Faculty Members MURATA Kentaro

  • Energy
  • Information
  • Electrical
  • Electron

MURATA Kentaro

Assistant Professor

  • Electrical, Electronic, and Communication Engineering
  • [Master's Program] Electrical, Electronic, and Communication Engineering

Degrees Obtained

  • Doctorate (Engineering) Field of degree: Electronics and Information Engineering

Fields of Research

  • Wireless communication engineering
  • Microwave engineering


  • March 2016: Completed Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, National Defense Academy of Japan
  • April 2016 - March 2019: Researcher, Wireless System Laboratory, Corporate Research & Development Center, Research & Development Division, Toshiba Corporation
  • April 2019 - Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Innovation Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Iwate University

Research Themes

Multifaceted research for realizing power-management-free wireless power transfer

We are carrying out researches on microwave wireless power transfer technology, which enables the electronic devices to operate remotely with neither battery replacement nor cable charging. To implement this technology, it is indispensable not only to improve power transfer efficiency, but also to localize the exhausted-battery terminals and to avoid microwave interference toward the living bodies and the other wireless systems. Our laboratory is challenging to break the multifaceted technical barriers surrounding this technology through a hardware/software interactive approach utilizing state-of-the-art microwave theory and wireless signal processing technique.

Teaching Philosophy

Through the entire research process of theory building, programming, design/manufacturing and experimentation, we cultivate students' hardware/software skills to survive in the future IoT society. Furthermore, we foster students' mental toughness through competitive research activities both inside and outside of the laboratory and international perspective through participation in international conferences.