The Electromagnetics Research Group (EMRG) within the Department of Physics at the University of Malta was established to conduct research across a broad range of topics including antenna and sensor design, dielectric spectroscopy and EMF exposure studies. This group currently focuses mostly on research in support of the application of non-ionising electromagnetic fields in medicine and surgery and has an internationally recognised expertise in dielectric spectroscopy of biological tissues for application in the development of RF and microwave theranostic medical devices.
Most of the problems addressed by the EMRG require the use of computational models to fully analyse and solve the underlying interaction mechanisms. Computational models such as Maxwell, HFSS, Sim4life etc... are installed on the supercomputer Albert, available at the University of Malta as well as on high-end PCs in the Electromagnetics Laboratory. This permits the running of very large applications, at speeds which permit the availability of results in reasonable times.