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. Musa Hussain; Syed Muhammad Rizvi Jarchavi; Syeda Iffat Naqvi; Usama Gulzar; Salahuddin Khan; Mohammad Alibakhshikenari; Huynen, Isabelle. “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

2. Iram Nadeem; Mohammad Alibakhshikenari; Fatemeh Babaeian; Ayman A. Althuwayb; Bal S. Virdee; Leyre Azpilicueta; Huynen, Isabelle; Francisco Falcone; Tayeb A. Denidni; Ernesto Limiti. 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

3. 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

4. M. Alibakhshikenari; Bal S. Virdee; Leyre Azpilicueta; Chan H. See; Raed Abd‑Alhameed; Ayman A. Althuwayb; Francisco Falcone; Huynen, Isabelle; Tayeb A. Denidni; 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

5. Mohammad Alibakhshikenari; Bal S. Virdee; Pancham Shukla; Leyre Azpilicueta; Chan H. See; Ayman A. Althuwayb; Raed Abd-Alhameed; Issa Elfergani; Chemseddine Zebiri; Huynen, Isabelle; Jonathan Rodriguez; Tayeb A. Denidni; Francisco Falcone; Ernesto Limiti. 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

6. M. Alibabashhikenari; B.S. Virdee; S. Aïssa; C.H. See; A.A. Althuwayb; R.A. Abd-Alhameed; Huynen, Isabelle; F. Falcone; E. Limiti. Singular Integral Formulations for Electrodynamic Analysis of Metamaterial-Inspired Antenna Array. In: IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 20, no.2, p. 179-184 (2021). doi:10.1109/LAWP.2020.3043380. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/242682

7. Bodehou, Nounagnon; David Gonzalez-Ovejero; Craeye, Christophe; Stefano Maci; Huynen, Isabelle; Enrica Martini. Power Balance and Efficiency of Metasurface Antennas. In: Scientific reports, Vol. 10, no.Article number: 17508 (2020). doi:10.1038/s41598-020-74674-w. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/236722

8. Dardari, Davide; Decarli, Nicolo; Guerra, Anna; Fantuzzi, Marco; Masotti, Diego; Costanzo, Alessandra; Fabbri, Davide; Romani, Aldo; Drouguet, Maxime; Feuillen, Thomas; Raucy, Christopher; Vandendorpe, Luc; Craeye, Christophe. An ultra-low power ultra-wide bandwidth positioning system. In: IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification, Vol. 14, no.8 (2020). doi:10.1109/JRFID.2020.3008200 (Accepté/Sous presse). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/236132

9. M. ALIBAKHSHIKENARI; B.S. VIRDEE; Huynen, Isabelle. Metamaterial-Inspired Antenna Array for Application in Microwave Breast Imaging Systems for Tumor Detection. In: I E E E Access, Vol. 8, no./, p. 174667-174679 (2020). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/235919

10. VIRDEE B.S.; ALIBAKHSHIKENARI M.; NASER-MOGHADASI M.; OLUSOLA AKINSOLUM.; HWANG SEE C.; ABD-ALHAMEED S.A.; FALCONE F.; Huynen, Isabelle. A Comprehensive Survey of ``Metamaterial Transmission-Line Based Antennas: Design, Challenges, and Applications''. In: I E E E Access, Vol. 8, no./, p. 14778-14808 (2020). doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3013698. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/232363


Conference Papers


1. Bodehou, Nounagnon; Gonzalez-Ovejero David; Craeye, Christophe; Huynen, Isabelle. 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

2. Bodehou, Nounagnon; Craeye, Christophe; Huynen, Isabelle. 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

3. Bodehou, Modeste; Craeye, Christophe; Martini, Enrica; Huynen, Isabelle. 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

4. Bodehou, Nounagnon; Hubert, Simon; Kayani, Husnain Ali; Craeye, Christophe; Huynen, Isabelle. 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

5. Bodehou, Modeste; Gonzales-Ovejero, D.; Craeye, Christophe; Huynen, Isabelle. 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

6. Jaiswar, Rajkumar Rampati; Huynen, Isabelle. Broadband Circular-polarization through optically active V-shape chiral metamaterial. In: Proceedings of The 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2015). p. 1-5 (April 2015). 2015 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/154469

7. Dancila, Dragos; Rottenberg, X.; Tilmans, H.A.C.; De Raedt, W.; Huynen, Isabelle; Rydberg, A.. High-Q parallel plate resonator for V-band in MCM-D technology. p. 3 p.. 2012 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/105195

8. bendelala, Fathi; Bouzouad, Mouloud; Benabdelkrim, Abdelkrim; Huynen, Isabelle. Optimisation des dimensions du motif élémentaire d'une grille métamatériau utilisée pour améliorer la directivité d'une antenne imprimée travaillant à 43GHz. In: Proceedings of the Journées Nationales Micro-ondes, 2011, 2 p. xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/85714

9. Dancila, Dragos; Huynen, Isabelle; Rottenberg, Xavier; Tilmans, Harrie; De Raedt, Walter. 57-64 GHz Seven-Poles Bandpass Filter Substrate Integrated Waveguide (SIW) in LTCC. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on Millimeter Wave Integration Technologies, 2011, 4 p xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/85712

10. eggermont, Stéphanie; Huynen, Isabelle. Influence of number of rings on radiation of CSRR loaded leaky wave antenna. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (Eucap 2011), 2011 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/78750