dr. D. Cavallo

Assistant Professor
Terahertz Sensing (THZ), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: Electromagnetics, antenna characterization and design, on-chip antennas


Daniele Cavallo received the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in telecommunication engineering from the University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy, in 2007, and his Ph.D. degree (cum laude) in Electromagnetics from Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands, in 2011.

From January 2007 to November 2011, he was with the Antenna Group at the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO Defense, Security and Safety), The Hague, Netherlands. From 2012 to 2015, he was Postdoc at Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), Delft, Netherlands. In 2015, he visited Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is now assistant professor at TUDelft.

He authored or coauthored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include analytical and numerical methods for antenna characterization, the design of antenna arrays and on-chip antennas.

Dr. Cavallo was co-recipient of the best innovative paper prize at the 30th ESA Antenna Workshop in 2008 and received The Best Paper Award in Electromagnetics and Antenna Theory at the 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) in 2017. The students he supervised received the best student paper award at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) 2013, the "Special Mention for Excellent Presentation" at EuCAP 2015 and the Else Kooi Prize in 2016. In 2015, Dr. Cavallo was awarded a 3-year personal grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO VENI, 250 keuro), for developing efficient on-chip THz antennas. He is currently an associate editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION.

EE3330TU Guiding & Radiating Structures

Fundamentals of Electromagnetics, Transmission Lines, Antennas

EE3P11 Electromagnetics

An introduction to electromagnetic fields and waves

EE4580 Quasi optical systems

Green's function of stratified media, spectral domain analysis of printed antennas, periodic structures, quasi optics

EE4630 Spectral Domain Methods in Electromagnetics

Antenna Imaging, Antennas in reception, Fourier Optics, Connected Array Antennas, Artificial dielectric materials

EE4C05 Electromagnetics

WAtt LEvel transmitters at mm-waves

The WhALE project targets, employing complementary expertise in the field of electromagnetics, system integration and integrated circuit design, to develop the next generation of mmwave transmitters.

Artificial Dielectrics for High-frequency On-Chip antennas

Goal: To achieve optimized, reliable, flexible and low-cost manufacturing of the breakthrough technology of Artificial Dielectric (AD) layers, as the solution to the surface-wave problem of high-frequency on-chip antennas.

3D Elements For Phased Array Systems

The goal is to develop 3D antenna elements for phased arrays with integrated filtering solutions and suitable pattern shaping.

Efficient on-chip antennas for terahertz applications

Silicon technology promises affordable integrated THz systems, but at the cost of limited achievable efficiency. Antenna solutions to overcome this bottleneck efficiency will be investigated.

THz Imaging Phenomenology Platforms for Stand-off IED Detection funded by the European Defense Agency

The objectives of the Project are to produce an imagery phenomenology study for evaluation of the detection problem centred around the detection of concealed objects and map the route towards potential applications.

THz silicon-integrated camera for low-cost imaging applications

Develop a real-time multi pixel passive radiometer, operating between 0.1 THz and 1THz, integrated in a silicon based technology, with temperature resolution better than 1K

Projects history

Analytical Tool for Artificial Dielectric Layers

A graphical user interface for the analysis of artificial dielectric layers


DOTSEVEN is a very ambitious 3.5 year R&D project targeting the development of silicon germanium (SiGe) heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) technologies with cut-off frequencies (fmax) up to 700 GHz.

Last updated: 25 Mar 2019