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Advanced radiofrequency materials and dielectric property measurements for satellite antenna applications PhD


Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

About the Project

The exceptional student will have the opportunity to work alongside outstanding researchers supporting the EPSRC grant “ANISAT” (see link below). The aim of the work is to design non-resonant metamaterials that have anisotropic properties. The challenge is to measure the anisotropy of the relative permittivity. This anisotropy will be used to realise radiofrequency devices and antennas for satellites. The project will include antennas, metamaterials, 3D-printing, and RF measurements from 10 GHz up towards 1 THz. The ANISAT project is in collaboration with another UK University and several industrial companies.

Related publications can be downloaded here: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/meme/staff/william-whittow/

Loughborough University

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF, 2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.

In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Find out more: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/student-support/

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering or a related subject. A relevant master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: communications and/or antennas

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the international website: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/apply/english-language-requirements/

How to apply

All applications should be made online. Under school/department name, select 'Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering'. Please quote reference WW-UF-2020.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2020.


Funding Notes

Please note this is an unfunded position. The student will need to pay their fees and living expenses.

This is an open call for candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding. If you do not have funding, you may still apply, however Institutional funding is not guaranteed. Outstanding candidates (UK/EU/International) without funding will be considered for funding opportunities which may become available in the School.



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