Projects       Publications       Patents


  • Analysis and synthesis of arbitrary-shaped conformal antenna arrays
  • High-resolution probe for closed-loop deep brain stimulation
  • Antennas for implantable bioelectronics



  • M. Gao, D. Nikolayev, M. Bosiljevac, Z. Šipuš, A. K. Skrivervik, “Rules of thumb to assess losses of implanted antennas,” in Proc. 15th Eur. Conf. Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2021), Düsseldorf, Germany, 2021.
  • J. Goethals, D. Nikolayev, A. Thielens, G. Vermeeren, L. Verloock, M. Deruyck, L. Martens, and W. Joseph, “Design and verification of an on-body antenna in the harsh environment of a horse hoof,” in Proc. 15th Eur. Conf. Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2021), Düsseldorf, Germany, 2021.


  • S. Benaissa, L. Verloock, D. Nikolayev, M. Deruyck, G. Vermeeren, L. Martens, J. Govaere, F. Tuyttens, B. Sonck, D. Plets, and W. Joseph, “Experimental characterization of in-to-out-body propagation loss for horses and dairy cows at 433, 868, and 1400 MHz,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag., accepted
  • Xi Tian, Q. Zeng, D. Nikolayev, and J. S. Ho, “Conformal propagation and near-omnidirectional radiation with surface plasmonic clothing,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag., vol. 68, no. 11, pp. 7309–7319, Nov. 2020.


  • D. Nikolayev, W. Joseph, R. Sauleau, M. Zhadobov, L. Martens, and A. K. Skrivervik, “Influence of body-implanted capsule dimensions and materials on achievable radiation efficiency,” in Proc. Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC 2019), Singapore, 2019. 
  • D. Nikolayev, M. Zhadobov, W. Joseph, L. Martens, and R. Sauleau, “Radiation performance of highly miniaturized implantable devices,” in Proc. Eur. Microwave Week (EuMW 2019), Paris, France, 2019.
  • D. Nikolayev, W. Joseph, M. Zhadobov, R. Sauleau, L. Martens, and A. Skrivervik, “Exposure assessment of body-implanted capsules in the 100-MHz–5-GHz range,” in Proc. BioEM 2019, Montpellier, France, 2019.
  • R. Orlacchio, M. Zhadobov, S. Alekseev, D. Nikolayev, R. Sauleau, Y. Le Page, D. Habauzit, and Y. Le Dréan, “Thermal convection in in vitro samples exposed to millimeter waves in continuous and pulse-modulated regimes,” in Proc. BioEM 2019, Montpellier, France, 2019.
  • D. Nikolayev, W. Joseph, M. Zhadobov, R. Sauleau, and L. Martens “Ensuring robust and tissue-independent operation of implantable, ingestible, and injectable antennas,” in Proc. 13th Int. Symp. On Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT 2019), Oslo, Norway, 2019.


  • D. Nikolayev, “Radiation efficiency and safety considerations of body-implanted devices for biotelemetry and neural interfaces,” in Workshop on Emerging Electromagnetic and RF Systems for Health Monitoring and Therapy, Stanford, CA, 2018.
  • D. Nikolayev, M. Welkenhuysen, N. Gunster, W. Joseph, E. Tanghe, C. M. Lopez, L. Martens, “Design and characterization of TiN electrodes for a planar high-resolution DBS probe,” in Proc. Cell-NERF Symp.: Neurotechnologies, Leuven, Belgium, 2018.
  • D. Nikolayev, E. Tanghe, W. Joseph, T. Tarnaud, C. M. Lopez, M. Welkenhuysen, L. Martens, “Uniform current density electrodes for a high-resolution deep-brain-stimulation lead,” in Proc. Joint Meeting 2018 NYC Neuromodulation Conf. and NANS Summer Series, New York, NY, 2018.
  • D. Nikolayev, “Modeling and characterization of in-body antennas,” in Proc. 17th Int. Conf. Mathematical Methods in Electromagnetic Theory (MMET 2018), Kyiv, Ukraine, 2018, pp. 42–46. — Invited Talk


  • D. Nikolayev, M. Zhadobov, P. Karban, and R. Sauleau, “Long-range antenna systems for in-body biotelemetry: design methodology and characterization approach,” in Proc. EMBEC’17 & NBC’17 Joint Conf., Tampere, Finland, 2017, pp. 233–236. — Young Investigator Award
  • D. Nikolayev, M. Zhadobov, P. Karban, and R. Sauleau, “434 MHz ISM band antenna for in-body biotelemetry capsules,” in Proc. 11th Eur. Conf. Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2017), Paris, France, 2017, pp. 1035–1038.
  • D. Nikolayev, P. Karban, M. Zhadobov, and R. Sauleau, “Antenne in-body pour capsules biotélémétriques miniatures : augmentation de la robustesse et de l’efficacité de rayonnement,” in Les Journées Scientifiques de l’URSI-France « Radiosciences au service de l’humanité »,” Sophia Antipolis, France, 2017, pp. 37–44. — Best paper presented by a PhD student award
  • D. Nikolayev, M. Zhadobov, P. Karban, and R. Sauleau, “Antenne miniature à 434 MHz pour dispositifs biotélémétriques in-body,” in Proc. 20èmes Journées Nationales Micro-ondes (JNM 2017), Saint-Malo, France, 2017, pp. 1–4.


  • D. Nikolayev, M. Zhadobov, P. Karban, and R. Sauleau, “Increasing the radiation efficiency and matching stability of in-body capsule antennas,” in Proc. 10th Eur. Conf. on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2016), Davos, Switzerland, 2016, pp. 1–5.
  • D. Nikolayev, M. Zhadobov, R. Sauleau, P.-A. Chapon, E. Blond, and P. Karban, “Decreasing SAR and enhancing transmission of an in-body biotelemetry capsule by reducing the near-field coupling with surrounding tissues,” in Proc. BioEM 2015, Monterey, CA, 2015, pp. 465–468. — Poster and paper award
  • C. Leduc, M. Zhadobov, D. Nikolayev, and R. Sauleau, “Analytical thermal model of a human skin-equivalent phantom for dosimetric assessment in the 60-GHz band” in Proc. BioEM 2015, Monterey, CA, 2015, pp. 541–544.
  • Z. Kubik, J. Skala, and D. Nikolayev, “3D FEM simulation of small stripline for EMC testing,” in Proc. Int. Conf. on Applied Electronics (AE 2014), Pilsen, Czechia, 2014, pp. 161–164.
  • D. Nikolayev, “SAR variation in a human head due to intrinsic resonances,” in Proc. 4th Eur. Seminar on Computing (ESCO 2014), Pilsen, Czechia, 2014, p. 162.
  • D. Nikolayev, Z. Kubik, P. Karban, and J. Skala, “Modelling and simulation of an unshielded stripline,” in Proc. 4th Eur. Seminar on Computing (ESCO 2014), Pilsen, Czechia, 2014, p. 163.
  • J. Kacerovsky, F. Mach, D. Nikolayev, P. Karban, and I. Dolezel, “Estimation of charges and critical velocity of plastic particles in triboelectric separator,” in Proc. 10th Int. Conf. ELEKTRO 2014, Rajecke Teplice, Slovak Republic, 2014, pp. 575–579.
  • Z. Kubik, D. Nikolayev, M. Hromadka, P. Karban, and J. Skala, “Optimization of electrical properties of parallel plate antenna for EMC testing,” in Proc. 4th Int. Congr. on Computational Engineering and Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, 2013, p. 81.
  • D. Nikolayev, V. Hoblyk, “Simulation and analysis of mobile phone field in crowded environments,” in Proc. 10th Int. Conf. CADSM 2009, Lviv-Polyana, Ukraine, 2009, p. 118.

Book Chapter

  • D. Nikolayev, M. Zhadobov, R. Sauleau, and P. Karban, “Antennas for ingestible capsule telemetry,” in Advances in Body-Centric Wireless Communication: Applications and State-of-the-Art, London: IET, 2016.


  • “Low-profile electrode with balanced current density distribution,” pending
  • “Biotelemetry device that can be ingested and implanted in vivo,” WO2019069008A1, 2019.
  • “Antenne radioelectrique robuste en impedance et a bas profil,” WO2019069024A1, 2019.
  • “Low profile multi-band radio antenna,” WO2019069026A1, 2019.