Project Research Associate Takuya Sasatani received "Innovators Under 35 Japan 2021"


On 16th December 2021, Project Research associate Takuya Sasatani, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, received  "Innovators Under 35 Japan 2021".

Name of award and short explanation about the award
Name of award: Innovators Under 35 Japan 2021
Short explanation: Innovators Under 35 is a global award hosted by MIT Technology Review that recognizes and supports outstanding young innovators. Innovators Under 35 Japan is one of the local versions of this historic global award hosted by MIT Technology Review Japan.

About awarded research
Wireless power transfer has the promise to eliminate power cords and radically change how we interact with technologies. However, existing approaches fail to embody this vision because achieving “high-power” and “wide-range” all at once in wireless power is challenging. This study explored techniques for drastically extending the powering range of magnetoquasistatic wireless power technologies. The presented approaches enable high-power, high-efficiency, and safe wireless power transfer over large areas, which can open new avenues of device modalities that were unavailable due to limitations in power supply technologies.

Your impression & future plan
I am very honored to be selected as Innovators under 35 Japan. I want to thank my fantastic collaborators for working on challenging research projects together and everyone that supported my research projects. I will keep advancing wireless power technologies towards deployment in the real world.