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I am a Danish engineer and hold a Ph.D. degree in nanophotonics. Currently, I work as Product Lead and Research Engineer in the company TICRA in Copenhagen, where I focus on R&D, analysis, and design of antennas for space applications. Recent topics and projects include:

High-Frequency CubeSat Platform Scattering UsingHigher-Order Method of Moments, AP-S/URSI (2019) Multi-Feed-Per-Beam Antenna Concept for High-Performance Passive Microwave Radiometers, ESA Antenna Workshop (2018) Innovative Multi-Feed-Per-Beam Reflector Antenna for Space-Borne Conical-Scan Radiometers, AP-S/URSI (2018) Feed Array Breadboard for Future Passive Microwave Radiometer Antennas, EuCAP (2018)Large Deployable Antennas Benchmark for Contoured Beam Mission in C Band, EuCAP (2018)Advances on High-Performance Curved Reflectarrays for Telecommunication Applications, AP-S/URSI (2017)Advanced Techniques for Grating Lobe Reduction for Large Deployable Mesh Reflector Antennas, AP-S/URSI (2017)Full-Wave and Multi-GTD Analysis of the Ice Cloud Imager for MetOp-SG, EuCAP (2017)

New book in 2018

I am editor and co-author of the book “The Nordic PhD: Surviving and Succeeding”, an edited book written for Ph.D. students and published in 2018.
The book is part of an international series and follows editions in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, the U.K., U.S., and South Africa.
In addition to being an editor, I authored chapter 5 “Writing the PhD Thesis: Planning, Getting Started and Getting Done” of the book.

Ph.D. project and research topics

I obtained my Ph.D. degree in 2015 from DTU Fotonik at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
During the Ph.D, I was a member of the Nanophotonics Theory and Signal Processing group.
Research topics included:

  • Photonic crystal cavity-waveguide structures
  • Quasi-normal modes of leaky and resonant nanophotonic systems
  • Computational techniques for nanophotonics
  • Optical properties of plasmonic nano-dimers

Benchmarking five numerical simulation techniques for computing resonance wavelengths and quality factors in photonic crystal membrane line defect cavities, Opt. Express 26, 11366 (2018) On the Theory of Coupled Modes in Optical Cavity-Waveguide Structures, J. Lightwave Technol. 35, 4247 (2017) Modeling open nanophotonic systems using the Fourier modal method: generalization to 3D Cartesian coordinates, JOSA A 34, 1632 (2017)

Semianalytical quasi-normal mode theory for the local density of states in coupled photonic crystal cavity-waveguide structures, Opt. Lett. 40, 5790-5793 (2015) Impact of slow-light enhancement on optical propagation in active semiconductor photonic-crystal waveguides, Phys. Rev. A 92, 053839 (2015)Calculation, normalization, and perturbation of quasinormal modes in coupled cavity-waveguide systems, Opt. Lett. 39, 6359-6362 (2014)

Roundtrip matrix method for calculating the leaky resonant modes of open nanophotonic structures, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 2142−2151 (2014) Scaling of the Surface Plasmon Resonance in Gold and Silver Dimers Probed by EELS, J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 5478−5485 (2014) Three-dimensional integral equation approach to light scattering, extinction cross sections, local density of states, and quasi-normal modes, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 1996-2007 (2013)


August 2021: Participation in the course IT Project Management at Teknologisk Institut.

January 2021: Start as TICRA’s Product Lead for Antenna Placement and Scattering and the ESTEAM software.

May 2020: Two co-authored papers, “Design of Ka-band Reflectarray Antennas for High Resolution SAR Instrument” and “Antennas on CubeSat Platforms: Accurate RF Predictions”, contributed to the the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) in Copenhagen.

December 2019: Tonny Rubæk (TICRA) presents two papers (on CubeSats and Reflectarrays) at the Indian Conference on Antennas and Propagation.

November 2019: Invited presentation at SDU Faculty of Science PhD seminar.

November 2019: At the ESA ARSI-KEO Workshop, David Marote (Airbus) presents a co-authored paper.

August 2019: Min Zhou (TICRA) presents a paper at the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation.

October 2019: At the 40th ESA Antenna Workshop, Cecilia Cappellin (TICRA) presents a paper.

July 2019: The article Ultra-High-Performance C- and L-Band Radiometer System for Future Spaceborne Ocean Missions published in IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Obs. Remote Sens.

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