Jenshan Lin (S’91-M’94-SM’00-F’10) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 1994. He was with AT&T Bell Labs (which later became Lucent Bell Labs), Murray Hill, NJ, USA, from 1994 to 2001, and its spin-off Agere Systems from 2001 to 2003. In July 2003, he joined the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, as an Associate Professor and became a Professor in August 2007. In the summer of 2006, he was a Visiting Professor with National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. During the summer of 2010, he was a Visiting Researcher with NTT, Atsugi, Japan. In the summer of 2012, he was a Visiting Chair Professor with National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He was appointed as an Honorary Chair Professor of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in 2014. He has authored or coauthored more than 250 technical publications in refereed journals and conferences proceedings, and holds 14 U.S. patents. His research interests include RFIC, sensors and biomedical applications of microwave and millimeter-wave technologies, and wireless power transfer.
Dr. Lin has served on several committees in the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S). From 2006 to 2011, he was an elected member of the IEEE MTT-S Administrative Committee (AdCom), where he served as the chair of Technical Coordinating Committee from 2010 to 2011. He is a member of MTT-S technical committees MTT-10 (Biological Effect and Medical Applications of RF and Microwave), MTT-20 (Wireless Communications), MTT-23 (RFIC), and MTT-26 (Wireless Energy Transfer and Conversion). He served as an associate editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES from 2006 to 2010, and is now serving as its editor-in-chief. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Cambridge University Press RF and Microwave Engineering Series. He has been a member of several conference committees, including the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), the Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS), the Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC), the International Wireless Symposium (IWS), the International Microwave and RF Conference (IMaRC), and the Asia–Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC). He was the general chair of the 2008 RFIC Symposium, the Technical Program chair of the 2009 Radio and Wireless Symposium, and the General co-chair of the 2012 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference. He was the recipient of the 1994 UCLA Outstanding Ph.D. Award, the 1997 Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Honorable Mention Award, the 2007 IEEE MTT-S N. Walter Cox Award, and the 2015 Wireless Power Transfer Conference Best Paper Award. He received the University of Florida Technology Innovator Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Areas of expertise within the MTT 26 field
Wireless power transfer using magnetic coupling
5 articles of reference in the MTT 26 field
- 2015 A 3D resonant wireless charger for a wearable device and a mobile phone
- 2013 Wireless Power Transmission: From Far Field to Near Field
- 2010 A Loosely Coupled Planar Wireless Power Transfer System Supporting Multiple Receivers
- 2010 Method of Load/Fault Detection for Loosely Coupled Planar Wireless Power Transfer System With Power Delivery Tracking
- 2010 A wireless power station for laptop computers
Many travelers carrying multiple portable electronic devices share the same frustration of carrying multiple chargers. It would be great if a wireless power station can simultaneously charge many portable devices and the wireless power technology can be widely available like Wi-Fi. While long distance far-field wireless power transmission has been explored for more than a century, the cost, efficiency and safety issue have limited its commercial applications. This talk will review the important developments in the history of wireless power transmission, which predominantly used microwave technologies, and discuss the applications and challenges for commercialization. Near-field wireless charging using magnetic coupling at low RF, on the other hand, is better suited for consumer electronics. In recent years several near-field wireless power systems have been reported. While some of them look like the electric toothbrush that can only charge one device at a fixed position, some have advanced to flexible wireless charging without fixed placement. This talk will discuss the challenges to achieve this flexible wireless charging and show a few examples. The talk will conclude with a comparison between far-field and near-field wireless power transmission, and an outlook for future wireless energy.