Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Jenshan Lin

University of Florida

Perspective of Wireless Power Transfer in Next Decade

Naoki Shinohara, Kyoto University, Japan

Abstract: Last decade was rediscovery and growth period of wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies. After revolution of resonance coupling WPT, which is one of near field WPT, by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, great number of people re-found the WPT is interesting and hopeful technology and started research and development (R&D) of the WPT, not only the near field WPT but also far field WPT including energy harvesting from ambient radio waves. Now we are moving the WPT from R&D to industry with discussion for radio regulation of the WPT. In next decade, what happens in the WPT? Is it still hopeful and game changing technology or the end of the R&D trend? In this talk, based on the history and current R&D status of the WPT, I give hopeful trend of the WPT R&D, industry, and radio regulation in next decade.

Biography: 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 Technical Committee 26 (Wireless Power Transfer and Conversion) former chair, IEEE MTT-S Kansai Chapter TPC member, IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference founder and advisory committee member, URSI commission D vice chair, international journal of Wireless Power Transfer (Cambridge Press) executive editor, the first chair and technical committee member on IEICE Wireless Power Transfer, Japan Society of Electromagnetic Wave Energy Applications president, 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 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.

The Future of Wireless Power Technologies

Jenshan Lin, University of Florida, USA

Abstract: In this modern era of wireless power technology development, we finally saw a few technologies successfully being adopted by wireless industry and becoming part of the vast market of wireless mobile devices – a good indicator that it will sustain the momentum by attracting more R&D investments. So, what’s next? To project the future of wireless power technologies, it might be worth looking at the development of other wireless technologies and learn from them. This talk will review the history of wireless technology development in a broader perspective by including and comparing communications, sensing, and energy delivery. Then, we will examine the current state of wireless technologies to understand the challenges including spectrum policy and security. Finally, I will share my personal predictions of how wireless power technologies might evolve and shape the future world.

Biography: Jenshan Lin received PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1994. From 1994 to 2003, he worked for the AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs and its spin-off Agere Systems in New Jersey. In July 2003, he joined University of Florida, where he is now a Professor. Since 2016, he has been serving as a Program Director at U.S. National Science Foundation, managing several programs involving wireless, spectrum, semiconductor, security, and machine learning. His current research interests include sensors and biomedical applications of microwave and millimeter-wave technologies, wireless energy transfer and conversion, RF system-on-chip integration, and integrated antennas. Dr. Lin has authored or co-authored 288 technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He holds 19 patents and has several other patent applications.
Dr. Lin is a Fellow of IEEE. He served as an elected IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Administrative Committee (AdCom) member for two terms from 2006 to 2011, with the last two years serving as the Chair of Technical Coordinating Committee, overseeing all technical committees and exploring new technical fields. He was an Associate Editor and then an Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques from 2006 to 2010 and from 2014 to 2016, respectively. He is a member of four MTT-S technical committees on Biological Effects and Medical Applications, Wireless Communications, RFIC, and Wireless Energy Transfer and Conversion which he co-founded in 2011 and served as its chair in 2013-2015. He has been serving on several conference committees and will be the General Chair of the 2021 WPTC in San Diego. He received 1994 UCLA Outstanding Ph.D. Award, 1997 ETA KAPPA NU Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Honorable Mention Award, 2007 IEEE MTT-S N. Walter Cox Award, 2016 Taiwan NCTU Distinguished Alumnus Award, and 2016 IEEE RFIC Symposium Tina Quach Outstanding Service Award. He and his students and collaborators received several best paper awards in IEEE conferences, including the 2015 IEEE WPTC Overall Best Paper Award voted by all attendees, the 2015 IEEE IMWS-Bio Best Student Paper Award First Place, the 2016 IEEE Radio and Wireless Week BioWireless Best Student Paper Award Second Place, the 2016 IEEE WPTC Best Student Paper Award Second Place, and the 2018 IEEE WPTC Best Student Paper Award.