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Summer jobs at RAD department

Apply for summer jobs in the Department of Radio Science and Engineering. (The application period has ended.)

Aalto University is a new multidisciplinary university in the fields of technology, business, and art and design. It opens up new possibilities for strong multidisciplinary education and research. Aalto University has 20 000 students and a staff of 5 000 including 370 professors.

The Department of Radio Science and Engineering has summer trainee positions on the following subjects for the degree students of Aalto University:

  • [Task code: RFID] Wireless sensors and 5G antennas
    • Experimental and analytical work on wireless sensors, such as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), and antennas for 5G networks
    • Suitable for students who want to write a candidate thesis or carry out a special assignment
    • Further information: Prof. Ville Viikari
  • [WMI1] Nanoscale electromagnetic bandgaps
    • Numerical analysis and design of electromagnetic bandgap structures for nanoscale thermal insulators. The work is related to Aalto Energy Efficiency (AEE) Programme.
    • Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master thesis.
    • Required skills: Basics of electromagnetic field theory and radio engineering (BSc level), MATLAB programming.
    • Further information: Prof. Ari Sihvola.
  • [WMI2] Electromagnetic modelling of exotic materials
    • Theoretical and numerical modelling of electromagnetic response of exotic material structures with unusual properties.
    • Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master thesis.
    • Required skills: Basics of electromagnetic field theory and radio engineering (BSc level), MATLAB programming.
    • Further information Prof. Ari Sihvola.
  • [CEM1] Antenna shape optimization
    • Development of numerical software for antenna shape optimization of future wireless communication technologies.
      Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master thesis.
    • Required skills: Basics of electromagnetic field theory and radio engineering (BSc level), MATLAB programming.
    • Further information: Staff Scientist Pasi Ylä-Oijala.
  • [CEM2] Scattering cross section computation of extremely large structures
    • Implementation and application of hybrid PO-MLFMA (physical optics-multilevel fast multipole) to analyse electromagnetic scattering by electrically vary large objects.
    • Suitable for students who want to carry out a special assignment or continue to a Master thesis.
    • Required skills: Basics of electromagnetic field theory and radio engineering (BSc level), MATLAB programming.
    • Further information: Staff Scientist Pasi Ylä-Oijala.
  • [RAP1] Antennas and Propagation
    • Development of RF circuitries for In-band full-duplex relay devices; manufacturing and the measurements of a prototype.
    • The student will use CST MWS/HFSS and AWR/ADS for simulations and the lab and measurement facilities of RAD in the evaluation.
    • Suitable for graduate students who want to carry out a special assignment on radio frequency frontend design in the future.
    • Further information: Doctoral Candidate Sathya Venkatasubramanian
  •  [RAP2] Antennas and Propagation
    • Studying adverse radio propagation conditions of ground-to-aircraft radio channels; build codes to construct terrain database and to run a radio propagation prediction tool.
    • the student will use MATLAB, Google Earth COM API and require a basic image recognition technique.
    • Suitable for graduate students who want to carry out a special assignment on radio system design in the future.
    • Further information: Prof. Katsuyuki Haneda.
  •  [MMANT] Antenna measurements at millimetre-wave frequencies
    • Experimental characterisation of antennas, for example lens antennas at 70-110 GHz In the measurements, the summer trainee uses a planar near-field scanner and a millimetre-wave network analyser
    • Detailed job description depends on the summer trainee’s interests and qualifications
    • Suitable for students who want to write a candidate thesis or carry out a special assignment
    • Further information: Staff Scientist Juha Ala-Laurinaho
  • [ROSETTA] Analysis of the data from the Rosetta comet mission
    • Analysis of the data from the ICA ion instrument onboard the ongoing ESA Rosetta mission to comet 67P/C-G by computer simulation
    • The summer trainee will perform computer simulations or use existing simulations, together with Aalto University’s Rosetta team
    • Suitable also for students wishing to write a candidate thesis or to carry out a special assignment
    • Further information: Prof. Esa Kallio
  • [ESA] Algorithms and measurements to support coming ESA Biomass mission
    • Analysis of HUTSCAT scatterometer data collected from helicopter over boreal forest
    • Alternatively hands on building: upgrading HUTSCAT system, measurements and calibration
    • Suitable for students who want to write diploma thesis or advanced bachelor thesis on Remote Sensing
    • Further information: Prof. Jaan Praks
  •  [META] Non-reflecting sheets for shaping transmitted waves
    • Theoretical design, numerical optimization, and experimental testing of an array of small metal particles capable of full control over transmitted fields (see “functional metamirrors” at meta.aalto.fi).
    • Suitable for motivated students who want to carry out a special assignment or possibly continue to a Master thesis.
    • Required skills: Good knowledge of electromagnetics and antennas (BSc level). Working language is English.
    • Further information Prof. Sergei Tretyakov

If no working language has been indicated, it is Finnish or English.

Contact information of the Department personnel is located at http://radio.aalto.fi/en/contact/personnel/ 

Please fill in the application form by February 27, 2015. Attach a copy of your CV and study record to your application. Please mark the task codes of the positions you are interested in on your application.

 

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