Applications of Microwaves in Medicine





Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (New York Time)

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Applications of Microwaves in Medicine

Prof. J.-C. Chiao
Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Southern Methodist University (SMU), USA

Abstract: This presentation is based on the review paper titled ‘Applications of Microwaves in Medicine,’ which discusses microwave techniques utilized in medical applications. The paper was published in the 70th Anniversary Special Issue of the Journal of Microwaves. Within this presentation, summaries will cover principles and examples of signal and data communication for implants and wearables through the human body, electromagnetic energy transfer through tissues to power implants, noninvasive remote and in situ physical and biochemical sensing, as well as therapeutic applications involving controlled thermal effects for altering tissue properties. The goal is to inspire engineers, scientists, and researchers to explore potential biomedical and clinical applications that can significantly impact healthcare and human well-being.

Speaker’s Bio: J.-C. Chiao is Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He received his Ph.D. at Caltech and was with Bellcore, the University of Hawaii-Manoa, and Chorum Technologies. He was Greene endowed professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas – Arlington in 2002–18. Dr. Chiao has published more than 260 peer-reviewed papers and received 20 U.S. patents. He was honored with the O’Donnell Award in Engineering presented by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas. He also received the Tech Titan Technology Innovator Award; Pan-Wen Yuan Excellence in Research Award; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award; Research in Medicine milestone award by Heroes of Healthcare; IEEE MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer; IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer; IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator and individual Achievement awards. He served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology; and chaired the 2022 IEEE Sensors Conference. He is Fellow of IEEE, IET, SPIE and AIMBE. His webpage is at