Dr. Ohira received the B. E., M. E and D. E. degrees from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2001, 2003 and 2006, respectively. From 2006 to 2010, he was with ATR Wave Engineering Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan, where he was engaged in the research and development of millimeter-wave circuits and antennas for 60-GHz band wireless communications and small smart antennas for wireless LANs. He was a Visiting Researcher in ATR Wave Engineering Laboratories for 2010-2011. In 2010, he joined Saitama University, Saitama, Japan, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His current research activities are concerned with the analysis and design of microwave/millimeter-wave filters and antennas.
Dr. Ohira is a member of IEICE, IEEJ of Japan, EuMA, and IEEE. He received the IEICE Young Engineer Award in 2005, the IEEE AP-S Japan Chapter Young Engineer Award in 2012, the IEEE MTT-S Japan Young Engineer Award, and Michiyuki Uenohara Memorial Award in 2014. He was the Chair of the IEEE MTT-S Kansai Chapter Young Engineers’ Committee for 2008-2009, and was the Chair of the IEEE MTT-S Japan Chapter GOLD/Student Committee for 2014-2015.