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TU/e, PhD Position Electromagnetic Simulation Methods for System Design-Flow, Netherlands 2022

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) invites applications for a Ph.D. position in Electromagnetic Simulation Methods for System Design-Flow, at the Department of Electrical Engineering, The Netherlands – Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Electrical Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

  • Applicants should have, or expect to receive, a Master of Science degree or equivalent in a relevant electrical engineering, or applied mathematics or physics discipline and should not have more than four years of research experience.
  • In addition, selection is also based on the performance of the candidates in other achievements (e.g. thesis and advanced level courses), as well as through interviews and assignments.
  • Beside good subject knowledge, emphasis will be on creative thinking, motivation, ability to cooperate, initiative to work independently and personal suitability for research training.
  • Previous experience in implementing numerical methods for computational electromagnetics or computational physics is required.
  • Proficiency in using scientific and engineering software packages such as Matlab, Mathematica, and one or more programming languages such as C, C++, FORTRAN, Python etc. are advantageous, as well as experience in the area of antennas and microwave engineering.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Description PhD position  Electromagnetic Simulation Methods for System Design-Flow

In the design of integrated mmWave devices, semiconductor companies are faced in their IC product development with problems mainly related to the lack of a seamless design flow that targets the design of the complete system, including IC, PCB, package, interconnect, and package-integrated antenna. For time-effective design, a novel electromagnetic (EM) simulation technology is required that enables and exploits (almost) repetitive building blocks, with a high degree of geometrical detail, combined with re-use of previous calculations on such building blocks. Moreover, the simulation technology should address the reduced physical dimensions and more integrated system architectures, and provide accurate predictions of electromagnetic interference effects. Based on TU/e’s prior efforts in the field of EM simulators, the aim of this project is to address these challenges in close collaboration with industrial partners in this project.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: V36.5403
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Documents Required

We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • Brief description of your MSc thesis.

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.

We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary, please combine files.

About the Project

The European Project ‘InnoStar’ focuses on the development of millimetre-wave technologies and methodologies for future wireless communications (6G) and radar sensing applications. We offer several 4-year fully funded PhD positions. The InnoStar consortium consists of leading R&D laboratories from universities, industries, and technology institutes located in The Netherlands, Sweden, Canada and Germany.


The project InnoStar will close the research and development gap on millimetre-wave (mmWave) technology and methodologies for operating at >100 GHz up to 300 GHz – much higher than today's state-of-the-art – and for sophisticated, high-performance applications at lower frequencies. By advancing fundamental technologies in semiconductors, antennas and system design, InnoStar will enable numerous critical next-generation applications in wireless communication (e.g., 5G/6G), automotive safety (e.g., autonomous driving, radar sensors), medical devices (e.g., wearable sensors, implanted devices), to support a sustainable society and the EU's industrial leadership. InnoStar will target innovations in new types of antennas, IC modules, systems and electronic design automation (EDA) tools, to overcome today's limitations at frequencies >100 GHz and high-performance applications at lower frequencies. InnoStar has assembled a highly sophisticated project consortium with partners from Canada, Germany, Netherlands, and Sweden, including world leaders in mmWave technology, NXP, Infineon, Ericsson, to achieve this goal.  Through the proposed demonstrations and innovations, InnoStar will enable each partner to improve its subject matter expertise and reach sustainable market growth. This will promote and enhance Europe’s global leadership and sovereignty in large technology markets.

About the Department

Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering teaches highly motivated Masters of Science, designers and doctoral candidates, and carries out breakthrough research in its field. The department has three spearheads: Connected World, Care and Cure, and Smart Sustainable Systems. These themes are reflected in the department’s nine research chairs. Research is carried out into the applications of electromagnetic phenomena in all forms of energy conversion, telecommunication and electrical signal processing. Existing and new electrical components and systems are analyzed, designed and built. The Electrical Engineering department takes its inspiration from contacts with high-tech industry in the direct surrounding region and beyond. The department is innovative and has international ambitions and partnerships. The result is a challenging and inspiring setting in which socially relevant issues are addressed.

About the Employer: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Conditions of Employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences. Generally, job prospects of our PhD graduates are excellent.
  • A full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months.
  • To develop your teaching skills, you will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • To support you during your PhD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will make a Training and Supervision plan and you will have free access to a personal development program for PhD students (PROOF program).
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility’, which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

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Contact details

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more about this vacancy, please contact prof. Martijn van Beurden (m.c.v.beurden[at] or dr. Bastiaan de Hon (b.p.d.hon[at]

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact HR Services, HRServices.Flux[at]

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