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dr. Daniele Cavallo

Associate Professor

Expertise: Phased Arrays, antenna modeling and design, integrated antennas

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Group: Terahertz Sensing (THZ)
Department of Microelectronics
Phone:+31 15 27 89 538

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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 was a visiting researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is currently an associate professor in the Terahertz (THz) Sensing Group at TUDelft.

He authored or coauthored more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include wideband antenna arrays, analytical and numerical methods for antenna characterization and on-chip integrated 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), for developing efficient on-chip THz antennas. He is currently an associate editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION. He is a member of the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) and co-coordinator of the EurAAP working group “Active Array Antennas”.


EE3120TU Guided and wireless EM transfer

Fundamentals of Electromagnetics, Transmission Lines, Antennas

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

EE4C05 Electromagnetics

Basic introduction to the fundamental concepts of the Electromagnetics (EM)

ET-Mi-201 Minor “Electronics for Robotics”

An entry-level acquaintance with the electronics that make robots operate, from principles to hands-on realisation


Multi-Beam Antenna arrays

Wideband wide-scanning array with multi-beam capability

Antenna user terminal with Wide Angle Impedance Matching (WAIM) metamaterial radome

Development of Satcom antenna for user terminals, with improved performances with respect to available phased array solutions.

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.

Projects history

Connected arrays for multi-function radars

Wideband wide-scan arrays for multifunction radars applications

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.

Analytical Tool for Artificial Dielectric Layers

A graphical user interface for the analysis of artificial dielectric layers

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


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: 8 Sep 2021