EngD Position on Automotive Radar Antenna Design

EngD Position on Automotive Radar Antenna Design

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4 Dec 14 Jan Eindhoven

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Job description

This EngD project will be conducted within the MID4automotive project, see description below. In MID4automotive, a fully functional photonically integrated automotive radar prototype will be developed. The prototype will be integrated in 3D-MID technology to achieve direct integration into the car bumper, i.e. the radar will become part of the bumper rather than a module that is attached to/behind the bumper. This allows for more cost-effective solutions due to the reduction in assembly parts, construction and maintenance costs.

The goal of this EngD project is to develop the antennas for the radar prototype. This requires close interaction with the MID4automotive consortium partners, especially Fujikura Technology Europe, who is leading the overall demonstrator development, and the technology providers. One of the main challenges will be the integration of the antennas into the bumper in a way that dirt and water on or scratches in the bumper will not significantly deteriorate the radar performance.

Embedding of the EngD project in the MID4automotive project

The EngD project is funded through the European project MID4automotive with partners from the Netherlands and Germany. This project will address the integration challenges of the application domains automotive radar and connectivity by the use of 3D-MID technology. 3D-MID is a production and integration technology that allows for three-dimensional arrangements of components and great flexibility in the shape of the final module due to additive manufacturing, similar to conventional 3D-printing.

The consortium includes world-leading European companies, research institutes and universities. Among these are the end user, an automotive OEM, and technology providers, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers and system verification specialists. Together, they are targeting international markets worth billions of euros and where this project is a key enabling collaboration effort to achieve their business goals.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • Applicants should have, or expect to receive, a Master of Science degree or equivalent in a relevant electrical engineering or applied physics discipline.
  • The selection is based on the candidates' application documents in combination with their performance during the interviews and possible assignments.
  • Besides good subject knowledge, emphasis will be placed on creative thinking, motivation, ability to work in a team, initiative to work independently and personal suitability for research training.
  • An educational background in the areas of antennas, filters, and other microwave engineering components, and/or wireless signal processing is required. Practical experience is considered beneficial.
  • Proficiency in using scientific and engineering software packages such as Matlab, ADS, CST etc. are advantageous.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an international setting with a close relationship to industry. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
  • Full-time employment for two years.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale TOIO  (€2,618).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • To support you during your EngD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will have free access to a personal development program for EngD trainees.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V36.7116


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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