PhD Positions MM-Wave Transceivers for 6G Applications

PhD Positions MM-Wave Transceivers for 6G Applications

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22 Mar 15 Apr Delft

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Job description

Wireless Mobile networks are key enablers of our digital society, supporting all sectors, ranging from social media to industry, logistics, and healthcare. To handle the continuous exponential growth in data traffic combined with increasing requirements on latency, 6G mobile wireless networks and their devices are planned for deployment from 2030 onwards.

Two Ph.D. students will be involved in designing mm-wave trancseiver in advanced CMOS/SiGe technologies for 6G wireless communications, one will mostly focus on the transmitter architecture, design, impementaion and measurement and the other on the receiver side. The students should also act as a team and collaborate in the antenna interface design and demonstrating the mm-wave link.

Apply for this positions if

  • You already have a master degree in Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics
  • You have solid background in analog, digital, mixed-mode and RF/mmwave circuits and systems.
  • You have some experience with ADS and Cadence.
  • You have some experience in measuring RF/mm-wave circuits and systems
  • You are self motivated student eager to work independently, expand knowledge in the field and able to plan and execute the project well.
  • have good written and verbal English skills.

You will be jointly supervised by Dr. Morteza Alavi, Dr. Masoud Babaie, and Dr. Marco Spirito.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


You should have:

  • A master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science or related fields.
  • Background in RF design, mixed-mode signal design, digital design
  • Experience in radio frequency/wireless communications
  • Experience in programming languages including C/C++, Python, MATLAB, Cadense, ADS, Hspice
  • A good command of English (verbal and written).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2770 per month in the first year to € 3539 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. 

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.


  • PhD
  • Engineering
  • max. 3 hours per week
  • €2770—€3539 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD05162


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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