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PhD scholarship in Reconfigurable Microwave Filters, Denmark


A 3-year PhD scholarship in reconfigurable microwave filters is available in the Electromagnetic group at DTU Electrical Engineering Responsibilities and tasks The PhD project seeks to develop reconfigurable microwave filters for signals with advanced modulation formats needed to meet the capacity demands in the order of 100-400 Gbit/s in optical communication systems.

The project is carried out in collaboration between DTU Electrical Engineering and DTU Photonics. The primary focus of the PhD project is to develop novel reconfigurable microwave filter concepts using monolithic technology, MEMS, ceramics with ferrite inserts or other tunable materials.

Candidates should have a M.Sc. in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the M.Sc. in engineering. It is an advantage if the candidate has several of the following qualifications:

  • Experience in RF and microwave design;
  • Knowledge of integrated circuit (IC) techniques;
  • Basic knowledge of specific simulation software (ADS, HFSS, Cadence,)
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken) as well as technical writing.

Approval and Enrolment
PhD scholarships are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general PhD programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Tom K. Johansen and Associate Professor Vitaliy Zhurbenko.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Tom K. Johansen, tel: +45 45253828, e-mail:

You can read more about us at and at the Electromagnetic Systems group

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

Please submit your online application no later than 28 February 2015. Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their M.Sc., but cannot begin before having received it.

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 28 February 2015

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