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Dr Thomas Kaufmann

Biography/ Background

Education: 

  •  2001-2006: MSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  •  2007-2011: PhD in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Awards & Achievements

2012 APEMC Best Symposium Paper "A Scattered Field Formulation of the Time-Domain Radial Point Interpolation Method using Radial Perfectly Matched Layers", T. Kaufmann, C. Fumeaux

2008 ACES Symposium Best Student Paper Finalist "Application of the radial point interpolation method as meshless time-domain technique in electromagnetics"T. Kaufmann, C. Fumeaux, R. Vahldieck

Research Interests

  • Wearable Technologies
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Electromagnetic Theory


Half-mode substrate-integrated cavity (HMSIC) antenna with embroidered vias operating at 5 GHz


Radiation mechanism of HMSIC antenna. Graphs from "Wearable Textile Half-Mode Substrate-Integrated Cavity Antenna using Embroidered Vias," T. Kaufmann, C. Fumeaux, IEEE AWPL 2013.


Electric field distribution of scattering problem along metallic cylinder with radial PMLs using the Radial Point Interpolation Method in the time domain.


Convergence behavior of the problem on the left. Graphs from "A scattered field formulation of the time-domain radial point interpolation method using radial perfectly matched layers," T. Kaufmann, C. Fumeaux, EuCAP 2012.

   
 

 

Publications

Journals (selected publications):

  • “Wearable Textile Half-Mode Substrate-Integrated Cavity Antenna using Embroidered Vias,” T. Kaufmann, C. Fumeaux, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2013, in press
  • “Wearable Quarter-Wave Microstrip Antenna for Passive UHF RFID Applications,” T. Kaufmann, D.C. Ranasinghe, M. Zhou, C. Fumeaux, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2013, Article ID 129839, 11 pages, 2013.
    http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijap/2013/129839/ 
  • “A Wideband Omni-Directional Horizontally Polarized Travelling-Wave Antenna based on Half-Mode Substrate Integrated Waveguide,” N. Nguyen-Trong, T. Kaufmann, C. Fumeaux, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2013
    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6516889
  • “High‐order absorbing boundary conditions for the meshless radial point interpolation method in the frequency domain,” T. Kaufmann, C. Engström, International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, 2013
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jnm.1882/full 
  • “Distributed source model for the full-wave electromagnetic simulation of nonlinear terahertz generation,” C. Fumeaux, H. Lin, K. Serita, W. Withayachumnankul, T. Kaufmann, M .Tonouchi, D. Abbot, Optics Express 20 (16), 18397-18414, 2013
    http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-16-18397 
  • “Efficiency of a compact elliptical planar ultra-wideband antenna based on conductive polymers,” T. Kaufmann, A. Verma, V.T. Truong, B. Weng, R. Shepherd, C. Fumeaux, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, 2012
    http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijap/2012/972696/abs/ 
  • “Recent developments of the meshless radial point interpolation method for time‐domain electromagnetics,” T. Kaufmann, Y. Yu, C. Engström, Z. Chen, C. Fumeaux, International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, 2012
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jnm.1830/full
  • "Eigenvalue analysis and longtime stability of resonant structures for the meshless radial point interpolation method in time domain,"  T. Kaufmann, C. Engström, C. Fumeaux, R. Vahldieck, Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on 58 (12), 3399-3408 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5597961
  • "A Review of Perfectly Matched Absorbers for the Finite-Volume Time-Domain Method," T. Kaufmann, K. Sankaran, C. Fumeaux, and R. Vahldieck, ACES Journal vol 23(3), 184-192, 2008

Conferences (selected publications):

  • “Radiated Electric Field Strengths on the Ground for Various Body-Worn Antenna Positions”, T. Kaufmann, A. Piotrowski, C. Fumeaux, Asia Pacific Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC) 2013
  • “Comparison of Fabric and Embroidered Dipole Antennas”, T. Kaufmann, I.-M. Fumeaux and C. Fumeaux, Seventh European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2013
  • “Impact of different node distributions on the meshless Radial Point Interpolation Method in time-domain electromagnetic simulations,” Z. Shaterian, T. Kaufmann, C. Fumeaux, Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings (APMC), 1322-1324, 2012
  • “Modeling conductive polymer antennas in the microwave region,” T. Kaufmann, R. Shepherd, C. Fumeaux, IEEE Conference on Wireless Information Technology and Systems (ICWITS)
  • “Conformal and multi-scale time-domain methods: From tetrahedral mesh to meshless discretisation,” C. Fumeaux, T. Kaufmann, D. Baumann, M. Klemm, Asia-Pacific Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC), 161-164, 2012
  • “A scattered field formulation of the time-domain radial point interpolation method using radial perfectly matched layers,” T. Kaufmann, C. Fumeaux, Asia-Pacific Symposium on, Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC), 713-716, 2012, Best Symposium Paper Award
  • “Explicit time-stepping scheme for radial perfectly matched layers in staggered meshless methods,” T. Kaufmann, C. Fumeaux, 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 1324-1328, 2012
  • “Effect of polyimide layers on the permittivity tuning range of liquid crystals,” P. Yaghmaee, T. Kaufmann, B. Bates, C. Fumeaux, 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 3579-3582, 2012
  • “Comparison of Two Planar Elliptical Ultra-Wideband PPy Conductive Polymer Antennas,” T. Kaufmann, A. Verma, S.F. Al-Sarawi, V.T. Truong, C. Fumeaux, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium, 2012

Professional Associations

2003- IEEE Member

2013- IEEE Antennas and Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques South Australia Chapter Chair 

2012- EMC Society of Australia

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesEngineering
ExpertiseElectrical engineering, Antennas, Wireless Communication, Wearable Systems, Textile and Wearable Antennas, Electromagnetics, Electromagnetic Compatibility
Notes2007: MSC from ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2011: PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2012: Best Paper Award at Asia-Pacific Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility 2012 2013: Chair of IEEE AP-S/MTT-S South Australia

Entry last updated: Sunday, 24 Jan 2016

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