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Postdoctoral researcher

Budianu, Dr.Ir. A. (Alexandru)

Electrical Engineering

Building Carré, room C2.538

P.O. Box 217

The Netherlands


Phone: +31 53 489 3825

Phone secretary: +31 53 489 3856



Alexandru Budianu was born on the 25th of December 1985 in Iasi, Romania. In July 2009, he received his degree in the field of Electronic Engineering - Telecommunications from the Technical  University “Gheorghe Asachi”, graduating with the highest grade average in his class. He spent his final semester as an Erasmus student in Gent, Belgium, conducting research within the Telecommunications Lab of the Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven. There, he worked on his final project on “Public-key Cryptography for Wireless Sensor Networks”. Between September 2007 and December 2009, he also worked as a part-time junior researcher for a small partner company of EcoGlove Ltd. There, he was involved in the “Glove Reprocessing Unit” project.

In January 2010, he joined Continental’s Automotive Division as a Function Developer. He was involved in the Electric Power Steering Project developed for Volkswagen AG and PSA Peugeut Citröen Group. His tasks were to design and test computation models and signal processing algorithms. Between November 2010 and November 2014, he worked as a Ph.D. Candidate in the Telecommunication Engineering Group, at the University of Twente. His work was part of the framework of the OLFAR project, and focused on developing the communication layer for swarms of nanosatellites. During his PhD research, he collaborated with ASTRON and Thales Nederland B.V.

In December 2015, Alexandru received his Ph.D. title after defending his thesis entitled “Echoes from the past—The communication layer of a nanosatellite swarm”.  Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in the Telecommunication Group of the University of Twente. His interests lie in the antenna systems and satellite communication, as well as in astronomy and cosmology.”


Publications (co)-authored by Alexandru Budianu can be found in EEMCS EPrints.