2nd European Microwave Doctoral School


When: Monday, 9th October until Wednesday, 11th October 2017

Location: Room Singapur (Monday and Tuesday)

Organisers: Dietmar Kissinger, IHP GmbH / Technische Universität Berlin

Vadim Issakov, Infineon Technologies AG


About the European Microwave Doctoral School

Following the success of the premiere, this year‘s European Microwave Week features the second European Microwave Doctoral School. The intention of the Doctoral School is to cover all needs of a PhD student, which go beyond the normal conference programme. Therefore, the school attracted several excellent scientific speakers from all over the world to give presentations. This year‘s topic is: RFIC Design Cycle and Emerging Topics.

In contrast to typical conference presentation, the talks during the school are longer (50min) and will give an overview on various emerging topics in microwave engineering. Additionally, the school offers talks on soft skills. The programme includes a social event on Monday and a Hands-on Design Experience on Wednesday.


The School is dedicated (but not limited) to PhD students in the microwave domain. Registration fee for this event is 80€ including coffee breaks and the dinner event on Monday. For registration please go to the registration site and select EuMW Doctoral School. Registration is open until 12th September 2017. The space is limited, so secure your ticket well in advance.

Day 1, Monday, Oct 9th

08:20 – 08:30


08:30 – 09:20

New Frontiers in Terahertz Technology

Mona Jarrahi, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

09:20 – 10:10

SiGe HBT Technology and Modelling for mm-Wave Applications

Klaus Aufinger, Infineon Technologies, Neubiberg, Germany

Coffee break


10:40 – 11:30

Latest Developments in SiGe BiCMOS Technologies with More-than-Moore Modules for mm-Wave & THz Applications

Mehmet Kaynak, IHP, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

11:30 – 12:20

mm-Wave Calibration and De-Embedding

Andrej Rumiantsev, MPI Corporation, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Lunch break


13:50 –


Emerging Technology on Wearables and IoT

Valerio Frascolla, Intel Deutschland, Neubiberg, Germany

14:40 – 15:30

Trends in Backhaul Communications

Franz Dielacher, Infineon Technologies Austria, Villach, Austria

Coffee break


16:00 – 16:40

What’s the Secret to a Successful Presentation?
Andrej Rumiantsev, MPI Corporation, Hsinchu, Taiwan

16:40 – 17:10

Getting Things Done: Clear Your Mind and Boost Your Productivity

Andrej Rumiantsev, MPI Corporation, Hsinchu, Taiwan

17:10 – 17:40

Introduction to Hands-On Design Event

David Ricketts, North Carolina State University, USA


Special Dinner Event


Day 2, Tuesday, Oct 10th

08:30 – 09:20

System Integration – Assembly and Packaging Makes the Difference

Klaus Pressel, Infineon Technologies, Regensburg, Germany

09:20 – 10:10

Packaging Concepts for Millimeter-Wave Transceivers with Integrated


Thomas Zwick, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Coffee break


10:40 – 13:50

School Break, EuMW Opening Ceremony

13:50 – 14:40

Circuits and System Architectures for 100+Gb/s Wireless Backhaul at W-, D- and J-Bands

Sorin Voinigescu, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

14:40 – 15:30

System Aspects of Emerging mm-Wave Communication and Sensing Applications

Wim van Thillo, imec, Leuven, Belgium

Coffee break


16:00 – 16:50

Integrated Microwave Sensors in SiGe with Antenna in Package: From Concepts to Solutions

Andreas Stelzer, Johannes-Kepler Universität, Linz, Austria

16:50 – 17:40

Front-End Technologies for Wireless Applications

Wolfgang Bösch, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

17:40 – 17:50

Closing Remarks


Day 3, Wednesday, Oct 11th

08:30 – 18:00

Hands-on Design Experience Event

Building a Modern Digital Transceiver in One Day

David Ricketts, North Carolina State University, USA



About EuMA

The European Microwave Association (EuMA) is an international non-profit association with a scientific, educational and technical purpose. The aim of the Association is to develop in an interdisciplinary way, education, training and research activities. [more]

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