Prof.  Hiroyuki Arai,  Yokohama National University, JAPAN


Hiroyuki Arai received the B.E. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, M.E. and Physical Electronics from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1982, 1984 and 1987, respectively. After research associate in Tokyo Institute of technology, he joined to Yokohama National University as lecturer in 1989. Now he is professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Yokohama National University. He was visiting scholar at University of California, Los Angeles in 1997 and was visiting professor in 2005 and adjunct professor, 2012 -2013, respectively, at Yonsei University, Seoul.


He investigated microwave passive components for high power handling applications such as RF plasma heating in large Tokamaks. He developed a flat diversity antenna for mobile telephone terminal, a polarization diversity base station antenna for Japanese PDC systems, small base station antennas of In-building micro cellular system and DOA estimation for cellular system. His current research interest includes MIMO antennas, wireless power transmission, energy harveting in EM waves and EMC/EMI antennas.


He received the Young Engineers Award from the IEICE of Japan in 1989 and the "Meritorious Award on Radio" by the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses in 1997 for the development of polarization diversity antenna, in 2006 for the development of DOA estimation system, and in 2011 for the development of light weight phantom.


He was editor-in-chief of IEICE Transactions on Communications, 2005 - 2007, and was chair of IEEE AP-S Japan Chapter, 2009 - 2010. He was associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, 2011-2013, and is chair of Technical Group on Antennas and Propagation of IEICE. He is Fellow of IEEE and IEICE.


He is the author of five edited books, three research book chapters, over 130 journal papers and 1000 conference papers.


He was the Technical Program Chair of the 2008 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT2008) and the Technical Program Chair of the International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP2012). He is currently the General Chair of 2014 IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics: Applications and Student Innovation Competition (iWEM2014) and teh Vice Chair of ISAP2016.