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Personal profile


"I am fascinated by electromagnetic detection methods and algorithms that help us see and detect in circumstances where the eye is blind or unfit for observation."

Research profile

Martijn van Beurden is Full Professor of 'Computational Electromagnetics in complex high-tech systems' in the research group Electromagnetics at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. The research concentrates on analysis, design, and detection methods for electromagnetic wave behavior, mainly by means of numerical methods. Detection and design are so-called inverse problems, which often rely on fast modeling methods. In design, we try to manipulate the electromagnetic field to exhibit a behavior that suits a particular functionality. In detection, the electromagnetic field is observed and from these observations the underlying materials and geometries of materials are reconstructed.  

Martijn van Beurden’s research interests are fast modeling techniques, integral equations, functional analysis with respect to electromagnetic field problems, inverse scattering, nonlinear optimization. His current projects involve, amongst others, forward and inverse scattering for periodic structures and finitely repetitive structures in layered media; modeling of electromagnetic fields in configurations with a stochastic or uncertain nature; and the design and optimization of antennas.

Academic background

Martijn van Beurden studied Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, the Netherlands) where he obtained his MSc in 1997 (cum laude). For his MSc thesis he was awarded the C.I.V.I. prize for Electrical Engineering. He then started his PhD research at TU/e under the supervision of professors Anton Tijhuis and Peter Zwamborn. In 2000, he conducted research on the optimization of wire antennas at the Mathematics Department of the University of Dundee (Scotland, UK) with professors Paul Smith and Roger Fletcher. In September 2000, he was appointed Assistant Professor at TU/e. In 2003, he received his PhD degree (cum laude) and in 2004, he received the ASML prize for the best PhD thesis in applied research at TU/e. In January 2012, Martijn van Beurden became Associate Professor and sinds June 2019 he is full professor in the Electromagnetics group of the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering.

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 1998 2019

Open Access
Eddy Currents
Eddy currents

Antenna-on-Chip radiation pattern characterization: analysis of different approaches

Liu, Q., Johannsen, U., van Beurden, M. C. & Smolders, A. B. B., 1 Mar 2019, 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 5 p. 8739306

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

Directional patterns (antenna)

Choosing shapes and sizes of LEGO bricks with penetrating PEC structures

Bojanic, R., de Hon, B. P. & van Beurden, M. C., 14 Jan 2019, CEMi 2018 - International Workshop on Computing, Electromagnetics, and Machine Intelligence. Gurel, L. (ed.). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 63-64 2 p. 8610645

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

Equivalence Principle
Domain Decomposition Method
Domain decomposition methods

High efficiency millimeter-wave antenna-on-chip

Liu, Q., 18 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 125 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

A 3D spatial spectral integral equation method for electromagnetic scattering from finite objects in a layered medium

Dilz, R. J., van Kraaij, M. G. M. M. & van Beurden, M. C., 19 Apr 2018, In : Optical and Quantum Electronics. 50, 22 p., 206

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
electromagnetic scattering
Green's function
Integral equations
integral equations
Green's functions

Student theses

Analysis and design of a planarly layered slot antenna with minimal influence of surface waves

Author: Vaessen, J., 30 Jun 2004

Supervisor: van Beurden, M. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master


Analysis and design of switched Yagi-Uda arrays antenna

Author: Paraschiv, I., 31 Aug 2012

Supervisor: van Beurden, M. (Supervisor 1) & Visser, H. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Analysis and optimization of large patch-antenna arrays

Author: Dirks, R., 31 Oct 2005

Supervisor: van Beurden, M. (Supervisor 1) & Tijhuis, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Analysis of an array of cavity-backed stacked path antennas: a waveguide simulator approach

Author: Gierstberg, T., 31 Dec 2002

Supervisor: Tijhuis, A. (Supervisor 1) & van Beurden, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Analysis of finite phased arrays including a non-ideal feed network and mutual coupling

Author: Lobeek, J., 30 Jun 1999

Supervisor: van Beurden, M. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master