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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 Associate Professor of 'Design and Detection of Complex Structures with Electromagnetic Interaction' with the research group Electromagnetics at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. Design and detection methods are so-called inverse problems. 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. Since 2012, Martijn van Beurden is an Associate Professor in the Electromagnetics group of the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering.

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 1998 2019

Eddy Currents
Eddy currents

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 (IEEE), p. 63-64 2 p. 8610645

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

Equivalence Principle
Domain Decomposition Method
Domain decomposition methods

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
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Integral equations
integral equations

A mode-matching method for 3D waveguides with PMLs combined with energy conservation

Lu, X., Cao, Z., van Beurden, M., Jiao, Y., Wu, Q. & Koonen, T., 1 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 36, 23, p. 5573-5579

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

perfectly matched layers
energy conservation

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