Analytical and numerical techniques for fields, circuits and their interaction


This activity aims at developing new numerical techniques and computer codes for the analysis and design of two- and three-dimensional electromagnetic structures. Several complementary aspects are considered:

  • high performance algorithms for advanced numerical techniques (Finite Elements and Method of Moments) including high-order numerical methods and models, fast solvers, numerical quadrature. A special focus is given to high precision in particular by handling physical and formulation singularities. A particular topic of interest involves structures with abrupt geometrical and/or material discontinuities, such as sharp wedges made of different materials in contact.
  • novel semi-analytical and analytical methods for complex scattering problems characterized by both complex geometries and materials. The activity is focused on spectral methods to get new results for electromagnetic propagation in terms of engineering and physical parameters.

Applications of the above techniques are developed in the context of RF technology, optoelectronics, aerospace, security and electromagnetic compatibility.

ERC sectors 

  • PE7_3 Simulation engineering and modelling
  • PE7_5 (Micro- and nano-) electronic, optoelectronic and photonic components
  • PE7_6 Communication technology, high-frequency technology
  • PE8_4 Computational engineering
  • PE6_12 Scientific computing, simulation and modelling tools


  • Computational electromagnetics
  • Computational modeling
  • Numerical models
  • Semi-analytical models