Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Meta-material and Machine Learning Methodologies for High Efficiency and Low EMI Wireless Power Transfer Designs 

Joungho Kim, KAIST, Korea

Monday 16 Nov, 11:00 – 11:45

Abstract: Wireless power transfer technologies using magnetic field resonance can give us a freedom from hardwired connectivity, especially when supplying electrical powers to mobile platforms, home appliances, and automotives. In addition, we can reduce the cost of system power wirings, and will be able to reduce capacity and weight of batteries at the same time.
In this presentation, first, we will explain basic principles of the wireless power transfer using the magnetic field resonance as well as necessary modelling approaches and simulation methods including active and passive shielding. In particular, we will present meta-material design and implementation cases for enhanced power efficiency and EMI reduction. Finally, we will discuss the possibilities of novel artificial intelligence and machine learning methods including deep neural network and reinforcement learning, to support design and optimization processes of the wireless power transfer circuits, coils and shielding systems.

Biography: Dr. Joungho Kim received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1984 and 1986, respectively, and Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1993. In 1994, he joined Memory Division of Samsung Electronics, where he was engaged in Gbit-scale DRAM design. In 1996, he moved to KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). He is currently professor at electrical engineering department of KAIST.
Since joining KAIST, his research centers on EMC modeling, design, and measurement methodologies of 3D IC, TSV, Interposer, System-in-Package, multi-layer PCB, and wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies. Especially, his major research topic is focused on chip-package-PCB co-design and co-simulation for signal integrity, power integrity, ground integrity, timing integrity, and radiated emission in 3D IC, TSV and Interposer. He has authored and co-authored over 588 technical papers published at refereed journals and conference proceedings. Also, he has given more than 267 invited talks and tutorials at the academia and the related industries. He is currently the director of Samsung-KAIST industrial Collaboration Center.
He published a book, “Electrical Design of Through Silicon Via,” by Springer in 2014. Dr. Joungho Kim was Conference chair of IEEE EDAPS 2015 in Seoul, and Joint conference chair of Japan-Korea Microwave society in 2015. He also was the conference chair of IEEE WPTC (Wireless Power Transfer Conference) 2014, held in Jeju Island, Korea. And he was the symposium chair of IEEE EDAPS Symposium 2008, and was the TPC chair of APEMC 2011. He is also an associated editor of the IEEE Transactions of Electromagnetic Compatibility. He served as a guest editor of the special issue in the IEEE Transactions of Electromagnetic Compatibility for PCB level signal integrity, power integrity, and EMI/EMC in 2010, and as a guest editor of the special issue in the IEEE Transactions of Advanced Packaging for TSV (Through-Silicon-Via) in 2011. He served as a guest editor of the mini-special issue in the IEEE Transactions of Microwave Theory and Techniques, for IEEE WPTC in 2015. He received Outstanding Academic Achievement Faculty Award of KAIST in 2006, KAIST Grand Research Award in 2008, National 100 Best Project Award in 2009, KAIST International Collaboration Award in 2010, KAIST Grand Research Award in 2014, and Teaching Award in 2015, respectively. He was appointed as an IEEE EMC society distinguished lecturer in a period from 2009-2011. He received Technology Achievement Award from IEEE Electromagnetic Society in 2010. He is IEEE fellow.

Perspective of Wireless Power Transfer in Next Decade

Naoki Shinohara, Kyoto University, Japan

Tuesday 17 Nov, 11:15 – 12:00

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

Wednesday 18 Nov, 10:30 – 11:15

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.