Past, Present and Future of Wireless Charging for Portable Electronics
This talk will start with a brief historical review of “near-field magnetic” wireless power transfer dating back from Nikola Tesla’s work a century ago. It will highlight how magnetic resonance (a technique used by Tesla and many others up to the 1990s) is not a recent invention. It will also explain why WPT became feasible again since 1980s with some highlights of landmark examples. The final part of the talk will focus on the latest development of international WPT standards and future developments for wireless charging of “portable” electronics.
Date and Time
- Date: 07 Feb 2019
- Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- All times are Australia/Sydney
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- University of Sydney, New South Wales
- Australia 2006
- Building: Sir William Tyree Auditorium (Building J03)
- Room Number: Room 217
Past, Present and Future of Wirel ess Charging for Portable Elec tronics
Prof. Ron Hui obtained his Ph.D degree at Imperial College London in 1986. He has held academic positions at Nottingham University, UTS, Sydney University and CityU HK. Currently, he is a Chair Professor of Power Electronics at both of the University of Hong Kong and Imperial College London. At HKU, he holds the Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professorship of Electrical Engineering. He has published over 260 refereed journal papers and has over 60 patents adopted by industry worldwide. His inventions have underpinned key dimensions of the world’s first wireless power standard Qi, launched in 2010 by the Wireless Power Consortium with over 650 company members including Apple, Samsung etc. He is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE William Newell Power Electronics Award, 2010 IEEE Rudolf Chope R&D Award and 2010 IET Crompton Medal. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering, the US National Academy of Inventors and the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.