Franklin Bien, Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dean of Public Relations at UNIST, has been selected as the 2017 IEIE Awards recipient for his exceptional contributions to the development and growth of electronics engineering and technology.
The IEIE Awards are granted annually by the Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers (IEIE) to members who have made outstanding achievements in the areas of electronic, information, and communication.
Professor Franklin Bien is a prominent scientist in the field of integrated circuits, such as wireless power transmission and communication technology. Beside publishing over 51 SCI papers and 56 international conference papers, he has been contributing greatly to the academic vitality of the electrical and electronics engineering field. Professor Bien has registered over 64 domestic patents in collaboration with Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Display, LG Electronics and other companies. He also has over 18 international patents registered in Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the United States.
In the June of this year, the Self-powered Mobile Tracker Research Center (SMTRC), led by Professor Bine has been selected as the University ICT Research Center (ITRC). Under his direction, the center aims to develop fundamental technologies to build a nationwide self-powered location tracking system that can carry out virus detection and information delivery, simultaneously. This technology has attracted attention worldwide as a technology to be applied to various GPS tracking systems.
Besides, Professor Bien has been actively engaged in various research activities, including ‘High-power electronic circuits and nondestructive crack detection circuits’, ‘Flexible/transparent fingerprint sensor’, ‘High-power wireless power transfer (WPF) and communication technology’, ‘Low-power digital communication in medically implantable devices’, as well as ‘Evanescent mode power transmission and communication technology (EMPaCT ©) ‘.
“I am truly honored to receive this award that recognizes my contributions to the electronic industry and the development of the advanced electronic technology,” says Professor Bien. “I will continue to work hard in fostering the development of specialists in the area of electronic engineering to help make daily life more pleasant and convenient.”