Novel microstructured waveguides for high frequency bands

This project aims to design novel low-loss waveguides for high-frequency bands (Ka, Q, V and W). Conventional rectangular waveguides have high insertion loss per metre. This becomes more critical at higher frequencies, where the insertion loss per metre is much higher than is the case at the lower telecommunication frequencies.
In this activity, possible means to reduce waveguide insertion losses shall be investigated and developed, mainly based on alternative waveguide cross sections and materials. Critical parameters, such as surface coatings, tolerances, complexity of manufacturing techniques, and RF power handling aspects shall be carefully considered.
The project will start with a literature review and will be focussed on simulations. You will develop simulation skills useful for any field. Next, the fundamentals for manufacturing will be established. For more information, please contact Dr. Jose Marques-Hueso (

Supervisor name: 
Dr. Jose Marques-Hueso
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Project location: 
Earl Mountbatten building / Home
Deputy name: 
Prof. Marc Desmulliez