AWPT 2018 Asian Wireless Power Transfer Workshop November 2–4, 2018 | Sendai, Japan

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Keynote Talk 1:
Wireless Power Transfer: Theory and Technology

Dr. Hidetoshi Matsuki
New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe),
Tohoku University, Japan


Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) enables power to be transferred from a grid or storage unit to a device without the need for cable connections. Inductive coupling is the most widely used wireless technology with various applications. In this talk, the brief history of WPT are introduced and then the latest topics in theory and technology of WPT based on inductive and resonance coupling are focused. Applications of coupling WPT for electric vehicle (EV) charging and for driving EV; medical applications for implantable electromagnetic devices; and biological interactions of electromagnetic fields and waves are also discussed.


Dr. Hidetoshi Matsuki received the Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, the Master degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering from Tohoku University, Japan. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. He was full professor with Tohoku University. He is currently professor of New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University and the head of the Advanced Logistics Transport System (ALTRaS) Research Project. He has served as the dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University in 2011- 2014. He was the president of the Magnetics Society of Japan and the president of the Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan.

Dr. Matsuki has authored and coauthored over 200 journal and conference papers in magnetics, biomedical and related electrical engineering fields. His current research interests are in wireless power transfer system and its applications for transport system and biomedical instruments. He received the 2013 Achievement Award IEEJ and the 2013 MSJ Award. He is a Life Member of the IEEE.