Prof. Toshihiko Noguchi
*Toshihiko Noguchi*was born in Kuwana, Japan in 1959. He received the B. Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan in 1982, and the M. Eng. and D. Eng. degrees in electrical and electronics systems engineering from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan in 1986 and 1996, respectively. In 1982, he joined Toshiba Corporation, Japan.He was a Lecturer at Gifu National College of Technology, Japan from 1991 to 1993.He was an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor in Department of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology from 1994 to 1995 and from 1995 to 2009, respectively.Since 2009, he has been a Professor in Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Shizuoka University, Japan.His research interests are main circuit topologies of power converters and motor drives including motor hardware.

Dr. Noguchi is a member of the IEEJ and a senior member of the IEEE.

Prof. Katsumi Yamazaki
Katsumi Yamazaki received the B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees from Waseda University Japan in 1987 and 1989 respectively. He joined Toshiba Corp in 1989. He received the D. Eng. degree from Waseda University in 1996. Since 2007, he has been a professor of Chiba Institute of Technology Japan. His research interests include analysis and design optimization of motors and generators. Prof. Yamazaki was a recipient of Best Poster Paper Awards in IEEE CEFC 2004, ICEM 2006, IEEE IEMDC 2011 and 2017, respectively. He was a recipient of the 3rd Prize Paper Award of the Electric Machines Committee of the IEEE IAS in 2011 and the Best Paper Award in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion in 2015, respectively.
Prof. Hiroyuki Ohsaki
Hiroyuki Ohsaki received the B. E., M. E., and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1983, 1985 and 1988, respectively. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 1988. From 2004 he is a Professor at the Department of Advanced Energy, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Japan. From April 2019 he is the Dean of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo. His current research interests include applied superconductivity, electrical machines, linear drive systems, magnetic levitation technology, etc. Prof. Ohsaki was a vice president of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) from May 2014 to May 2015. He was the chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society Japan Joint Chapter in 2017 and 2018. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ). Since June 2011 he has been the chair of IEC TC 77 (Electromagnetic Compatibility). He is the vice chair of the Executive Committee of IEA High-Temperature Superconductivity Technology Collaboration Program. He is the chair of the International Steering Committees of both the International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industry Applications (LDIA) and the International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear Drives (MAGLEV).
Prof. Shu Yamamoto
Shu Yamamoto was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1969. He received the B. Eng., M. Eng. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from Meiji University in 1992, 1994 and 1997, respectively. In 1995 he joined the faculty at Polytechnic University (PTU), Tokyo, Japan.
He was an Assistant, a Lecturer and an Associate Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering, PTU from 1995 to 1997, from 1998 to 2008 and from
2009 to 2013, respectively. Since 2014, he has been a Professor at PTU. His research interests are electric machines and motor drives.

Dr. Yamamoto is a member of the IEEJ and IEEE.