Koichi Ito Visiting Professor Koichi Ito

Biography as of June 2018

Koichi Ito was born in Nagoya, Japan, and received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, in 1974 and 1976, respectively, and the Ph.D degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1985, all in electrical engineering. From 1976 to 1979, he was a Research Associate at Tokyo Institute of Technology. From 1979 to 1989, he was a Research Associate at Chiba University. From 1989 to 1997, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Chiba University. From 1997 to 2003, he was a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University. From 2003 to 2016, he was a Professor at the Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Chiba University. Currently, he is a Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor, Chiba University. From 2005 to 2009, he was Deputy Vice-President for Research, Chiba University. From 2008 to 2009, he was Vice-Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University. From 2009 to 2015, he served as Director of the Center for Frontier Medical Engineering. In 1989, 1994, and 1998, he visited the University of Rennes I, France, as an Invited Professor. He has been appointed as Adjunct Professor to the University of Indonesia since 2010 and Visiting Professor to Hiroshima University, Japan, since 2015.

His main research interests include compact 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 phantoms, and antenna systems for body-centric wireless communications. He has authored and co-authored over 190 peer-reviewed journal papers, nearly 400 international conference papers and 20 book chapters including "Handbook of Microstrip Antennas" (IEE, 1989) and "Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications" (Artech House, 2012). He has received numerous research grants.

Dr. Ito is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan, a member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS), and the Japanese Society for Thermal Medicine (JSTM). He served as Chair of the Technical Group on Radio and Optical Transmissions, the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers of Japan, from 1997 to 2001, Chair of the Technical Committee on Human Phantoms for Electromagnetics, IEICE, from 1998 to 2006, Chair of the Technical Committee on Antennas and Propagation, IEICE, from 2009 to 2011, Chair of the IEEE AP-S Japan Chapter from 2001 to 2002, General Chair of the 2008 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT2008), an AdCom member for the IEEE AP-S from 2007 to 2009, an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation from 2004 to 2010, a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE AP-S from 2007 to 2011, a member of the IEEE Life Sciences New Initiative (LSNI) Project Team from 2011 to 2013, General Chair of 2012 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP2012), a member of the Board of Directors, BEMS, from 2010 to 2013, a Delegate to the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) from 2012 to 2017 and Chair of Commission K, Japan National Committee of URSI (International Union of Radio Science) from 2014 to 2017. He currently serves as a Councilor to the Asian Society of Hyperthermic Oncology (ASHO), a Vice-President of JSTM, Vice-Chair of Commission K, URSI, and as IEEE AP-S President-Elect for 2018. He will serve as IEEE AP-S President for 2019.


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