About Keynote Speaker
Masayuki Hikita received the B.S., M.S. and Dr. degrees in electrical engineering from Nagoya University, Japan, in 1977, 1979, and 1982, respectively. He was an Assistant Professor, a Lecturer and an Associate Professor at Nagoya University in 1982, 1989, and 1992, respectively. Since 1996, he has been a professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology. He was a Visiting Scientist at the High Voltage Laboratory in MIT, USA, from 1985 to 1987. Dr. Hikita has recently been interested in research on development of diagnostic techniques of electric power apparatus, and insulation technology development of power electronics device and apparatus such as inverter and semiconductor power module. He is a member of the IEEE (Senior member), the Japan Society of Applied Physics and the IEE of Japan.