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

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Keynote Talk 2:
Wireless Power Transfer—Towards a Three-dimensional Transmission

Dr. Zhizhang (David) Chen
UESTC and Dalhousie University, Canada


Electromagnetics is the foundation of modern electrical and electronic systems that makes electrical and electronic technologies we enjoy and take for granted today. It has been used to transfer information and power in daily lives. In the wireless domain, however, it had not been considered and employed much for power transfer until 2008 when a MIT research team lead by Prof. Marin Soljacic successfully demonstrated the mid-range wireless power. Since then, many efforts and much progress have been made to improve power transfer efficiency, reduce system size and include more functionality; the goal is to cut the last wires in electrical and electronic devices and systems if all possible. In this talk, we will first present the principles of the wireless power harvesting and transfer and then focus on mid-range wireless power transfer and the recent push for three-dimensional wireless power transmission.


Dr. Zhizhang (David) Chen received the Bachelor degree in Radio Engineering from Fuzhou University, P. R. China, the Master degree in Radio Engineering from Southeast University, P. R. China, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He was a NSERC post-doctoral fellow with McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is currently an adjunct faculty member with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and a full professor with Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he has served as the Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Chen has authored and coauthored over 350 journal and conference papers in computational electromagnetics, RF/microwave electronics, antennas, and wireless technologies. His current research interests are in unconditionally stable time-domain electromagnetic modeling, ultra-wideband wireless communication systems and wireless power transfer. He received the 2005 Nova Scotia Engineering Award, a 2006 Dalhousie graduate teaching award, the 2007 & 2015 Dalhousie Faculty of Engineering Research Award and the 2013 IEEE Canada Fessenden Medal. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Institute of Canada.