Ireland: Ph.D. Scholarships – Institute of Microelectronics and Wireless Systems

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The Institute of Microelectronics and Wireless Systems (IMWS) conducts
basic and applied research in physical wireless communications and enabling
technologies.  The Institute focuses on addressing commercially-relevent issues
on the 3-10 year horizon.  Led by Dr. Ronan Farrell, the Institute is supported
externally by Science Foundation Ireland(SFI), Enterprise Ireland, and several
Irish and international companies.

As part of its extensive programme of research with Bell Labs Technologies,
as part of the SFI funded Centre for Telecommunications Value Chain Research, a
number of opportunities exists for Ph.D. and Masters research scholarships in
the areas of wireless communication systems, specifically

  • Reconfigure Filters for Software Defined Radio
  • Novel Digital Power Amplifiers for Wireless Systems
  • Highly Parallelised Wideband Analog-to-Digital Converters

Applicants for this position should have a good electronic engineering
honours degree or better (at least 2:1 or a Masters Degree).  Candidates should
have good interpersonal skills, and be highly motivated to work on an important,
rapidly changing field.

Successful students will be offered a tax-free scholarship of 18000 Euro
for initially 18 months, with an additional 18 months upon a successful progress
review.  Fees will be covered by the Institute in addition to the scholarship. 
Preference will be given to EU candidates, but all applicants will be

Applications by email to Dr. Ronan Farrell (

Applications must include, in PDF format only:

  1. full CV, including list of publications;
  2. research statement, outlining research achievements, interests and

Please ensure that all emails have "Ph.D. Scholarships (Wireless)"
in the Subject line.  CV’s will be accepted at any time, but after 13 May,
positions will be filled as appropriate candidates are identified.

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