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Akimasa Hirata

Akimasa Hirata received his B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in communications engineering from Osaka University, Suita, Japan, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. In 2001, he joined the Department of Communications Engineering, Osaka University as an Assistant Professor. In 2004, he moved to Nagoya Institute of Technology as an Associate Professor. He is now Full Professor (Department Chair from 2018) of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Director of Center of Biomedical Physics and Information Technology (2019-present). His research interests are in computational dosimetry for electromagnetic fields (from extremely low frequency to millimeter waves), risk management of heat-related illness, and medical application of electromagnetic fields. Dr. Hirata is an Administrative Committee Member and Subcommittee Chairperson in IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES). He is an editorial board member of Physics in Medicine and Biology (2019-), an Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2019-), and was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (from 2006 to 2012), etc. Dr. Hirata won several awards including Prizes for Science and Technology (Research Category 2011, Public Understanding Promotion Category 2014) by the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, and IEEE EMC-S Technical Achievement Award (2015), and Japan Academy Medal (2018). He is a Fellow of IEEE and Institute of Physics, and IEICE. Akimasa Hirata was elected a Member of the ICNIRP Main Commission in May 2016.

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