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Joachim Oberhammer

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Research field: radio-frequency to terahertz microsystems, RF/microwave micro-electromechanical systems (RF MEMS), THz MEMS

Short CV: 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; 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; guest professor "Chair of Excellence" at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2019/2020.

He is author and co-author of more than 100 reviewed research papers and holds 4 patents. In 2004, 2007, and 2008 he got an award by the Ericsson Research Foundation, a grant by the Swedish Innovation Bridge, and a scholarship by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, respectively. The research work he is heading received six Best Paper Awards (five of which at IEEE conferences), and four IEEE Graduate Fellowship Awards (by MTT-S and by AP-S) since 2009. He served as TPRC member of IEEE Transducers (2009, 2015, 2019), IEEE International Microwave Symposiums (2010-2018), IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (2011, 2012), IEEE Radio and Wireless Week (2015, 2016), EuMCE (2019). Dr Oberhammer is Steering Group member of the IEEE MTT-S and AP-S Chapers Sweden since 2009. In 2013, he received an ERC Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council. Steering Group Member of the Young Academy of Sweden 2014-2016. Representative of Sweden/Norway/Iceland in the European Microwave Association 2016-2018. Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology since 2018.  PI of two SEK 35-million SSF framework grants on electronics (2014-2020; 2021-2025). Scientific coordinator of the EU RIA projects M3TERA and Car2TERA (both H2020).

Major projects as PI (overall project PI, or PI for KTH's project part):

  • SSF framework project "THz communication", 2020-2025, EUR 3 400 000 (KTH share: EUR 1 750 000)
  • SSF project Sweden/Taiwan "Antennas or beyond-5G", 2020-2025, EUR 310 000 (KTH share)
  • ERC PoC "TERAFILT", 2020-2022, EUR 150 000
  • H2020 FET-Open "TeraMeasure", 2019-2022, EUR 973 987 (KTH share)
  • H2020 MSCA-ITN-ETN "TESLA", 2019-2022, EUR 542 366 (KTH share)
  • H2020 RIA project "Car2TERA", 2019-2021, EUR 961 876 (KTH share)
  • H2020 MSCA-ITN-ETN "CELTA", 2016-2020, EUR 269 000 (KTH share)
  • SSF (Swedish Research Foundation for Strategic Research) Framework Grant Elektronics&Photonics, 2014-2019, EUR 3.5 million (PI)
  • H2020 RIA project "M3TERA", 2015-2018, EUR 986 000 (KTH share)
  • ERC Consolidator Grant 2013 (2014-2019), "TERAMICROSYS", EUR 1.72 million (PI)
  • KAW project "THzBridge" (2014-2019), EUR 650 000 (KTH share)
  • Vinnova/NORDITE research project 2006-2010, EUR 2.4 million (PI)

Course responsible for:

  • EK2360: Hands-on Micro-Electromechanical Systems Engineering (MSc level)
  • EK2370: Build-your-own-Radar-System Project Course (MSc level)
  • FEK3360: Advanced Hands-on-MEMS course (PhD level)
  • FEK3170: Electromagnetic Interactions with Microsystems (PhD level)

PhD thesis: click to download

Publication list: for an (almost) complete list of publications, click on the link publication list to the right (KTH DIVA publication database). A selection of some very recent publications is listed below, partly including their final (pre-print) manuscripts according to the IEEE open-access agreement:

  • Adrian Gomez, and Joachim Oberhammer, “Compact silicon-micromachined wideband 220 – 330GHz turnstile orthomode transducer (OMT),” IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 38-46, Nov. 2018.

  • Oleksandr Glubokov, Xinghai Zhao, James Campion, Umer Shah, and Joachim Oberhammer, “Micromachined Filters at 450 GHz With 1% Fractional Bandwidth and Unloaded Q beyond 700,” IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 106-108, Oct. 2019.

  • Serguei Smirnov, Ilya V. Anoshkin, Petr Demchenko, Daniel Gomon, Dmitri V. Lioubtchenko, Mikhail Khodzitsky, and Joachim Oberhammer, “Optically controlled dielectric properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes for terahertz wave applications,” RCS Nanoscale Communication, DOI: 10.1039/c8nr03740j, June, 2018.

  • Ilya V Anoshkin, James Campion, Dmitry V Lyubchenko, and Joachim Oberhammer, “Freeze-dried carbon nanotube aerogels for high frequency absorber applications,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b03983, May, 2018.

  • Bernhard Beuerle, James Campion, Umer Shah, and Joachim Oberhammer, “A very low-loss 220–325 GHz silicon micromachined waveguide technology,” IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, vol. 8, no. 2, p. 258-260, Jan. 2018.
  • Umer Shah, Theodore Reck, Henrik Frid, Cecile Jung-Kubiak, Goutam Chattopadhyay, Imran Mehdi, and Joachim Oberhammer, “A 500-750 GHz RF MEMS Waveguide Switch,” IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, vol. 7, no. 3, May 2017.
  • Fritzi Töpfer, Lennart Emtestam, and Joachim Oberhammer, “Long-Term Monitoring of Skin Recovery by Micromachined Microwave Near-Field Probe,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 26, no. 7, 2017.
  • Umer Shah, Member, Emmanuel Decrossas, Cecile Jung-Kubiak, Theodore Reck, Goutam Chattopadhyay, Imran Mehdi, and Joachim Oberhammer, “Submillimeter-Wave 3.3-bit RF MEMS Phase Shifter Integrated in Micromachined Waveguide,IEEE Transactions on THz Science and Technology, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 706-715, Sept. 2016.
  • Fritzi Töpfer and Joachim Oberhammer, “Millimeter-wave tissue diagnosis,” IEEE Microwave Magazine (invited), vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 97-113, March 2015.
  • Fritzi Töpfer, Sergey Dudorov, and Joachim Oberhammer, “Millimeter-Wave Near-Field Probe Designed for High-Resolution Skin Cancer Diagnosis,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 2050-2059, June 2015.

Courses

Advanced Hands-on MEMS Course (FEK3360), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Build your own Radar System, Project Course (EK2370), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, Second Cycle (EA238X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, Second Cycle (EA250X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, specialising in Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering, Second Cycle (EA275X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, specialising in Nanotechnology, Second Cycle (EA249X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Systems, Control and Robotics, Second Cycle (EA236X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Engineering Physics, specialising in Nanotechnology, Second Cycle (IA249X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Microsystem Technology, Second Cycle (EK213X), examiner, teacher | Course web

Hands-On Microelectromechanical Systems Engineering (EK2360), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Microsystem Technology (EK2350), teacher | Course web

Project in Microsystem Technology (EK2210), teacher | Course web

Topics in Electromagnetic Interactions with Microsystems (FEK3150), examiner | Course web