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Electromagnetics in Medicine: Current Status and Challenges of Wireless Power Transfer, Antennas and Wireless Sensing (Prof. Yongxin Guo)

September 12, 2023 @ 10:40 AM - 11:25 AM

IEEE Benelux AP/MTT Chapter and IEEE AP/COM/MTT Student Branch Chapter invite you to a talk presented by Antenna and Propagation Society Distinguished Lecturer Professor Yongxin Guo from the National University of Singapore.

The event will be in-person or online. For in-person attendance, please register by September 1, 2023.  

  • Registration is free but mandatory and can be done below.
  • In-person attendance is possible for AP/COM/MTT members. Badges can be collected 15 mins before the event at Irish College.

For online attendance use the link: Distinguished Lecturer Talk Teams meeting


Abstract: Electromagnetics in medicine has played a crucial role in early diagnosis, long-term monitoring and medical treatment. Numerous applications in medical diagnostics and therapeutics ranging from cardiac pacemakers to emerging devices in visual prosthesis, brain computer interfaces and body area networks have spurred electronic engineers to propose new wireless medical devices. Wireless implantable medical devices (IMDs) provide an opportunity to improve the patient health monitoring and treatment. To extend the lifespan without incorporating a bulky battery and to facilitate the miniaturization of IMDs, the wireless power transfer (WPT) technology and antenna miniaturization and multifunction have played an essential role. On the other hand, smart wireless sensing has increasingly been adopted in medical applications for monitoring, detecting and tracking of medical condition developments. In this presentation, solutions and developments on WPT, antenna and wireless sensing for biomedical applications will be presented.

Biography: Dr. Yongxin Guo is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Concurrently, He is Director, Center for Peak of Excellence on Smart Medical Technology at NUS Suzhou Research Institute and Co-Director, Center for Smart Sensing and Artificial Intelligence, NUS Chongqing Research Institute. He has authored or co-authored over 500 international journal and conference papers and 4 book chapters. He holds over 50 granted/filed patents in USA, China and Singapore. His current research interests include RF sensing, antennas and electromagnetics in medicine; wireless power for biomedical applications and internet of things; wideband and small antennas for wireless communications; and RF and microwave circuits and MMIC modelling and design. He has graduated 19 PhD students at NUS.

Dr. Guo is a Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore. He is serving as Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwave in Medicine and Biology for the term of 2020-2023. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (2022-2024). He received the CityU HK 1st EE Outstanding Alumni Award in 2022. He was the recipient of 2020 IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters Tatsuo Itoh Prize of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. He is serving as IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award Committee and served as the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee for IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2019-2020). Dr Guo was the Chair for IEEE AP-S Technical Committee on Antenna Measurement in 2018-2020. He has served as General Chair/Co-Chair for a number of international conferences/workshops.


September 12, 2023
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM


Irish College
Janseniusstraat 1
Leuven, Leuven 3000 Belgium
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