dr. N. Llombart

Associate Professor
Terahertz Sensing (THZ), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: THz planar antennas, periodic structures, reflector antennas, lens antennas and waveguide structures

Themes: Safety and security, XG - Next Generation Sensing and Communication


Nuria Llombart received the Electrical Engineering degree and Ph.D. degree from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, in 2002 and 2006, respectively.

During her Master's degree studies, she spent one year at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Erlangen, Germany. From 2002 until 2007, she was with the Antenna Group at the TNO Defense, Security and Safety Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands, working as Ph.D. student and afterwards as researcher. From 2007 until 2010, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, working for the Sub millimeter Wave Advance Technology group of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,CA, USA. She was a Ramon y Cajal fellowship at the Optics Department of the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, from 2010 to 2012. She is currently an Associate Professor at the THz Sensing group from the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands.

She has co-authored over 100 journal and international conference contributions. Her research interests include the analysis and design of planar antennas, periodic structures, refector antennas, lens antennas, and waveguide structures, with emphasis in the THz range. Dr. Llombart was co-recipient of several NASA awards, the H.A. Wheeler Award for the Best Applications Paper of 2008 in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION and the 2014 Best Paper Award in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON THz SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. She has received the 2014 IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award. She serves as Associated Editor for the IEEE LETTERS ON ANTENNA AND PROPAGATION and the IEEE ANTENNAS AND PROPGATION MAGAZINE. She also serves as Topical Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON TERAHERTZ SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY and as a board member of the IRMMW-THz International Society.

EE3P11 Electromagnetics

An introduction to electromagnetic fields and waves

EE4510 Advanced electromagnetics

Analysis of wireless links and transmission lines

EE4580 Quasi optical systems

Green's function of stratified media, spectral domain analysis of printed antennas, periodic structures, quasi optics

Concealed Objects Stand-Off Real-Time Imaging for Security

The project will develop a demonstrator for stand-off real-time concealed object detection for future implementations of high throughput security screening for European mass-transit markets and infrastructure security.

Characterization of Printed Transmission Lines at High Frequencies, Software Tool (MATLAB tool)

This project will develop a freely accessible software-tool allowing for fast characterization of printed transmission lines in terms of conductor, dielectric and radiative losses. It also gives a quick evaluation of impedance matching.

THz Imaging Phenomenology Platforms for Stand-off IED Detection funded by the European Defense Agency

The objectives of the Project are to produce an imagery phenomenology study for evaluation of the detection problem centred around the detection of concealed objects and map the route towards potential applications.

THz silicon-integrated camera for low-cost imaging applications

Develop a real-time multi pixel passive radiometer, operating between 0.1 THz and 1THz, integrated in a silicon based technology, with temperature resolution better than 1K

Last updated: 25 Sep 2017