ARTISAN: Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorate (EID) programme

Supported by the 7th Framework Programme, ARTISAN programme is founded on the expertise of two renowned research groups at Queen's University Belfast and Bell Labs. Its primary goal is to train RF technology researchers to PhD level in the area of wireless infrastructure hardware.

ARTISAN capitalises on the partner strengths – QUB’s research excellence in the fundamental RF technologies and Bell Labs Ireland’s strong track record in exploiting innovations to create novel RF hardware architectures. This alliance will produce researchers who will give European industry the capabilities to invent and commercialize RF innovations needed for existing and future wireless systems to meet explosive demand in telecommunications.

Central to the training programme are the four research projects to investigate and implement innovative architectures, circuit designs and technologies for high-performance RF front-ends. These core areas include: 

  • Multiband transmitter and power amplifier architectures;
  • Novel materials for tunable devices;
  • Adaptive antennas for interference mitigation in cellular wireless networks;
  • Passive intermodulation in passive and tunable components and devices

The resulting flexible, low cost RF hardware solutions will aid the development of the next generation of wireless systems and cater for the efficient re-use of the existing spectrum in small-cell deployments. QUB and Bell Labs will jointly deliver annual training events including general and specialist courses and workshops relevant to the ESRs’ personal development and research. Leading external experts will be invited as visiting researchers to contribute to the research and training activities. ARTISAN is the first research collaboration between Bell Labs and QUB which creates potential for training researchers, technology innovation, future lasting joint research activity and commercial exploitation.


September 4, 2014

Dear Colleagues,
We cordially invite you on Tuesday 9 September at 10am, ECIT Seminar ROOM, to attend the short talk by David Bedford of Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG on the issues of passive intermodulation (PIM) interference in wireless communications and networks and the cutting edge Rosenberger solutions for the PIM testing and rectification in lab and field


September 3, 2014

ARTISAN will attend and contribute to the ITN Coordinators Workshop on Friday 3 October 2014, QUB (Belfast, UK)


September 1, 2014

The Second ARTISAN Training event will be held on 27-31 October 2014 in ECIT (Belfast, UK)


August 1, 2014

ARTISAN will participate in 2014 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC), 10 - 11 November 2014, Burleigh Court International Conference Centre (Loughborough, UK)


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ARTISAN is Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorate (EID) project supported by the 7th Framework Programme