Cardiff University, UK, invites applications for the 2014 PhD studentship in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.The project supported by the studentship explores the novel use of active harmonic and baseband load-pull and source-pull to isolate RF current and voltage (RFI-V) waveforms that promote linearity, whilst at the same time, achieve high-efficiency. It is hoped that this will provide new approaches to linearization for wide dynamic range amplifying structures such as the Doherty and others, and how well such approaches respond to different device technologies.
RF Waveform Engineering systems can also provide the necessary data for advanced transistor modelling approaches, and allow for example engineered RF load-lines that transit through specific points in the appropriate device model space at synchronized times. This project will consider such approaches in developing appropriate models for a range of device technologies, and how they respond to such linearization techniques.
Worth of award

  • The studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£13,863 p.a. for 2014/15, updated each year) plus an enhancement of at least £1,000 per annum.
  • One studentship is available.


  • Residency: This studentship is open to students of any nationality. Students classified as international for fee purposes have to self-fund the difference between home and international fees.
  • 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 [email protected] Please ensure that you quote the studentship reference pres4-pjt-2014 in the email subject field.
The successful candidate will then be invited to submit a standard application for Postgraduate Study via the Online Application Service.
Deadline: Applications close June 14, 2014.
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