PhD Positions MM-Wave Transceivers for 6G Applications

Research / Academic

Wireless Mobile networks are key enablers of our digital society, supporting all sectors, ranging from social media to industry, logistics, and healthcare. To handle the continuous exponential growth in data traffic combined with increasing requirements on latency, 6G mobile wireless networks and their devices are planned for deployment from 2030 onwards.
Two Ph.D. students will be involved in designing mm-wave trancseiver in advanced CMOS/SiGe technologies for 6G wireless communications, one will mostly focus on the transmitter architecture, design, impementaion and measurement and the other on the receiver side. The students should also act as a team and collaborate in the antenna interface design and demonstrating the mm-wave link.
Apply for this positions if

  • You already have a master degree in Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics
  • You have solid background in analog, digital, mixed-mode and RF/mmwave circuits and systems.
  • You have some experience with ADS and Cadence.
  • You have some experience in measuring RF/mm-wave circuits and systems
  • You are self motivated student eager to work independently, expand knowledge in the field and able to plan and execute the project well.
  • have good written and verbal English skills.

You will be jointly supervised by Dr. Morteza Alavi, Dr. Masoud Babaie, and Dr. Marco Spirito.


You should have:

  • A master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science or related fields.
  • Background in RF design, mixed-mode signal design, digital design
  • Experience in radio frequency/wireless communications
  • Experience in programming languages including C/C++, Python, MATLAB, Cadense, ADS, Hspice
  • A good command of English (verbal and written).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements.

Salary Benefits:

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2770 per month in the first year to € 3539 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. 
For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

Work Hours:

3 hours per week


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