11th Tom Brazil Doctoral School of Microwaves


Emerging Technologies and Techniques for Imaging and Computing

Monday 14th February 2022 9:00 – 18:30, ROOM 4
Organiser: Lai Bun Lok, University College London, UK
Co-organiser: Claudio Paoloni, Lancaster University, UK

M.Sc. and Ph.D. students can register for this event. The registration fee is £ 40 (up to & incl. 31st December 2021) or £ 80 (from 1st January 2022 & onsite). The number of registrants is limited to 50. Any questions please email: student.activities@eumw2021.org

The 2021 European Microwave Week features the 11th Tom Brazil Doctoral School of Microwaves, sponsored by the GAAS® Association. It offers postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers a focused interactive hands-on workshop and technical lecture series in microwaves that go beyond the standard conference programme. In the hands-on workshop, attendees will learn the system design of modern digital radios. After interactive demonstrations using a commercial software defined radio, the instructor will lead groups to design one key building block of the modern digital radio. You will learn to simulate and lay out a selected radio component, fabricate it on-site and measure its performance with a USB vector network analyzer (NanoVNA), which you keep after the workshop. A technical lecture series devoted to emerging microwave topics is provided by four invited speakers in the afternoon. The Doctoral School concludes with an announcement of the Tom Brazil Fellowship Award (by the GAAS® Association) shortlist by representatives of the GAAS® Association.


09.00 – 10.40
Hands-on workshop: Digital Radio Systems & interactive demonstrations
David Ricketts, North Carolina State University, USA

10.40 – 11.20

11.20 – 13.00
Hands-on Workshop: design, build & measurement of radio components
David Ricketts, North Carolina State University, USA

13.00 – 14.20

14.20 – 15.10
Microwave Near-Field Imaging of Human Tissue
Natalia Nikolova, McMaster University, Canada

15.10 – 16.00
New Frontiers in Terahertz Technology
Mona Jarrahi, University of California Los Angeles, USA

16.00 – 16.40

16.40 – 17.30
Superconducting microwave circuits for quantum computing
Peter Leek, University of Oxford, UK

17.30 – 18.20
THz applications for artworks and cultural heritage
Emilio Giovenale, ENEA, Italy

18.20 – 18.30
Tom Brazil Fellowship Award (by the GAAS® Association) student essay competition shortlist announcement



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