Zhewang MA (Professor) (Profile)
Prof. Ma received the B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. In 1995, he was granted the Dr. Eng. degree from the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan. In 1996, he became a Research Assistant in the Department of Electronic Engineering, the University of Electro-Communications, where became an Associate Professor in 1997. From 1998 to 2008, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems, Saitama University, Japan. He was promoted to become a Professor at the same university in 2009. From 1985 to 1989, he was engaged in research on dielectric waveguides, resonators and leaky-wave antennas. From 1990 to 1997, he studied on computational electromagnetics, and the analytical and numerical modeling of various microwave and millimeter-wave transmission lines and circuits. His current research is mainly on the development of microwave and millimeter-wave devices and circuits, and the measurement of dielectric materials and high-temperature superconductors.
He received a Japanese Government Graduate Scholarship from 1991 to 1993. He was granted the URSI Young Scientist Award in 1993. From 1994 to 1996, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). He is a member of IEEE and a senior member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan. He is the Vice-President of the Technical Group on Electronics Simulation Technology of the Electronics Society, IEICE. He has served on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, the Review Board of IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, and the Review Board of IEICE Transactions on Electronics, Japan.
Masataka OHIRA (Associate Professor) (Profile)
Dr. Ohira received the B. E., M. E., and D. E. degrees from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2001, 2003, and 2006, respectively. From 2006 to 2010, he was with ATR Wave Engineering Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan, where he was engaged in the research and development of millimeter-wave circuits and antennas for 60-GHz band wireless communications and small smart antennas for wireless LANs. He was a Visiting Researcher in ATR Wave Engineering Laboratories for 2010-2011. In 2010, he joined Saitama University, Saitama, Japan, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His current research activities are concerned with the analysis and design of microwave/millimeter-wave filters and antennas.
Dr. Ohira is a member of IEICE, the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) of Japan, European Microwave Association (EuMA), and IEEE. He received the IEICE Young Engineer Award in 2005, IEEE AP-S Young Engineer Award in 2012, IEEE MTT-S Japan Young Engineer Award, and Michiyuki Uenohara Memorial Award in 2014. He was the Chair of IEEE MTT-S Kansai Chapter Young Engineers' Committee for 2008-2009, and IEEE MTT-S Japan Chapter Young Professionals Committee for 2014-2015.