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.


July 1, 2016

Grzegorz Wolosinski attended the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation which was held from June 26 - July 1 2016 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.


April 18-21, 2016

Welcome to the 4th ARTISAN Training Event and Industrial Workshop which will be held in Queen's University Belfast on 18-21 April 2016


March 5, 2016

ARTISAN ESR, Ayman Barakat was invited as a speaker in “Bell Talks” event at Bell Labs Ireland with his presentation “Doherty Power Amplifiers: Why it never gets old!”


November 15, 2015

ARTISAN ESR Ayman Barakat has attended The International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference (IMOC) on 3-6 November 2015 in Pernambuco, Brazil.


November 9-12, 2015

Welcome to the Third ARTISAN Training Event and Industrial Workshop which will be held in Bell Labs, Dublin on 9-12 November 2015


October 1, 2015

ARTISAN ESR Dmitry Kozlov has attended The International Workshop on Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-wave Circuits (INMMiC 2015) on 1-2 October 2015 in Taormina, Italy


July 17, 2015

ARTISAN Researchers Meet Samsung


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