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Agile Microwave Circuits and Antennas Made Using Liquids

Agile Microwave Circuits and Antennas Made Using Liquids 

Annual stiped: £20,622

Application closing date: Ongoing

Start date: January 2024

The past 30 years has seen enormous growth in the use of wireless network technology. In the 1990’s, when mobile phones first emerged as a mass market technology, there were just 2 radios inside each handset. Today there are 20 radios inside a typical smart phone (e.g. for 3G, 4G, 5G, Bluetooth, WiFi, contactless payment, etc.) and the number, of radios, is still growing. In recent years, the uptake of wireless technology has accelerated markedly. This acceleration, in growth, is driven by a variety of different factors, including the desire, by users, to access high data rate services on the move (e.g. for applications such as computer gaming and the live streaming of video content). Also, there are a plethora of newly emerging applications that rely on wireless hardware, including: Internet of Things (IoT), vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, as well as internet access provided via constellations of LEO satellites. There are excellent job opportunities in this sector and the salaries are competitive. Highly qualified individuals will have a wide range of available options. 

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD Scholarship (three-year in duration) to undertake research into microwave circuits and antennas. The position would suit people from a wide range of different backgrounds, including: mathematics, engineering, physics, etc.. Knowledge of microwave engineering is ultimately required but that can be picked-up during the PhD and the candidate would be supported to acquire new skills and knowledge by the supervisory team. 

The studentship will be supervised by Dr James Kelly of the Antennas and Electromagnetics Group at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. Dr Kelly is a recognised world expert on reconfigurable circuits and antennas. The successful PhD candidate will make extensive use of state-of-the-art lab. facilities within the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research group (AERG). The AERG has one of the best equipped and best supported labs. for microwave engineering in Europe.

How to apply: 

For further information, please contact Dr James Kelly

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