Specialization profile--Applied electromagnetics

The profile Applied Electromagnetics focuses on the education of students on various theoretical and practical aspects of electromagnetic fields and radiation. The education deals with an extensive introduction to the electromagnetic theory which is necessary in most fields of electrical engineering, such as communications, antenna, radar, microwave engineering. The most useful mathematical tools for the analysis of electromagnetic problems and antenna are explained with parallel emphasis to their application in real-world problems.

The profile prepares for graduation in the Terahertz Sensing research group, which has expertise and actively conduct research activities on novel antennas for the following applications: space observation, medical imaging, security screening, on-chip antennas and time-domain sensing. 
Within this specialisation, you will learn about the physical phenomena behind generation, guided propagation, transmission, and reception of electromagnetic waves, as well as the principles of radiation from antennas, typical antenna structures, and basic skills of antenna design.

Compulsory courses for this profile are:

  • EE4C05 Electromagnetics
  • EE4510 Advanced electromagnetics
  • EE4725 Quasi optical systems
  • EE4620 Spectral domain methods in electromagnetics
  • EE4730 High frequency wireless architectures

Suggested courses

EE4510Advanced electromagnetics5 EC details
EE4565Propagation and scattering of electromagnetic waves5 EC details
EE4595Wavefield imaging5 EC details
EE4620Spectral domain methods in electromagnetics4 EC details
EE4725Quasi optical systems4 EC details
EE4730High frequency wireless architectures3 EC details
EE4745Superconducting astronomical instrumentation5 EC details
EE4C05Electromagnetics5 EC details
EE4C13Wireless systems for electrical engineering applications5 EC details
ET4169Radar I: From basic principles to applications5 EC details

MSc project proposals

Some examples of thesis topics (this list is not exhaustive):
THZXG Communications: Fly’s Eye Concept
THz Imaging Camera
Wideband SatCom phased array
Wideband lens feed design

Thesis examples

2011 S. BensdorpComparative study of light trapping strategies in thin film solar cells
MS3 2010 W.M. BrinkNon-Invasive Electromagnetic Ablation of Female Breast Tumors
SPS 2013 Jason MensinghDevelopment of a Two-Dimensional Resonator Design Tool
THZ 2023 Junyao TanStudy of Lens Arrays for Radiative Near Field Communication in the H-Band
Robbin van DijkDemonstration of near Diffraction-Limited Imaging using a THz CMOS-Integrated Camera
Weiya HuArtificial Dielectric Flat Lenses: Analysis, Design, Simulations & Measurements
Yanwen ChenAn Electromagnetic Model for Thermal Emission
Erik SpeksnijderDevelopment of spectral domain techniques for the analysis of printed transmission lines with nonzero conductor thickness
Alexandros Bechrakis TriantafyllosAnalysis of Core-Shell Leaky-Wave Lens Antennas based on a combination of Physical Optics and Asymptotic Techniques
Laurens BeijnenDistributed Excitations of Pulsed Photo-Conductive Sources: The Time Domain Analysis
Roderick Tapia BarrosoStudy on the Number of Independent Beams from Planar Domains
2022 Leila GottmerA GO/PO tool for synthesizing shaped multi-surface dielectric lens antennas
Junhong GuTime-Domain Electromagnetic Leaky Waves Radiation from a Long Slot
Martijn HuiskesTowards the design of an imaging setup using photoconductive antennas
Rik BokhorstMMIC packaging using Flip-Chip technology at G band
Jinglin GengVolumetric Method of Moments: A Numerical Tool for High Frequency Problems Analysis
Caspar Coco MartinWideband Flat Lenses Based on Artificial Dielectric Layers
Dunja LončarevićSpectral Analysis of The Infinite Slot Leaky Wave Antenna & Leaky Wave Antenna With Multiple Slots
2021 Zhuang ChenWideband Feeding Network Design For Dual-Polarized Connected Arrays
Ashwita NairGeometrical Optics - Physical Optics model of the mutual coupling between antennas under integrated lenses
Saurabh NerkarGUI for System Dimensioning and QO Channel Analysis of Pulsed Pico-second Radar
Caspar van WamelReduction of Cross Polarization Level in Connected Slot Arrays using Artificial Dielectric Layers with Vertical Metallic Inclusions
Nick van RooijenOn the Development of a Lens Phased-Array at 100GHz
2020 Antonios PelekanidisA THz Lens Antenna fed by a Photoconductive Connected Dipole Array
2019 Cyrus Tirband DastgerdiA non-galvanic chip-to-waveguide transition for mm-wave characterization probes
Kevin KouwenhovenDielectric Loss Measurements at Sub-K Temperatures and Terahertz Frequencies
2018 Huasheng ZhangA GO/FO Tool for Analyzing Quasi-optical Systems in Reception
Bart van den Bogert28 nm CMOS Array of Strips for Pedestrian Detection
Diego EmerEM Interference Analysis of the Fly's Eye Antenna System in Stadium Scenarios
2017 Zhengzheng WangComplete tool for predicting the mutual coupling in non-uniform arrays of rectangular aperture radiators
Ralph van SchelvenAnalysis of three dimensional array antenna elements to achieve asymmetric active element patterns
Cantika FelitaAnalytical Study of Artificial Dielectrics Composed of Non-Aligned Layers
Sjoerd BosmaQuasi-optical system for the DESHIMA spectrometer
Arturo Fiorellini BernardisThe Observable Field: On the Estimation of the Available Power for Antennas in Reception
2016 Alejandro Pascual LagunaEarly design of the MOSAIC antenna
2015 Shahab DabironezareAnalysis and design of a dual-band THz imager based on incoherent detectors.
Siyi ZhouAnalysis and Design of Pulsed Photoconductive Antennas
Wenda ZhuMm-Wave In-Package Antennas for Short-Range Car Radar Application
Xuxiang LiuDemonstration of 2 x 2 heterodyne receiver array at 1.4THz using HEB mixers and Fourier phase grating LO
Sven van BerkelCharacterization of Printed Transmission Lines at High Frequencies
2014 Harshitha Thippur ShivamurthyWideband, Wide-Scan Planar Connected Slot Array Enhanced with Artificial Dielectrics
2019 Andrea DegasperiTime Domain Modeling of Photoconductive Antennas

Contact person

For more information about the research group, possible thesis topics, and suggestions for your ISP:

prof.dr. Andrea Neto

Terahertz Sensing Group

Department of Microelectronics