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Senior Researcher

Nuno Carvalho

Academic position: Full Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1999
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Thematic Line: Wireless Technologies
Group: Radio Systems – Av

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Address: IT – Aveiro
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Tel: +351 234 377 900
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Nuno Borges Carvalho(S’97–M’00–SM’05-F’15) was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1972. He received the Diploma and Doctoral degrees in electronics and telecommunications engineering from the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, in 1995 and 2000, respectively.

He is currently a Full Professor and a Senior Research Scientist with the Institute of Telecommunications, University of Aveiro and an IEEE Fellow. He coauthored Intermodulation in Microwave and Wireless Circuits (Artech House, 2003), Microwave and Wireless Measurement Techniques (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and White Space Communication Technologies (Cambridge University Press, 2014). He has been a reviewer and author of over 200 papers in magazines and conferences. He is associate editor of the IEEE Microwave Magazine and Cambridge Wireless Power Transfer Journal and former associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.

He is the co-inventor of six patents. His main research interests include software-defined radio front-ends, wireless power transmission, nonlinear distortion analysis in microwave/wireless circuits and systems, and measurement of nonlinear phenomena. He has recently been involved in the design of dedicated radios and systems for newly emerging wireless technologies.

Dr. Borges Carvalho is the chair of the IEEE MTT-20 Technical Committee and the past-chair of the IEEE Portuguese Section and MTT-11 and also belong to the technical committees, MTT-24 and MTT-26. He is also the vice-chair of the URSI Commission A (Metrology Group). He was the recipient of the 1995University of Aveiro and the Portuguese Engineering Association Prize for the best 1995 student at the University of Aveiro, the 1998 Student Paper Competition (Third Place) of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and the 2000 IEE Measurement Prize.

He is a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer for the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.

Scientific Achievements

  • Agregação, Universidade de Aveiro, 01-01-2009
  • PhD, Universidade de Aveiro, 01-01-2000
  • Licenciatura, Universidade de Aveiro, 01-07-1995
  • MTT-11 Technical Committee Member, 01-10-2005, Member
  • URSI, 01-10-2005, Member
  • European Microwave Association, 01-10-2004,
  • ARFTG, 01-01-2000, Member
  • Universidade de Aveiro, 01-10-1997,
  • Ordem dos Engenheiros, 01-08-1995,
  • IEEE, 01-09-1993,
  • Software Defined Radio
  • Nonlinear Distortion
  • Indoor Location
  • Cognitive Radio Transceivers
  • Wireless Power Transmission
As Supervisor
As Co-supervisor
As Supervisor
As Co-supervisor
  • S. Daskalakis, R. Correia, J. Kimionis, G. Goussetis, MT Tentzeris, A. G. Georgiadis, N.B.C. Carvalho, Ambient FM Backscattering Low-Cost and Low-Power Wireless RFID Applications, Chapter in, Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics: COST WiPE - IC1301, Wiley, Hoboken, 2020
  • P. Pinho, D. Belo, R. Correia, N.B.C. Carvalho, Backscatter a solution for IoT devices, Chapter in, Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics: COST WiPE - IC1301, Wiley, London, 2020
  • R. Correia, D. Belo, N.B.C. Carvalho, Internet of Things, Chapter in, Recent Wireless Power Transfer Technologies via Radio Waves, River Publishers, Kyoto, 2018
  • N.B.C. Carvalho, Frontiers of Research and Development and Practical Application of Wireless Power Transmission Technology Frontiers of Research and Development of Wireless Power Transfer, Chapter in, Frontiers of Research and Development and Practical Application of Wireless Power Transmission Technology Frontiers of Research and Development of Wireless Power Transfer, Naoki Shinohara, CMC Publishing, Tokyo, 2016
  • A. Morgado, P.M. Cruz, N.B.C. Carvalho, White Space Technology, the Background, Chapter in, White Space Communications Technologies, N.B. Carvalho, A. Cidronali and R.G. Garcia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2014
  • A. Boaventura, R. D. Fernandes, J. N. Matos, N.B.C. Carvalho, Unconventional RFID Systems, Chapter in, Green RFID Systems, Luca Roselli, Cambridge University Press, 2013
  • P.M. Cruz, N.B.C. Carvalho, Characterization of Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Front-Ends for Multi-mode Operation, Chapter in, Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits and Systems: Emerging Design, Technologies and Applications, A. Georgiadis, H. Rogier, L. Roselli and P. Arcioni, Wiley, Chichester, UK, 2012
  • g Bonifácio, P.S André, N.B.C. Carvalho, RESONANT WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION, Chapter in, Advances in Energy Research – Volume 8, Morena V. Acosta, Nova Publisher, New york, 2011
  • P.M. Cruz, H. Gomes, N.B.C. Carvalho, Receiver Front-End Architectures - Analysis and Evaluation, Chapter in, Advanced Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technologies Semiconductor Devices Circuits and Systems, Moumita Mukherjee, In-Tech, Austria, 2010
  • J. C. Pedro, N.B.C. Carvalho, Mixed Time and Frequency Domain Behavioral Modeling and Simulation, Chapter in, Fundamentals of Nonlinear Behavioral Modeling - Foundations and Applications, J. Wood and D. Root, Artech House, Norwood, 2005
  • N.B.C. Carvalho, Nonlinear Distortion Measurement Techniques, Chapter in, Characterization and Modelling Approaches for Advanced Linearisation Techniques, José Angel Garcia, Springer, India, 2005
  • Compact anechoic chamber for sub 6 GHz using metamaterial absorber, PT117936, National, Pending, 26-04-2022, Portugal
  • Sensor RFID harmónico e sistema para monitorização de condições do ambiente, PT117937, National, Pending, 26-04-2022, Portugal
  • Passive sensor system powered by wireless energy transmission, EP17825932, EPO, Granted, 05-12-2016,
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  • Passive sensor system powered by wireless energy transmission, US16466883, National, Granted, 05-12-2016, United States,
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  • Passive sensor system powered by wireless energy transmission, PCT/IB2017/057660, PCT, 05-12-2016,
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  • Método para o transporte em longa distância de sinal analógico CATV e extensor de alcance de sinal analógico CATV via transporte digital sobre fibra ótica, PT107651, National, Granted, 22-05-2014, Portugal,
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  • Sistema de controlo remoto sem pilhas, PT11186, National, Granted, 02-05-2013, Portugal,
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  • Dispositivo e método para seguimento que utiliza fotografias georreferenciadas, PT10931, National, Granted, 09-05-2011, Portugal,
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  • Sistema integrado de monitorização e comunicação multi-canal para gestão de equipas de protecção civil, PT103616, National, Granted, 15-12-2006, Portugal
  • Método para localizar pessoas ou objectos usando uma rede sem fios, PT103590, National, Granted, 17-10-2006, Portugal
  • Sistema de medida de distorção não linear co-canal, PT102521, National, Granted, 09-10-2000, Portugal

Currently running projects9

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
CityCatalyst SI I&DT Empresarial (Programas Mobilizadores) Nr. 046119 - Catalisador para cidades sustentáveis P2020 01-07-2020 30-06-2023
D-EoL-TA SI I&DT Copromoção Nr. 049698 - D-EoL-TA: Digitalisation of end-of-line distributed testers for antennas P2020 01-03-2021 30-06-2023
FERROVIA 4.0 SI I&DT Empresarial (Programas Mobilizadores) Nr. 046111 - FERROVIA 4.0 P2020 01-07-2020 30-06-2023
IMMINENCE Projetos de I&D Industrial à Escala Europeia Nr. 112314 - IMMINENCE: Intelligent Management of next generation MobIle NEtworks aNd serviCEs P2020 01-06-2021 31-05-2023
NewSpacePortugal Agenda mobilizadoras para a Reindustrialização: New Space Portugal IAPMEI 01-01-2022 31-12-2025
ORCIP Optical Radio Convergence Infrastructure for Communications and Power Delivering PO Centro 01-05-2017 30-04-2029
PHOAM Photonic Assisted Multibeam Phased Array Antenna ESA 01-04-2022 31-12-2023
RFSense Context Awareness through RF Sensing of Mobile Human Motion FCT 01-01-2020 31-12-2022
WIBCAAST WIBCAAST Ampleon 01-01-2020 01-01-2024

Closed Projects57

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
5G SI I&DT Copromoção Nr. 024539 - Componentes e serviços para redes 5G P2020 01-01-2018 30-06-2021
5G-PERFECTA SI I&DT Copromoção - Projeto de I&D à Escala Europeia Nr. 038190 - 5G-PERFECTA - 5G e próxima geração Desempenho móvel garantia de testes de conformidade P2020 01-11-2018 31-05-2021
AI-BEAM Intelligent Beamforming Metasurfaces for Future Telecommunications FCT/CMU 01-10-2020 31-03-2022
AME Advanced Microelectronics Engineering ICEP 01-10-2002 22-10-2003
AVEIRO STEAM City AVEIRO STEAM City EU/H2020 01-11-2018 01-05-2022
CICLORIA CICLORIA 01-09-2012 01-02-2013
CoLTeMEPAI Compensation of Long Term Memory Effects in Power Amplifier Intermodulation Distortion FCT/POSC 01-03-2005 28-02-2008
COST IC1301 COST-IC1301 WIPE ESF/COST 01-10-2013 01-10-2017
CoViS PROJETOS DE I&DT EMPRESAS EM COPROMOÇÃO: COVID-19 Nr. 070090 - Contactless Vital Signs Monitoring in Nursing Homes using a Multimodal Approach P2020 15-10-2020 31-12-2021
DAAA RADIO-DRONE - Drone Active Antenna Array (DAAA) 01-04-2014 01-12-2014
DiRecTRadio All-Digital Reconfigurable System-on-Chip Transmitter for Cognitive Radio Systems IT/LA 01-07-2011 01-06-2013
FindIt FindIt ADI 08-11-2002 31-12-2004
FireTec Forest Fire Detection and Alarming Using Existing Telecommunications Infrastructure IT 01-09-2020 31-08-2022
FLEXICELL FLEXICELL ADI/QREN 01-01-2014 01-06-2015
GAMACHIP SI I&DT Copromoção Nr. 033688 - GAMACHIP Plataforma SDR integrada e multifuncional para comunicações espaciais P2020 01-06-2018 30-11-2020
GANSAT GANSAT 01-11-2013 01-11-2016
GaNSpace GaNSpace EFACEC 01-07-2008 01-05-2010
GreenTel GreenTel PT Inovação 01-11-2010 01-05-2012
IDTS SI I&DT Copromoção Nr. 003522 - IDTS Infotainment Distributed TestSystem P2020 01-10-2015 30-09-2018
I-Garment I - GARMENT - Integrated System for Management of Civil Protection Units ESA-ESTEC 01-01-2004 01-04-2005
INFANTE SI I&DT Copromoção Nr. 024534 - INFANTE Satélite para aplicações marítimas e comunicações a partir de constelações P2020 01-11-2017 31-10-2021
LaSiBeME Large Signal Measurements for Nonlinear Behavioral Model Extraction CRUP 01-01-2007 01-12-2008
LDMOSCA Low Distortion RF MOS Circuits Advances FCT/POCTI 01-01-2001 31-12-2002
LOPES Person Location ADI, TELESAL 01-03-2007 01-07-2008
LOPIX LOPIX - Low Power Information Exchange QREN 01-08-2012 01-07-2014
MAGAL SI I&DT Copromoção - Parceria Internacional Nr. 045916 - Magal Constellation P2020 01-07-2020 30-06-2022
MEGaN Model Extraction of GaN Transistors FCT/POCTI 01-01-2004 31-12-2005
MIMIC-5G Mixed-Signal Multi-Domain Characterization Setup for Design and Test of 5G Systems National Instruments 01-11-2015 01-04-2017
MobiWise MobiWise: from mobile sensing to mobility advising P2020 01-01-2017 09-01-2021
MULTIPLEXER MUX PT Inovação 01-03-2012 01-03-2013
MuSILAGE Multi-sine wave generator IT/LA 01-08-2005 01-02-2007
Napis NAPIS - NAvy Positioning and Identification Systems Marinha Portuguesa 01-10-2009 01-01-2012
OALMT Optimização de Amplificadores Linearizados em Presença de Sinais Reais Multi-Tom CRUP 01-01-2003 31-12-2004
OPAMS Optimum Power Amplifiers for Modulated Signals FCT/POCTI 01-07-2002 30-06-2004
PANORAMA PANORAMA - Plataforma Rádio PT Inovação 01-01-2009 01-06-2011
PANORAMA II Desenvolvimento de um Sistema de Telecomunicações sustentado em Plataformas Ópticas e de Rádio Avançadas com gestão integrada PT Inovação 01-01-2013 01-01-2015
PLANE SI I&DT Copromoção Nr. 039993 - PLANE - PLataforma Aviónica para NEwspace P2020 01-06-2019 31-10-2021
PROENERGY-WSN Prototypes for Efficient Energy Self-sustainable Wireless Sensor Networks FCT/PTDC 01-01-2012 01-02-2015
RadioVoip RadioVoIP ADI 01-01-2012 01-06-2015
RaTON Radio Techniques over Optical access Networks IT/LA 01-09-2005 01-05-2007
RETIOT Utilização de Tecnologias de Reflectometría no melhoramento do futuro Internet das Coisas e Sistemas Ciber-Físicos P2020 09-01-2017 30-06-2021
RnMonitor Online Monitoring Infrastructure and Active Mitigation Strategies for Indoor Radon Gas in Public Buildings on the Northern Region of Portugal FCT/COMPETE/FEDER 01-09-2017 31-01-2020
ShopAnalytics ShopAnalytics: Sistema de Rastreamento e Analytics de Consumidores em Espaços Comerciais Indoor Norte2020 - Programa Operacional Regional do Norte 01-04-2016 30-11-2018
SPIDER Sensor Platform & network for Indoor Deployment and Exterior-based Radiofrequency awareness EU/H2020 01-11-2016 01-11-2017
STRx SI I&DT Copromoção Nr. 033623 - STRx - Sistema de transmissão e receção de sinal de orientação eletrónica para a próxima geração de constelações de satélites P2020 01-05-2019 30-10-2022
TACCS TACCS - Cognitive Radios Adaptable Wireless Transceivers FCT/PTDC 01-01-2010 01-12-2012
TARGET Top Amplifier Research Group in an European Team EU 01-01-2004 31-12-2006
TRIVial Radio Interactive Transmission of Local Video ADI 01-04-2003 31-03-2005
VirtualB VirtualB PT Inovação 01-04-2008 01-02-2009
WIDEMONITOR SI I&DT Copromoção Nr. 003460 - WIDEMONITOR Sistema de monitorização de espectro P2020 01-11-2015 31-01-2018
WIFI2020 WIFI2020 PT Inovação 01-07-2017 01-07-2018
WIFID WIFI DISTRIBUTION PT Inovação 01-03-2012 01-03-2013
WIFILOCA Location Based Services in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Systems PT Inovação 01-04-2005 30-06-2006
WMAN WMAN QREN 01-09-2013 01-06-2015
WST4IIoT WS4IIoT P2020 01-10-2016 01-10-2018
  • R. Correia, N.B.C. Carvalho, Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2019, 2nd place in the Ph.D. Category, 01-10-2019
  • M. Jordão, D. Belo, N.B.C. Carvalho, Active Antenna Array Characterization for Massive MIMO 5G Scenarios, Best Interactive Forum Award, 91st ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference (ARFTG), Philadelphia, 01-06-2018
  • R. Correia, M. Jordão, D. Belo, F. Pereira, N.B.C. Carvalho, Backscatter Radio, IMS 2018 Backscatter Radio Student Design Competition, First Place Award (TC: 24 RFID Technologies), 01-06-2018
  • D. Belo, R. Correia, P. Pinho, N.B.C. Carvalho, University of Aveiro - Research Day 2017, Research Day 2017, 01-06-2017
  • R. Correia, N.B.C. Carvalho, 1st place ANACOM-URSI Portugal prize, 10º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI, 01-11-2016
  • R. Correia, N.B.C. Carvalho, 1st place Student Poster Competition, 6th Workshop WIPE (Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics), 01-05-2016
  • S.I. Lopes, J. Vieira, N.B.C. Carvalho, Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2015, 1st place in the Ph.D. Category, 01-10-2015
  • R. Correia, N.B.C. Carvalho, S. Kawasaki, 3rd place Student Paper Competition, IEEE WPTC (Wireless Power Transfer Conference), 01-05-2015
  • R. D. Fernandes, J. N. Matos, N.B.C. Carvalho, Wireless energy harvesting design competition at the International Microwave Symposium, Second place, 01-05-2015
  • R. D. Fernandes, J. N. Matos, N.B.C. Carvalho, Research day 2014 at the University of Aveiro (poster session), Best poster award, 01-06-2014
  • R. D. Fernandes, J. N. Matos, N.B.C. Carvalho, Wireless Power Transfer Conference 2014, Best paper award, 01-05-2014
  • A.P. Prata, A. Oliveira, N.B.C. Carvalho, Undergraduate Student Design Competition for Software Defined Radio and Signal Processing, First prize award in Student Design Competition for Software Defined Radio and Signal Processing at International Microwave Symposium 2013, sponsored by IEEE MTT-S., 01-06-2013
  • D. Ribeiro, P.M. Cruz, N.B.C. Carvalho, Best Student Paper Award 2012 - URSI Portuguese Committee, Best Student Paper Award at the 6th Conference of URSI Portuguese Committee with the paper entitled "Evaluation of Comb Generator Performance for Nonlinear Measurements on Mixed-Domain Instrumentation"., 01-11-2012
  • N.V.S. Silva, A. Oliveira, N.B.C. Carvalho, MTT Software Defined Radio and Digital Signal Processing, Second place at the IMS2012 Software Defined Radio and Digital Signal Processing Student Design Competition, 01-06-2012
  • P.M. Cruz, N.B.C. Carvalho, M.E. Valkama, Best Student Presentation Award COST Action IC0803, Work: “Evaluation of Second-Order Bandpass Sampling Receivers for Software Defined Radio” Location: 8th MC Meeting and Workshop of COST IC0803, Belfast, United Kingdom, 01-05-2012
  • N.V.S. Silva, A. Oliveira, N.B.C. Carvalho, RWS Best Student Paper, Finalist at the IEEE Radio & Wireless Week Best Student Paper Contest, 01-01-2012
  • R. D. Fernandes, N.B.C. Carvalho, J. N. Matos, Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2011, Winner of the MSc category, 01-10-2011
  • P.M. Cruz, N.B.C. Carvalho, 3rd place GAAS Association Student Fellowship for EuMIC 2009, Third place in Gallium Arsenide Application Symposium Association Student Fellowship 2009 given at European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) in Rome, Italy, 01-09-2009
  • N.B.C. Carvalho, J. C. Pedro, MTT Student Paper Contest (3rd Place), Third place at the Student Paper Contest in the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Symposium, Baltimore, USA, 20-06-1998
  • N.B.C. Carvalho, Prémio Engº Ferreira Pinto Basto, Best student in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer in the year 1994-1995 at Aveiro University, this prize was granted by ALCATEL Portugal., 07-10-1996
  • N.B.C. Carvalho, Best student in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer at UA, Best student in Engineer in the year 1995 at Aveiro University, this prize was granted by Portuguese Engineers Association, 15-06-1996
  • European Microwave Week/European Microwave Conf., Sessions Chairman, 2011
  • IEEE International Symp. on Microwave Theory and Tech., Technical Programme Committee, 2011
  • INMMIC, Organizing Committee, 2006
  • Editor-in-chief, Wireless Power Transfer, 01-10-2017 - today
  • Associate Editor, Wireless Power Transfer, 01-10-2015 - 30-09-2017
  • Associate Editor, IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 01-07-2015 - 01-12-2017
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 01-10-2014 - 01-10-2017
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Microwave Magazine, 01-01-2014 - today
  • Conference Vice-Chair, 28-01-2006 - 31-01-2006
  • Guest Editor, 01-09-2005 - 01-09-2006
  • European Microwave Week/European Microwave Conf.
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