Specialization profile--Applied Electromagnetics

The profile Applied Electromagnetics focuses on the education of students on various theoretical and practical aspects of electromagnetic fields and radiation. The education deals with an extensive introduction to the electromagnetic theory which is necessary in most fields of electrical engineering, such as communications, antenna, radar, microwave engineering. The most useful mathematical tools for the analysis of electromagnetic problems and antenna are explained with parallel emphasis to their application in real-world problems. The profile prepares for graduation in the Terahertz Sensing research group, which has expertise and actively conduct research activities on novel antennas for the following applications: space observation, medical imaging, security screening, on-chip antennas and time-domain sensing.

Within this specialisation, you will learn about the physical phenomena behind generation, guided propagation, transmission, and reception of electromagnetic waves, as well as the principles of radiation from antennas, typical antenna structures, and basic skills of antenna design.

Suggested courses

AP3701Submm and terahertz physics and applications3 EC details
EE4510Advanced electromagnetics5 EC details
EE4580Quasi optical systems4 EC details
EE4605Integrated Circuits and Systems for Wireless Applications5 EC details
EE4C05Electromagnetics5 EC details
ET4015Antenna systems4 EC details
ET4169Microwaves, radar & remote sensing5 EC details
ET4358Wireless communications5 EC details

MSc project proposals

Some examples of thesis topics (this list is not exhaustive):
CASDevelopment of accurate dielectric property imaging for 1.5T MRI
Unraveling the structure of the electromagnetic field in MRI
Development and testing of a switchable fractionated dipole antenna for ultrahigh field MRI
MS3Mission-driven Radar Dwell Scheduling
Design of an inflatable antenna for nano- and micro-satellites
GPS antenna placement
Deployment of Distributed Radar Network
Angle of arrival estimation for automotive radar systems
Classification of targets using the polarimetric-Doppler PARSAX radar
Validation of model for radio distortion due to wind turbines with measured radar data

Thesis examples

2011S. BensdorpComparative study of light trapping strategies in thin film solar cells
CAS2013Jason MensinghDevelopment of a Two-Dimensional Resonator Design Tool
MS32010W.M. BrinkNon-Invasive Electromagnetic Ablation of Female Breast Tumors
THZ2018Bart van den Bogert28 nm CMOS Array of Strips for Pedestrian Detection
Diego EmerEM Interference Analysis of the Fly's Eye Antenna System in Stadium Scenarios
2017Zhengzheng WangComplete tool for predicting the mutual coupling in non-uniform arrays of rectangular aperture radiators
Ralph van SchelvenAnalysis of three dimensional array antenna elements to achieve asymmetric active element patterns
Cantika FelitaAnalytical Study of Artificial Dielectrics Composed of Non-Aligned Layers
Sjoerd BosmaQuasi-optical system for the DESHIMA spectrometer
Arturo Fiorellini BernardisThe Observable Field: On the Estimation of the Available Power for Antennas in Reception
2016Alejandro Pascual LagunaEarly design of the MOSAIC antenna
2015Shahab DabironezareAnalysis and design of a dual-band THz imager based on incoherent detectors.
Siyi ZhouAnalysis and Design of Pulsed Photoconductive Antennas
Wenda ZhuMm-Wave In-Package Antennas for Short-Range Car Radar Application
Xuxiang LiuDemonstration of 2 x 2 heterodyne receiver array at 1.4THz using HEB mixers and Fourier phase grating LO
Sven van BerkelCharacterization of Printed Transmission Lines at High Frequencies
2014Harshitha Thippur ShivamurthyWideband, Wide-Scan Planar Connected Slot Array Enhanced with Artificial Dielectrics

Contact person

For more information about the research group, possible thesis topics, and suggestions for your ISP:

prof.dr. Andrea Neto

Terahertz Sensing Group

Department of Microelectronics