About the Project
A PhD student is sought to undertake research in 5G millimetre-wave (mm-wave) antennas. Antenna is a key enabling technology for 5G high-gain and beam-steering front-end systems. Its integration in the front end is also a key challenge as it has a major impact on the efficiency and thermal performance. This project is set to address key design challenges in mm-wave antenna arrays. The objectives of the project include: To develop and demonstrate novel integrated antenna arrays for 5G mm-wave; To research into new interconnection and integration techniques between antennas and the other passive or active components.
The research programme will take place in Communications and Sensing group (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/eese/communications-sensing/communications-sensing.aspx), Department of Electronics, Electrical and Systems Engineering. The group is specialised in developing new antenna and device technologies using advanced microwave design methods, new materials and manufacturing techniques.
Applications are sought from highly motivated students graduating with first degree (2:1 or higher) in Electronic Engineering or Physics (and preferably a Master degree).
Funding is awarded on a competitive basis.
UK/EU nationals: The funding will cover tuition fees and stipends.
Non-EU Students: If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work on this project will be considered.