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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

PhD positions in EE, University of Ghent, Belgium

University of Ghent
Department of Information Technology

Fully paid 4 years Ph.D. positions within the Electromagnetics Group At present several fully paid 4 years Ph.D. positions are available within the Electromagnetics Group of the Dept. of Information Technology. Apart from a Master's degree in Electrical or Physical Engineering and good knowledge of English, basic (graduate) knowledge in Electromagnetics and high-frequency electronics is sufficient. The Ph.D. candidate will be provided with all guidance and hardware and software tools necessary to perform state-of-the art research in one of the following fields:
• High-frequency behavior of Integrated Circuits (ICs) with a special focus on ICs for the automotive industry. This research will be conducted in cooperation with Flemish industry partners, such as Melexis and ON Semiconductor, and also within a consortium of well-known European electronics manufacturers, such as Philips, NXP, Bosch, Infineon, ...
• Flexible and implantable antennas (in cooperation with Recticel and Flanders' Drive)
• Design and modeling of advanced submicron interconnect technologies of ICs (in cooperation with Agilent Technologies)
• Advanced time-domain (FDTD) and finite element (FE) techniques for the simulation of antennas for usage within the ADS-framework of Agilent Technologies
• Detection of concealed objects with millimeter waves (within a Strategic Basic Research project of the IWT) and early detection of breast tumors
• Fast Maxwell solvers for very large and complex structures in cooperation with foreign research groups in the USA, Finland, Italy, Turkey, and Israel.

As a researcher within the Electromagnetics Group, you will be part of a team that has reached the top of the international scientific community for more than 20 years and this will allow you to fully develop your creative abilities. During these four years, you will regularly take part in international congresses and upon your request an internship in a foreign research group can be arranged. The Ph.D. research itself can be focused on more fundamental investigations as well as on innovative applied research in close collaboration with industry.

Through intensive coaching by senior researchers and professors and through cooperation with the Electromagnetics Group's academic and industrial partners, the candidate will be trained as a highly skilled scientist and design engineer. Upon completion of the four years program, the Ph.D. graduate will be ready for a successful academic career or to hold an important position in a high-tech company.

Interested candidates are requested to send their curriculum to Dr. D. Vande Ginste (, Prof. H. Rogier (, or Prof. D. De Zutter (Fellow IEEE) ( Please provide sufficient details on the Electromagnetics and high-frequency electronics courses in your curriculum.

Department of Information Technology – Electromagnetics Group
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, B - 9000 Gent, Belgium

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The way to AMINEF in Gedung Balai Pustaka

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation
Balai Pustaka Building, 6th. Floor
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4
Jakarta 10720, Indonesia

1. The buses which goes to Senen Bus Station all of them pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. Especially which route is through Pasar Baru .

2. Bus Transjakarta, from Blok M you have to change the bus 2-3 times.
Way 1 : from Blok M change the bus in Dukuh Atas bus stop to the bus towards Pulogadung, then take a bus in Pramuka bus stop towards Ancol, this bus pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. The closest bus stop (Budi Utomo) is about 800 meters from Gedung Balai .
Way 2 : From Blok M take the bus in the Harmoni Bus Stop, the bus towards Pulogadung, get down in Senen Bus Stop and walk about 800 meters, or from this bus stop take the bus towards Ancol and get down as mentioned in way 1. About the distance, this two bus stops is about the same. (It is better if you take ojek or bajaj from this bus stop to Gedung Balai Pustaka)

3. If you take taxi with old tariff (TL=Tarif Lama) from blok M with no traffic jam is about Rp. 30.000,00.

4. From Blok M use bus Patas AC 76. Gedung Balai Pustaka is in the right side, after you pass through Depag, and say to conductor "Balai Pustaka"

5. Use a busway from Blok M towards Kota, get down in Sawah Besar bus stop. From here take a Mikrolet M12 towards Senen. After cross road Wahidin and before senen get down and cross the street.

Living Cost in Germany

Living Cost in Germany is vary from city to city, but this is th case if you stay in Aachen, Germany
Student accommodation or private sharing : 180 - 230 euros per month
Food : 10 - 12 euros per day (if eating outside)
Transport for students : free within Aachen and until Koln and Dusseldorf in regional trains)

Living Cost In Austria

Living Cost in Austria is depending on the city, for example the Capital of Austria, Vienna:
- Dormitory is about 250-400 euro per month.
- Living Cost 200-400 euro per month.
- Transportation 128 euro per 4 months (student and age < 26), or 49 euro per month (ordinary)

For visa, it has to be a letter from the University/Scholl in Austria. It takes about 2-3 months.

Where to do GMAT Test

GMAT Tests are held in Jakarta, Indonesia :
1. EEC Slipi +62-21 5320044 or +62-215323176
2. Kaplan GMAT Preparation +62-81388908450, +62-21 5211588, +62-215211701 (Information abaout this test can be asked in that number)
3. Or this number +62-213159225

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