Here you will have a glimpse into my research and educational activities.
My team designs and optimizes antenna arrays for next-generation wireless systems!
Our applications are cellular & satellite communications, radioastronomy, civilian radars and healthcare.
Since April 2021, I work as an Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands, in the Microwave Sensing, Signals and Systems (MS3) Section. I received my B.Sc. degree with double specialization in Communications and Microwaves/Antennas from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2014, and the M.Sc. (Cum Laude, with the Justus & Louise van Effen Scholarship) and Ph.D. degrees (Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 2016 and 2020, respectively. My Ph.D. thesis was titled "Antenna Array Synthesis and Beamforming for 5G Applications: An Interdisciplinary Approach". Following my Postdoctoral Research at TU Delft, I started working in my current role.
My research interests include phased arrays for next-generation communication and sensing systems, array optimization, cooling, multibeam antennas, front-end architectures, and beamforming algorithms.
I started serving as a Guest editor in MDPI Electronics for a special issue on "AI-powered antenna and RF technologies".
We filed a patent with ESA on beamforming networks with interference mitigation functionality.
3 MSc students graduated. Congratulations to Keshav, Xiangwen and Surya!
We have 3 accepted papers in IEEE CAMA this year. Stay tuned!
Our paper in AWPL has been accepted and published in the Early Access.
Projects & Partners
Funding: Dutch Research Council (NWO) - NXP Partnership Program on Advanced 5G Solutions
Project title: "Antenna Topologies and Front-end Configurations for Multiple Beam Generation"
Period : Jan. 2017 - Mar. 2023
Funding: European Space Agency (ESA) Open Space Innovation Platform
Project title: "A Key to 5G/6G Flexible Space Connection: Antenna Butler-like Multiple Beam Forming"
Period: Aug. 2020 - Aug. 2022
Funding: Dutch Research Council (NWO) - Investment Grant Large
Project title: "Phased Array Radar for Extreme Weather Analysis and Prediction (PHARA)"
Period: May 2023 - now
Funding: TU Delft Microelectronics Synergy Grant
Project title: "Integrated Antenna Design and Cooling Concepts in Active Phased Arrays"
Period: Jul. 2022 - now
Funding: TU Delft Space Institute Seed Grant
Project title: "SpaceTaper: A Spatially Tapered Phased Array Antenna for Future Space Communications"
Period: Jun. 2022 - now
Funding: TU Delft Bioengineering Institute Master Grant
Project title: "DegRadar: Realtime Radar Sensing of Biodegradable Implant Antennas for Infection Detection"
Period: Sep. 2023 - now
Current Ph.D. students:
N. B. Onat - Started in Sep. 2021
Topic: Phased array optimization and design strategies for 5G/6G
R. Vergez - Started in Mar. 2022
Topic: Multiple Beam Hybrid Array Antenna for Satcom and for 5G and Beyond
F. T. Çelik - Started in Jul. 2022
Topic: Integrated Antenna Design and Cooling Concepts in Active Phased Arrays
Current M.Sc. students:
J. Heylen - Starts in Feb. 2024 (external from Technical University of Denmark)
Topic: Fast adaptation of active array antennas in the presence of scatterers using machine learning
A. Kannan - Starts in Nov. 2023 (in collaboration with NXP Semiconductors)
Topic: Co-design of 2D antenna array and DoA estimation
Y. Lian - Starts in Nov. 2023 (in collaboration with TU Delft Biomaterials and ECTM Sections)
Topic: Sensing through biodegradable passive/active implants for biomedical applications
K. Qi - Started in Sep. 2023 (in collaboration with TU Delft Electronic Instrumentation Lab.)
Topic: RF energy harvesting concepts
K. C. Gonzalez - Started in Feb 2023 (in collaboration with NXP Semiconductors)
Topic: Design of a mm-wave balun in chip technology
N. Gopakumar - Started in Nov. 2022 (co-supervisor role, in collaboration with TU Delft ECTM)
Topic: Wireless biodegradable split ring resonators for pH and strain detection for a hip implant
Previous M.Sc. students:
R. Kooij - Started in Nov. 2022 (in collaboration with NXP Semiconductors) - Joined TNO after graduation
Topic: 6G antenna-in-package beam forming system modeling
S. N. Subramani - Graduated in Aug. 2023 (in collaboration with TU Delft DCSC Section)
Topic: Optimally sparse and adaptive far-field sampling and pattern reconstruction
X. Wang - Graduated in Aug. 2023
Topic: A preliminary study towards mm-wave wireless network topology optimization using ray tracing
K. A. Nair - Graduated in Aug. 2023 (in collaboration with DLR) - Joined NXP Semiconductors after graduation
Topic: Design of a wideband wide-angle scanning mm-wave dielectric resonator antenna array with additive manufacturing capabilities for Satcom
W. Chen - Graduated in Jun. 2023 (in collaboration with TU Delft NAS Section) - Joined Valeo after graduation
Thesis: System performance evaluation of hybrid beamforming with shaped beam patterns for mm-wave 5G base stations
C. Zhao - Graduated in Jun. 2023 - Joined TU Delft as a PhD student after graduation
Thesis: Design of series-fed antenna array design with reduced beam squint and distortion
Q. Liu - Graduated in Sep. 2022 (in collaboration with NXP Semiconductors) - Joined NMi Certin B.V. after graduation
Thesis: Design of the AiP feeding lines for 6G applications in a high definition fan-out technology
N. Birari - Graduated in Aug. 2022 - Joined Temporary Works Design (TWD) after graduation
Thesis: Power consumption analysis of 5G transmit antenna topologies and beamforming schemes
F. Stallone - Graduated in Aug. 2022 from Politecnico di Torino, Grenoble INP-Phelma, EPFL (co-supervisor role) - Joined TU Delft as a researcher after graduation
Thesis: Design, fabrication and characterization of a magnesium-based split ring resonator for pH and strain detection
A. Balasubramanian - Graduated in Oct. 2021 - Joined Ericsson after graduation
Thesis: mm-Wave Heatsink Antenna Array Design for Low-Sidelobe and Low-Temperature
G. Sudhakaran - Graduated in Sep. 2021 - Joined Ericsson after graduation
Thesis: Modeling and simulation of future multi-user communication systems
M. Buenaventura-Camps - Graduated in Jun. 2021 - Joined Robin Radar Systems after graduation
Thesis: Design of a sparse irregular array for beyond 5G base stations
S. Salman - Graduated in Aug. 2018 - Went back to Pakistan after graduation due to company contract
Thesis: Analysis of Antenna and RF Front-End Topologies for Multi-Beam Systems
M.Sc. Thesis Topics
Below you can find a list of available Master thesis projects I offer at TU Delft. Please contact me for further details !
Array signal processing and optimization oriented projects:
Fast antenna pattern measurements in the near field
6G beam focusing in radiative near field with very large arrays
Antenna array optimization strategies for JCAS - joint communication and sensing
Optimal ultrasound phased arrays for focused brain stimulation
Antenna and beamformer design oriented projects:
Reconfigurable beam forming network design for satellite terminal antennas
Dual-polarized series-fed shaped beam antenna arrays
Antenna as a heatsink: design and multiphysics simulations
Communication system oriented projects:
Amplifier-antenna impedance matching effects in 6G antenna arrays (with NXP)
Optimal system use of mixed low & high quality hardware in mm-wave RF front-ends
Characterization of electromagnetic field exposure due to multibeam base station antenna arrays
I'd love to hear from you.