The MICAS research division of the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of the KU Leuven has a long standing reputation in the domain of circuit level integrated circuit design. This is commonly called chip design. The research of the MICAS division is heavily embedded in and influenced by industrial needs. The circuit functions that are designed address real life, beyond state of the art, application specifications.
Recently MICAS took a new step in its research valorization. The research does not stop at circuit functions or blocks anymore. MICAS also demonstrates and thus proves the blocks in their application. Taking this one step further MICAS can even demonstrate seeds for new applications. The most recent example of this is the development of a RF communication over plastic fibers.
To further develop this demonstration proven research strategy, we need a young enthusiastic person with a proven, yet not necessarily extensive, track record in academic research and its valorization in an industrial context. Previous involvement in the creation of a demonstration setup that extends block level research results towards the application level is not a must, but counts definitely as a positive point. Also, the IOF research manager should enjoy presenting preliminary research results to industry and brainstorm with industrial peers on how the fundamental research results can be turned in a working demonstrator followed by a valuable cooperation project.