Design and development of novel device architectures throughout the radio frequency, microwave, millimetre wave and terahertz domain.
This research area covers the design and development of novel device architectures throughout the radio frequency, microwave, millimetre wave and terahertz domain – for example:
- custom antennae
We aim to support a portfolio of ambitious research that can have a truly disruptive impact and to allow this research to find applications across a wide range of areas.
Our aims for this research area are below.
Exploring new concepts and technologies
A portfolio in this area that includes a significant proportion of fundamental research exploring new concepts and technologies. There is expected to be significant merit in funding more fundamental research and we encourage researchers to be more ambitious and far sighted in their research programmes.
Research across disciplines
Increased application of advanced materials research to developments in radio frequency (RF) and microwave devices, with an increased level of cross-disciplinary research between the fields. We expect this to lead to more interaction, networking and mutual understanding between the disciplines.
Collaboration in application domains
More collaboration with researchers working in application domains where RF and microwave devices can have an impact. Many societal and technological challenges have a communications dimension, while a number of other technologies use RF, millimetre wave and terahertz transmission. To tackle these challenges, we would like to see collaboration with researchers working in these domains, as well as with users.
Balanced support across career stages
A greater number of postgraduate students and early career researchers, as part of a rebalancing of support across the career stages in this research area.
Researchers working in RF and microwave devices are encouraged to consider EPSRC’s cross-disciplinarity and co-creation cross-ICT priority, and what this means for the way they engage with researchers in other areas and the opportunities this presents.