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IET mmWave and terahertz engineering colloquium - call for abstracts


The IET Electromagnetics and RF & Microwave Technical Networks will be holding their annual mmWave and Terahertz Engineering Colloquium at Queen Mary University London (QMUL). 

It will be free to attend and offer the chance for established and 
early-stage researchers and speakers in industry/academia to present and share their findings. There will be a number of invited speaker talks during the day. 

The Colloquium will be co-located with an option Open Day organised by the QMUL Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group to be held on the 10 September.

The QMUL Open Day will consist of showcasing EPSRC Strategic Equipment Project: THz Antenna Fabrication and Measurement Facilities (TERRA) and launching EPSRC Strategic Platform Project: Meet Future Needs of Antenna Measurements and RF Characterization for Changing Research Culture (MUSCAT) at QMUL. 

To register for the Open Day at QMUL please visit their website

To register for the IET Colloquium on mmWave and Terahertz Engineering, please use the registration button on this page

Colloquium call for abstracts now open

Colloquium abstracts can be on the following topics: 

  • Low noise detection and amplification
  • Micromachining techniques
  • mmWave imaging
  • Novel Terahertz millimetre wave components and systems
  • Radio astronomy
  • Security
  • Space exploration
  • Terahertz communications
  • Terahertz electronics
  • Terahertz sensors

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their work by either a short talk or a poster at the colloquium on 11 September 2024. 

Please note that no costs can be covered for travel or accommodation, if you are selected to present, so please consider this before applying.

Important dates

  • Abstracts received by 17 July 2024
  • Authors notified by 30 July 2024
  • Author presentations received by IET by 3 September 2024
  • Presentations given on 11 September 2024

The abstracts will be selected based on the submission of a short <300-word abstract. 

Please download the abstract template for completion along with the full terms and conditions, which need to read before submitting your abstract.

Please email the abstract to Deborah-Claire McKenzie, IET Community Manager, at by 17 July 2024. 

Additional reading 

mmWave and terahertz (THz) systems are key as microwave technology advances to higher frequencies and into new frontiers such as ultrahigh bandwidth communications, advanced sensing for future road vehicles, medical imaging, security scanning, non-destructive testing, and satellite applications for earth and environmental monitoring. 

The availability of higher power solid state sources, more efficient multipliers and room temperature detectors pushes the boundary of solid-state systems to 1 THz, opening up a raft of commercially- driven industrial applications. 

The global roll-out of 5G communications and E-band/D-band radios is providing a cost-effective entry into the lower mmWave part of the spectrum. Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) operating at ever higher temperatures are becoming a practical alternative to gas lasers for the multi-terahertz region.

New machining and fabrication techniques such as 3D printing coupled with powerful finite element analysis and testing capability offers offer further reductions in cost and more complex system architectures.

Radio-frequency (RF) and Microwave


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

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11 Sep 2024 

9:00am - 4:30pm

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  • RF and Microwave TN


Lecture Theatre - Maths Building, Queen Mary University of London

327 Mile End Road
Greater London
E1 4NS
United Kingdom


To be confirmed.



Please register to attend

Free of charge