PhD Studentship: Passive and active antennas and quasi-optical devices for mm-and THz applications

Queen Mary University of London - School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)

  • Modern communication systems and special microwave applications like security tend to move towards higher frequency bands, namely, mm-, sub-mm and THz regions. Novel solutions are required to implement emerging technologies.

    The recent advances in the Antennas and Electromagnetics Group have shown that it is possible to realise elements of mm- and sub-mm wave ranges using so-called quasi-optical networks and devices. However, deeper insight into such systems, including combined active/passive devices, e.g., antenna with amplifier, is under particular interest and is very timely.

    This fully funded research studentship aims to discover new theoretical and practical realisations and design of aforementioned devices and antennas.

    All applicants should hold a masters level degree at first /distinction level in electronic engineering or radiophysics. Candidates are asked to possess fundamental knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:

    • Electromagnetic and antenna theory
    • Classic and long-wave (quasi) optics
    • Basic circuit theory with emphasis on active and non-linear operational modes
    • Measurement experience using a VNA or THz-TDS
    • Basic knowledge of spectroscopy
    • Basic knowledge of Physic
    • MATHEMATICS – Applied, Mathematical Physics

    Strong motivation to aim for excellence is essential, as are good communication skills.

    Details about the Antennas and Electromagnetics Group can be found at

    All nationalities are eligible to apply for this studentship. We offer a 3-years fully funded PhD studentship, with a bursary ~£16.5K/year and a fee waiver (including non-EU students), supported by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science of the Queen Mary University of London, UK ( The first supervisor is Dr. Rostyslav Dubrovka ( In addition to the studentship, we also welcome applications from self-funded students with relevant background or experience.

    To apply, please follow the on-line instructions at the college web-site for research degree applicants (HTTP:// At the page, select ‘Elctronic Engineering in the list “FIND”’ and follow the instructions on the right-hand side of the web page.  Please note that instead of the ‘Research Proposal’ we request a ‘Statement of Research Interests’. Your statement (no more than 500 words) should answer two questions: (i) Why are you interested in the topic described above? (ii) What relevant experience do you have?

    Please attach your CV, a transcript of records, and the title/s of your MSc dissertation/s.

    In addition, we would also like you to send a sample of your written work, e.g., a chapter of your final year dissertation, or a published paper. More details can be found at:

    Please, note that the main subject of offered PhD study is “Passive and active antennas and quasi-optical devices for mm- and THz applications”. Hence, your Statement is supposed to be closely connected to the detailed list of suggested topics which can be found at Project Ideas or at

    Applicants seeking further information or feedback on their suitability are encouraged to contact Dr. Rostyslav Dubrovka at with subject “THz Antennas & QO Devices PhD”. However, please, do not send documents as they will be reviewed only after the deadline.

    Interviews are expected to take place in the end of February, 2018.

    Starting date: April-May 2018 (dates can be flexible).


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