Koichi Ito Visiting Professor Koichi Ito

Biography as of July 2020

Koichi Ito was born in Nagoya, Japan. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Chiba University, Japan, and the Ph.D. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He is currently a Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor at the Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Chiba University. From 2005 to 2009, he was Deputy Vice-President for Research, Chiba University. From 2009 to 2015, he served as Director of the Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Chiba University. He has been appointed as a Visiting Professor to Hiroshima University, Japan, since 2015, and as an Honorary Professor of Xidian University, China, since 2019.

His main research interests include small antennas for mobile communications, microwave antennas for medical applications such as cancer treatment, research on evaluation of the interaction between electromagnetic fields and the human body by use of human-equivalent phantoms, and antenna systems for body-centric wireless communications. He has authored and co-authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed journal papers, over 400 international conference papers and over 20 book chapters including "Handbook of Microstrip Antennas" (IEE, 1989) and "Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications" (Artech House, 2012). He co-edited the book "Antennas for Small Mobile Terminals" (Artech House, 2018).

Dr. Ito is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan, and a Fellow of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). He served as Chair of the Technical Committee on Human Phantoms for Electromagnetics, IEICE, from 1998 to 2006, Chair of the IEEE AP-S Japan Chapter from 2001 to 2002, an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation from 2004 to 2010, an AdCom member for the IEEE AP-S from 2007 to 2009, a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE AP-S from 2007 to 2011, General Chair of IEEE iWAT2008, an Editor for the International Journal of Hyperthermia from 2008 to 2017, Chair of the Technical Committee on Antennas and Propagation, IEICE, from 2009 to 2011, a member of the Board of Directors, the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) from 2010 to 2013, a Councilor to the Asian Society of Hyperthermic Oncology (ASHO) from 2010 to 2018, a Lecturer for the European School of Antennas on "Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications" in 2011, 2013 and 2018, General Chair of ISAP2012, a Delegate to the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) from 2012 to 2017, a Vice-President of the Japanese Society for Thermal Medicine (JSTM) from 2017 to 2019, IEEE AP-S President-Elect for 2018, and IEEE AP-S President for 2019. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of Commission K, URSI, and as IEEE AP-S Immediate Past-President for 2020.

Awards

Jan. 2005IEEE Fellow
Sep. 2007IEICE Fellow
Sep. 2009IEICE Communications Society: Excellent Paper Award
Sep. 2011IEICE Communications Society: Outstanding Contributions Award
Dec. 2011CST University Publication Award 2011
Nov. 2012ISAP2012 Best Paper Award
Sep. 2015Society Award of Japanese Society for Thermal Medicine
Jan. 2016IEEE Life Fellow
Mar. 2020Balthasar van der Pol Gold Medal (URSI)