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Cardiff University PhD Studentship in Electrical Engineering, UK

Publish Date: Mar 29, 2016

Deadline: Sep 01, 2016

Cardiff University PhD Studentship in Electrical Engineering

Project title: Rapid Identification of Broadband and Efficient PA Modes

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.


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.

Please ensure that you quote the studentship reference JB-FW1-2016 in the email subject field.

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2016.

Cardiff University reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

Further Information

General information about research in the School of Engineering can be found via their Research webpages.

Informal enquiries should be directed toProf J Benedikt by emailing

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