ABOUT THE BOOK
This volume from the “Micro and Nanoengineering” series (edited by the Publishing House of the Romanian Academy) includes the papers which have been presented at the 12th “MEMSWAVE” workshop, organized by University of Athens , in June 2011 at Athens, Greece.
The papers are focused on new development in MEMS technologies for RF and millimeter wave circuits. MEMS technologies are now one the most exciting and promising solution to manufacture high performance millimeter wave circuits to be used in the emerging wireless communication systems.
This volume is addressed to all interested people from universities, research institutes or companies working in microwaves, millimeter waves, and MEMS. It will be distributed to the university libraries.
The main scope of the MEMSWAVE conference is to bring together
scientists from different universities, research institutes, industrial companies
interested in the development of the RF-MEMS field, to create a forum for the
knowledge exchange between the RF-MEMS players, provide a qualified
international forum for researchers and people from the industry, interested in the
area and introduce to the most recent advances and achievements, especially on
The MEMSWAVE workshop was generated by the European project "Micromachined Circuites for Microwave and Millimeter Wave Applications" <<MEMSWAVE>> (1998-2001) coordinated by IMT-Bucharest. The project was
nominated between the ten finalists (from 108 participants) to the Descartes
The first 2 editions were organized at Sinaia (Romania) in 1999 and 2001. A
special volume in the series Micro and Nanoengineering "Micromachined
Microwave Devices and Circuits" of the Romanian Academy Press, was dedicated
to the second edition of the workshop and was published in 2002.
Starting from 2002, the MEMSWAVE workshop is an itinerant European
event and has become a reference point for the field, gathering interest from all
over Europe and the rest of the world.
The next editions were held in Heraklion and Toulouse. From 2004 the
MEMSWAVE workshop was connected to the European FP6 Network of
Excellence in RF MEMS "AMICOM" and was strongly supported by this network.
Most of the European teams involved in these challenging topics were partners in
the AMICOM project. The workshop was organized in Uppsala (2004), Lausanne
(2005), Orvieto (2006), Barcelona (2007) and became conference being important
instruments for knowledge dissemination of the AMICOM network results.
In 2008 at Fodele, Greece, took place the first MEMSWAVE conference
following the completion of AMICOM. In 2009, the conference was organized by
the MemSRaD Research Group of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), in 2010
by Universita del Salento, Lecce and in 2011 by University of Athens.
The conference is technically sponsored by the European Microwave
Association (EuMA). However, the significant number of contribution has
manifested the lasting support of the European RF MST community to this event.
It is now a tradition to publish the papers in the Series of Micro and
Nanotechnologies of the Romanian Academy Press. Previous volumes may be
requested at IMT-Bucharest (firstname.lastname@example.org). The present volume contains the
papers presented at the 12th edition of the MEMSWAVE conference organized by
University of Athens, in June 2011, in Athens, Greece.