International Collaborative Partner of UTAR Global Research Network

Name Emeritus Professor Kazuhiro Hirasawa
Designation Emeritus Professor
Qualification BS in EE: Keio University (Japan) (1964)
MS in EE: Keio University (Japan) (1966)
Ph.D. in EE: Syracuse University (USA) (1971)
Organization University of Tsukuba
Tel No. +81-3-3339-3475
Fax No. +81-3-3339-3475
UTAR Contact Person Dr Yeap Kim Ho,

  • Emeritus Professor: University of Tsukuba (Japan) (2005-present)
  • Adjunct Professor: Hosei University (Japan) (2007-2012)
  • Consultant: Technical Research and Development Institute, Department of Defense (Japan) (2005-2009)
  • Professor: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan) (2005-2007)
  • Professor: University of Tsukuba (Japan) (1978-2005)
  • Visiting Professor: Inst. for Infocomm Research (Singapore) (summer 2002)
  • Consultant in USA (1975-1977)
Professional Activities
  • Chairman: IEEE Tokyo Chapter, Antennas and Propagation Society (1993)
  • Editorial Board: 
    International Journal on Wireless and Optical Communications (2003-2007)
    IEICE Transactions (1987-1988, 1991-1992)
    Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (1986-1989)
Research Interests
  • Multipurpose Antennas (broadband, dual band, polarization control, etc.) 
  • Cavity-Backed Slot Antennas 
  • Adaptive Arrays
  • Near-Field Control between Antennas
Awards & Honours
  • Best Paper Award (IEEE International EMC Symposium) with Dr. T. Morioka (2010)
  • IEEE Life Fellow (2007-present)
  • IEICE Fellow (2004-present)
  • More than 150 papers in reviewed journals and conference proceedings
  • 5 books and 4 book chapters.

Quarterly Activites
October - December 2018
  • A journal paper has been accepted in ACES
  • Donated about 60 books to UTAR library
  • Editing a book to be published by InTechOpen
  • Editing a book to be published by IGI Global
July - September 2018
  • 19 electronic engineering books were donated to the library by the ICP
April - June 2018
  • Continued research collaboration on wireless power transmission line.
  • Worked a panel member in IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society Field Award Committee.
January - March 2018
  • Visited UTAR, guided student on project related to wireless power transmission
  • Coordinated experimental measurement on wireless power transmission system
  • Revised a journal paper submitted to IETE Journal of Research
October - December 2017
  • Donated 13 books to UTAR library.
  • Cheah, K. Hirasawa, K. C. Yeong, K. C. Lai, and H. Nisar, “Optimization of Wireless Power Transmission Systems with Parasitic Wires”, ACES Journal, Vol. 32(9), September 2017, pp. 806 – 812.
July - September 2017
  • Published the following conference proceedings: Masami Nakayama, Takefumi Hiraguri, Tsutomu Mitsui, Kentaro Nishimori, Takahiro Matsuda, Kazuhiro Hirasawa, and Yeap Kim Ho, “Proposal of Multidirectional Power Transmission System using Monopole Antennas and Parasitic Elements,”' Proceedings 2017 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Jul. 2017.
  • Prof. Hirasawa was invited to give a talk in Osaka. He helped to promote UTAR to the attendees in his talk. Prof. Kobayashi expressed interest to collaborate research with UTAR.
  • Supported a colleague to become senior member of IEEE by becoming the colleague's referee
April - June 2017
  • A conference paper is accepted in 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting in San Diego, California
  • A dual-band antenna operating in the WLAN range has been designed. Prof. Hirasawa is trying to take measurement to verify the design.
January - March 2017
  • Prepared and submitted a conference paper to the 2017 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Scince Meeting. The title of the paper is "Proposal of Multidirectional Power Transmission System using Monopole Antennas and Parasitic Elements"
  • Emeritus Prof. Hirasawa visited UTAR
  • Discussion on research project
October - December 2016
  • Supervising postgraduate student
  • Reviewing postgraduate student's dissertation draft
  • Preparing/writing a journal paper
July - September 2016
  • Supervising postgraduate student (MEngSc)
  • Discussion on a new research topic for collaboration.
April - June 2016
  • Supervising postgraduate student (MEngSc)
  • Prepared and submitted a journal paper
  • Published a book chapter
January - March 2016
  • Supervising postgraduate student (MEngSc)
  • Visiting UTAR and giving advice to postgraduate student
  • Preparing a journal paper
October - December 2015
  • Supervising postgraduate student (MEngSc)
  • Preparing a conference and a journal paper
  • Having a conference paper accepted in International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2016
July - September 2015
  • Supervising Postgraduate Student
  • Experimental Setup and Measurement
April - June 2015
  • Becoming Dr. Yeap's referee and writing a recommendation letter for Dr. Yeap's application to become a senior of IEEE. Prof. Hirasawa is a life fellow of IEEE.
  • Preparing for accommodation for Dr. Yeap's visit to Japan in September 2015. Dr. Yeap is working on his eScience project in Japan coming September to October 2015.
  • Officially becoming Agnes Cheah Ruey Chyi's external co-supervisor
  • Continue guiding Agnes on her postgraduate study.
January - March 2015
  • Visited UTAR to discuss about progress of research
  • Given a talk on ""The Discovery and Modern Application of Electromagnetic Waves""
  • "Published a paper on "Attenuation in Superconducting Rectangular
    Waveguides" in Frequenz journal
October - December 2014
  • Submitted a book chapter to IGI publisher for consideration of publication.
July - September 2014
  • Visit to UTAR & research discussion by Emeritus Prof. Hirasawa
April - June 2014
  • Co-written and submitted a journal paper with Prof. Hirasawa.
  • Prof. Hirasawa has agreed to be nominated as the external examiner of a PhD student.
January - March 2014
  • Visiting UTAR
  • Discussion on research progress
  • Delivering a talk on ""Electromagnetic Wireless Power Transfer
October - December 2013
  • Submitted MOSTI eScience grant application