Wireless Power Transfer Technology: Past, Now and the Future

Event Description

IEEE Malaysia Antenna Propagation / Microwave Theory Technique / Electromagnetic Compatibility (AP/MTT/EMC) Joint Chapter under the ‘2022 IEEE AP-S Young Professional Ambassador Program’, in collaboration with the Faculty of Electronic Engineering Technology (FTKEN), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), IEEE UniMAP Student Branch, and IEEE UTM Student Branch would like to invite you to the AP/MTT/EMC Webinar Series 6/2022, as follows:


Date: 1 June 2022 (Wednesday)

Time : 9.30 am – 10.30 am (MYT, GMT +8)

Speaker: Dr Wei Lin (Lecturer, School of Electrical and Data Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney)

Title: Wireless Power Transfer Technology: Past, Now and the Future.



Far field wireless power transfer (WPT) enabled Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications are the emerging technology and the future trend along with the rapid development of 5G IoT ecosystems. WPT-enabled IoT devices enjoy many advantages as battery-free, environmental-friendly, capable of operating in remote places without manual maintenance.


This talk will introduce the history and development of WPT technology at the beginning and will be followed by a series of advanced antenna technologies for far field WPT-enabled battery-free IoT systems. Several metamaterial-inspired electrically small rectennas with exceptional wireless power capture capacities will be introduced. Based on the developed ultra-compact rectennas, two WPT-enabled light and temperature sensor systems have been successfully built and tested. A video demo of the prototyped system will be presented. Moreover, an ultrathin beam-steerable transmitting antenna with long distance and larger area coverage will be discussed.



Dr Wei LIN received the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2016. Dr Lin is currently a Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow with the University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW, Australia. He worked as a Research Associate with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from August 2012 to August 2013, a Post-Doctoral Research Associate from October 2016 to September 2018 and then a Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, from October 2018 to May 2021 with the Global Big Data Technologies Centre, School of Electrical and Data Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and IT, UTS. His research interests include antennas and circuits, wireless power transfer, millimeter-wave and terahertz devices, and their applications.


Dr Lin has received many academic awards, which mainly include the Australia Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA2021), the 2019 Raj Mittra Travel Grant (RMTG2019) from the IEEE AP-Society, the Best Paper Award (First Prize) at the International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP 2018), the Best Young Professional Paper Award (First prize) at the 3rd Australian Microwave Symposium (AMS2018), the Best Poster Paper Award at the 2nd International Conference on Electromagnetic Materials and Technologies for the Future (EM-MTF2017), a Talent Development Scholarship from the Hong Kong Government, and the Young Scientist Award at the IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON2015). He was a recipient of an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (2018) and the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (2020 and 2022). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and 2022 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Young Professional Ambassador.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/apmttemc-webinar-series-62022-by-dr-wei-lin-tickets-323584599247

For more details, kindly refer to the attached poster. An e-certificate will be provided to attended participants only.


Azremi Abdullah Al-Hadi, D.Sc (Tech)
Chair 2021-2022
IEEE Malaysia AP/MTT/EMC Joint Chapter
2020 IEEE AP-S Outstanding Chapter Award

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