• 2202 Citations
1990 …2020

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"My ambition is to contribute to a sustainable society with meaningful solutions that have a tangible possitive impact on the environment and people's health and well-being."

Research profile

Peter Smulders is Associate Professor with the Electromagnetics group at the Department of Electrical Engineering. In addition to his lecturing duties, he has been doing research on high data rate wireless technology for more than 30 years. As such he addressed broadband WiFi and 5G New Radio technology including spectrum and regulation issues. He contributed to many national and international research projects in close cooperation with, amongst others, NXP, TNO, IMST, Catena, Bell Labs, Thales, KPN, Samsung and Philips. He also contributed to a large number of demo- and pilot systems. One example is an own-developed pilot system that demonstrated, for the first time, wireless HDMI operating in the newly defined 60 GHz band. His current activities are directed towards acquiring the knowledge required to address issues that exist in our society regarding new wireless technology such as 5G antennas and small cells in the preparation for the deployment of 5G technology in the Netherlands.

Academic background

Peter Smulders is with the Electromagnetics Group of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. His current position is Associate Professor of Wireless Networks. He is also chairman of the J.C. Maxwell Foundation. This foundation has the objective to stimulate education and research in the field of electromagnetics. 

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Doctor, Eindhoven University of Technology

1 Sep 19884 Dec 1995

Electrical engineering, Master, Eindhoven University of Technology

1 Dec 198431 Aug 1985

External positions

Co-founder and chairman J.C. Maxwell Foundation

1 Sep 2005 → …

Owner/consultant, Tricom International

1 Jan 1992 → …

Co-founder and board member J.C. Maxwell Foundation

1 Sep 19881 Sep 2005

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Research Output

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

De behoefte aan spectrum voor specifieke, professionele breedbandige toepassingen

van der Vorst, T., Lelie, T., Veldman, J., Brennenraedts, R. & Smulders, P., 30 Jan 2018, Project 2017.105 ed. Utrecht: Ministerie van Economische Zaken. 54 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

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Linear LINC transmitters using dual-polarized power-combining antennas

Tresnawan, D., Smulders, P. F. M., van Ark, B. & Smolders, A. B., 10 Dec 2018, 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2018). Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 4 p. 8568842

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

  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    Analysis of human skin tissue by millimeter-wave reflectometry

    Smulders, P. F. M., 2013, In : Skin Research and Technology. 19, 1, p. e209-e216 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    132 Downloads (Pure)

    Causes of discrepancies between measurements and EM-simulations of millimeter-wave antennas

    Huang, M. D., Herben, M. H. A. J., Reniers, A. C. F. & Smulders, P. F. M., 2013, In : IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine. 55, 5, p. 139-149

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    8 Downloads (Pure)


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    Student theses

    60 GHz radio module design and implementation of subsystems

    Author: van Meeteren, D., 31 May 2007

    Supervisor: Smulders, P. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master


    A multiple access protocol for a dynamic car navigation system

    Author: van den Eijnden, F., 31 May 1990

    Supervisor: de Stigter, J. (Supervisor 1) & Smulders, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Antenna design and radio channels for emerging micro- and millimeter wave applications

    Author: Jansen, F., 31 Aug 2006

    Supervisor: Smulders, P. (Supervisor 1), Herben, M. (Supervisor 2) & Dolmans, G. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    A planar passive electromagnetic deflector for millimetre-wave frequencies

    Author: Kastelijn, M., 31 Aug 2007

    Supervisor: Smulders, P. (Supervisor 1) & Akkermans, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Broadband MIMO channel modelling

    Author: Borman, M., 30 Apr 2003

    Supervisor: Herben, M. (Supervisor 1) & Smulders, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master