Microwave Engineering and Applied Electromagnetism

Picture : Antennas: numerical methods and systems (the Wheel-of-Time comprising 10
connected UWB antennas devoted to near-field imaging in the 1-to-5 GHz frequency range).

The group forms a multidisciplinary team, involving diverse aspects related to Microwave Engineering and Electromagnetics: microwave and millimetre-wave devices and materials, satellite and wireless propagation and sensing, antenna technology and numerical electromagnetic. It counts about 45 members, among which 5 professors and 25 Ph.D. students. It also benefits from the tools and expertises available in two UCL technological facilities: Winfab, dedicated to micro- and nano-fabrication, and Welcome, dedicated to electronic and communications measurements.

Principal Investigators :

Christophe Craeye, Isabelle Huynen, Dimitri Lederer, Claude Oestges, Jean-Pierre Raskin

Research Areas :

  • On-wafer wideband characterization and fabrication of advanced Silicon-on-Insulator MOSFETs and substrates for microwaves and millimeter-waves applications
  • Design, modelling, fabrication and measurement of active and passive microwave circuits (integrated and hybrid)

  • Improved ray-tracing tool including diffuse scattering
  • Electromagnetic modelling of body area channels
  • Antennas and antenna array technology

  • Computational electromagnetics based on integral equations

  • Wideband characterisation of electromagnetic properties of materials, including nanocomposites and metamaterials 
  • Design of passive frequency-tunable devices based on novel materials and metamaterials
  • Metamaterials for collimation and cloaking (e.g. for MRI)

  • Modelling of tropospheric channel degradations on earth-space propagation
  • Modelling of Land-Mobile Satellite channel from measurements

  • Microwave remote sensing of the oceans

Most recent publications

Below are listed the 10 most recent journal articles and conference papers produced in this research area. You also can access all publications by following this link : see all publications.

Journal Articles

1. Valenta, V.; Craeye, Christophe; Alkhalifeh, Khaldoun. Experimental Demonstration of Test Cap Design for Space Transponder Applications. In: IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 21, p. 993-996 (2022). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/262578

2. Jha, Shambhu Nath; Bodehou, Nounagnon; Craeye, Christophe; Alkhalifeh, Khaldoun. Direct numerical inversion methods for the design and surface-wave based metasurface antennas: fundamentals, realization and perspectives. In: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, (2022). (Accepté/Sous presse). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/262569

3. Bodehou, Nounagnon; Craeye, Christophe; Cavillot, Jean. Efficient analysis of planar, arbitrarily shaped, and (Bi)-anisotropic metasurface antennas. In: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 70, no.1, p. 536-546 (2022). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/262560

4. De Villiers D.; Craeye, Christophe; Kolitisidas, C.; Gurdon, B.; Anstey, D.; Cummer, J.; Acedo, E. Radio antenna design for sky-averaged 21 cm cosmology experiments: the REACH case. In: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, (2021). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/262765

5. Bodehou, Nounagnon; Craeye, Christophe. Array surface-wave launcher for the efficient generation of shaped beam and multibeam with metasurfaces. In: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 69, no.12, p. 8860-8865 (2021). doi:10.1109/TAP.2021.3090801. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/262540

6. Huynen, Isabelle; Syeda Iffat Naqvi; Syed Muhammad Rizvi Jarchavi; Mohammad Alibakhshikenari; Salahuddin Khan; Usama Gulzar; Musa Hussain. “Design and Fabrication of a Printed Tri-Band Antenna for 5G Applications Operating Across Ka-, and V-Band Spectrums. In: Electronics, Vol. 10, no.21, p. 2674-2684 (2021). doi:10.3390/electronics10212674. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/252573

7. Huynen, Isabelle; Bal S. Virdee; Leyre Azpilicueta; Iram Nadeem; Tayeb A. Denidni; Francisco Falcone; Ayman A. Althuwayb; Mohammad Alibakhshikenari; Ernesto Limiti; Fatemeh Babaeian. A Comprehensive Survey on "Circular Polarized Antennas" for existing and emerging wireless communications technologies. In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 55, no.3, p. Article 033002 (2022). doi:10.1088/1361-6463/ac2c36. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/251901

8. Huynen, Isabelle. Investigation of microwave absorption mechanisms in microcellular foamed conductive composites. In: micro, Vol. 1, p. 86-101 (2021). doi:10.3390/micro 1010007. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/249588

9. Huynen, Isabelle; Bal S. Virdee; Raed Abd‑Alhameed; Chan H. See; Leyre Azpilicueta; M. Alibakhshikenari; Tayeb A. Denidni; Francisco Falcone; Ayman A. Althuwayb; Ernesto Limiti. Optimum Power Transfer in RF-Front-End Systems Using Adaptive Impedance Matching Technique. In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 11, p. 11825 (2021). doi:10.1038/s41598-021-91355-4. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/246830

10. Chemseddine Zebiri; Huynen, Isabelle; Ernesto Limiti; Bal S. Virdee; Chan H. See; Jonathan Rodriguez; Leyre Azpilicueta; Tayeb A. Denidni; Francisco Falcone; Ayman A. Althuwayb; Mohammad Alibakhshikenari; Raed Abd-Alhameed; Issa Elfergani; Pancham Shukla. Impedance Bandwidth Improvement of a Planar Antenna Based on Metamaterial-Inspired T-Matching Network. In: IEEE ACCESS, Vol. 9, p. 67916-67927 (2021). doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3076975. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/246109

Conference Papers

1. Tihon, Denis; Bodehou, Nounagnon; Craeye, Christophe; Jha, Shambhu Nath. Fast eigenmode mapping in printed periodic structures. In: 16th EuCAP Conference, 2022, 978-88-31299-04-6 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/262784

2. Bodehou, Nounagnon; Craeye, Christophe; Cavillot, Jean. Simulation of shaped metasurface antennas including the feeder coupling. In: 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, 2022, 978-1-7281-4670-6 xxx. doi:10.1109/APS/URSI47566.2021.9704196. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/262777

3. Keshmiri, F.; Drouguet, Maxime; Craeye, Christophe; Jha, Shambhu Nath. A low-cost combination for phased array and ESPAR antenna. In: 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, 2022, 978-1-7281-4670-6 xxx. doi:10.1109/APS/URSI47566.2021.9704685. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/262773

4. Razavi-Ghods, N.; Craeye, Christophe; Cavillot, Jean; de Lera Acedo, E.. Efficient MoM simulation of 3D metallic antenna connected to finite ground plane. In: 2021 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Antennas, Communications and Electronic Systems (COMCAS), 2021, 978-1-6654-3557-4 xxx. doi:10.1109/COMCAS52219.2021.9629009. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/262781

5. Adouani, Inès; Bernier, J.-Y.; Lamey, R.; Craeye, Christophe; Jha, Shambhu Nath. Optimization of HF receiving antenna with horizontal polarization on ITU noise model. In: 2021 IEEE 19th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, I E E E, 2021, 978-1-6654-0335-1 xxx. doi:10.1109/ANTEM51107.2021.9519049. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/262769

6. Huynen, Isabelle; Bodehou, Nounagnon; Gonzalez-Ovejero David; Craeye, Christophe. Dual-Band Beams Generation with Metasurface based on the EFIE. In: Proceedings of the EUCAP 2O2O Conference. p. 1-4 (2020). 2020 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/231846

7. Huynen, Isabelle; Bodehou, Nounagnon; Craeye, Christophe. Near-field Shaping by Leaky-Wave Metasurfaces: OAM and Bessel Beams Synthesis. In: Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), IEEE, 2019, p. 1210-1213 xxx. doi:10.1109/ICEAA.2019.8879142. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/223268

8. Huynen, Isabelle; Bodehou, Modeste; Craeye, Christophe; Martini, Enrica. Full-Wave Synthesis of Modulated Metasurface Antennas. In: Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2019), 2019, p. 4 pages xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/217471

9. Huynen, Isabelle; Bodehou, Nounagnon; Craeye, Christophe; Kayani, Husnain Ali; Hubert, Simon. Analysis of Elliptical Aperture Metasurface Antennas. In: Proceedings of the 2018 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials), IEEE, 2018, 978-1-5386-4702-8/18, p. 084-086 xxx. doi:10.1109/MetaMaterials.2018.8534111. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/223269

10. Huynen, Isabelle; Gonzales-Ovejero, D.; Craeye, Christophe; Bodehou, Modeste. Numerical analysis of modulated metasurface antennas using Fourier-Bessel basis functions. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Numerical, Electromagnetic multiphysics and optimization, for RF, microwave and terahertz, IEEE: USA, 2017, Electronic ISBN: 978-1-5090-4837-3, p. 3 pages xxx. doi:10.1109/NEMO.2017.7964219. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/190067