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, Claude Oestges, Jean-Pierre Raskin, Danielle Vanhoenacker

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. Dancila, Dragos; Rottenberg, Xavier; Tilmans, Harrie; De Raedt, Walter; Huynen, Isabelle. Low Phase Noise Oscillator at 60 GHz stabilized by a Substrate Integrated Cavity Resonator in LTCC. In: IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol. 24, no. 12, p. 887-889 (2014). doi:10.1109/LMWC.2014.2361645. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/144807

2. Hislop, Gregory; Craeye, Christophe. An accelerated implementation of the FMIR-MoM algorithm. In: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 61, no.7, p. 3839-3849 (July 2013). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/137546

3. Dancila, Dragos; Rottenberg, Xavier; John, A.; Tilmans, Harrie; De Raedt, Walter; Huynen, Isabelle. V-band low phase-noise oscillator based on a cavity resonator integrated in the silicon substrate of the MCM-D platform. In: Microwave & Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 54, no. 8, p. 1788-1792 (August 2012). doi:10.1002/mop.26946. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/111055

4. Eggermont, Stéphanie; Huynen, Isabelle. Influence of Number of Split Rings on the Leaky Radiation of a Metamaterial Transmission Line based on Complementary Split Ring Resonators. In: Microwave & Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 54, no. 4, p. 867-875 (2012). doi:10.1002/mop.26739. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/105211

5. Dancila, Dragos; Rottenberg, Xavier; Focant, Nicolas; Tilmans, Harrie; De Raedt, Walter; Huynen, Isabelle. Compact cavity resonators using high impedance surfaces. In: Applied Physics A : materials science & processing, Vol. 103, no. 3, p. 799-804 (March 2011). doi:10.1007/s00339-010-6235-6. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/111164

6. Eggermont, Stéphanie; Huynen, Isabelle. Leaky Wave Radiation Phenomena in Metamaterial Transmission Line based on Complementary Split Ring Resonators. In: Microwave & Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 53, no. 9, p. 2025–2029 (September 2011). doi:10.1002/mop.26208. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/78753


Conference Papers


1. 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). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/154469

2. 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.. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/105195

3. 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.. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/85714

4. 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. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/85712

5. 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. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/78750

6. Elhawil, Amna; Huynen, Isabelle; Raskin, Jean-Pierre; Roda Neve, Cesar; Stiens, Johan; Vounckx, Roger. Quasi-optical technique for sensing bond quality of silicon wafer. p. p. 3. In: Proceedings of SPIE Photonics Europe (Micro Optics), 2010, p. 3 p. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/105880

7. Dancila, Dragos; Rottenberg, Xavier; Focant, Nicolas; Tilmans, H.A.C.; De Raedt, W.; Huynen, Isabelle. Compact cavity resonators using high impedance surfaces. p. pp. 429-433. In: Proceedings of the META 2010 Conference, 2010, p. 429-433. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/105824

8. Eggermont, Stéphanie; Platteborze, Robert; Huynen, Isabelle. Analysis of Radiation in a Metamaterial Leaky Wave Antenna Based on Complementary Split Ring Resonator. p. p. 102-104. In: Proceedings of Metamaterials 2009, 2009, p. 102-104. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/105828

9. Dancila, Dragos; Ekkels, Phillip; Simon, Pascal; Jourdain, A.; Phommahaxay, A.; Rottenberg, Xavier; Huynen, Isabelle; De Raedt, W.; Tilmans, H.A.C.. 60 GHz tunable cavity resonator with an incorporated MEMS based small perturbation. p. p. 27-30. In: Proceedings of the MEMSWAVE 2009 conference, 2009, p. 27-30. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/105826

10. Eggermont, Stéphanie; Huynen, Isabelle. Investigation of Radiation Phenomena in Composite Right and Left Handed (CRLH) Transmission Line (TL) based on Complementary Split Ring Resonators (CSRRs).. p. 2 p. In: of the Young Symposium on MetaMaterials (YSMM2008), 2008, p. 2 p. http://hdl.handle.net/2078/105856