PhD in Engineering: High efficiency power amplifiers for base-stations of the next mobile generation

Key facts

Application deadline 30 September 2018
Start date 1 October 2018
Duration 3.5 years
Level of study Postgraduate research
Award type PhD studentship
Number of studentships 1

For this exciting project, in collaboration with Tagore Technologies Inc, the candidate will work with the newest transistor technologies to design power amplifiers for the new frequency bands needed for 5G systems

The next generation of mobile communications will make use of complex architectures for base-station transmitters. Consequently, power amplifiers meeting even stringent system requirements compared to present systems will be required.

You will characterise these transistors in the state-of-the-art laboratories of the Centre for High Frequency Engineering and develop ad-hoc device models. You will also study the most common power amplifier architectures and propose new solutions, including reconfigurable networks, to tackle the challenging requirements.  

Constant interaction with the industry sponsor will guarantee that the conducted research is timely and has the greatest impact on the high frequency community. This opportunity would suit an interest in high frequency electronics, analogue electronics design, wireless and mobile communications, and 5G.

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Funding details

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
This studentship is open to Home or EU candidates. Overseas candidates may apply but must confirm that they are able pay the difference between home and overseas fees (approx. £14K pa) themselves. Start date: October 2018.
Maintenance stipend Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum

Eligibility criteria

Residency Open to all UK/EU students without further restrictions
Academic criteria

You should hold or expect to gain a first class degree or a good 2:1 (or their equivalent) in Electronic Engineering, or a related subject.

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Consideration is automatic upon application for admission to the PhD in Engineering with a 1 October 2018 start date.

In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. Please select 'No, I am not self-funding my research' when asked whether you are self-funding your research. Please quote 'RQ-PSE-2018' when asked 'Please provide the name of the funding you are applying for'.

Please also include your CV, cover letter and two academic references as supporting documents with your application.

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

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