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Bart Smolders is the Dean of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Next to this he is a Full Professor and Chair of the Electromagnetics (EM) group. His key areas of expertise include Telecommunication engineering, antenna systems and microwave engineering. In the EM research group Smolders’ main focus is advanced integrated antenna systems and related applications such as phased-arrays and focal-plane arrays for future wireless communications. 

Bart’s team is collaborating on a number of European and national projects, including SILIKA (Silicon-based Ka-band massive MIMO antenna systems for new telecommunication services), EAST (tunable antenna concepts for 5G mobile), Integrant (90 GHz wireless point-to-point systems), MUSIC (60 GHz single-chip MIMO radar) and SMART-One (millimeter-wave channel sounding).

Academic background

Bart Smolders received his MSc and PhD d in Electrical Engineering from TU/e in 1989 and 1994, respectively. From 1989 to 1991, he worked as an IC Designer at FEL-TNO, The Hague. From 1994 to 1997, he was a Radar System Designer with Thales, the Netherlands. From 1997 to 2000, he was project leader of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) with the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON). From 2000 to 2010, he has been with NXP (formerly Philips) Semiconductors, The Netherlands, responsible for the innovation in the RF business line. In 2007, he was appointed as professor at TU/e in the Electromagnetics Group with special interest in antenna systems and applications.

Bart is currently member of the "instituutsraad" of the NWO institute ASTRON, member of the scientific foundation of URSI Netherlands (Stichting Wetenschappelijke Activiteiten van het
Nederlandse URSI Comité, SWAN), TPC chair of the IEEE Wireless Power Week 2019 and member of the scientific advisory board of the Business Cluster Semiconductors. Recently, he was chairman of the NERG (Nederlands Radio- en Elektronica Genootschap, 2012-2017), chair of IEEE-Benelux (2014-2016) and vice-chair of the EuCAP 2014 organizing committee. In addition to his research activities, Bart is the dean of the TU/e Electrical Engineering department.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor, Eindhoven University of Technology

Feb 1991Oct 1994

External positions

Innovation Manager, NXP Semiconductors

1 Sep 200031 Dec 2009

Project leader SKA prototype, ASTRON

1 Aug 199731 Aug 2000

Phased-array principal Engineer, Thales Netherlands

Oct 1994Jul 1997

Officer Royal Air Force, Royal Airforce The Netherlands, The Hague

Oct 1989Feb 1991

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Projects 2009 2020

Research Output 1991 2020

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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
Radio-over-fiber
Antenna reflectors
Dense wavelength division multiplexing
Antenna phased arrays

Uncertainty in reverberation-chamber antenna-efficiency measurements in the presence of a phantom

Bronckers, L. A. S., Remley, K. A., Jamroz, B., Roc'h, A. & Smolders, A. B. B., Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

30-GHz co-designed low-noise amplifier and antenna-on-chip for wireless applications

Chen, Z., Liu, Q., Smolders, B., Baltus, P. & Gao, H., Aug 2019, 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology (RFIT). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 3 p. 8929159

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Low noise amplifiers
Antennas
BiCMOS technology
Monopole antennas
Radiation

A hybrid integration strategy for compact, broadband and highly efficient millimeter-wave on-chip antennas

Van den Brande, Q., Lemey, S., Poelman, S., Caytan, O., Bogaert, L., Reniers, A., Smolders, B., Kuyken, B., Ginste Vande, D. & Rogier, H., 1 Nov 2019, In : IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. 18, 11, p. 2424-2428 5 p., 8769935.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Millimeter waves
Antennas
Substrate integrated waveguides
Silicon
Antenna feeders
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

An E-band silicon-IC-to-waveguide contactless transition incorporating a low-loss spatial power combiner

Kaul, P., Aljarosha, A., Smolders, A. B., Baltus, P. G. M., Matters - Kammerer, M. & Maaskant, R., 16 Jan 2019, 2018 IEEE Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 1528-1530 3 p. 8617206

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Waveguides
Electromagnetic coupling
Silicon
Insertion losses
Frequency bands

Prizes

Onderwijsprijs 2011 voor de beste Bachelordocent TU/e

A.B. (Bart) Smolders (Recipient), 3 Sep 2011

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

Activities 2009 2018

ASTRON (External organisation)

A.B. (Bart) Smolders (Chair)
May 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilScientific

12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, (EuCAP 2018)

Ad Reniers (Contributor), A.B. Smolders (Contributor)
2018

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

European Microwave Week 2017 (EuMIC 2017)

Ad Reniers (Contributor), A.B. Smolders (Chair), U. Johannsen (Contributor)
9 Oct 2017

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

Nederlands Elektronica en Radiogenootschap (NERG) (External organisation)

A.B. (Bart) Smolders (Chair)
2013

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardProfessional

8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014

A.B. (Bart) Smolders (Chair)
2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Courses

Phased array and smart antennas

1/09/15 → …

Course

Student theses

Analysis of infinite arrays of Vivaldi-like antennas

Author: Hulshof, S., 31 Dec 1996

Supervisor: Smolders, A. (Supervisor 1) & Jeuken, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Analysis of infinite phased arrays of printed antennas

Author: van Beurden, M., 31 Oct 1997

Supervisor: Smolders, A. (Supervisor 1) & Jeuken, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Analysis of microstrip antennas in the spectral domain using a moment method

Author: Smolders, A., 31 Oct 1989

Supervisor: Jeuken, M. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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Antenna diversity for Bluetooth

Author: Breur, J., 31 Aug 2004

Supervisor: Smolders, A. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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A transmission-line model for the Planar Inverted F-Antenna

Author: West, R., 28 Feb 2009

Supervisor: Visser, H. (Supervisor 1), Motoasca, T. (Supervisor 2) & Smolders, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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