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Advanced beam steering antenna arrays for 5G communications (WSS01)

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Application details:

Reference number: WSS01
PhD start date: 1 January 2019
Closing date: 28 August 2018


Primary supervisor: Chinthana Panagamuwa
Secondary supervisor: William Whittow

Loughborough University

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) 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 Graduate School, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Find out more: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/

Project Detail:

5G communication networks will provide unparalleled data rates and reliability, working with lower powers and latency in environments with very high density of users. In 5G networks, beam steering antennas will be a critical enabling technology, both at the access points and mobile terminals. This project will develop beam steering antenna arrays operating in the recently allocated frequency bands up to 50GHz. It is expected antenna designs will be influenced by areas such as metamaterials, 3D printing etc.

Loughborough University is well positioned to support this important research having recently invested in brand-new state of the art 50GHz antenna measurement facility as well as a new communications laboratory.

Entry requirements:

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Electronic and 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, Electromagnetics, Antenna Design, EM simulation, RF measurements, Microwave Engineering

Contact details:

Name: Chinthana Panagamuwa
Email address:
Telephone number: +44(0)1509227049

How to apply:

All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/. Under programme name, select Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Please quote reference number: WSS01

Funding Notes

Please note that studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project and other advertised projects starting with advert reference ‘WSS’ for the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.

If awarded, each 3 year studentship will provide a tax-free stipend of £14,777 p/a, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (currently £4,260 p/a). While we welcome applications from non EU nationals, please be advised that it will only be possible to fund the tuition fees at the international rate and no stipend will be available. Successful candidates will be notified by 26 November 2018.

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