Department of Electrical Engineering


Enable 'electromagnetic engineering' by developing new modeling strategies for analysis and synthesis of a range of applications, e.g. antenna systems, medical electromagnetic stimulation and metrology used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment. In addition, we develop new facilities for experimental research in the area of antennas and wireless communications systems. 

We are the leading academic group in applied electromagnetic research in the Netherlands

Internationally, the Netherlands has a unique position in applied electromagnetic research, housing major players in areas like wireless communications, astronomy, radar, space technology, bio-electromagnetics, optical fibers and components, RF technology, and lithography. To design such applications, the electromagnetic field needs to be analyzed and optimized in complicated three-dimensional configurations. The EM group contributes to this position by developing  new modeling strategies that enable the analysis and design of complex three-dimensional structures that are representative of these applications, and applying state-of-the art modeling to applications suggested by our partners, with whom we maintain long-ranging collaborations.


By making space-based low frequency radio astronomy possible, we will open an unexplored frequency band for science. This will definitely lead to exiting results, for instance maps of the very early universe or detection of magnetized planets on which life might be present. At the TU/e we will work on this space-based instrument, together with partners in the Netherlands. I’m sure that we will discover new things.

Mark Bentum, full Professor of Radio Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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State-of-the-art Lab facilities

The Center for Wireless Technology (CWTe) facilitates research on wireless systems and antennas, raising the Internet of Things to a higher level.

Our lab includes unique facilities to test antenna systems up to frequencies of 140 GHz. We have anechoic facility with a planar near-field scanner which operates in the frequency range of 1-90 GHz. This facility can be used to test a wide range of antennas systems, like phased-arrays and focal-plane arrays. Next to this, we have developed a unique millimeter-wave facility to test highly-integrated antenna systems, like Antenna-on-Chip (AoC) and Antenna-in-Package (AiP). This facility supports probe-based measurements.



Within the Electromagnetics group students can work on projects at several stages of their development, e.g. in BSc endprojects, internships, and external projects at companies or institutes, domestic or abroad.

Furthermore the group offers many interesting MSc graduation projects, many in close cooperation with industry and research institutes. For more information, please contact Prof. Bart Smolders ( or Dr. Rob Mestrom ( 

It is the aim to link these projects to exciting existing or future research projects.