PhD Opportunity in Advanced Techniques for Millimetre-Wave Wireless Communication Systems

University of Surrey - 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC)

The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at University of Surrey is offering a PhD studentship in the field of Advanced Techniques for Millimetre-Wave (mm-wave) Wireless Communication Systems.

5GIC is world’s first research center dedicated to the advanced technologies that will underpin the 5G network of the future. The Centre is working in partnership with some of the world’s leading mobile network operators, infrastructure and tools providers, media and communications organisations, such as, BBC, BT, Cobham, EE, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, Huawei, Rohde & Schwarz, Samsung, Telefonica, Teoco and Vodafone, as well as the UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom. The Centre is carrying out world-leading research into higher-capacity lower-energy mobile-communication networks.

High-throughput mm-wave wireless transmission is expected to play a pivotal role in future communications systems and networks, including 5G. The PhD student will contribute to the development and proof-of-concept validation of advanced techniques for millimetre-wave communications, and will closely work with members of the Electromagnetics Technologies group at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to have a first-class or 2:1 degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering or Physics; a solid background in Microwave Engineering is an additional advantage. They should have an aptitude and suitable background for conducting research in the field of future wireless communications systems. They are expected to have a very good understanding of communications systems, PHY signal processing techniques and RF/antennas. Prior experience with signal processing techniques for millimetre-wave communications (e.g., beamforming, beamtracking algorithms) and/or with test and measurement instrumentation and proof-of-concept testbed platforms are highly desirable.


The post is open for home-fee qualifying applicants.

How to apply

For further information about these projects, please e-mail Dr Konstantinos Nikitopoulos (

Formal applications can be made through our website

The application should include:

1) a cover letter;

2) a curriculum vitae; 

3) an outline research proposal;  

4) contact details of two academic referees; 

5) copies of academic transcripts and qualification certificates.

Application deadline date: 20th December 17

All Surrey PhD researchers are supported and encouraged in the development of their technical and transferrable skills through training and mentoring programs.

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