Sendai Section

Qiaowei YUAN (https://researchmap.jp/qiaowei?lang=en) received her BE, ME, and PhD from Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in 1986, 1989, and 1997, respectively. From 1990 to 1991, she was a special research student at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. From 1992 to 1995, she worked at Sendai Research and Development Laboratory, Matsushita Communication Company, Ltd. (Panasonic System Networks R&D Lab. Co., Ltd.), engaging in researching and designing of compact antennas for second generation mobile phones. From 1997 to 2002, with Sendai Research and Development Center, Oi Electric Company, Ltd., she was involved in researching and designing of small antennas for pager communications and the parabolic antenna for 26.5 GHz fixed wireless access (FWA) communication. From 2002 to 2007, with Intelligent Cosmos Research Institute, Sendai, Japan, she was involved in the research and development of adaptive array antennas and RF circuits for mobile communications. From 2007 to 2008, she was an Associate Professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. From 2009 to 2019, she served as the Associate Professor/Professor at National Institute of Technology, Sendai College. Currently, she is the Professor and the head of IoT technology research project in Tohoku Institute of Technology. She was also a visiting scholar at ElectroScience Laboratory of Ohio State University in USA from April 2015 to September 2015.

Although Dr. Yuan has switched her career from industry to academic, her major has never changed, focusing on electromagnetic wave engineering. Dr. Yuan received the Best Paper Award and Zenichi Kiyasu Award in 2009, from the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan. She has also received the Achievement Award from IEICE in 2015, and other Achievement Awards from IEICE Technical Committee on Wireless Power Transfer from 2016 to 2017, and IEICE Technical Committee on Antenna Propagation in 2020, respectively.

Dr. Yuan is an IEEE Senior Member belonging to IEEE Sendai Section, Japan. Currently, she is the Chair of Sendai Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group, the executive committee member of IEEE Sendai Section, WIE committee member of IEEEMTT Society, IEEE MTT-25 wireless power transfer and energy conversion committee member (https://mtt.org/profile/qiaowei-yuan/).

In April 2017, together with previous Sendai WIE Chair Dr. Basabi Chakraborty and Treasurer Mr. Hitoshi Kikuchi, Dr. Yuan dedicated herself to establish Sendai WIE and served as the first Vice-Chair of Sendai WIE during 2017 to 2018. From 2019, as the Chair of Sendai WIE, Dr. Yuan has been working on increasing the number of Sendai WIE members, organizing high quality events involving more and more young females to enjoy science and technologies, and connecting with other domestic/international WIE groups. As a result, the number of Sendai WIE members has increased to 19 from 6 at the establishment and several annular activities have been successfully organized. Sendai WIE has already submitted five R10 Newsletters for reporting its activities since its establishment.  Sendai WIE will continue its journey to move forward actively with more and more members in the Tohoku area of Japan to continuously support women in engineering (https://www.ieee-jp.org/section/sendai/AG/wie/index.html).

Dr. Yuan feels that she has benefited and been inspired by other fabulous WIE leaders and WIEs, widening her humanity network by attending and prompting various IEEE volunteer activities. Dr. Yuan will be R10 committee member from 2021 and is looking forward to promoting and participating many more R10 WIEs activities.