Han-Joon Kim


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Han-Joon Kim

Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (NUS)



Phone: +65-8421-9321 Depart. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
E-mail: hanjoonkim@dgist.ac.kr
(As of Jan. 2019)



Mar/13 – Aug/18 Ph.D. in Information and Communication Engineering, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST), Daegu, Korea (Advisor: Ji-Woong Choi)
Thesis: Magnetic Communication and Wireless Power Transfer using a Non-coupling Coil Array
Mar/11 – Feb/13 M.S.  in  Control and Measurement Engineering, Kwangwoon University (KWU), Seoul, Korea (Advisor: Jin-Oh Kim)
Thesis: Development of Total Sensor System for Long-Term Monitoring of Dairy Cow Health
Mar/09 – Feb/11 B.S. in Information Control and Measurement Engineering, Kwangwoon University (KWU), Seoul, Korea



Sept/18 – Dec/18 Postdoctoral Researcher, Brain Convergence Research Center, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Daegu, Korea
Jan/19 – Present Research Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore


  • Magnetic communication and power transfer system
  • Energy harvesting and SWIPT
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Bio-medical Engineering, Implantable antenna
  • Bioelectronics, Neuroengineering
  • Dairy cattle health monitoring
  • Robotic Engineering



  • IEEE Student Member (since 2015)
  • Reviewer of Journals

– IEEE: Trans. Antennas and Propagation, Access

– Hindawi: International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

-IET: Journal of Engineering (JoE)

-Bemtham Science: Recent Advances in Communications and Networking Technology, Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control


  • Outstanding Research Award, Jan. 2017
  • Marquis Who’sWho in the World 2018
  • 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Dec. 2017, Marquis Who’sWho
  • Wook Hyoun Kwon Outstanding Research Award, Feb. 2018, DGIST


PROJECTS (Current)

[1] MEST, Development of microbiorobotic systems for surgical treatment of chronic total occlusion, 2015.6~2019.5, Participant

[2] Korea National Research Fund (NRF), Development of multi-modal sensing and control for brain functional homeostasis, 2017.11~2022.12, Participant



[1] Korea National Research Fund (NRF), Magnetic Communications and Energy Transfer in Hostile Environments, 2015.5~2018.4, Participant, $300,000

[2] Korea National Research Fund (NRF), Development of bi-directional multi-channel neural electrodes and implantable wireless power/data transmission modules, 2016.9~2017.2, Participant

[3] 지식경제부, Development of manipulation technology for human-robot cooperation, 2011.3 ~ 2011.9

[4] 농촌진흥청, Development of precision feeding system to maximize production efficiency by health monitoring of individual dairy cattle 2011.3 ~ 2013.2

[5] 서울시, 교육용 로봇 모듈라 시스템



 Journals (submitted or in preparation)

[1] H. -J. Kim, E. Choi, K. Kim, S. Han, S.-H. Lim, D.-W. Seo, and J. -W. Choi, “Spatial domain simultaneous information and power transfer for magnetic MIMO channels using non-coupling array,” IEEE Access in preparation (1st).

[2] K. T. Kim, H. -J. Kim, and J. -W. Choi, ” Magnetic beamforming with non-coupling antenna pattern as transfer coils for longer distance and high efficiency,” IEEE Trans. Power Electronics in preparation.

[3] H. -J. Kim, S. Hwang, and J. -W. Choi, “Implementation of near-field magnetic MIMO communication system and performance evaluation with practical situations,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine in preparation (1st)

[4] H. -J. Kim, S. E. Lee, J.-W. Choi, and J. H. Lee, “Design of miniaturized and bandwidth-enhanced implantable antenna on magneto-dielectric substrate for wireless biotelemetry,” Electronics Letter in preparation (1st).

[5] H. -J. Kim, K. -S. Oh, K. J. Han, and J. -W. Choi, “Impedance matching to consider potential vector based dynamic path loss model for high efficient power transfer,” IEEE Trans. Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters in preparation (1st).

[6] H. –J. Kim, K. T. Kim, and J.-W. Choi, “High efficient wireless powering pad with non-coupling coil pattern,” IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation in preparation.


International Journals (published or to appear)

[6] S. Han, H. -J. Kim, J. Lee, and J. -W. Choi, “Secure capacity analysis for magnetic inductive coupling-based SWIPT system,” accepted,  IEEE Access, Oct. 2018  (Top 20%).

[5] H. -J. Kim, K. Kim, S. Han, D.-W. Seo, and J. -W. Choi, “Nearly non-coupling coil array allowing many independent channels for magnetic communication,” IEEE Access, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 34190-34197, June. 2018  (1st, Top 20%).

[4] H. J. Kim, H. Hiroyama, S. Kim, K. J. Han, R. Zhang, and J. -W. Choi, “Review of near-field wireless powering and communication for biomedical applications”, IEEE Access, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 21264-21285, Sep. 2017 (Invited) (1st, Top 20%).

[3] S. E. Lee, H. -J. Kim, J. H. Lee, K. S. Oh, T. H. Hahn, and J.-W. Choi, “Magnetodielectric hexaferrite flake/polymer substrate for implantable antenna with an enhanced insensitivity to implant position,” Materials Letters, vol. 187, no. 15, pp. 94-97, Jan. 2017 (Co-1st).

[2] H. -J. Kim, J. Park, K.-S. Oh, J. P. Choi, and J.-W. Choi, “Near-field magnetic induction MIMO communication using heterogeneous multi-pole loop antenna array for higher data rate transmission,” IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, vol. 64, no.5, pp. 1952-1962, May 2016 (1st, Top 20%).

[1] J. H. Kim, S. I. Cho, H. -J. Kim, J.-W. Choi, J. E. Jang, and J. P. Choi, “Exploiting the mutual coupling effect on dipole antennas for RF energy harvesting,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 15, pp. 1301-1304 Apr. 2016 (Top 20%).


Domestic Journals

[3] 김한준, 오경섭, 박진호, 황석현, 최지웅, “이종 안테나 배열을 적용한 근거리 자기장 MIMO 시스템,” SK Telecommun. Review (CA), pp. 579-591, Aug. 2015 (Invited-1st).

[2] 전학봉, 김한준, 김진오, “Development of Pulse Measurement Method for Health Monitoring of Dairy Cows,” 한국콘텐츠학회논문지, vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 27-37, Dec. 2013.

[1] 김한준, 왕영진, 김진오, 백주훈, “Techniques of Editing and Reproducing Robot Operation Data for Direct Teaching,” 한국정밀공학회지, vol. 30, no.1, pp. 96-104 Jan. 2013 (1st).


International Conferences

[6] H. -J. Kim, J. Lee and J. -W. Choi, “Near-field magnetic MIMO communication for implantable devices using scalable non-coupling coil array,” International Conference on ICT Convergence (ICTC 2017), Jeju, Korea (1st).

[5] K. Kim, H. -J. Kim, and J. -W. Choi, “Load impedance optimization of magnetic beamforming wireless power transfer,” International Conference on ICT Convergence (ICTC 2017), Jeju, Korea (invited).

[4] K. Kim, H. -J. Kim, and J. -W. Choi, ” Magnetic beamforming with non-coupling antenna pattern as transfer coils for longer distance and high efficiency,” Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC 2017), Taipei, Taiwan.

[3] S. Hwang, H. -J. Kim, K. Kim, and J.-W. Choi, “Testbed implementation of near-field magnetic MIMO communication system using SDR,” 2016 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation 2016 (ISAP 2016), Okinawa, Japan.

[2] H. -J. Kim, S. Hwang, and J.-W. Choi, “Crosstalk-free magnetic MIMO communication using heterogeneous Antenna Array,” URSI 2016 Asia-Pacific-Radio Science Conference (AP-RASC 2016), Seoul, Korea (invited-1st).

[1] J. H. Kim, S. I. Cho, H. -J. Kim, J.-W. Choi, J. E. Jang, and J. P. Choi, “Mutual coupling in RF powered wireless communication networks for health monitoring,” 2016 IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics: Applications and Student Innovation Competition (iWEM2016).


Domestic Conferences

[7] H. -J. Kim, K. Kim, and J. -W. Choi, “MIMO Wireless power transfer using a non-coupling coil array,” 마이크로파 및 전파전파 합동 학술대회, May, 2018.

[6] 김한준, 최지웅, “신경보철용 고용량 데이터 전송을 위한 상쇄효과기반의 근거리 자기장 NxN MIMO 안테나 구조,” 한국 통신학회 동계 학술대회, Jan. 2017.

[5] 황석현, 김한준, 최지웅, “SDR을 이용한 근거리 자기장 MIMO 통신 시스템 구현,” 의료전자융합 공동 워크샵, 학술대회, Sep. 2016.

[4] 김경태, 김한준, 최지웅, “인공망막의 높은 데이터 전송률을 위한 근거리 자기장 MIMO 통신 시스템,” 한국 통신학회 하계 학술대회, June 2016.

[3] 황석현, 김한준, 최홍수, 최지웅, “이종의 다중극자 안테나 배열의 누화 상쇄효과 검증을 위한 테스트베드 BER성능 평가,” 한국 통신학회 동계 학술대회, Jan. 2016.

[2] 김준희, 조승익, 김한준, 장재은, 최지웅, 최지환, “다이폴 안테나간 상호 결합 효과를 이용한 에너지 수확기술,” 한국통신학회 하계학술대회, June 2015.

[1] 황석현, 김한준, 최지웅, “이종의 다중극자 안테나 배열을 사용한 근거리 자기장 MIMO 통신,” 한국통신학회 하계학술대회, June 2015.



Issued Patents

[7] J.-W. Choi, J. E. Jang, H. -J. Kim, J. Park, and K. S. Oh, “Short-range magnetic field system,” U.S10164333, Dec. 25 2018.

[6] J.-W. Choi, H.-J. Kim, K. Kim, and H. Choi, “Wireless power transfer system,” issued, Korea, 10-1897402, Sept. 04. 2018.

[5] J. Kim, J. P. Choi, J.-W. Choi, and H.-J. Kim, “System and method for simultaneous wireless information and power transfer based cancellation,” issued, Korea, 10-1791512, Nov. 23. 2017.

[4] J. H. Kim, H.-J. Kim, S. I. Cho, J. E. Jang, J.-W. Choi, and J. P. Choi, “Method for RF energy harvesting using mutual coupling effect on dipole antennas,” issued, Korea, 10-1791512, Oct. 24. 2017.

[3] H. Choi, J.-W. Choi, H.-J. Kim, and J. Lee, “Magnetically actuated microrobot based catheter with wireless power transform and it’s control method,” issued, Korea, 10-1749586, Jun. 15. 2017.

[2] J.-W. Choi, H.-J. Kim, H. Choi, and K. S. Oh, “Magnetic field apparatus for using ESPAR and method for operating magnetic field apparatus for using ESPAR,” issued, Korea, 10-1704288, Feb. 01. 2017.

[1] J.-W. Choi, J.-E. Jang, H. J. Kim, J. Park, and K. S. Oh, “Near-field system,” issued, Korea, 10-1563428, Oct. 20 2015.


Filed Patents

[2] J.-W. Choi, H.-J.Kim, H. Choi, and K. Park, “Neural stimulation probe,” PCT/KR2018/002429, Feb. 28 2018.

[1] J.-W. Choi, H.-J.Kim, H. Choi, and K. Park, “Neural stimulation probe,” Korea patent application filed: 10-2017-0158574, Nov. 24 2017.