Chalmers University of Technology is a technical university located in Gothenburg, Sweden, founded in 1829. The university has approximately 3100 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in 39 master’s programs in engineering, science, shipping, architecture and other management areas.
Chalmers was founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, a director of the Swedish East India Company. He donated part of his fortune for the establishment of an "industrial school".The university was run as a private institution until 1937 when it became the second state-owned technical university. In 1994 the government of Sweden reorganised Chalmers into a private company (aktiebolag) owned by a government-controlled foundation. Chalmers is one of only three universities in Sweden which are named after a person.
Since 2012, Chalmers has achieved the highest reputation for Swedish Universities by the Kantar Sifo's Reputation Index. According to the survey, Chalmers is the most well-known university in Sweden regarded as a successful and competitive high-class institution with a large contribution to society and credibility in media.
Moreover, the European Commission has recognized Chalmers as one of Europe's top universities, while based on the U-Multirank 2022, Chalmers characterized as a top performing university across various indicators (i.e., teaching & learning, research, knowledge transfer and international orientation) with the highest number of ‘A’ (very good) scores on the institutional level for Sweden.
Additionally, in 2018, a benchmarking report from MIT ranked Chalmers top 10 in the world of engineering education, while in 2020, the World University Research Rankings placed Chalmers 12th in the world based on the evaluation of three key research aspects, namely research multi-disciplinarity, research impact, and research cooperativeness.
Role in the project
The microwave electronics laboratory (MEL) from Chalmer’s department Microtechnology and Nanoscience will work in the areas of circuit design and device reliability testing.
Chalmers will lead UC1 (High-efficiency RF amplifiers for mobile networks), participate in the technology requirement development for RF transistors, and definition for reliability and robustness tests, Lead the tasks on “RF GaN Device and Component Level Reliability and Robustness Testing” as well as “High-efficiency RF/mmW amplifiers”. In terms of device reliability testing Chalmers will test bare-die components in a temperature-controlled environment where DC as well as RF stress will be applied to characterize the drift in the memory effects, parameters such as RF gain and drain currents and switching behavior. In terms of RF and mmW amplifiers Chalmers will develop, implement, and characterize efficient Doherty-like power amplifiers at 15 GHz using the Surface Mount Power Transistor (SMPT) technology provided by Infineon.