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Monday, 25 April 2016

Cardiff University PhD Studentship 2016

| Monday, 25 April 2016

Cardiff University PhD Studentship 2016

Cardiff University PhD Studentship 2016

PhD Studentship in Electrical Engineering 2016: Rapid Identification of Broadband and Efficient PA Modes (PhD Studentship). This is a fully-funded research project, which provides an exciting opportunity in the area of RF (radio frequency) and HF (high frequency) power amplifier design with very strong multinational industry collaborations.

Futurewei Technologies (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huawei North America) and Cardiff University will cooperate on the investigation of broadband and efficient PA Modes. The main goal of this project is to gain an understanding of the theoretical device/transistor limitations at RF/HF when it comes to the bandwidth/frequency tradeoffs as an enabler for future wireless communication systems (e.g. 5G to be introduced around 2020).

The collaboration will also include National Instruments utilising their hardware and software solutions. The resulting RF nonlinear measurement and modelling demonstrator will allow shorter characterisation/investigation times of RF devices (transistors) and RF PA (power amplifiers) by up several orders of magnitude.

Closing Date: 
September 1, 2016

3 years full time 

Funding Amount: 
full UK/EU fees, plus Stipend 

Level of Study: 
Postgraduate Research 

EU (Non UK), International (Non EU), UK

The award will cover tuition fees (at either the home of overseas rate) plus an annual stipend equivalent to current UK Research Council rates (£14,057 p.a. for 2015/16, updated each year).

One studentship is available.

Residency: This studentship is open to students of any nationality.

Academic criteria: 
Candidates should hold or expect to gain a first class degree or a good 2:1 and/or an appropriate Master’s level qualification (or their equivalent).

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

How to Apply
- In the first instance, you should submit a CV & Covering Letter to Miss J Cleaver by emailing 
- Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to submit a standard application for Postgraduate Study via the Online Application Service.
- Informal enquiries should be directed toProf J Benedikt by emailing

Please ensure that you quote the studentship reference JB-FW1-2016 in the email subject field.
Cardiff University reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

For more information on research in the School of Engineering please visit Cardiff University website at here

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