RF, Microwaves, and Photonics

Date & Location

City: San Jose, CA
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Date: August 29, 2014
Location: ExecuTrain
2025 Gateway Place
Suite 390
San Jose, CA 95110


This one-day course is open to anyone interested in using the COMSOL Multiphysics RF Module for the mathematical modeling of electromagnetic wave phenomena. You will learn how to build models in Microwave Engineering, Antenna Design and Photonics. This course allows current and potential users of COMSOL Multiphysics and the RF Module to quickly get acquainted with its modeling capabilities. The Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics course is a suggested prerequisite for the RF, Microwaves and Photonics course.

Content Overview

Attendees will work through several example models that will demonstrate how to address electromagnetics simulations in the areas of:

Antenna design

  • Simulation of typical antenna structures
  • Computing impedance, S-parameters, and far-field radiation
  • Modeling of open, radiating domains

Microwave heating

  • Modeling of cavity and waveguide structures
  • Including the effects of RF heating
  • Thermal expansion effects

Resonant structures

  • Computing the resonant frequency and quality factor
  • Modeling of skin and dielectric losses
  • Combining an RF model with a circuit


Chris Pinciuc

Chris Pinciuc completed B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics at the University of Western Ontario and then received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He is currently an Applications Engineer at COMSOL in Palo Alto, California. His interests include computational electromagnetics, the finite element method, atomic physics and magnetism.

Suggested Background

This course assumes an electrical engineering background and familiarity with Maxwell's Equations. We strongly recommend that those new to COMSOL Multiphysics take the COMSOL Multiphysics Intensive Training course prior to attending this class.

Course Hours

The hours for all COMSOL courses are from 9:00am to 5:00pm; please plan to check in between 8:30am and 9:00am. Lunch and refreshments during the morning and afternoon breaks are included.

Pricing & Payment Methods

The price for this one-day course is $695.00 per person. Academic discounts are available upon request. A discounted group rate of $1,695 is offered for three attendees from the same institution registering for this course. This discount may not be combined with any other offer.

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Instructor-led training tuition is fully refundable if we receive written notification (via mail or e-mail) of cancellation on or before seven business days prior to the class. Cancellations made less than seven business days prior to class will be charged 25 percent of the course tuition fee. If you fail to show up to class without written notice, you will be charged the full tuition. You may send a substitute in your place to avoid a fee.

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