on November 29, 2023 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands



After the success of E-BUD 2022, this year again in partnership with Dassault Systèmes, HI-TECH Electronic Components B.V. is pleased to invite you to participate in our Electromagnetics Benelux Users Day 2023 event at Dassault Systèmes office in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch), the Netherlands.


Why must you attend this event?


  • Meet Technical Experts from HI-TECH as well as from Dassault Systèmes for CST Studio Suite and Opera.
  • Get the latest update on technology advancements and updates from the experts.
  • Get the know what’s New in the latest edition of CST Studio Suite.
  • Learn from other customers in your region how they are benefiting from our excellent EM tools.
  • A chance to interact with other users in your area.
  • and of course free lunch! 😉



09:00: Registration open

09:20: Welcome Remarks 

Chris Caenen | Account manager | HI TECH Electronic Components B.V.

09:30: Leakage losses of a capacitive wireless power transfer parallel four plate coupler

Wireless Power Transfer is possible by establishing an electromagnetic coupling between a transmitter and receiver in the near-field domain. It can be implemented on the base of two concepts. The first,
inductive wireless power transfer (IPT), uses magnetic coupling. The second, capacitive wireless
power transfer (CPT), exploits electric fields. The Electa Ghent research group of KU Leuven upgraded the existing CPT  coupler model based on finite element (FEM) simulations. These simulation were performed in CST Studio suite , the resulted Y-parameters are processed via Python. The measurements were performed using a specially developed lab setup. Here it is possible to determine the impedance of
the CPT coupler for frequencies up to 20 MHz and for different distances between transmitter and
receiver up to 20 cm. Through these advancements, the coupler losses can be determined for various materials, contributing to a more nuanced understanding of practical implications in capacitive wireless power transfer.

Cédric Lecluyse | PhD Candidate | KU Leuven

Cédric Lecluyse obtained his Master’s degree cum laude in Energy Engineering Technology from KU Leuven (Ghent Technology Campus) in 2019 . He then started as a researcher at Energy and Automation group of Jan Cappelle in Ghent. After finishing projects about universal charging systems for e-bikes (ULiVE) and energy management systems (Interreg SEEV4City), he started a PhD in the field of capacitive wireless power transfer in 2020. His fields of interests are wireless power transfer, power electronics and renewable energy.

10:00: Printing Smart Inlays: Shaping a sustainable future for RFID

The future of RFID is already here. Eco-friendly, fully European, and tailor-made. The RFID UHF, NFC, and IoT recyclable antennas and inlays are created from locally sourced materials. The additive printing process uses no water, no chemicals, and no vacuum, which results in very little waste. The print run is the exact amount required, with no minimal commitment.

Syaiful Redzwan | RFID Field Engineer | Victor Buck Services

Syaiful Mohd born was in Malaysia. He received a Ph.D. degree specialization in microwave technology from Uppsala University in 2019. He is currently an RFID field engineer at Victor Buck Services, Luxembourg. His current research interests include antenna design, electronic and printed electronics for RFID applications, and the smart sensing industry.

10:30: Tea Break

10:55: ECAD to MCAD – CST/Abaqus plugin Demo

Kamal Mustafa/Gaëtan Van den Bergh | Application/Sales Engineer | HI TECH Electronic Components B.V. & 4RealSim

11:15: Upcoming Technology Update for CST v2024  – Part I

Sajid Asif | Industry Process Consultant | Dassault Systèmes  

12:00: Lunch Break

13:00: Upcoming Technology Update for CST v2024  – Part II

Sajid Asif | Industry Process Consultant | Dassault Systèmes  

14:15: Modelling of 100 GHz-class Broadband Electro-Optic Modulator

The broadband electro-optic modulator is one of the key components in the fields of high-capacity optical communication, microwave photonics, and optical sensing. Since the modulator converts the electrical signal up to microwave frequency into the optical domain, its development and optimization require proper microwave modeling. CST Studio Suite is the suitable commercial tool utilized for this purpose in our case of designing a broadband modulator. The simulation starts with the set-up of a 3D structure of the modulator, containing the exact geometry of the PN junction and the traveling-wave electrode with customized material properties. Then we establish a two-port network to represent the behavior of the electrode as a transmission line. By simulating the propagation of the quasi-TEM mode from one port to the second port using the High-Frequency Frequency Domain Solver, the scattering parameters and the transmission line parameters with frequency dependence are extracted. With the help of this simulation model, the influence of the modulator geometry on the transmission line characteristics is analyzed and the optimized dimensions for broadband operation are chosen for further experimental verification.

Yihui Wei  |  PhD Candidate |  TU Eindhoven

Yihui Wei is a Ph.D. candidate at Eindhoven University of Technology. She received the B.Eng. degree in Opto-Electronics Information Science and Engineering and M.Eng. degree in Optical Engineering with honours in 2018 and 2021, both from Zhejiang University. Her bachelor and master thesis research was performed at Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics Group (SING), where she focused on mode-multiplexing devices and circuits on silicon photonics for optical communications and interconnections. Since May 2021 she started as a Ph.D. candidate in the Photonic Integration Group (PhI), Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. The topic of her research is electro-optic devices on heterogenous InP-on-SiN platform through micro-transfer printing technology for large-scale photonic integration.

14:45: Bio EM Simulations in life sciences using CST Studio Suite

Biological electromagnetics (Bio-EM) is the study of how fields propagate through and interact with the human body. As measurement is typically not an option inside the human body, EM and Multiphysics simulation are the only way to analyze the complex field distribution inside the body, to ensure the functionality of the device as well as to understand and avoid hazards due to the power absorption inside the tissues. With SIMULIA CST Studio Suite®, engineers can simulate the effect of a device in-silico before testing it in-vivo, shortening the prototyping process and adding a layer of patient safety to product testing.

Kamal Mustafa | Application Engineer |  HI TECH Electronic Components B.V.

Kamal Mustafa graduated from the Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad Pakistan with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Systems Engineering in 2011 and from Politecnico di Torino, Italy with a Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering in 2015. From his graduation until 2019 he worked as an engineer responsible for antenna design and measurements at Rosenberger Asia Pacific R&D center in Shanghai, China. Since 2019, Kamal Mustafa has been working at Hi Tech Electronic Components BV in Zeist, the Netherlands as an Application Engineer responsible for CST technical support and training of customers in the Benelux region. 

15:15: Tea Break

15:40: Quiz about CST 

Kamal Mustafa | Application Engineer |  HI TECH Electronic Components B.V.

16:00: Joint Design of Antennas with CST and Matlab

Creating complex structures that include elements like segmented lenses, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS), and reflective arrays can be tough. It often takes a lot of time and can lead to mistakes. That’s why using a coding language like VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) or MATLAB can be really helpful to streamline these projects. This course aims to guide you through the MATLAB tools you can use to craft a complete design, run simulations, and gather the results from CST for further analysis.

Juan Andres Vasquez Peralvo | Research Associate | University of Luxembourg

Juan Andrés Vásquez Peralvo earned his M.Sc. degree in wireless communication systems from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, where his research focused on the development of medical implantable and degradable antennas for tissue trauma alleviation. He secured his Ph.D. from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, specializing in metasurfaces, radome, and antenna design across various frequency bands. During his Ph.D., he undertook an academic sojourn at the Illinois Institute of Technology, advancing his research in meta-surface design. Throughout his Ph.D. journey, he contributed to numerous projects centered around radome design and enhancing low observability for aircraft. In February 2022, he joined the University of Luxembourg, taking on a pivotal role in antenna design, Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) design for satellite communications, beamforming algorithms, Dielectric Resonator Antenna (DRA) optimization regarding power efficiency, minimizing side lobe levels, and reducing grating lobes.

16:30: Quiz results & Closing Remarks

Chris Caenen | Account manager | HI TECH Electronic Components B.V.

16:45 End of the day and drinks



Dassault Systèmes B.V.

Utopialaan 25, 5232 CD ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Hotel Recommendations

Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant ‘s-Hertogenbosch is the closest (and probably the only closest!) option. Some more options in the city center or around the city are:


How to reach

  • From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) take train bound to Venlo and drop at station ‘s-Hertogenbosch. From there take bus 6 bound for Empel via De Reit and drop at bus stop Europalaan. The office is 2 min walk from there. The trip from AMS airport takes about 1hr 30min.
  • From Eindhoven Airport (EIN) take bus 400/401 to Eindhoven Station. From the station take train to station ‘s-Hertogenbosch. From there take bus 6 bound for Empel via De Reit and drop at bus stop Europalaan. The office is 2 min walk from there. The trip from EIN airport takes about 1hr 20min.
  • If you are driving to the venue, please make sure to write down your license plate number.

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