Zhizhang (David) Chen
Dr. Chen received a B.Eng. degree in Radio Engineering from Fuzhou University, Fujian, China, a M.A.Sc. degree in Radio Engineering from Southeast University (formerly Nanjing Institute of Technology), Nanjing, China,and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,respectively. He is currentlya Professor and the Head of the Department of Electrical ad Cpmputer Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), the Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and a registered professional engineer and has served as a consultant for local companies.
Dr. Chen has been active in teaching, research and professional services. He has been teaching various undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of RF/Microwave communication electronics/systems, antennas and electromagnetics, and has maintained good student evaluations. He has authored or co-authored over 270 refereed journal/conference papers and 24 industrial reports, published one book, contributed to 2 books, edited 1 research monograph and 1 conference proceeding and, and filed 4 patents in the areas of computational electromagnetics and RF/microwave circuit and system design (some of his publications have been cited extensively in SCI literatures). Dr. Chen was one of the key originators in developing new numerical algorithms (including the highly cited and commercialized three-dimensional alternating-direction-implicit finite-difference time-domain (ADI-FDTD) method) and in designing a new class of compact RF circuits and systems for wireless communications. He has been a sole/principal investigator of more than twenty-seven grants from both government and industry, including a recent NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Grant, a NSERC Strategic Project Grant on Ultra-wideband Impulse Radios (2010-2013); an research & development contract from Martec Ltd. in developing structure composite microwave materials for radar applications (2011-2013); an Atlantic Innovation Fund on generic smart RF transceivers (2003-2007).
Areas of expertise within the MTT 26 field
Computational Electromagnetics, RF/Microwave Engineering and Wireless Technology and Applications.
Articles of reference in the MTT 26 field
- 2015 Enhanced planar wireless power transfer using strongly coupled magnetic resonance
- 2014 A planar magnetically coupled resonant wireless power transfer system using printed spiral coils
- 2015 A planar magnetically-coupled resonant wireless power transfer using array of resonators for efficiency enhancement
- 2015 A planar positioning-free magnetically-coupled resonant wireless power transfer
- 2013 Design of wireless power transfer systems using magnetic resonance coupling for implantable medical devices