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Matt Reynolds

Associate Professor; Associate Chair for Research and Entrepreneurship
Computing and Networking, Biosystems, Robotics and Controls
M226 ECE
Campus Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-616-5046
Email: msreynol@ece.uw.edu


Biography

Matt Reynolds is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington. He is also co-founder of the RFID systems firm ThingMagic Inc (acquired by Trimble Navigation), the energy conservation firm Zensi (acquired by Belkin), and the home sensing company SNUPI Inc (acquired by Sears). He is currently co-founder of the millimeter wave imaging firm ThruWave Inc.

Matt's research interests include millimeter-wave sensing and imaging, RFID, energy efficiency at the physical layer of wireless communication, and the physics of sensing and actuation. Matt received the Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab in 2003, where he was a Motorola Fellow, as well as S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, has received five Best Paper awards, the ACM Ubicomp 10-Year Impact Award, and has 56 issued US patents and over 75 pending patent applications.

Awards and Honors

Research Projects

Recent Publications

Millimeter Wave Imaging


Wireless Power Transfer (WPT)

  • G. Lipworth, D. Arnitz, J. Hagerty, D. Nash, Y. Urzhumov, R. Hannigan, C. Tegreene, and M. Reynolds, "A Large Planar Holographic Reflectarray for Fresnel-Zone Microwave Wireless Power Transfer at 5.8 GHz", in Proc. IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2018.
  • D. Smith, V. Gowda, O. Yurduseven, S. Larouche, G. Lipworth, Y. Urzhumov, and M. Reynolds, "An analysis of beamed wireless power transfer in the Fresnel zone using a dynamic, metasurface aperture", Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 121, 014901, 2017.
  • D. Arnitz and M. Reynolds, "MIMO Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for Mobile Devices", IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 36-44, 2016.
  • V. Gowda, O. Yurduseven, G. Lipworth, T. Zupan, M. Reynolds, and D. Smith, "Wireless Power Transfer in the Radiative Near Field", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 15, pp. 1865-1868, 2016.
  • G. Lipworth, J. Ensworth, K. Seetharam, J.S. Lee, P. Schmalenberg, T. Nomura, M. Reynolds, D. R. Smith, Y. Urzhumov, "Quasi-Static Magnetic Field Shielding Using Longitudinal Mu-Near-Zero Metamaterials", Scientific Reports 5, 12764 (2015), doi:10.1038/srep12764.
  • G. Lipworth, J. Ensworth, K. Seetharam, D. Huang, J. S. Lee, P. Schmalenberg, M. Reynolds, D. R. Smith, and Y. Urzhumov, "Magnetic Metamaterial Superlens for Increased Range Wireless Power Transfer", Scientific Reports, 10 Jan 2014, doi:10.1038/srep03642
  • S. Gollakota, M. Reynolds, J. Smith, D. Wetherall, "The emergence of RF-powered computing", IEEE Computer, vol.47, no.1, pp. 32-39, Jan. 2014
  • D. Arnitz and M. Reynolds, "Multi-transmitter Wireless Power Transfer Optimization for Backscatter RFID Transponders", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 12, pp. 849-852, 2013.


Backscatter Communication and Ultra-Low Power Sensing


Biomedical Applications

Patents (56 US issued, 75+ US pending)

Wireless Power Transfer

  • US10,249,150. Systems and methods for reduced control inputs in tunable meta-devices
  • US10,135,123. Systems and methods for tunable medium rectennas
  • US9,800,059. Subscription based MISO and MIMO wireless energy transfer
  • US9,754,139. Real-time wireless power transfer control for passive backscattering devices
  • US9,618,552. Method and apparatus for measuring radio-frequency energy
  • US9,599,605. System for ambient energy harvesting
  • US9,397,522. Method and system to control ambient RF energy for wireless devices


Millimeter Wave Imaging

  • US10,109,080. Multi-sensor compressive imaging
  • US9,411,042. Multi-sensor compressive imaging
  • US9,268,016. Metamaterial devices and methods of using the same


Backscatter Communication, RFID, and Ultra-Low Power Sensing

  • US10,079,616. Devices and methods for backscatter communication using one or more wireless communication protocols including Bluetooth Low Energy examples
  • US9,818,273. Secure passive RFID tag with seal
  • US9,754,202. Low power radio frequency communication
  • US9,747,538. Low power radio frequency communication
  • US9,355,545. Secure optionally passive RFID tag or sensor with external power source and data logging
  • US9,245,159. Low power radio frequency communication
  • US9,245,158. Low power radio frequency communication
  • US9,240,823. Receiver, apparatus, and methods for wirelessly receiving data from a power infrastructure.
  • US9,158,949. Low power radio frequency communication
  • US9,064,396. Receiver, apparatus, and methods for wirelessly receiving data from a power infrastructure
  • US8,938,367. Motion detecting device, method of providing the same, and method of detecting movement
  • US8,886,489. Motion detecting method and device
  • US8,576,075. Methods and apparatus for RFID tag placement
  • US8,494,762. Sub room level indoor location system using wideband power line positioning
  • US8,392,107. Sub-room-level indoor location system using power line positioning
  • US8,330,580. Methods and apparatus for operating a radio device
  • US7,999,658. Methods and apparatus for operating a radio device
  • US7,961,078. Methods and apparatus for operating a radio device
  • US7,898,391. Multi-reader coordination in RFID system
  • US7,773,945. RFID Reader Front End
  • US7,724,141. Dynamically reconfigurable antennas for RFID label encoders/readers
  • US7,763,780. Methods and Apparatus for RFID Tag Placement
  • US7,706,764. Systems and Methods for Active Noise Cancellation in an RFID Tag Reader
  • US7,453,363. RFID reader system incorporating antenna orientation sensing
  • US7,075,412. Methods and apparatus for operating a radio device


Sustainability Sensing: Disaggregation of Electricity, Water, and Gas Usage

  • US10,247,765. Detecting actuation of electrical devices using electrical noise over a power line
  • US9,857,449. System and method for monitoring electrical power usage in an electrical power infrastructure of a building
  • US9,766,277. Self-calibrating contactless power consumption sensing
  • US9,594,098. Systems and methods for measuring electrical power usage in a structure and systems and methods of calibrating the same
  • US9,397,498. Systems and methods to emulate high frequency electrical signatures
  • US9,250,275. Detecting actuation of electrical devices using electrical noise over a power line
  • US9,222,816. Apparatus configured to detect gas usage, method of providing same, and method of detecting gas usage.
  • US9,218,736. Sensor nodes, apparatuses, and methods for wirelessly transmitting data to a power infrastructure
  • US8,972,211. System for monitoring electrical power usage of a structure and method of same
  • US8,930,152. Whole structure contactless power consumption sensing
  • US8,924,604. Systems and methods for data compression and feature extraction for the purpose of disaggregating loads on an electrical network
  • US8,805,628. Systems and methods for measuring electrical power usage in a structure and systems and methods of calibrating the same
  • US8,712,732. Electrical event detection device and method of detecting and classifying electrical power usage
  • US9,618,553. Systems and methods for sensing environmental changes using light sources as sensors
  • US8,587,148. Electric power supply and related methods
  • US8,334,784. Detecting actuation of electrical devices using electrical noise over a power line
  • US8,094,034. Detecting actuation of electrical devices using electrical noise over a power line


Biomedical Applications

  • US9,579,036. Sensor for monitoring a condition of a patient