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Rob Maaskant is Associate Professor with the research group Electromagnetics at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. He also holds an associate professorship at Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden), in the Antenna Group of the Electrical Engineering department. The main topic of his research is the packaging and integration of mm-wave antennas and chips. The current integration and packaging concepts of antennas and electronics suffer from cross-talk effects, cavity resonance issues, and a limited overall performance. Maaskant proposes innovative system integration concepts based on the hybridization of circuit and quasi-optical wave models. Another project concerns the development of silicon-based Ka-band massive MIMO antenna systems for new telecommunication services. The main research objective here is to develop innovative integrated antenna systems for future 5G base stations operating at millimeter wave (mm-wave) frequencies utilizing highly-integrated and cost-effective silicon (Bi-) CMOS technologies.

Rob Maaskant has published more than 100 journal and conference papers, and is holder of 8 patents or patent applications. He is the primary author of the CAESAR software; an advanced integral-equation based solver for the analysis of large antenna array systems, which is being used by several international research institutions. An up-to-date description of Rob Maaskant's research activities can be found at his personal website: http://sites.google.com/site/robmaask/

Academic background

Rob Maaskant was educated in Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands) where he received his MSc degree in 2003 and his PhD degree in 2010, both cum laude. From 2003 to 2010, he was a researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Radio Astronomy ASTRON (Dwingeloo, The Netherlands). From 2010 to 2012, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) with a Marie-Curie (Rubicon) fellowship from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). In 2011, he was awarded the 'Young Researcher' grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR). Ron Maaskant currently is an Associate Professor, both in the Antenna Group of the Electrical Engineering Department at Chalmers, and in the Electromagnetics Group at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. In 2016, he received an NWO Vidi grant for research into novel mm-wave integrated antenna and microwave structures, in collaboration with NXP and Ericsson.

External positions

Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology

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Base stations Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 231 Citations
  • 22 Conference contribution
  • 13 Article
  • 1 Patent publication
  • 1 Phd Thesis 2 (Research NOT TU/e / Graduation TU/e)
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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

Characterization and performance of an ultra-wideband wide-coverage multimode MIMO antenna

Prinsloo, D. S., Glazunov, A. A., Maaskant, R., Ivashina, M. V., Kukush, V. & Meyer, P., 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 67, 9, p. 5812-5823

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

MIMO systems
Ultra-wideband (UWB)
Antennas
Slot antennas
Base stations

Deep integration antenna array: design philosophy and principles

Maaskant, R., Iupikov, O. A., van Puijenbroek, C. A. H. M., Liao, W. C., Matters-Kammerer, M. & Ivashina, M. V., 31 Mar 2019, 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 5 p. 8740121

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

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Antenna arrays
Antennas
Power amplifiers
Electromagnetic fields
Radiation

High-efficiency and wideband aperiodic array of uniformly excited slotted waveguide antennas designed through compressive sensing

Shi, L., Bencivenni, C., Maaskant, R., Wettergren, J., Pragt, J. & Ivashina, M., 1 May 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 67, 5, p. 2992-2999 8 p., 8606072.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Waveguides
Antennas
Beamforming
Antenna arrays
Telecommunication

MIMO-sparse radars for enhanced DOA estimation of spatio-temporal correlated sources

Amani, N., Roy, V., Filippi, A. & Maaskant, R., 1 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 9th IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications, APWC 2019. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 243-246 4 p. 8870432

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

MIMO (control systems)
Direction of arrival
arrivals
radar
Radar

Prizes

NWO Vidi Award : Unifying millimetre wave antennae and chips

R. Maaskant (Recipient), 2015

Prize: NWOVidiScientific

Millimeter waves
Antennas

Packaging and Integration of mm-Wave Antennas and Chips

Rob Maaskant (Recipient), 2016

Prize: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

antennae
packaging

Unifying millimetre wave antennae and chips

R. Maaskant (Recipient), 2015

Prize: OtherScientific

Millimeter waves
Antennas

Student theses

Analytical and numerical modeling of currents on Vivaldy antennas for radio astronomy

Author: Maaskant, R., 31 Aug 2003

Supervisor: Tijhuis, A. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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Millimeter-Wave Microstrip to Waveguide Transition for use in Gap-Waveguide-Integrated Grid Amplifiers and Antenna Arrays

Author: Aljarosha, A., 17 Mar 2016

Supervisor: Maaskant, R. (Supervisor 1) & Uz Zaman, A. (External person) (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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