PhD Openings in Applied Electromagnetics and Wireless Communications

Position description: Applications are invited for fully funded 4-year PhD positions. The start date will be in January, May, or September.

Research project: The PhD positions generally involve theoretical and applied research in electromagnetics and wireless communications. The research projects cover a broad range of topics, with a particular focus on the development of high-performance computational platforms for emerging wireless technologies in intelligent transportation (air, ground, underground), 5G and beyond wireless communications, underwater communications, indoor/outdoor localisation, as well as biomedical sensing and healthcare applications. The successful candidates are expected to conduct research, particularly, but not exclusively in the following projects:

  • Physics-based wireless channel models for large-scale environments (indoor, outdoor, underground/underwater) and their application for the intelligent planning of wireless communication systems.
  • Numerical modelling and analysis of multiphysics/multiscale problems in computational electromagnetics.
  • Machine learning and its application in electromagnetics and wireless communications.
  • RF/microwave/millimeter-wave design & measurement.

Specific research topic for the PhD position will depend on the candidate’s background. The PhD candidate will have a chance to work with industry partners and international collaborators.

Expected qualifications: The successful candidate should hold a Bachelor or Master degree in electrical/electronic engineering, computer science, applied mathematics/physics or a related discipline, and should have a solid background in mathematics, electromagnetic and communication theory, as well as programming. Previous related research experience will be a plus.

How to apply: Interested candidates should send an email to Dr. Xingqi Zhang (xingqi.zhang@ucd.ie) along with your CV, academic transcripts, English qualifications, as well as any other documents that you believe can well demonstrate your research capability and potential.