Seminar High-Frequency Engineering

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration3 SWS
TermWintersemester 2023/24
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline


Current Information

The seminar is planned to take place with personal attendance in the seminar room N4512.


In the framework of the Advanced Seminar High-Frequency Engineering, students will learn how to conduct a bibliographical research, and how to present their findings - both as a scientific paper and a presentation in the semestral symposium. The Seminar is divided into the following parts:

  1. Writing and Presentation Techniques
    The participants learn and practice interactively writing and presentation techniques, they conduct the bibliographical research on the selected topic supported by their advisor, and give a practice presentation for which feedback is provided.
  2. Preparation
    In the second part, the participants prepare a conference article (scientific paper with three pages) and a presentation.
  3. Symposium
    Eventually, the participants present their topic in the semestral symposium of the Advanced Seminar High-Frequency Engineering. Every talk is followed by a short discussion.


To register for the Advanced Seminar High-Frequency Engineering, you have to find an advisor first (see the list of topics below). You have to find and contact the advisor first. When he/she accepts to advise you, you have to send an e-mail to stating the topic and advisor. The registration in TUMOnline is necessary, but not sufficient! The number of participants is limited and the first-come first-served principle is applied.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students may participate by preponing the Advanced Seminar from the master program. There are many advantages: the expert knowledge gained on the topic can be used for a possible Bachelor's thesis. In addition, conducting a bibliographical research, writing a scientific article and giving a presentation are also part of the Bachelor's thesis project. Our Advanced Seminar prepares for these tasks.

Proposed Topics

Students are encouraged to address any supervisor with their own topic suggestions. A list of proposed topics can be found below.

Topic Advisor Availbility
PLL loop filter design
Noise vs. Speed?
Stefan Punzet available
The Diffraction Limit
An Obstacle in Microwave Imaging
Alexander Paulus taken

The Corrugated Waveguide

Is the wall conductive or not?

Jonas Tiede available

Polynomial Chaos Expansion1

Uncertainty Quantification in Stochastic Electromagnetic Problems

Quanfeng Wang available

3D Imaging in Complex Environments1

Can Ray Tracing Help with Multipath Effects?

Han Na taken
TBA Abdo Salah taken
Discrete exterior calculus1
Is it worth implementing?
Mohammad Mirmohammedsadeghi available

Active vs Passive Microwave Imaging

Which One to Choose and Why?

Matthias Saurer taken

Quantum Radar

Sensing with the spooky action at a distance

Josef Knapp



Manufactured Solutions in Numerics

No more need for reference solutions?

Bernd Hofmann available

¹ only in English

Place and Time

The seminar will take place between 9:45 and 13:00, likely in person in the seminar room N4512. The dates are

Date Content
Writing- and
Presentation Techniques
18.10.2023 Introduction, Scientific Writing I
25.10.2023 Scientific Writing II
08.11.2023 Scientific Presentations I
22.11.2023 Scientific Presentations II
29.11.2023 Scientific Presentations III
06.12.2023 Preparation of Practice Presentations
13.12.2023 Practice Presentations I
20.12.2023 Practice Presentations II
10.01.2024 Draft Deadline
22.01.2024 Final Deadline
24.01.2024 Final Presentations I
31.01.2024 Final Presentations II

On all dates, attendance is mandatory. The article draft has to be send to the day of the draft deadline. The  final article has to be send to the day of the final deadline.


Final presentation
(20 min talk + 10 min colloquium)
70 %
Scientific article
(three pages w/o bibliography)
30 %
Practice presentation Pass/fail credit requirement