• De Rondom 1, Flux, floor 9 (9.068)

    5212 AP Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Electrical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Enable 'electromagnetic engineering' by developing new modeling strategies for analysis and synthesis of a range of applications, e.g. antenna systems, medical electromagnetic stimulation and metrology used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment. In addition, we develop new facilities for experimental research in the area of antennas and wireless communications systems. 

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We are the leading academic group in applied electromagnetic research in the Netherlands

Organisational profile

Internationally, the Netherlands has a unique position in applied electromagnetic research, housing major players in areas like wireless communications, astronomy, radar, space technology, bio-electromagnetics, optical fibers and components, RF technology, and lithography. To design such applications, the electromagnetic field needs to be analyzed and optimized in complicated three-dimensional configurations. The EM group contributes to this position by developing  new modeling strategies that enable the analysis and design of complex three-dimensional structures that are representative of these applications, and applying state-of-the art modeling to applications suggested by our partners, with whom we maintain long-ranging collaborations.

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Antennas Engineering & Materials Science
Antenna arrays Engineering & Materials Science
antennas Physics & Astronomy
Millimeter waves Engineering & Materials Science
Bandwidth Engineering & Materials Science
integral equations Physics & Astronomy
Antenna feeders Engineering & Materials Science
Focal plane arrays Engineering & Materials Science

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


No photo of Bedilu B. Adela

Bedilu B. Adela, PDEng

Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher

No photo of Kirill Alekseev

Kirill Alekseev, MSc

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

Photo of Alhassan Aljarosha

Alhassan Aljarosha, MSc

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)


Projects 2009 2022

Research Output 1969 2020

12 Downloads (Pure)

5G RAN architecture based on analog radio-over-fiber fronthaul over UDWDM-PON and phased array fed reflector antennas

Konstantinou, D., Bressner, T. A. H., Rommel, S., Johannsen, U., Johansson, M. N., Ivashina, M. V., Smolders, A. B. & Tafur Monroy, I., 1 Jan 2020, In : Optics Communications. 454, 10 p., 124464.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
reflector antennas
Antenna reflectors
Dense wavelength division multiplexing
Antenna phased arrays

5G veldsterktemetingen op High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Smulders, P. F. M., 31 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

A roadmap towards a space-based radio telescope for ultra-low frequency radio astronomy

Bentum, M. J., Verma, M. K., Rajan, R. T., Boonstra, A. J., Verhoeven, C. J. M., Gill, E. K. A., van der Veen, A. J., Falcke, H., Wolt, M. K., Monna, B., Engelen, S., Rotteveel, J. & Gurvits, L. I., 15 Jan 2020, In : Advances in Space Research. 65, 2, p. 856-867 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Radio astronomy
Radio telescopes
extremely low frequencies
radio astronomy
radio telescopes


2nd runner-up best student paper award

L.A. (Sander) Bronckers (Recipient), Aug 2018

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Best Innovative Paper Prize from the European Space Agency 30th Antenna Workshop

Giampiero Gerini (Recipient), 2008

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

honors and awards

Best Poster Presentation

Elles Raaijmakers (Recipient), 7 Dec 2015

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific


Activities 1999 2019

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (External organisation)

Margarethus (Maarten) Paulides (Chair)
28 Nov 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of networkScientific

Wireless Power Week 2019

Ad C.F. Reniers (Participant), Tom van Nunen (Participant), Huib Visser (Organiser)
17 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

Board of Thermotherapy Netherlands (External organisation)

Margarethus (Maarten) Paulides (Member)
1 Jun 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilScientific

Research areas

Electromagnetics for medical applications

Rianne Sanders (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)


Integrated Antenna Systems

Rianne Sanders (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)


Modelling for high-tech systems

Rianne Sanders (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)


Student theses

Accelerating simulations of electromagnetic waves in hot, magnetized fusion plasmas

Author: Budé, R., 2019

Supervisor: Smolders, A. (. (Supervisor 1), Jaspers, R. J. (Supervisor 2) & van Dijk, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Brain blood perfusion and white matter integrity in accelerated cognitive ageing patiens with epilepsy

Author: Stevens, J., 31 Oct 2019

Supervisor: Breeuwer, M. (Supervisor 1), Pluim, J. (Supervisor 2), Aldenkamp, A. (Supervisor 2), Zinger, S. (Supervisor 2), Mestrom, R. (Supervisor 2) & Bernas, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Design and optimization of antennas for smart contact lenses

Author: Zhang, C., 26 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Visser, H. (Supervisor 1) & Polito, S. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master