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General description

The High-Frequency and Communication Technology Department is located at the University of Wuppertal in Germany. Our research involves electronic circuits and systems for future mmWave and terahertz technologies. The research activities span across Terahertz Science for applications such as imaging, spectroscopy, chemical/biologic identification, hidden object detection, and communication with ultra-high data-rates.


Role/activity in the project

The institute has over ten years experience in the field of silicon-based RF and mmWave circuit design and packaging, through the experience of Prof. Dr. U. Pfeiffer. In DotFive, the University of Wuppertal will be involved in the technology benchmarking through the design of circuit building blocks and the evaluation of the technology for new applications as part of the work package five (WP5). Circuits that target applications at very high frequencies can potentially be used in next-generation mmWave and THz applications.


People involved in the project

Ullrich Pfeiffer received the diploma degree in physics and the Ph.D. in  physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1996 and 1999  respectively. In 2000 his research was based on real-time electronics for a particle physics experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland. From 2001 to 2006 he was with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center where his research involved RF circuit design, power amplifier design at 60GHz and 77GHz, high-frequency modeling and packaging for millimeter-wave communication systems. In 2007 he was leading the THz electronics group at the Institute of High-Frequency and Quantum Electronics at the University of Siegen, Germany. Since 2008 he holds the High-frequency and Communication Technology chair at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. He was the co-recipient of the 2004 and 2006 Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference, the co-recipient of the 2006 IBM Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award. He received a 2007 European Young Investigator Award and the 2008 EuMIC Best Paper Award.

Erik Öjefors was born in Uppsala, Sweden in 1975. He received his M.Sc. degree in engineering physics and Ph.D. in microwave technology from Uppsala University, Sweden, in 2000 and 2006 respectively. The topic his research was monolithically integrated antennas and circuits in silicon technology. In 2000 he worked as a research engineer at Uppsala University, designing a lightweight telemetry transceiver for a nano-satellite. In 2001 he was employed as an RF-design engineer at Sensys Traffic AB, Sweden, where he defined the architecture of a 24 GHz radar system for vehicle classification. Since 2007 he is with the THz electronics group at the Institute of High-Frequency and Quantum Electronics at the University of Siegen, Germany, working on the design of circuits and antennas for THz detectors and receivers in silicon technology. He was the co-recipient of the R.W.P. King Award for the best paper published by young engineers in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation in 2006. In 2008 he received the EuMIC Best Paper Award.