Educational courses

Each ESR will undertake educational courses offered by QUB, Bell Labs and external providers to help fellows develop and exploit many skills required for successful completion of their PhD studies and future career. According to the QUB PhD regulations, each PhD student must attend 10 training days per annum in the framework of the QUB PhD Researcher Development Programme. The educational and specialist courses will also be provided at ARTISAN annual training events.

Structured educational courses are designed to provide a thorough overview and systematised knowledge of the main aspects of adaptive and reconfigurable RF front-end technologies. These courses support the research activities and are aimed to develop solid background knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts of the wireless system architectures and the specific approaches to implementation of the functional RF devices and components, and antennas integrated with adaptive and reconfigurable RF front-end. The general educational courses will be arranged mainly in the first year of the PhD studies.

The specialist courses tailored primarily to ESRs’ research activities will provide the in-depth coverage of the project related topics. These courses correlated with the individual research projects will be organised through the whole project duration and delivered as necessary to facilitate the ESR research. The two day courses will typically be collocated with the WSs and seminars at the network-wide training events. The courses will be delivered by the QUB and Bell Labs staff as well as VRs and the invited external experts. The multi-disciplinary courses will cover the theoretical and practical aspects of the adaptive system architectures, design and optimisation of tunable and multiband PA and antenna arrays, experimental characterisation and applications of tunable materials, PIM characterisation in high power multicarrier circuits and devices.

Both educational and specialist courses will be open to undergraduate students, researchers from QUB and Bell Labs, and external participants.