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Doctoral student in Micromachined Microwave/THz Communication Systems – KTH, Sweden


Doctoral student in Micromachined Microwave/THz Communication Systems at School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, 2022

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General Info

Position: Doctoral student
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


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Qualification Details

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree),
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here


In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.
  • The ideal candidate has a background in RF/microwave systems and/or micromachining, some clean-room experience, some experience with microwave design/simulation software, some experience with RF measurements, some basic knowledge in telecommunication systems.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering

The project focuses on new hardware technology for enabling future telecommunication systems approaching terahertz frequencies. Highly miniaturized, MEMS-reconfigurable and high performance communication front-ends are to be demonstrated from 500 GHz to beyond 1 THz, enabled by micromachined waveguide systems integrated in a single silicon chip. Novel communication architectures are to be investigated for this frequency range. The project is a collaboration between KTH and Chalmers and is supported by six industrial partners. The project is funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Reseach (SSF).

Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by: Prof. Joachim Oberhammer and Dr Umer Shah

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: J-2022-0599

Application Procedure

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

About the Employer:

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  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • The hosting research group is leading technology development in Microwave and THz microsystems enabled by silicon micromachining. Major projects and applications are in telecommunication, industrial and car radar, space instrumentation and environmental sensing. The Ph.D. students of this research group have received a total of six IEEE Best Paper Awards and four IEEE Graduate Fellowships in recent years, and the main supervisor is an ERC Consolidator Grant holder. Research facilities comprise a class-100 clean-room with state of the art micromachining equipment, as well as microwave characterization equipment up to 750 GHz, including a 4-port VNA and fully automated sub-THz antenna measurement facilities.

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