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Ulf Johannsen is an Assistant Professor with the Electromagnetics group at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. His research focus is on (sub-)millimeter-wave antenna systems for various applications. He is project coordinator of SILIKA, a European H2020 Innovative Training Network project to develop mm-wave base-station concepts for 5G wireless systems. Moreover, he leads the Ultra-High-Data-Rate program within TU/e's Center for Wireless Technology.

Academic background

Ulf Johannsen received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Communications Engineering from Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH, Germany) in 2009. In 2013, he obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, the Netherlands). He then started as Senior Systems Engineer at ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH (Bremen, Germany), where he worked as system designer and engineering manager on autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) systems with sonar payloads. In 2016, he was appointed Assistant Professor with the Electromagnetics group at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. Ulf Johannsen is chair person of the IEEE Benelux joint AP/MTT chapter and a member of VDE.

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van Hout, J., Tafur Monroy, I., Kurtic - Brajic, M., Kurtic - Brajic, M., Calabretta, N., Johannsen, U., Okonkwo, C. M., Heemstra de Groot, S. M., Dubbelman, G., Patterson, D., Rommel, S., Cimoli, B., den Ouden, J., Sanders, R., Barros Carvalho, J. & Meyer, E.


Project: Research direct


van Hout, J., Tafur Monroy, I., Tafur Monroy, I., Kurtic - Brajic, M., Kurtic - Brajic, M., Witteveen, F., Johannsen, U., Okonkwo, C. M., Raddo, T. R., Patterson, D. & Sanders, R.


Project: Research direct

Channel sounder for 5G mm-Wave and Beyond

Johannsen, U. & Schulpen, R.


Project: Research direct

Silicon-based Ka-band massive MIMO antenna systems for new telecommunication services

Smolders, A. B. (., Johannsen, U., Keijzers, A., Keijzers, A., van der Avoird, M., Bressner, T., Elsakka, A., Smeets, R., Willems, F. M. J., Sanders, R., Alvarado, A., Barreiro, A. & Haagh, J.


Project: Research direct


Research Output

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

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    Antenna‐in‐package measurements

    Reniers, A. C. F., Johannsen, U. & Smolders, A. B. B., 6 Mar 2020, Antenna‐in‐Package Technology and Applications: Antenna‐in‐Package Measurements. Liu, D. & Zhang, Y. (eds.). Wiley, p. 115-145

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  • Candidate Waveforms for ARoF in Beyond 5G

    Perez Santacruz, J., Rommel, S., Johannsen, U., Jurado-Navas, A. & Tafur Monroy, I., 4 Jun 2020, In : Applied Sciences. 10, 11, 16 p., 3891.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Verification of a Contactless Characterization Method for Millimeter-Wave Integrated Antennas

    van den Biggelaar, A. J., Galesloot, E., Reniers, A., Smolders, B. & Johannsen, U., 1 May 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 68, 5, p. 3358-3365 8 p., 8954901.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Activities

    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition

    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


    Phased array and smart antennas

    1/09/15 → …


    Student theses

    Modeling of radiation patterns for integrated millimeter-wave antennas

    Author: van 't Westeinde, M., 30 Nov 2011

    Supervisor: Smolders, A. (Supervisor 1), Johannsen, U. (Supervisor 2) & de Graauw, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master