnetic modeling techniques, antennas, wideband wireless communication and sensing systems, and wireless power technology. Dr. Chen is the Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Institute of Canada. He was the recipient of the 2005 Nova Scotia Engineering Award, 2006 Dalhousie Graduate Teaching Award, 2007 & 2015 Dalhousie Faculty of Engineering Research Award, 2013 IEEE Canada Fessenden Medal, and Dalhousie University Professorship. He was the Founding Chair of the joint Signal Processing and Microwave Theory & Techniques Chapter of IEEE Atlantic Canada, Chair of the IEEE Canada Atlantic Section, and the Member of the Board of Directors for IEEE Canada from 2000 to 2001. He was Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Microwave Magazine, IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwave in Medicine and Biology, and the International Journal of Numerical Modeling (John Wiley) and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques. He is also a Track Editor of IEEE Transactions on Microwave and Techniques, a Topic Editor of the IEEE Journal of Microwave, and an Elected Member of the Ad-Com of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.
Kam Weng Tam (CRFID Representative)
Kam Weng Tam (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Macau, Macau, China, in 1993, and the joint Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Macau and the Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, in 2000.,From 1993 to 1996, he was with the Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores (INESC), Lisbon, where he participated in research and development on a broad range of applied microwave technologies for satellite communication systems. Since 1996, he has been with the University of Macau. From 2000 to 2001, he was the Director of INESC, Macau. In 2001, he cofounded the Microelectronic Design House Chipidea Microelectrónica, Macau, where he was the General Manager until 2003. He has authored or coauthored over 100 journal articles and conference papers. His current research interests include concerned multifunctional microwave circuits, RFID, ultra-wideband (UWB) for material analysis, and terahertz technology.,
Dr. Tam was a member of the Organizing Committees of 21 international and local conferences, including the Co-Chair of the 2008 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference and the Technical Program, the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) International Microwave Workshop Series on Art of Miniaturizing RF and Microwave Passive Components in 2008, and the 2010 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. He was an Interim Secretary for the establishment of the Macau Section in 2003. He supervised two IEEE MTT-S Undergraduate Scholarship recipients in 2002 and 2003. He was the Founder of the IEEE Macau AP/MTT Joint Chapter in 2010, where he was the Chair from 2011 to 2012.
Arnaud Vena (CRFID Representative)
Arnaud Vena received the Eng. Dipl. degree in electrical engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble-INP), Grenoble, France, in 2005, the PhD degree from the Université de Grenoble in 2012, and the accreditation to supervise researches (HDR) in October 2020. In 2005, he joined ACS Solution France SAS and was responsible for the development of RFID contactless card readers. In October 2009, he started his research within Grenoble-INP, mainly focused on the design of chipless RFID systems.
From 2012-2013 he held a postdoctoral position at the Tampere University of Technology in Finland, in the field of conventional and chipless RFID sensors. Since September 2013, he is an associate professor in electrical engineering at the University of Montpellier within the IES lab. From 2014 to 2021 he was appointed early career research (ECR) of the commission D (electronics and photonics) of URSI international and since 2023 he holds the position of chair of the commission D of URSI France committee. He has authored more than 100 conferences, journal articles, books and book chapters and holds 9 patents. His current research interests are in the field of ultra-low power wireless sensors, RFID systems and printed electronics.
Eduard Alarcon (CAS Representative)
Eduard Alarcón-Cot was born in 1972, received the M. Sc. (National award) and Ph.D. degrees (honors) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Catalunya (UPC BarcelonaTech), Spain, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. Since 1995 he has been with the Department of Electronic Engineering at UPC, where he became Associate Professor in 2000. He is head of the Energy Processing integrated Circuits (EPIC group) and the scientific co-director of N3CAT, the center for Nanonetworks at UPC. During the period 2006-2009 he was Associate Dean of International Affairs at the School of Telecommunications Engineering, UPC. From August 2003 to January 2004, July-August 2006 and July-August 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at the CoPEC center, University of Colorado at Boulder, US, and during January-June 2011 he was Visiting Professor at the School of ICT/Integrated Devices and Circuits, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. He has co-authored more than 250 international scientific publications (including co-authorship withcolleagues at MIT, GeorgiaTech, CU Boulder, KTH, Univ. Toronto, NXP, UC Dublin, Guilan Univ. Iran, Univ. Perth Australia, University of Wuppertal), 4 books, 4 book chapters and 4 patents, and has been involved in different National, European and US (DARPA, NSF) R&D projects within his research interests including the areas of on-chip energy management circuits, energy harvesting and wireless energy transfer, and communications at the nanoscale. He is the PI of the Guardian Angels EU FET flagship project at UPC and Through N3CAT center he is part of the “graphene” flagship. He has given 35 invited or plenary lectures and tutorials in Europe, America and Asia, was appointed by the IEEE CAS society as distinguished lecturer for 2009-2010 and lectures yearly MEAD courses at EPFL. He has participated in Evaluation Boards for research proposals both in Europe (Chist-ERA, Belgium, Ireland, Italy) America (Canada) and Asia (Korea).
He is elected member of the IEEE CAS Board of Governors (2010-2013) and member of the IEEE CAS long term strategy committee. He was recipient of the Myril B. Reed Best Paper Award at the 1998 IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. He was the invited co-editor of a special issue of the Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing journal devoted to current-mode circuit techniques, and a special issue of the International Journal on Circuit Theory and Applications. He co-organized special sessions related to on-chip power management at IEEE ISCAS03, IEEE ISCAS06 and NOLTA 2012, and lectured tutorials at IEEE ISCAS09, ESSCIRC 2011, IEEE VLSI-DAT 2012 and APCCAS 2012. He was the 2007 Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Technical Committee of Power Systems and Power Electronics Circuits. He was the technical program co-chair of the 2007 European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design - ECCTD07 and of LASCAS 2013, Special Sessions co-chair at IEEE ISCAS 2013, tutorial co-chair at ICM 2010 and ISCAS 2013, Demo Chair of BodyNets 2012, track co-chair of the IEEE ISCAS 2007, IEEE MWSCAS07, IEEE ISCAS 2008, ECCTD’09, IEEE MWSCAS09, IEEE ICECS'2009, ESSCIRC 2010, PwrSOC 2010, IEEE MWSCAS12 and TPC member for IEEE WISES 2009, WISES 2010, IEEE COMPEL 2010, IEEE ICECS 2010, IEEE PRIME 2011, ASQED 2011, ICECS 2011, INFOCOM 2011, MoNaCom 2012, LASCAS 2012, PwrSOC 2012, ASQED 2012, IEEE PRIME 2012, IEEE iThings 2012 and CDIO 2013.
Edward served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - II: Express briefs (2006-2007) and currently serves as Associate Editor of the Transactions on Circuits and Systems – I: Regular papers (2006-), Elsevier’s Nano Communication Networks journal (2009-), Journal of Low Power Electronics (JOLPE) (2011-) and in the Senior Editorial Board of the IEEE Journal on IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (2010-). He has supervised 7 PhD thesis completed, 9 on-going PhD students, 35 MSc’s thesis students completed and 8 Intl visiting scholars. His publications have more than 1100 citations and an h-index of 15 according to Google Scholar (highest number citations for a paper: 227)
Richard Tell (EMBS Representative)
Richard RIC A. Tell (M’70–SM’81–LSM’10–LF’12) was born in Roscoe, TX, USA, on January 25, 1944. He received the B.S. degree in physics from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX, USA, in 1966, and the M.S. degree in radiation sciences from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, in 1967. He has 52 years of experience working on radio frequency safety issues, first at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 20 years, where he served as the Chief of the agency’s Electromagnetics Branch, and since then in his own scientific consulting business. His specialty areas include RF safety, RF field exposure assessment, antenna analysis, and field measurements.
Much of his work has been in helping clients to evaluate compliance with applicable standards and establish RF safety programs within their companies. He has been an elected member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) and serves as the Chairman of Subcommittee 2 of the IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) TC95 that published the IEEE Std C95.7 Recommended Practice for RF Safety Programs and IEEE Std C95.2 on Radio Frequency Energy and Current-Flow Symbols. He is the Chairman of the IEEE/EMBS Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) and serves on the NCRP Advisory Panel on Nonionizing Radiation. He was a recipient of the 2019 Non-Ionizing Radiation Distinguished Service Award from the Health Physics Society.
Bruce Arch (EMC-S Representative)
Dr. Bruce Archambeault received his B.S.E.E degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1977 and his M.S.E.E degree from Northeastern University in 1981. He received his Ph. D. from the University of New Hampshire in 1997. His doctoral research was in the area of computational electromagnetics applied to real-world EMC problems. In 1981 he joined Digital Equipment Corporation and through 1994 he had assignments ranging from EMC/TEMPEST product design and testing to developing computational electromagnetic EMC-related software tools. In 1994 he joined SETH Corporation where he continued to develop computational electromagnetic EMC-related software tools and used them as a consulting engineer in a variety of different industries. He recently joined IBM in Raleigh, N.C. where he is a Senior member of Technical Staff, and a lead EMC engineer, responsible for EMC tool development and use on a variety of products. During his career in the U.S. Air Force he was responsible for in-house communications security and TEMPEST/EMC related research and development projects.
Dr. Archambeault has authored or co-authored a number of papers in computational electromagnetics, mostly applied to real-world EMC applications. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors on the IEEE EMC Society and a member of the Board of Directors of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES). He is the author of the book titled “PCB Design for Real-World EMI Control” and the lead author of the book titled “EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook”. Dr. Archambeault is currently a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE EMC Society..
Working Group Chairs
Jungchih Chiao (JC) (Working Group Chair)
J.-C. Chiao (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.S. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, New Taipei, Taiwan, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA. He was a Research Scientist with the Optical Networking Systems and Testbeds Group, Bell Communications Research; an Assistant Professor of electrical engineering with the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA; and a Product Line Manager and Senior Technology Advisor with Chorum Technologies. From 2002 to 2018, he was Janet and Mike Greene endowed Professor and Jenkins Garrett Professor of electrical engineering with the University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA. He is currently Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair Professor of electrical and computer engineering with Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. He has authored or coauthored and edited numerous peer-reviewed technical journal and conference papers, book chapters, proceedings, and books, and holds 20 U.S. patents.
Dr. Chiao has been the Chair and Technical Program Chair of several international conferences, including the 2018 IEEE International Microwave Biomedical Conference (IMBioC) Chair and 2022 IEEE Sensors Conference Chair. He was the Chair of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Committee Biological Effect and Medical Applications of RF and Microwave, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology. He is on the Editorial Board of IEEE Access and Topic Editor of IEEE Journal of Microwaves. He was the recipient of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award, Tech Titans Technology Innovator Award, Research in Medicine Award in the Heroes of Healthcare, IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, IEEE Region 5 Excellent Performance Award, 2012–2014 IEEE MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer, 2017–2019 IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer, 2022 Pan Wen-Yuan Foundation Excellence in Research Award, and 2011 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Engineering by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas. He is also a Fellow of IET, SPIE, and AIMBE.
Dominique Schreurs (Working Group Chair)
Dominique Schreurs (S’90-M’97-SM’02-F’12) received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and Ph.D. degree from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. As post-doc fellow, she was visiting scientist with Agilent Technologies (USA), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Switzerland), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA). She is now full professor at KU Leuven. Her main research interests concern the nonlinear characterization and modelling of microwave and millimeter wave devices and circuits, as well as design for telecommunications and biomedical applications. Prof. D. Schreurs is serving as the first female MTT-S President (April 2018-2019). She signed up with IEEE as Student Member in 1990, and got elevated to Fellow in Jan. 2012. She serves on the IEEE MTT-S AdCom since 2009, after election by the membership-at-large. She has been serving in various roles, such as Chair of Education Committee, Chair of the Meetings and Symposia Committee, Chair of Budget Committee. She is also past chair of the MTT-S Technical Committee on ‘Microwave Measurements’ (TC-11) and vice-chair of the MTT-S Technical Committee on ‘Biological Effects and Medical Applications’ (TC-10). D.
Schreurs served as Distinguished Microwave Lecturer (2012-2014) and assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (2014-2016), and Associate Editor of IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (2011-2013). Prof. D. Schreurs is also President of the ARFTG organisation (2018-2019). She is serving on the ARFTG Executive Committee since 2004, and has assumed various roles over the years. She was General Chair of the 2007, 2012, and 2018 Spring ARFTG Conferences. In 2002, she was one of the initiators and is now still co-organizer of the successful NVNA Users’ Forum. Prof. D. Schreurs also served as co-chair (2008) and TPC chair (2020) of the European Microwave Conference. She initiated the IEEE Women in Microwaves (WiM) event at the European Microwave Week in 2008 and is ever since acting as advisor for the WiM event.
Mauro Feliziani (Working Group Chair)
Mauro Feliziani (Senior Member, IEEE) received the degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, in 1983.,From 1987 to 1994, he was with the University of Rome “La Sapienza” as a Researcher from 1987 to 1990, an Assistant Professor from 1990 to 1992, and an Associate Professor from 1992 to 1994. In 1994, he joined the University of L’Aquila, Italy, as a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering. He has authored or coauthored more than 180 papers published in the fields of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and in electromagnetic field numerical computation.
His current research interests include wireless power transfer and bioelectromagnetics.,Prof. Feliziani received the 1995 Best Paper Award—IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications—Electrostatics Process Committee; the Best Paper Award—EMC Europe in 2000, Bruges, Best Paper Prize—IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation, Annecy, France, in 2014; the Best Paper Award at the IEEE WPW 2019, Wireless Power Week, London, U.K., in 2019; and the 2019 Kanda Award for the most cited paper of the IEEE Transactions on EMC in the past five years. In 1994, he was a Co-Founder of EMC Europe Symposium. He was the General Chair of the EMC Europe Symposium, Sorrento, Italy, in 2002, and the EMC Europe Workshop, Rome, in 2005. He was the Technical Program Committee Chair of EMC Europe 2012, Rome, Italy. He was the Chair of the International Steering Committee of the EMC Europe Symposium from 2012 to 2015. He was the Co-Chair of the EMC Europe Virtual Symposium 2020.
Aiguo Patrick Hu (Working Group Chair)
Aiguo Patrick Hu (Senior Member IEEE) received the BE and ME degrees in electrical engineering from Xian JiaoTong University, Xian, China, in 1985 and 1988 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, in 2001.,He was with the National University of Singapore for a semester as an exchange Postdoc Research Fellow. He has authored or caouthored more than 200 peer reviewed journal and conference papers with about 4500 citations, authored the first monograph on inductive power transfer technology, and contributed 4 book chapters on wireless power transfer modeling and control, as well as electrical machines. He has been awarded the University of Auckland VC's Funded Research and Commercialization Medal in April 2017.
He is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Auckland. His research interests include wireless/contactless power transfer systems, and application of power electronics in renewable energy systems.
Jenshan Lin (WPTC 2021 Chair)
Jenshan Lin (Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 1994. From 1994 to 2001, he was with Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, USA. From 2001 to 2003, he was with Agere Systems, Holmdel, NJ. In 2003, he joined the University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, FL, USA, where he retired in January 2022 and became a Professor Emeritus. After his retirement from UF, he was the Program Director of the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems, U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), where he was the Rotator Program Director from 2016 to 2020. At NSF, he managed the Communications, Circuits, and Sensing Systems Program and several other cross-cutting programs involving wireless, spectrum, semiconductor, sensing, security, and machine learning. He has authored or coauthored more than 300 technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He holds 24 U.S. patents.
Dr. Lin was the recipient of the 1994 UCLA Outstanding Ph.D. Award, 1997 Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Honorable Mention Award, 2007 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society N. Walter Cox Award, 2015 IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference Best Paper Award, 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, and 2016 IEEE RFIC Symposium Tina Quach Outstanding Service Award. He was the General Chair of the 2008 RFIC Symposium, Technical Program Chair of the 2009 Radio and Wireless Symposium, General Co-Chair of the 2012 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, TPC Co-Chair of 2021 International Microwave Symposium, and Chair of the 2021 IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference. From 2014 to 2016, he was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. He was the Chair of MTT-S Tatsuo Itoh Prize Award Committee during 2019–2021, and Chair of MTT-S Fellow Evaluating Committee during 2021–2022.
Naoki Shinohara (Member)
Naoki Shinohara (Member, IEEE) received the B.E. degree in electronic engineering and the M.E. and Ph.D (Eng.) degrees in electrical engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1991, 1993, and 1996, respectively. He was a Research Associate with Kyoto University in 1996. In 2010, he was a Professor with Kyoto University. He has been engaged in research on solar power station/satellite and microwave power transmission system. He was an IEEE MTT-S Distinguish Microwave Lecturer (2016–2018), and has been an IEEE MTT-S AdCom Member since 2022. He was an IEEE MTT-S Technical Committee 25 (Wireless Power Transfer and Conversion) Former Chair, 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 ExCom 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, Space Solar Power Systems Society Vice 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/Wiley), 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.
Apostolos Georgiadis (Member)
Apostolos Georgiadis (Fellow, IEEE) was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He received the B.S. degree in physics and the M.S. degree in telecommunications from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, in 1993 and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA, in 2002.,In 2002, he joined Global Communications Devices (GCD), North Andover, MA, USA, as a Systems Engineer, where he was involved in CMOS transceivers for wireless network applications. In June 2003, he joined Bermai, Inc., Minnetonka, MN, USA, as an RF/Analog Systems Architect. In 2005, he joined the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain, as a Juan de la Cierva Fellow. In March 2007, he joined CTTC, Barcelona, Spain, as a Senior Research Associate in the area of communications subsystems. From 2013 to 2016, he was a Group Leader with the Microwave Systems and Nanotechnology Department, CTTC. In July 2016, he joined Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K., as an Associate Professor. Since 2017, he has been with the European Patent Office, The Hague, The Netherlands. He has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. His current research interests include energy harvesting and wireless power transmission, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, active antennas and phased array antennas, inkjet and 3-D printed electronics, and millimeter-wave systems.
Dr. Georgiadis is an EU Marie Curie Global Fellow and a URSI Fellow. He was a recipient of the 2016 Bell Labs Prize (Third Place). He was the General Chair of the 2011 IEEE RFID-TA Conference and the General Co-Chair of the 2011 IEEE MTT-S IMWS on Millimeter Wave Integration Technologies. He was the Chair of the URSI Commission D: Electronics and Photonics. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal on Radio Frequency Identification, the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, the IET Microwaves Antennas and Propagation, and the IEEE Radio Frequency Identification Virtual Journal. He co-founded and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge Wireless Power Transfer Journal. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE CRFID.
Shuo Wang (Member)
Shuo Wang (Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 2005.,He is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 IEEE journal and conference papers and holds around 30 pending/issued U.S./international patents.,Dr. Wang was the recipient of the Best Transaction Paper Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society in 2006 and two William M. Portnoy Awards for the papers published in the IEEE Industry Applications Society in 2004 and 2012, and the Distinguished Paper Award from the 2022 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. In 2012, he was also the recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
He is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility. He is the Chair of Power Electronics EMI/EMC Special Committee of IEEE EMC Society and an Instructor of IEEE Clayton Paul Global University. He was a Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE 2014 International Electric Vehicle Conference.
Mohammad S. Hashmi (Member)
Mohammad S. Hashmi (Senior Member, IEEE) received the M.S. degree from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany, and the Ph.D. degree from Cardiff University, Cardiff, U.K.
He is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. He held a research and engineering positions at the University of Calgary, Canada; Cardiff University; Thales Electronics GmbH, Germany; and the Philips Technology Center, Germany. He has authored or coauthored one book and over 250 publications and holds three patents (one pending). His current research interests include advanced RF technology, broadband linear and efficient power amplifiers for mobile and satellite applications, high- and low-frequency instrumentation, and hardware security and trust. He serves on the Editorial Board for IEEE Microwave Magazine as an Associate Editor.
Cheng Teng (Member)
Cheng Teng (Student Member, IEEE) was born in Hunan, China, in 1991. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Macau, Macau, in 2013 and 2016, respectively, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree.
Since November 2013, he has been a Research Assistant with the Wireless Communication Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau. His research interests include the UWB bandpass filters, tunable bandpass filters, differential bandpass filters, and RFID systems.
Valentina Palazzi (Volunteer)
Valentina Palazzi (Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees (magna cum laude) in electronic engineering from the University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. She received the Ph.D. degree in industrial and information engineering from the University of Perugia in April 2018, where she is currently working as a researcher with the High Frequency Electronics Laboratory. In 2015, she was a visiting Ph.D. student with the Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland. In 2016, she visited the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, sponsored by the COST action IC1301 Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics. In 2016, she joined the Agile Technologies for High-Performance Electromagnetic Novel Applications Research Group, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, for five months, where she was involved in additive manufacturing technologies and flexible electronics. Her current research interests include the design of passive transponders with sensing capabilities, radar front ends, wireless power transfer technologies, additive manufacturing processes, and conformal electronics.
Dr. Palazzi is a member of IEEE MTT-S TC-26 RFID, Wireless Sensor and IoT. She was was recipient of the First Place Award of the IEEE MTT-S Student Design Competition on Wireless Energy Harvesting at the International Microwave Symposium 2016, of the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship in 2017, of the 2017 MTT-S Prize Italy Chapter Central and Southern Italy, and of the Young Scientist Best Paper Award, confered at the 2019 URSI Italian National Meeting.
Ricardo Pereira (Volunteer PhD Student)
Yasser Mohammadi Qaragoez (Volunteer PhD Student)