prof.dr. L.C.N. de Vreede

Professor, Chairman
Electronics Research Laboratory (ELCA), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: RF, Microwave, Power Amplifiers, Device Characterization & modeling

Themes: XG - Next Generation Sensing and Communication


Leo C. N. de Vreede was born in Delft, the Netherlands in 1965. He received the Ph.D. degree (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology in 1996. In 1988 he joined the Laboratory of Telecommunication and Remote Sensing Technology of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Delft University of Technology. In 1996, he was appointed as assistant professor at the Delft University of Technology working on the nonlinear distortion behavior of bipolar transistors at Delft Institute of Microelectronics and Submicron Technology (DIMES). In the winter season of 98-99 he was a guest of the high speed device group at the University of San Diego, California.

In 1999 and 2015 he was appointed as an associate professor respectively full professor at the Delft University of Technology and became responsible for the Microwave Components Group and the Electronics Research Laboratory. Since that time he worked on RF solutions for improved linearity and RF performance at the device, circuit and system level. He is co-founder/advisor of Anteverta-mw a company specialized in RF device characterization, co-founder of DiTIQ, a company focusing on fully digital energy-efficient wideband transmitters. He is (co)recipient of the IEEE Microwave prize in 2008, mentor of the Else Kooi prize awarded PhD work in 2010 and mentor of the Dow Energy dissertation prize awarded PhD work in 2011. Recipient of the TUD entrepreneurial scientist award 2015. He (co)guided several students that won (best) paper awards at the: BCTM, PRORISC, GAAS, ESSDERC, IMS, RFIT and RFIC. He (co)authored more than 110 IEEE refereed conference and journal papers and holds several patents. His current interest includes RF measurement systems, technology optimization and circuit/system concepts for wireless systems.

EE4605 Integrated Circuits and Systems for Wireless Applications

Design and analysis of typical RF IC building blocks in a wireless transceiver

ET4600 Wireless Concepts and systems

Basic concepts of RF design, such as noise, nonlinearity, Impedance Matching, Analog/Digital Modulation, Pulse-shaping, Mixer, Oscillator, Link-budget, Transmitter/Receiver Architectures

Energy Efficient Wideband Transmitter, NXP Partnership ‘Advanced 5G Solutions’

This project providing enhanced average efficiency in wideband wireless transmitters while withstanding the changing load conditions that can occur in handheld devices and MIMO/smart-antenna communication systems.

Smart Energy Efficient Digital Communication

SEEDCOM aims for fully integrated energy efficient wideband transmitters

smart Everything everywhere Access to content through Small cells Technologies

EAST is focused on the development of Small cell technologies for 5G applications up to 6 GHz

Integrated Near Field sensOrs for high Resolution MicrowavE spectRoscopy

The goal of this project is the creation of a new class of sensors, enabling fast and accurate dielectric characterization of biological samples, with high-sensitivity and high-spatial resolution.

Projects history

Merging electronics and Micro-nano PHotonics in integrated systeMs

Research program for developing an integration platform for high-frequency electronics with micro- and nano-photonics.

Last updated: 11 Aug 2017