Thesis topic proposal
Zsolt Szabó
Metasurface based antennas for 5G systems


Institute: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest
electrical engineering
Roska Tamás Doctoral School of Sciences and Technology

Thesis supervisor: Zsolt Szabó
Location of studies (in Hungarian): Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics
Abbreviation of location of studies: PPKE

Description of the research topic:

The fundamental idea behind the metamaterial research is that the interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter is governed not only by the chemical composition, but subwavelength structuring can produce novel properties, not available in bulk form. Metamaterials allows to reduce the size and to enhance the performance of antennas, which makes this technology suitable for 5G systems. The key question of this PhD research is how to choose the geometry and the dimensions of metasurfaces to engineer the collective response of subwavelength elements in order to increase the directivity and the gain of broadband or multiband microwave antennas. The project aims the development of metasurface enhanced antennas, which can be fabricated with conventional printed circuit board technology, or 3D printed.

Required language skills: English
Recommended language skills (in Hungarian): Hungarian
Further requirements: 
a good understanding of basic electromagnetic pheomena and wave propagation

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2021-07-31

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