PhD in millimeter-wave integrated antennas for joint communication

PhD in millimeter-wave integrated antennas for joint communication


We offer a PhD position where you will be exposed to the state of the art in millimeter-wave antennas and electronics, have the opportunity to contribute to large international projects, as well as projects with Swedish industry. This position is a great opportunity for you to learn both the scientific knowledge and practical skills in key enabling technologies of digital transformation - an area of great importance for industry and society.

Information about the research
The exploration of millimeter (radio) waves is expected to play a key role in the next-generation wireless applications and the digital transformation of society in general. New advanced applications will include immersive communication, holographic telepresence and augmented reality / virtual reality, personalized medicine, autonomous driving, environment surveillance, etc. The ultimate goal is an open wireless connectivity and service platform that can support digital inclusiveness and accessibility worldwide and be evolved with reduced energy consumption and lower ecological costs.

This PhD project is among several research projects of the continuation competence centers ChaseOn and GHz that are hosted by the Department of Electrical Engineering (E2) and the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2). These centers represent today's largest academic-industrial consortium in Sweden and one of the largest consortia in Europe in the field of antenna, microwave, and THz technologies. Industrial partners of this project are Ericsson, SAAB, Kongsberg, UMS and Gapwaves.

The PhD position is placed at the Antenna Group, part of the Department of Electrical Engineering (E2) at Chalmers. The Antenna Group is well known in Sweden and internationally for its scientific contributions to antenna systems for telecommunications, radars, satellites, astronomy and space sciences, as well as disruptive antenna technologies which we have developed for new applications.

Major responsibilities
In this PhD project, you will perform cutting-edge research on millimeter-wave phased-array antennas with co-integrated electronic circuits for wireless communication and sensing systems, such as “advanced” 5G and 6G, massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, automotive radars, and environment surveillance systems.

The focus of the PhD project is millimeter-wave antenna integration methods for efficient coupling of electromagnetic energy between free space and the sensors/transmitters which are embedded in compact and multi-functional systems on-chip, in-package, or in heterogeneously-integrated modules. A particular research challenge is a joint electromagnetic-circuits modelling approach that is needed for the accurate analysis of such antenna systems with a large number of tightly integrated active antenna elements. Another challenge is realization of distributed spatio-temporal frequency filtering properties in the array antenna system to cope with interference between different sensors/transmitters. Your research will include fundamental theoretical studies, numerical simulations, and experimental validation of the proposed antenna-circuit synthesis techniques and integration methods. You are expected to publish papers of high quality and collaborate with other PhD students and senior researchers in the multi-disciplinary team, covering expertise in antennas, electromagnetics, electronics, and mechanics. In particular, you will closely collaborate with another PhD student at MC2, approaching the related challenges from the side of electronics with the complementary research on the active device characterization, thermal management and cooling concepts. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 10 percent of working hours.

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have, or expect to receive soon, a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Technical Physics or similar. Knowledge of electromagnetic fields, microwave and antenna engineering is required. You also need to enjoy working in a team and have the ability to present scientific results in English, both in writing and orally. Advantageous merits: previous design experience in the area of microwave and antenna engineering, previous teaching experience, programming skills (Matlab and Python) and knowledge of mathematical analysis. 

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. PhD students in Sweden have status of employees and have salary, while at the same time have the benefits of students such as reduced transportation costs, subsidized housing etc. 

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. 
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
Learn more and apply here:

Application deadline: 6 March  2022. 

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


  • Arbetsplats: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 27 januari 2022
  • Ansök senast: 6 mars 2022


412 96 Göteborg 41296 Göteborg


Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg, 41296

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