|Web based magazine, No.4, July 15, 2007|
National Centres of Excellence
The laboratory has coordinated one of the first European founded projects in RF MEMS ”MEMSWAVE” (1998-2001). The project was nominated, in 2002 between the first ten European projects for the Descartes Prize (awarded for the best European co-operative research projects). The laboratory is one of the promoters of the RF – MEMS topics in Europe. The laboratory is participating in the FP6 network of excellence “AMICOM” (2004 -2007). The laboratory was recognized at national level as RF-MEMS Center of Excellence, financed by the National Programme MATNANTECH (2002-2005).
Mission: scientific research and technological
development of micromachined microwave and
millimetre wave devices and circuits, contributions to
the developing strategy of the domain. The new RF
MEMS technologies including the “membrane
supported circuits” represents a solution to
manufacture high performance microwave and
millimeter wave devices and circuits devoted to the
Main areas of expertise:
Development of a new generation of circuits devoted
to the millimeter wave communications based on the
semiconductor (Si, GaAs, GaN) micromachining and
International network: Partner in the international
network FP6 Network of Excellence "Advanced MEMS
for RF and Millimeter Wave Communications"
International bilateral cooperations
The laboratory has bilateral governmental cooperation with ITC-irst Trento, Univ Tor Vergata , Rome and CNR Rome, FORTH Heraklion, KERI Chanwong, Koreea.
National projects: The national projects contributes
to the development of a new generation of circuits
based on MEMS and NEMS technologies, devoted to
Research team has multidisciplinary expertise in physics and electronics of microsystems and is composed of 7 senior researchers (5 of them with PhD in physics, electronics, microwave and chemistry), 1 early stage researcher (PhD in electronics), two PhD students in physics and one Master Student.
Team from left to right:
Computers and software for
microwave electromagnetic simulations (IE3D and