This project, funded by European Space Agency (ESA) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), concerns the design of dynamically reconfigurable millimeter wave devices and antennas, which is becoming a prime need in space-related applications. In this context, we propose to conduct a PhD thesis related to the analysis, design, and implementation of mechanically-reconfigurable millimeter wave devices using microfabricated actuators. This PhD thesis work will comprise both theoretical microwave/antennas and more practical issues related to the implementation and measurement of the designed devices.
-The position is open to outstanding candidates with a background in antennas and/or microwave (knowledge in microfabrication is also welcomed but secondary). -European citizenship (not necessarily from an ESA member state) or from an ESA associated country (e.g. Canada) is required by the funding program. -The successful candidate will benefit from excellent infrastructure and a dynamic working environment.