PhD - Leuven | More than two weeks ago
Optimization of heterogeneous integration platform for 6G applications
The next generation of communication and radar systems will move beyond 100 GHz because of the need for higher performance, lower latency, small form factor, and lower cost. The traditional interconnect and packaging solutions
based on PCBs will not meet the requirements at such high frequencies. Thus, a cost-effective heterogeneous integration platform is essential for co-integrating mm-wave ICs in different technologies, such as III-V dies to provide power or scaled CMOS for IF/baseband circuitry, enabling the co-design between package, RFIC, and antenna.
In this PHD, the focus will be the technology optimization of the imec heterogeneous integration platform. You will work together with 3D technology and RF experts on the co-optimization and downscaling of imec RF interposer technology,
to enable the innovative system concepts and system-technology co-design for the next generation of wireless communications
You will work with across department teams in a world class R&D environment. Your daily advisor will be an IMEC scientist Xiao Sun. Your PhD supervisor will be professor Dimitri Lederer from UCL.
Required background: Engineering, RF, Electronics, Micro and Nanotechnologies
Type of work: 50% Modeling/simulation, 40% experimental, 10% literature
Supervisor: Dimitri Lederer
Co-supervisor: Xiao Sun
Daily advisor: Xiao Sun
The reference code for this position is 2024-006. Mention this reference code on your application form.