IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Biomedical Conference

Virtual conference - Dec 14th - 17th, 2020

Prof Yongxin Guo

National University of Singapore, Singapore

RF in Medicine: Current Status and Challenges of Wireless Power and Antennas


Wireless power and data telemetry technologies for biomedical and healthcare applications have received a lot of attention recently. Numerous applications in medical diagnostics and therapeutics ranging from cardiac pacemakers to emerging devices in visual prosthesis, brain computer interfaces and body area networks have spurred electronic engineers to propose new wireless medical devices. In the meantime, the ageing population poses many challenges to healthcare systems, especially on chronic illness management. In this talk, I would mainly cover our recent research progress on wearable/implantable antennas and wireless power for biomedical applications. A few related ongoing biomedical projects for on-body and in-body applications will be addressed.

Brief biography

Dr Yongxin Guo is a Full Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Concurrently, He is Director, Center for Smart Medical Technology at NUS Suzhou Research Institute. He has authored or co-authored over 460 international journal and conference papers and 4 book chapters. He holds over 30 granted/filed patents in USA, China and Singapore. His current research interests include RF sensing, antennas and electromagnetics in medicine; wireless power for biomedical applications and internet of things; wideband and small antennas for wireless communications; and RF and microwave circuits and MMIC modelling and design.

Dr. Guo was the recipient of 2020 IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters Tatsuo Itoh Prize of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. He has served as the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee for IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2019-2020). Dr Guo is serving as Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwave in Medicine and Biology (2020-2023). Dr Guo is the Chair for IEEE AP-S Technical Committee on Antenna Measurement in 2018-2020 and is serving as Associate Editor for IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine. He has served as General Chair/Co-Chair for several international conferences including IMWS-AMP 2020, APMC 2019, AWPT 2017, ACES-China 2017, IMWS-AMP 2015 and IMWS-Bio 2013. He is an IEEE Fellow.