Research Programs

Motivations

Despite overwhelming technological progress, many microwave power processes/systems are still developed on the basis of extensive experimentation. This usually requires utilization of substantial resources and makes an unavoidable impact on the cost of the final products.

Practical techniques of mathematical modeling and optimization may be of enormous help in improving this situation, but, overall, they remain poorly involved in routine use in the industrial environment.

Main Focus

The IMMG mostly dedicates its effort to the development of

  • math/computer models for multiphysics processes
  • efficient numerical techniques for inverse problems
  • applied optimization procedures

that are helpful in designing complex processes and systems in microwave power applications

Strategic Goals

The Group works towards:

  • moving communications between microwave industries and academic institutions specialized in math/computer modeling on a higher level, and
  • making modeling more usable to reduce the cost of production and improve equipment characteristics.

The Group:

  • helps industry realize the benefits of applicable computational opportunities and encourages to use them for modeling and optimization,
  • assists in microwave businesses to formulate their problems suitable for CAD and work towards their computer-driven resolutions.

These operations are carried out in the forms of educational activities, R&D programs and cooperative efforts in modeling and designing microwave processes and systems.

Uniqueness of Expertise

Success in the Group’s activities is ensured by its extended experience in advanced multiphysics modeling and¬†efficient instruments for microwave CAD and optimization.

Functionality of many microwave power devices can be adequately characterized only in terms of multiphysics phenomena; special attention is therefore paid to coupled models beneficial for microwave processing in:

  • material science
  • chemistry
  • food technologies

An innovative approach employing power and strength of artificial neural networks has been under development for a number of years. It offers unparallel opportunities in:

  • CAD of electrically large and geometrically complicated systems operating under multiple constraints,
  • multiobjective optimization, and
  • building innovative techniques of microwave imaging.