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Arjan Meijerink

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Meijerink, A. (Arjan)


Electrical Engineering

Building Carré, room C2.437

P.O. Box 217

The Netherlands

Phone: +31 53 489 2238

Phone secretary: +31 53 489 3856



Arjan Meijerink was born in Almelo, the Netherlands, in 1976. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (both with honors) from the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, in 2001 and 2005, respectively.

In 2000 he was a Trainee at Ericsson Business Mobile Networks in Enschede, developing error concealment techniques for Bluetooth voicelinks. From 2001 to 2005 he was a Research Assistant in the Telecommunication Engineering Group, carrying out his Ph.D. research in the Coherence Multiplexing project, resulting in the thesis Coherence multiplexing for optical communication systems. From 2005 to 2007 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the same group, working on photonic beamformers for broadband phased array receive antennas, using fully integrated, ring resonator-based optical beamforming networks. This involved the system-level design, theoretical performance analysis, and experimental prototyping of dedicated beamformers for airborne satellite reception (the SMART project) and radio astronomy (the Broadband Photonic Beamformer project).

From 2007 to 2011 he pursued a tenure track as an Assistant Professor in the Telecommunication Engineering Group. In 2009 he was a Visiting Lecturer in the Wireless Communications Research Group at the Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K., and in 2010 he was a Visiting Scholar in the Wireless Devices and Systems (WiDeS) Group at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, U.S.A.

In 2011 he obtained a tenured position as an Assistant Professor in the Telecommunication Engineering Group.

Research activities

Arjan Meijerink is involved in research on new radio transmission techniques for short-range applications, such as wireless sensor networks. His particular interest is in resilient, low-power transmit-reference modulation techniques, stochastic channel modeling, and UWB-based ranging and localization techniques.

He is involved in the following projects:


Orbiting Low Frequency Antennas for Radio astronomy (OLFAR)


Localization in Smart Dust Sensor Networks


Wireless Ad-hoc Links using robust Noise-based Ultra-wideband Transmission (WALNUT)


Active Antenna System for low Frequency Radio Astronomy (DCIS)


Slow Wireless

Education activities


Random Signals and Noise (lectures and organization)


Mobile Radio Communications (lectures and organization)


B.Sc. Module Signal Processing and Communications (module leader)


Arjan Meijerink has published more than 50 papers in international journals, conferences and symposia, and holds one patent. Publications (co-)authored by Arjan Meijerink can be found in EEMCS EPrints or Google Scholar.

Other professional activities and memberships

He has served as a reviewer for various journals, conferences and symposia, and was co-organizer of the 17th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/CVT Benelux Chapter, Enschede, the Netherlands, November 24&25, 2010, and the International Workshop on Body Area Networks for Medical Applications, Los Angeles, U.S.A., November 5, 2010



At the 22nd Symposium on Information and Communication Theory in the Benelux (held on May 15&16, 2001), he shared the Best Young Researcher Presentation award, presented by the Gauss Foundation, for his paper Generalization and Performance Improvement of a Coherence Multiplexing System.


He was awarded the second prize in the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2001, for his paper Performance improvement of a generalized Coherence Multiplexing System. He presented this paper in the oral finals during the EUROCON’2001, International Conference on Trends in Communications, Bratislava, Slovakia, July 4–7, 2001.


He won the second prize in the KIvI Telecommunication Award contest at Schiphol, on April 2, 2004.


He was co-recipient of the Best Poster Award at the Sense of Contact 14, Soesterberg, The Netherlands, April 11, 2012


In 2013 and 2014 he was awarded the Opel (Educational Prize Electrical Engineering) by E.T.S.V. Scintilla, the study association of Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente.


In 2014 he also qualified for the final of the Central Education Award of the University of Twente, in which he won the third prize.