Doctoral Candidate in the field of Energy-Efficient Connected Buildings for Smart Cities

Aalto University - School of Electrical Engineering

The Antennas and Propagation group of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a highly motivated and talented Doctoral Candidate to join their research work.
Job Description
The fifth-generation (5G) cellular wireless will be ready before/around year 2020. The 5G cellular enables diverse new concepts of connected services in the society, one of which is a smart city. The smart city ensures ubiquitous connectivity through the 5G cellular to facilitate efficient resource use, including electricity, heat and water. In the development of smart cities, however, seeking both the energy efficiency and 5G cellular coverage may have conflicting implications to each other.

The doctoral study therefore tackles this problem by

  1. Experimentally studying the 5G cellular radio coverage inside energy efficient buildings
  2. Designing connected energy-efficient buildings together with building material vendors and a city authority, and finally
  3. Devising novel measures for ensuring the cellular coverage in smart buildings

The study will involve interaction with a number of Finnish industries committed for the development of smart cities.

Research Group
Associate Professor Katsuyuki Haneda leads the Antennas and propagation group, which has been involved into a number of EU FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects about 5G physical layer studies and hence is known internationally to scientific and industrial research communities. Applications of the developed knowledge and experimental facilities about 5G cellular to other industries and society are one of the key research missions of the group.


  • Master's degree or equivalent in radio engineering
  • Electromagnetic wave propagation, especially interaction of waves with materials
  • Radio frequency instrumentation and field measurements

It is advantageous if the applicant has the following knowledge and skills:

  • Physical layer 5G radio communications, especially millimeter-wave and multiple-input multiple-output radios
  • Microwave and millimeter-wave antenna and circuit designs and their measurements
  • Statistical signal processing and filtering

Salary And Contract Terms
Doctoral Candidate position will be filled initially for one year with possible extensions (expected maximum duration of doctoral studies is 4 years). The starting salary is approximately 2400 €/month and it will increase with performance over time. We prefer that the studies start no later than September 1, 2017.

How To Apply
Apply through the Apply for this job link below and include the following attachments:

  • Application letter
  • Course transcripts of highest degree with grades and Certificate of the degree
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2017 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately upon receiving new application documents. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

More Information
For additional information, please contact Associate Professor Katsuyuki Haneda, For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Secretary Akseli Kohtamaki, e-mail

About Aalto University, Campus And Finland
Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors.

The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University´s campus in Otaniemi in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland:

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