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Joachim Oberhammer


Joachim Oberhammer - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Sweden

Joachim Oberhammer, born in Italy in 1976; M.Sc. EE from Graz University of Technology, Austria, in 2000; Ph.D. from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2004. Post-doctoral research fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2004, and at Kyoto University, Japan, in 2008. Since 2005 leading radio-frequency/microwave/terahertz micro-electromechanical systems research at KTH; Associate Professor at KTH in 2010; Full Professor in Microwave and THz Microsystems at KTH since 2015. Guest researcher at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2007; guest researcher at NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA, in 2014; “Chair of Excellence” guest professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2019. He received awards by the Ericsson Research Foundation, Swedish Innovation Bridge, and Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Six Best Paper Awards since 2009. Steering Group member of IEEE MTT-S and AP-S Sweden since 2009. ERC Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council in 2013. Steering Group Member of the Young Academy of Sweden 2014-2016. Representative in the European Microwave Association General Assembly in 2016-2018. Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology since 2018.



The purpose of this interdisciplinary research programme is to create synergy effects between the emerging technology field of Terahertz (THz) micromachining, the field of expertise of the guest professor Joachim Oberhammer from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and the research field of microwave photonics devices and systems for scientific, telecommunication, and test&measurement applications, the field of expertise of the hosting professors Prof. Luis Enrique García Muñoz (microwave-photonics upconversion) and Prof. G. Carpintero del Barrio, UC3M (microwave photonics for telecommunication). Specifically, THz micromachining will be investigated for (1) micromechanically-tuneable microwave-photonics upconversion for ultra-high sensitivity room-temperature radiometric detection; (2) highly miniaturized, micromachined opto-electronic converters for ultra-wide bandwidth sub-THz telecommunication and contact-free THz measurement interfaces. This specific objectives of this project are to investigate novel concepts, verify these concepts by electromagnetic simulations, develop the microfabrication process schemes, and complete designs of microsystem for experimental verification.