Research Fellow for Advanced Technology for Sub-THz Waveguides based on Carbon Nanotubes project

Job offer posted on 11 October 2022

Advanced Technology for Sub-THz Waveguides based on Carbon Nanotubes project is looking for 1 Research Fellow in the design of microwave devices.


PROJECT : Advanced Technology for Sub-THz Waveguides based on Carbon Nanotubes

Future generations of information technology (IT) systems will have to use higher frequency bands to meet the ever-increasing demand in terms of throughput and mass of data to be exchanged. Higher frequencies mean smaller wavelengths, and therefore very compact dimensions of electronic components and circuits, so that their realization with conventional manufacturing technologies becomes problematic, the levels of resolution required at a few hundred GHz no longer tenable.
The exploitation of new technologies based on nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes (CNT), is a solution envisaged to integrate devices at sub-millimeter and THz frequencies by reaching sufficiently fine resolutions.

In that context, an original concept of CNTs-based Air-Filled Waveguide has been validated experimentally for E-band application. The proposed technology can provide other type of passive devices, and is fully scalable to higher frequencies in the THz spectrum for nanopackaging and 6G applications.

The work will take place in the « Advanced Technology for Sub-THz Waveguides based on Carbon Nanotubes »  project , which is part of the Future Communication Program of Singapore ( The candidate will work in close collaboration with 2 research labs joined with CNRS (XLIM in Limoges, Frances and CINTRA at NTU, Singapore) which are part of the project and have been collaborating for 10 years on the design and integration of submillimeter components and circuits using CNT-based technologies.


The objectives of this position are on the one hand to support the optimization of the technology of manufacture and transfer of the vertically aligned CNTs, and on the other hand, to implement, at a few hundred GHz, new functions such as filters and couplers, for the production of functionalized interposers using this technology.
This work will ensure control of:
• Integration of vertically aligned CNTs with controlled density and reduced contact resistances,
• The modeling of CNTs integrating the parameters of the technology for precise consideration of all physical phenomena in the design of devices,
• The optimized design of the functions taking into account the precise models for the CNTs integrated into the structure
• The characterization of basic demonstrators or performing advanced functions such as filters, couplers or distributors with a view to the production of functionalized interposers to evaluate the performance of very high frequency technology

The research will take place in Singapore, mainly at the premises of CNRS@CREATE and at CINTRA/NTU when necessary, with a competitive salary and generous funding for missions and travels to France in the context of the collaboration with XLIM lab.

This RF position is funded by « Advanced Technology for Sub-THz Waveguides based on Carbon Nanotubes » . It will be supervised by the Lead PI of the project in collaboration with the other partners from CINTRA/NTU and XLIM labs.


A successful candidate will have a PhD degree in the design of microwave devices, having if possible (but not compulsary) a good knowledge in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. The candidate is expected to have strong in 3D EM simulation skills, be highly motivated and creative.


  1. Microwave devices
  2. Highfrequency
  3. Submillimeter
  4. Terahertz
  5. Nanomaterials
  6. Nanotechnologies
  7. 3D electromagnetic simulation
  8. Engineering


    Scientific Responsible name : Prof Dominique Baillargeat, (CNRS@CREATE, Singapore)
    Type of Contract : Research Fellow
    Contract Period : 12 months, renewable
    Start date of the position : 1 December 2022
    Proportion of work : Full time
    Salary range: 70K to 85K SGD per year, depending on suitability and experience.

    Workplace address: CREATE Campus, CREATE Tower, 1 Create Way #08-01 Singapore 138602

    Interested applicants please send your resume to:

    Please attach your full CV, with the names and contacts (including email addresses) of two referees.

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