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Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Enabling technologies for 5G/6G: Multifunctional millimeter-wave/thz photonic antennas

Reference number: 9026
Supervisors: John Xiupu Zhang and Ahmed Kishk

Program description

5G access network consists of backhaul and fronthaul system that are used to connect with antennas at base stations. Low power consumption and cost-effective base stations in 5G networks are essential. To this end, electronic and photonic integrated antennas must be used combined with simple fronthaul transmission technologies. This research is going to investigate design of new broadband and high-power photodiode, millimeter-wave and THz antenna and photodiode integrated with antenna, i.e. photonic antenna. The candidate must have a good knowledge of semiconductor physics, semiconductor devices, electromagnetics and antennas. Previous experiences in the above are essential requirements.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in physics and electromagnetics related fields with experience in semiconductor device and antenna design.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy


Horizon position is expected to be filled as soon as possible but no later than March 1, 2024.

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Niyusha Samadi
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above.
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages).
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Niyusha Samadi.


The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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