researcher profile

prof.dr. Nuria Llombart


Expertise: THz planar antennas, periodic structures, reflector antennas, lens antennas and waveguide structures

Themes: Beyond 60 GHz technology

Contact details

Group: Terahertz Sensing (THZ)
Department of Microelectronics
Phone:+31-15-27 87860

List of publications

Google Scholar profile

Nuria Llombart received the Master's degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. degrees from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, in 2002 and 2006, respectively.
During her Master’s degree studies, she spent one year at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, and worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Erlangen, Germany. From 2002 to 2007, she was with the Antenna Group, TNO Defense, Security and Safety Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands, working as a Ph.D. student and afterwards as a Researcher. From 2007 to 2010, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the California Institute of Technology, working with the Sub-millimeter Wave Advance Technology Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA. She was a “Ramón y Cajal” fellow in the Optics Department, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, from 2010 to 2012. In September 2012, she joined the THz Sensing Group, Technical University of Delft, Delft, the Netherlands, where as of February 2018 she is a Full Professor.
She has coauthored more than 200 journal and international conference contributions in the areas of antennas and THz systems. Dr. Llombart was the recipient H. A. Wheeler Award for the Best Applications Paper of 2008 in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, the 2014 THz Science and Technology Best Paper Award of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, and several NASA awards. She was also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award. She serves as a Board member of the IRMMW-THz International Society and Associated Editor of IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation. In 2015, she was the recipient of European Research Council Starting Grant. In 2019, she became IEEE fellow for contributions to millimeter and submillimeter wave quasi-optical antennas.


EE3P11 Electromagnetics

An introduction to electromagnetic fields and waves

EE4510 Advanced electromagnetics

Analysis of wireless links and transmission lines

EE4580 Quasi optical systems

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

EE4620 Spectral Domain Methods in Electromagnetics

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


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


Lens Antenna Array for Ultrafast Wireless Communication

Geometrical Optics / Fourier Optics Tool for Analyzing Quasi-optical Components

Projects history

Concealed Objects Stand-Off Real-Time Imaging for Security

The project will develop a demonstrator for stand-off real-time concealed object detection for future implementations of high throughput security screening for European mass-transit markets and infrastructure security.

Characterization of Printed Transmission Lines at High Frequencies, Software Tool (MATLAB tool)

This project will develop a freely accessible software-tool allowing for fast characterization of printed transmission lines in terms of conductor, dielectric and radiative losses. It also gives a quick evaluation of impedance matching.

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.

Kinetic Inductance Detectors: a new imaging technology for observations in and from space

Imaging arrays of kinetic inductance detectors for space-based astronomical and earth observation 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

Last updated: 18 Aug 2021