PhD Thesis: RF/Electromagnetic Design of Multi-Functional RF Front-End Components

    University College Cork
    EngineeringCommunication engineering
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    27/12/2020 00:00 - Europe/Athens
    Ireland › Cork City


The Advanced RF Technologies (ART) Group at the University College Cork and Tyndall National Institute is offering multiple fully-funded PhD positions for well-qualified and highly-motivated individuals with strong interest in Microwave and Electromagnetic Design of RF Components and Antennas. The successful candidates will be involved in cutting edge research for the 5G/6G wireless and satellite communication systems. The proposed research will set the grounds for adaptive RF front-end and antenna technologies with low size, weight, and power and cost (SWAP-C), multi-functional and full-duplex capabilities. Candidates with interest and/or strong background in one or more of the listed areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

Adaptive RF filters and filter synthesis methods

Reconfigurable acoustic-wave-resonator based filters (SAW/BAW/AlN)

RF co-designed multi-functional passive and active front-end components: power amplifiers and filters, low-noise amplifiers and filters

Non-reciprocal RF components: circulators, isolators

Waveguide-based microwave and millimeter-wave RF components

Additively-manufactured (3D printed) and antenna systems

The successful candidate will become a member of a diverse and vibrant community of students, research professionals and academics and will have access to world-class RF characterization, antenna measurement and manufacturing facilities at Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland.

Key responsibilities

The PhD student will work under the supervision of Prof. Psychogiou in one of the above research areas. The successful candidate is expected to carry out independent and innovative research that will lead to high-impact publications (e.g, IEEE journals and conferences). The position will involve RF design and electromagnetic analysis of planar and 3D RF components, manufacturing and RF characterization. Progress reports, literature reviews and participation in conferences are to be expected.  

Funding category: Financement de l'Union européenne

PHD Country: France

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Specific Requirements

Essential Criteria

First or upper second-class honors degree (or equivalent international degree) in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, physics or related relevant discipline.

The candidate must have taken classes in some or all of the following subjects: electronic circuits, electromagnetics, wave propagation, waveguide components, microwave engineering, microwave/RF design, antennas. 

Experience with one or more RF/Electromagnetic CAD design tools, e.g, ADS Keysight, CADENCE AWR, ANSYS HFSS, CST or equivalent.

The candidate must have high analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills.

The candidate must demonstrate proficiency in English alongside with good scientific writing and communication skills.

Desired Criteria

Master degree/Diploma (5-year degree) in electrical/electronic engineering with an emphasis in RF/Microwave design and or Electromagnetics

Master thesis or independent research study/thesis in areas relevant to the position

Experience with Solidworks, PDKs (MMIC or CMOS) or 3D printing

IEEE conference/journal publications

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University College Cork
Cork City

EURAXESS offer ID: 579666
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