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  Smart Electromagnetic Metasurfaces for Beyond 5G Wireless Communications


   Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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About the Project

We are recruiting new Doctoral Researchers to our EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships starting 1 October 2024. Applications are invited for the project title “Smart Electromagnetic Metasurfaces for Beyond 5G Wireless Communications”

Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend (bursary) of £21,237, including inner London weighting, plus payment of their full-time home tuition fees for a period of 42 months (3.5 years).   

 You should be eligible for home (UK) tuition fees there are a very limited number (no more than three) of studentships available to overseas applicants, including EU nationals, who meet the academic entry criteria including English Language proficiency.   

You will join the internationally recognised researchers in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering research and PhD programmes | Brunel University London 

 The Project 

The Beyond 5G communication systems have been proposed to withdrawn the barriers between space and time for users, and hope to empower a fully inclusive society to thrive without limitation. It will be attained by a range of cutting-edge technologies to eliminate the remaining dead zones, such as millimeter waves, terahertz waves, geostationary orbit satellites, low earth orbit satellites, orbital angular momentum communications, etc.  

To remove the physical barriers between the present communications and the real life, this project aims to investigate and develop novel technologies in smart electromagnetic metasurfaces to solve the problems of the high traffic load and large resource consumption in Beyond 5G wireless communications. Detailed investigations will include broadband metasurfaces for Beyond 5G communications, smart metasurfaces with the beam scanning performances, related hardware platform integration and realization, etc. 

Please contact Dr Lehu Wen at [Email Address Removed] for an informal discussion about the studentships.  

Entry Criteria 

Applicants will have or be expected to receive a first or upper-second class honours degree in an Engineering, Computer Science, Design, Mathematics, Physics or a similar discipline.  A Postgraduate Masters degree is not required but may be an advantage. 

Skills and Experience 

Applicants will be required to demonstrate the following skills;  

  • Solid foundation in antenna theory and microwave engineering. 
  • Research experiences in antennas or metasurfaces designs, modelling, fabrication. 
  • Hands-on experiences in S-parameters and radiation patterns measurements. 
  • Sophisticated in using EM and circuit simulation software, including HFSS, CST, ADS, AWR, etc. 
  • Excellent problem-solving and self-motivated abilities. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and manage time independently to meet deadlines. 
  • Good oral and written English skills. 

You should be highly motivated, able to work independently as well as in a team, collaborate with others and have good communication skills. 

How to Apply  

There are two stages of the application: 

1.Applicants must submit the pre-application form via the following link   

https://brunel.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/epsrc-dtp-24-25-pre-application-form-brunel-university-lon  

by 16.00 on Friday 5th April 2024.   

2.If you are shortlisted for the interview, you will be asked to email the following documentation in a single PDF file to [Email Address Removed] within 72hrs. 

  • Your up-to-date CV; 
  • Your Undergraduate degree certificate(s) and transcript(s) essential;  
  • Your Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s) if applicable;  
  • Your valid English Language qualification of IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each section) or equivalent, if applicable; 
  • Contact details for TWO referees, one of which can be an academic member of staff in the College. 

Applicants should therefore ensure that they have all of this information in case they are shortlisted. 

Interviews will take place in April/May 2024. 


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